Job Prospects Still Gloomy For 1st-Year Associates

Law360, San Diego (February 11, 2013, 6:22 PM EST) -- Entry-level hiring at law firms across the U.S. remained flat last year as firms stayed cautious about bringing in more lawyers than they were able to keep busy, and 2013 is not looking any better for recent law school graduates, according to a report the National Association for Law Placement issued Monday.

The annual report, which surveyed 278 law firms and 122 law schools, showed that 90.2 percent of 2012 summer associates received job offers from the law firms where they worked, a slight drop from...
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