February 14, 2017 – Katie Sloan, of Law.com, writes about the need for law firms to change their hiring processes. Historically, law school attended and class rank were at the top of the list when evaluating a prospective associate. This article suggests that law firms can look to public interest firms for hiring practices that can increase an associate’s long term satisfaction and tenure. Guillermo Mayer, President and CEO of Public Advocates, is quoted as saying that law school prestige, as well as class rank, “tells us nothing about your ability to succeed in our organization. We look at, ‘Did you take a clinic? Did you work for a public interest organization? Did you lead a campaign? What was your role?’”

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