spanktheduck wrote: legends159 wrote:
Mr. T6 wrote:Next year will probably be as bad or worse, unless the economy vastly improves.
how can it be as bad or worse when 2011 took the bullet for this mess.
B/c it is unclear if firms will need more associates next year.
For what it's worth, the impression I got from firms this year (based on candid interviewers as well as networking I've done) is that this summer class will get the worst of it, because there are far more people with start dates deferred to 2011 than 2012. The extremely small summer class this summer is expected to clear much--though not all--of the backlog, and they can simply no-offer C/O 2011 folks if they need to (horrifying thought, for us C/O 2011 folks.)
Now, if the economy gets worse or doesn't improve at all, 2012 folks could certainly get hit as hard as 2011 folks did (though I seriously doubt you could have it much worse, honestly). That said, if I was a C/O 2012 person, I would certainly be living in the law library.