The American Lawyer's annual survey measuring the satisfaction of summer associates employed by the nation's law firms. Firms are scored based on associate ratings of the firm's qualities, including interest and satisfaction with the work; benefits and compensation; interaction with partners; training; acceptance of full time offers, and more.
The survey was conducted from early June to mid-August, and 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 clerking at firms for at least three weeks during the summer. Respondents are guaranteed anonymity.