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The Brave New World of Entry Level Recruiting

How fundamental changes in the legal industry are affecting student recruitment

November 13, 2012 ~ San Francisco, CA

Featuring key contributions and candid viewpoints from:

♦ Bruce MacEwen, President, Adam Smith, Esq. LLC and President JD Match
 Jim Leipold, Executive Director, NALP
♦ Ralph Baxter, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
 Paul F. Campos, Author, Journalist and Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School
♦ Frank H. Wu, Chancellor & Dean, UC Hastings
♦ Bill Henderson, Professor of Law, Indiana/Maurer Law School
 Leigh P. Ryan, Hiring Partner, Paul Hastings LLP
 Jon C. Avina, Hiring Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
♦ Michael Gilligan, Hiring Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
♦ Terry Galligan, Assistant Dean of Career Development, Berkeley School of Law, UC-Berkeley
♦ Susan C. Robinson, Associate Dean for Career Services, Stanford Law School
♦ Sari Zimmerman, Assistant Dean, Office of Career & Professional Development, UC Hastings



There has been no shortage of news about the anemic job market for lawyers, but shouldn’t it be improving now that “the recession is behind us?” The truth is that the recession ushered in dramatic and lasting changes to the job market for lawyers at every level. How do these fundamental changes in the legal industry impact and affect law firm student recruitment? This unique conference will explore what’s changed and what hasn’t in recruiting entry-level talent. You will hear from practitioners on the front lines about what’s working and what isn’t — featuring the views of both law firms and law schools — providing attendees with a 360° perspective on a landscape that has never before been so competitive.