Firms rescinding offers to law students

, The American Lawyer

A year ago, firms were playing suitor, but the seduction has apparently ended. Some firms are now acting the cad. First came the layoffs. Then, during the fall recruiting season, some firms rescinded job offers to second-year law students — even before students' official response period of 45 days had ended. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld confirms that it took back some offers, but other firms are taking a more indirect approach.

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