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September 26, 2009

LAW STUDENTS LEFT HANGING AS FIRMS CUT OFFERS

Bloomberg - Many students entering their final year at top law schools, including Harvard and New York University, haven't landed the full-time jobs they would normally have claimed by now, firms and school officials said, a reflection of the shrinking demand for legal services. The stark reality of the legal marketplace was illustrated by 2010 job offers by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, the highest-grossing U.S. law firm. It projected a 50 percent cut in summer hiring, said Howard Ellin, the recruiting partner for Skadden. . . The number of first-round interviews for second- and third- year Harvard Law School students fell 20 percent this year, Mark Weber, assistant dean for career services, wrote in an e-mail, adding that it's too early to predict how many will get second interviews. At NYU, interviews plunged this school year compared with last, with callbacks for second interviews dropping "dramatically," said Irene Dorzback, dean of career services.

3 Comments:

Anonymous laughing said...

How do you think our society has come to this? Which students will be cut ? Those who ask questions and value their ethics or those who suck dick? After all we have been told by tens of recent Supremely Corrupt Court decisions that it is not truth or justice that matters but approval of the powerful. Fuck off Barack!

September 26, 2009 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! Does this mean we are going to run out of lawyers?

September 27, 2009 9:04 AM  
Anonymous m said...

The US has a massive overabundance of both prisoners and attorneys.

The fall back occupation of politics is available for lawyers who can not otherwise obtain legal employment. This in turn provides an explanation for the increase in the number of those jailed.

September 27, 2009 9:52 AM  

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