Best Summer Associate Programs Opt For Work Over Play

Law360, San Diego (May 2, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT) -- Law firms might believe that showering their summer associates with extravagant meals, trips to the theater, and ballgames will woo them over to the firm after graduation, but experts say that putting the emphasis on play over work might actually make summer associate programs less successful in attracting and keeping top talent.

Firms traditionally have used summer programs as a recruitment tool that focuses heavily on courting summer associates with long lunches and dinners, sporting events and other social outings. But since the recession, more cost-conscious...
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