This summer is not like any other in the legal profession. As the economy began to crash last fall, law firms began laying off associates and some firms even dissolved. Then the firms began deferring their first-year associate classes. What this all means for the 2009 summer associate classes has been the subject of much speculation. The one conclusion that is fairly sure is that the bar to receiving an offer at the end of this summer has been raised.
Editors' Note: A Season Like No Other
New York Law Journal
June 1, 2009
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