November 29, 2006
NLJ: Are Today's Associates Slackers?
Interesting op-ed in this week's National Law Journal: Reflections on Generation Y in Law School, by William Chamberlain:
Law firm colleagues complain that the latest crop of new associates (and summer associates) doesn't want to work as hard as they did, that today's law students and new lawyers expect things to be handed to them or to be done for them. To these naysayers, new associates don't take initiative; they seem unwilling to make the sacrifices that success in the legal field demands.
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Why would they work hard: they are on the exploited end. Partners have notoriously picked up associates' hard work and creative thinking and then arrogated the same to their own credit. Now they are sensible, they know what they want--at least they do not want to be exploited anymore.
Posted by: Karam | Nov 30, 2006 8:09:58 PM