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laws555
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American Lawyer Summer Associate Surverys

Postby laws555 » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:38 am

Is anyone putting a lot of stock into these?
For example, Paul Hastings NY was one of the best, but people on ATL were obviously not thrilled with their experience and they no offered many of them. How should we interpret these?

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nealric
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Re: American Lawyer Summer Associate Surverys

Postby nealric » Thu Oct 01, 2009 10:18 am

I wouldn't take much stock in them. Notice that firms were ranked from 1-5 and no firm had an average below 4. Plus, one or two malcontents can skew the whole picture- especially in firms with smaller classes.

FWIW I went to a firm that was ranked in the bottom 20 last year in these surveys. I ended up having a great summer experience.

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Re: American Lawyer Summer Associate Surverys

Postby Posner » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:15 am

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NewHere
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Re: American Lawyer Summer Associate Surverys

Postby NewHere » Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:52 am

Agreed, the differences are too small. It may mean something if a firm consistently scores in the lowest 10%, but other than that, I wouldn't put much stock into the list.




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