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Career Center: Summer Associate Experience Survey

Welcome back to school, summer associates –- well, not yet — but many of your summer clerkships are coming to an end. With the scent of sweet, sweet money still lingering in the air since spring bonuses were announced, Biglaw summer associate programs are roaring back to life –- or are they?

Are partners partying like it’s 2007, or groveling before their clients like it’s 2009? Are full-time offers being passed out like candy, or hoarded like the world’s last Twinkie? Are future associates (gasp!) no longer going to be subject to deferred start dates, or is your start date contingent upon a group hug between the Democrats and Republicans?

If you are a 2011 summer associate, let us know if it’s okay to go ahead and pop the bubbly by filling out a short survey (as always, responses will be kept strictly confidential), sponsored by Lateral Link.

Click HERE to take the survey.

Let us know about that clambake at Martha Stewart’s house in the Hamptons, or that time Flava Flav made out with Betty White during the firm’s booze cruise around the Santa Monica Pier. Did you learn a lot about practicing law or why law firms have no business sense? Are there firms folks should avoid like the plague, or storm the offices like a Filene’s Basement wedding dress sale?

Let us know! Brag, complain, recommend, or warn, and stay tuned for the results which will be highlighted in future posts for all the world (and your peers) to read. In the meantime, check out the Career Center for additional career insights, as well as profiles of individual law firms.