Anonymous User wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:Not to bring you all down any further, but I just wanted to point out that even if you get off this train, you're only stepping onto the platform to board another:
Just spoke to a friend of mine who got no offered by her 2L summer firm. All ten summers in her class were no offered due to economic reasons. This at a Southern mid law/regional big law firm that paid market for the region.
Well this office is just dumb to extend TEN offers, especially if it's in the Southern region... unless you're in the NY market, no office has any business extending that many offers. Most offices have drastically cut down their summer classes to 2-4 SA's.
What? I'm working in Atlanta this summer and every biglaw firm in the city will have double digit SA's next summer. And every firm has for just about every year in the past, maybe with the exception of the last 1 or 2. And this probably applies to major firms in other major southern markets as well (Raleigh, Miami, Tampa, Charlotte, etc). If you're talking about Jacksonville, FL firms with 30 lawyers, maybe, but there are firms in the "southern region" with hundreds of attorneys. They don't have 2-4 SA's.
(But yeah, out the firm)