Summer of Our Discontent: Big Law Associate Programs Get Major Overhaul

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Forget swanky lunches, cocktail parties and boat outings. The coronavirus pandemic means this year's summer associate programs, for those law firms still conducting them, are online endeavors at this point, as Zoom meetings replace law firms' best laid plans. You'll hear from Skadden’s Gavin White, a partner in New York who helps handle the firm’s summer associate program, and from Renee Griffin, who is finishing up her second year at Michigan Law School and who had big plans for a summer associate experience at Cleary Gottlieb in D.C.

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