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Junior Associates: The State of the Legal Profession, Part 2

Publication Date: 
June 02, 2008
Andrew Zangrilli

Dean Larry Kramer is quoted in a Findlaw article about a "State of the Legal Profession" symposium held at Stanford Law School that discussed possible changes for future lawyers:

Larry Kramer, panel moderator and Dean of Stanford Law School, stated that he does not believe young attorneys go to the large firms for the money. "They go for the prestige." Young over-achieving students are looking for the "next gold star."


Dean Kramer commented that while he understands how such offerings are a good strategy for second and third-tier schools, Stanford has no intention of moving in the direction of providing vocational training.


Dean Kramer commented that there are too few alternatives to traditional firms. "Why isn't there a flowering of alternatives?"