Texas Energy Boom Yields Few Summer Associate Slots

Law360, Dallas (August 23, 2013, 4:41 PM EDT) -- Though Texas continues to be a bright spot in the U.S. legal market, its big firms continue to carefully limit summer associate class sizes as client demand for young attorneys remains below pre-recession levels and job offers are accepted at sky-high rates.

Despite an energy boom that’s driving the state’s economic growth and serving as a major engine for Texas firms, hiring partners say they don’t expect summer class ranks to return to the heydays of 2006 and 2007, but to instead stay pegged closely to...
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