Why blog? Several of the hiring partners and recruiting staff have discussed issues that have arisen with respect to this new generation of budding lawyers, aka the millenials (sp?). I keep hearing it is a generational thing. I thought it would be useful to have a blog where law students and others can learn about things that -- despite their great grades and stellar pedigrees -- can nevertheless disrupt your getting an offer at the firm of your choice. You would be amazed at some of the things that have been occurring. Many of them involve the lack of simple common courtesies. I don't think the students are generally ill-willed, but several examples seem to point to a common problem of failing to use common sense and good judgement. These are two very important qualities when it comes to lawyering. So, thanks for stopping by the blog and I hope that Hiring Partner's insights help you in your journey as you finish up your summer associate programs and as we head into the fall on campus recruiting season. This blog is not meant to chastise, but merely to guide -- to give law students (and perhaps others, since many of these themes are universal -- insight to the decisionmaking process of the Hiring Partner. We will also tap into the guidance of the recruiting coordinator, the professional staff member who oversees firm recruiting. And, we may even have some guest Hiring Partners from time to time. I hope it is an educational, productive, and fun journey!
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