Bloomberg Law
June 1, 2020, 12:51 PM

Long, Uncertain Season Lies Ahead for Big Law Summer Associates

Jerome Ashton
Jerome Ashton
Deputy Team Leader

Summers are typically when law students get a glimpse of life in Big Law, but due to the Covid-19 outbreak, firms have moved to virtual, shortened summer associate programs or have canceled them.

Balancing Act: In deciding what to do this summer, law firms have had to balance health and safety concerns with an effort to avoid a repeat of Great Recession-era hiring decisions that disrupted their talent pipeline. As for law students, their futures just got a little less clear.

Protect and Invest: “Law firms have put such a huge emphasis on how to handle their summer programs and, ...

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