The Numbers Don’t Lie: Offer Rate Lowest in 17 Years

Everyone has been complaining about the job market, and the National Association for Law Placement has finally confirmed our worst fears. The offer rate for 2010 summer associate positions is the lowest they have reported in 17 years. Of course, acceptance rates have hit a new high. But wait, there’s more fun:

“This represents an enormous interruption in the usual recruiting and employment patterns that we have come to expect,” said NALP Executive Director Jim Leipold. “I don’t think anyone expects recruiting volumes to pick up significantly during 2010, though the worst does seem, we hope, to be behind us.

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