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Interest In Summer Jobs At Top Firms Cools Down

Publication Date: 
May 14, 2007
National Law Journal
Leigh Jones

The "National Law Journal" discusses the declining interest in summer jobs at large law firms and the changing nature of what jobs law students are likely to take. Assistant Dean for Career Services Susan Robinson is quoted:

"Susan Robinson, assistant dean for career services at Stanford Law School, said that while she has not seen a noticeable decline in the number of second-year students taking big-firm internships, she does get more inquiries from students considering alternatives. She also said that students who accept full-time jobs at large law firms are staying for a shorter duration."

"Ten years ago, you went to a firm and stayed three to four years. Now students are looking more in the one- to two-year time frame," Robinson said.