New reality emerges for law firm hiring

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Philadelphia Business Journal

Hiring of summer interns by Philadelphia’s law firms has continued to climb after bottoming out because of the recession. But law school career planning professionals believe they never will return to pre-recession figures, as a new hiring model has emerged. Melissa Lennon, assistant dean for career planning for Temple’s Beasley School of Law, said, “It makes a lot more sense than over-hiring in the summer and not giving offers or having to defer them.”