Article by Saul Ewing recruiter and associates explores benefits of post-law school internships

Article by Saul Ewing recruiter and associates explores benefits of post-law school internships
Modern-Day Apprenticeship: Learning the Lessons of the Past and Present for Your Future
Meri J. Kahan and Courtney L. Schultz
The Legal Intelligencer

The recent recession has led to an increasing number of law school graduates beginning their careers with fellowships, clerkships and other types of internships as opportunities for first-year associates at law firms have contracted. In this article, Meri J. Kahn, manager of attorney recruitment, explores how this trend has emerged as a type of modern-day apprenticeship. Courtney L. Schultz, an associate in the commercial litigation practice, detail how the year they spent in these kinds of opportunities helped shape their careers at Saul Ewing.

Courtney wrote that her year as associate general counsel at Arcadia University exposed her to experiences that made her reconsider her initial reluctance to work in litigation. She advises new associates to be their own advocates and speak up about opportunities that interest them.