THIS YEAR’S SUMMER ASSOCIATES SURVEY garnered
responses from 4,971 interns at 151 firms, 124 of which qualified for
the National Rankings chart. The survey was conducted from early June
to mid-August. Surveys were distributed through the firms’ recruiting
coordinators, whom we contact in the spring about participation. Eligible
summer associates are first- and second-year law students (classes of
2010 and 2011) clerking at firms for at least three weeks during the
summer. Respondents are guaranteed anonymity.
Firms included in the National Rankings chart [page 27] are those
from which we received at least ten completed surveys. Individual offices
listed on the Results by City chart [page 30] are those from which we
received at least five surveys. To determine scores for individual questions, we average respondents’ answers on a firmwide basis for the
National Rankings chart and on a citywide basis for the Results by City
chart. All question averages are rounded to two decimal places. Scores
for firms are calculated from those rounded question averages, then
rounded to three decimal places.
The average of nine job satisfaction questions is used to determine a
firm’s overall score on both charts. Those questions asked how interesting
the work was, how much “real” work was assigned, how the training
and guidance measured up, how positive interactions with partners and
with associates were, how well the firm communicated its goals and
expectations, how accurately the firm portrayed itself in interviews, and
the respondents’ inclination to accept a position if one were offered. The
respondents were also asked to rate the firm overall as a place to work.
Firms designated as national have no more than 45 percent of their
lawyers in any single region of their home country. Firms designated as
international have at least 40 percent of their lawyers working outside
their home country.
For detailed reports on each firm that qualified for the national
rankings, please see americanlawyerstudentedition.com. Firms that
wish to be included in next year’s survey should contact us at email@example.com. Many thanks to all the firms and summer associates
who participated in the survey.
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