NALP Report Said to Recommend Later Date for Summer Offers

Law firms would be barred from making offers to law students for summer associate positions until sometime in late fall, under recommendations to be made by a 17-member commission later this month.

The Am Law Daily had news of the upcoming report, relying on three sources familiar with the contents. The recommended guidelines would push back offer dates to late fall and reduce the period that offers must remain open, the story says.

The Commission on Recruiting in the Legal Profession was appointed last year by NALP, which bills itself as the association for legal career professionals.

Under the current system endorsed by NALP, law firms can make offers at any time after interviews, and they must keep the offers open for 45 days. Some schools have invited firms to on-campus interviews as early as August and September.

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