Check out this article, wherein the New York Times tells you what you already knew. We’ve been covering these developments for weeks here at Above the Law.
To all the mainstream media reporters who complain about blogs repackaging their content without adequate attribution, we say: it looks recycling is a two-way street.
In fairness to the NYT, they’re writing for a general audience. Some of their readers might actually find it newsworthy that (1) legal employment is down during this recession, (2) people often have to go into debt to attend law school, and (3) some of these people are having a hard time finding jobs now.
Regular visitors to ATL will find the Times piece more boring than incorrect. But one paragraph was wildly off the mark.
Reporter Gerry Shih writes (notably without citing any named source, perhaps because no Yale Law School student would be caught dead saying something like this):
At Yale, students accustomed to being wooed by Big Law’s glittering names — like Baker & McKenzie; Milbank, Tweed, Hadley, & McCloy; and White & Case — were stunned when those firms canceled interviews in New Haven this month.
The examples of “glittering names” are poorly chosen, at least for Yale. It would be “stunn[ing]” if Cravath, Davis and Cleary stopped recruiting at YLS. Baker & McKenzie, not so much.
Downturn Dims Prospects Even at Top Law Schools [New York Times]