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NALP Conference 2010: Hiring And Training Trends Get More Practical

Publication Date: 
May 06, 2010
Ari Kaplan

Susan Robinson, associate dean for Career Services, is quoted on how the economy has fueled creativity in job searches. Ari Kaplan of filed this story:

In an idyllic resort setting that felt far from the legal industry's employment angst, the members of the recruiting and career development community converged on San Juan, Puerto Rico last week for the 2010 NALP Annual Education Conference.

Topics under discussion ranged from leadership and law firm profitability to career counseling in the downturn and diversity. The breadth of programming demonstrated the widespread effort law firms and law schools are making to reposition themselves in a new recovery environment.


The downturn has actually helped promote these promising proposals. "The economy was a catalyst for change," says Susan Robinson, Associate Dean for Career Services at Stanford Law School. "It has encouraged students to be more creative in how they go about a job search and enabled career services offices to support them in that effort."