Saturday, May 2, 2009

Summer Associates Told to Get a Grip?

There's no shortage of stories about summer associates getting out of control after a few months of wining and dining by firms. But according to a recent article, students are increasingly being told to lose their sense of entitlement.

"As law firms adjust their programs, taking a no-frills approach, students need to adjust as well, law school career counselors say," reports the ABA Journal. "At a seminar at Stanford Law School, students were told to volunteer for work and to watch their etiquette, Forbes magazine reports. They also learned it’s not a good idea to be a no-show after signing up for social programs. And summer associates need to lose the attitude, says Susan Robinson, Stanford’s associate dean for career services."

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