how many summer associate positions are there, nationwide?

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Re: how many summer associate positions are there, nationwide?

Postby IAFG » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:25 am

FlanAl wrote:https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/cornell.edu/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AjvrvK3gHYfLdGIyWF9MUkFIc3BwSmYzZ180b0RXMHc&gid=1

5692 SA positions for 2011 in the major and majorish markets. not too shabby. if these spreadsheets are super whack and someone wants to fill me in that would be great.

Looks like you might possibly be double-counting? I see in NY you have a "multi-office form" and then a Skadden entry in Chicago, too.

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Re: how many summer associate positions are there, nationwide?

Postby SemperLegal » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:34 am

FlanAl wrote:https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/cornell.edu/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AjvrvK3gHYfLdGIyWF9MUkFIc3BwSmYzZ180b0RXMHc&gid=1

5692 SA positions for 2011 in the major and majorish markets. not too shabby. if these spreadsheets are super whack and someone wants to fill me in that would be great.


FWIW. There are 4434 people graduating from T14 school this year. God I wish it was that easy.

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Re: how many summer associate positions are there, nationwide?

Postby headandshoulderos » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:42 am

45k law school grads

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Re: how many summer associate positions are there, nationwide?

Postby IAFG » Thu Dec 01, 2011 1:43 am

PA & GA are good for another like 100 SAs each. I get the sense that smaller cities that had been pretty stagnant have resumed some hiring in places like WI, MI, OH... I think things were definitely better for our class.

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Re: how many summer associate positions are there, nationwide?

Postby FlanAl » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:57 am

IAFG wrote:
FlanAl wrote:https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/cornell.edu/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AjvrvK3gHYfLdGIyWF9MUkFIc3BwSmYzZ180b0RXMHc&gid=1

5692 SA positions for 2011 in the major and majorish markets. not too shabby. if these spreadsheets are super whack and someone wants to fill me in that would be great.

Looks like you might possibly be double-counting? I see in NY you have a "multi-office form" and then a Skadden entry in Chicago, too.


i didn't make these spreadsheets I just found them from another thread, and was hoping to see how much cred they had. Double counting obviously doesn't help but looking at the numbers from the NY SA numbers thread the numbers here seem accurate. With no listings from places that obviously have some firms that pay market I think it is probably closer to 6k nationwide. Considering that 2012 will probably be better and that there are only 4434 people in the t14 I'm beginning to feel a lot less pessimistic. If we only include the markets listed but still include entire class sizes down to WUSTL there is almost a big law SA spot for each of these students. I recognize that this isn't exactly how the hiring works but this is a much rosier picture than I would have expected.

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Re: how many summer associate positions are there, nationwide?

Postby thexfactor » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:19 am

I think someone counted up all the summer associate positions in Chicago once. Results were shocking. I think there were like over 1k spots in 07 and less than 300 spots in 10 or something.

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Re: how many summer associate positions are there, nationwide?

Postby FlanAl » Thu Dec 01, 2011 10:32 am

you've got IL SA's on the spreadsheet. 2010 was 309, 2011 is 459. Pretty solid increase but obviously not 1,000 spots




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