Perspectives on Fall Recruiting

Perspectives on Fall 2013 Law Student Recruiting (PDF - free download)

Entry-level Law Firm Recruiting Remains Mostly Flat (February 19, 2014 press release)

Perspectives on Fall 2012 Law Student Recruiting (PDF - free download) 

Law Firm Recruiting Volumes Inch Up, Making Modest Gains After Recession-Era Declines (March 7, 2012 press release)

Perspectives on Fall 2011 Law Student Recruiting (PDF - free download) — Although entry-level recruiting volumes have certainly not returned to the robust levels measured in the years leading up to the recession, 2011 marked the second year in a row in which law firms returned to law school campuses in somewhat greater numbers than the year before.

Recruiting for Entry-Level Lawyers Edges Up Slightly (March 16, 2011 press release)

Perspectives on Fall 2010 Law Student Recruiting (PDF - free download) — While entry-level recruiting volumes have not returned to anything like the levels measured before the recession, the data provided by NALP members for this report reveal that most of the markers that measure the strength of the legal employment market for new lawyers, such as law firm recruiting levels for summer programs and summer program outcomes, rose slightly in 2010, a change in course following the general downward trend in recruiting volumes that was measured in 2008 and 2009.

Entry-Level Recruiting Volumes Plunge, Some Start Dates Deferred (March 2, 2010 press release)

Perspectives on Fall 2009 Law Student Recruiting (PDF - free download)

Entry-Level Recruiting Slows with Economy (February 18, 2009 press release)

Perspectives on Fall 2008 Law Student Recruiting (PDF - free download)

Outcomes of Summer Programs 1997-2007 (NALP Bulletin, August 2008)

Perspectives on Fall 2007 Law Student Recruiting (PDF - free download)

Perspectives on Fall 2006 Law Student Recruiting (PDF - free download)

Perspectives on Fall 2005 Law Student Recruiting (PDF - free download)

Outcomes of Summer Programs — 2000-2005 (NALP Bulletin, April 2006)

Outcomes of Summer Programs (NALP Bulletin, August 2005) — Most employers doubtless have a good sense of what the acceptance rate from their summer program will be. However, a look at the broader picture and the trends over time provides not only a perspective against which to compare one's own results but also a better understanding of the larger market. NALP has been monitoring summer and fall recruiting activity in some manner for more than 15 years, and has collected information on summer program outcomes since the early 1990s. Tables compare summer program outcomes from 1999-2004.

Perspectives on Fall 2004 Law Student Recruiting (PDF - free download)

New Research on Summer Programs (NALP Bulletin, March 2005) — In 2004 summer programs were typically 10-12 weeks long and ended in August. Interestingly, information on summer 2002 programs revealed a very similar distribution.

Fall Legal Recruiting Increases Modestly (March 25, 2005 Press Release) — The market for entry-level legal employment is continuing to expand, albeit slowly and with great regional variation, accorting to Perspectives on Fall 2004 Law Student Recruiting, an annual review of selected aspects of fall recruitment activity and the experiences of both legal employers and law schools published by NALP.

Perspectives on Fall 2003 Law Student Recruiting (PDF - free download)

Fall Legal Recruiting Picks Up Slightly (March 12, 2004 Press Release) — The pace of recruiting in fall 2003 quickened modestly over that of the prior fall, according to Perspectives on Fall 2003 Law Student Recruiting, an annual review of selected aspects of fall recruitment activity and the experiences of both legal employers and law schools published by NALP. Nonetheless it appears that the employment market for entry-level and summer associates continued to be affected by lingering weaknesses in the economy.

Perspectives on Fall 2002 Law Student Recruiting (PDF - free download)

Fall Legal Recruiting Stays the Course (March 12, 2003 Press Release) — The pace of recruiting in fall 2002 changed relatively little from that of the prior fall, according to Perspectives on Fall 2002 Law Student Recruiting. It appears that the employment market for entry-level and summer associates continued to be affected by weaknesses in the economy.

Perspectives on Fall 2001 Law Student Recruiting (PDF - free download)

Fall Legal Recruiting Activities Slow as Economy Weakens (April 5, 2002 Press Release) — The pace of recruiting slowed during the fall of 2001, according to Perspectives on Fall 2001 Law Student Recruiting. It appears that the employment market for entry-level summer associates was not immune to the effects of the weakened economy and the disruptions caused by September 11.

What Happened Last Fall? (NALP Bulletin, February 2002) — Almost 60% of schools responding to NALP's "Three Quick Questions" survey reported a decrease in the number of employers on campus last fall compared with fall 2000. In contrast, response to this survey a year ago, in which schools compared their employer numbers for 2000 and 1999, found 28% reporting a decrease.

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