The summer season is almost here. Every year, thousands of law students work tirelessly during the fall and spring semesters in hopes of securing a coveted summer position in the industry of their choice. Completing internship and associate programs are an important part of receiving a well-rounded legal education. Earlier this year, the National Association for Law Placement released its annual Perspectives on 2017 Law School Recruiting, which included statistics on summer programs. The report concluded that 95% of the law students participating in summer employment programs in 2017 received an offer for employment. This is just above the 94.6% of students in 2016 and on par with the 2015 summer season.
Translation: If you are hoping to continue working at the location of your summer program, the odds are in your favor. Law students, what are your plans for employment over the summer months?