New NLJ250 data

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rayiner
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New NLJ250 data

Postby rayiner » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:40 pm

http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNL ... 7&The_NLJ_

Most teling statistic: "Law firms brought aboard 5,335 new associates, a number that included deferrals from previous years."

5,335 new firm jobs a year for 45,000 graduates.

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Re: New NLJ250 data

Postby nealric » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:57 pm

And for many firms, the deferral class was the only one they brought in. I'm guessing the actual number of NLJ250 jobs available was fewer than 4,000.

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Re: New NLJ250 data

Postby Unshake » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:14 pm

@ Nealric More than 25% of jobs listed from deferrals sounds like a pretty high number. Then again, I'm a 0L who gets information from online forums and websites regarding legal hiring.

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Re: New NLJ250 data

Postby nealric » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:32 pm

@ Nealric More than 25% of jobs listed from deferrals sounds like a pretty high number. Then again, I'm a 0L who gets information from online forums and websites regarding legal hiring.


I think it's actually a conservative estimate. The majority of my classmates from the class of 2010 with biglaw offers were deferred. Deferrals for the class of '09 were even more common. While deferrals were rare outside of biglaw, we are talking about NLJ 250 firms here.

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Re: New NLJ250 data

Postby rayiner » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:33 pm

Unshake wrote:@ Nealric More than 25% of jobs listed from deferrals sounds like a pretty high number. Then again, I'm a 0L who gets information from online forums and websites regarding legal hiring.


Last year, about 1/3 of the associates in the NLJ250 were deferred...

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Re: New NLJ250 data

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:34 pm

Well, that's depressing.




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