PSLawNet Public Interest Employment Market Snapshot

February 2, 2012

Key findings:

 Almost 80% of respondents hosted law students for unpaid summer positions in 2011.
 Approximately 26% of respondents hired law students for paid summer positions in
2011.
 Over 13% of responding state attorneys general offices hired fewer paid summer interns
in 2011 than they did in 2010. No responding attorneys general indicated that they
would increase paid summer hiring in 2012.
 Approximately 76% of respondents expect to host the same number of paid law
students in 2012 as they did in 2011.
 Overall, 18.7% of respondents hired Class of 2011 graduates for permanent staff
attorney positions and postgraduate fellowships.
 Just about 27.6% of respondents hired lateral attorneys for permanent staff attorney
positions and postgraduate fellowships.
 Approximately 1 in 3 respondent organizations was in a hiring freeze at the time of the
survey.

To read the full report go to https://pslawnet.org/uploads/Temporary_Links/2011-12_NALP_Public_Service_Employment_Snapshot_Report.pdf

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