Too Bad He Doesn’t Tell You How…

The ABA Journal repeats this jewel of advice from a managing partner at a big San Francisco law firm…

Develop a Specialty Now, Alum Urges Law Students
By Martha Neil

Dennis Brown, the managing partner of the Littler Mendelson office in San Jose, notes:

“When I graduated from law school, hiring decisions were primarily based on GPA and getting a broad survey of general law courses so you could run, ride, rope and shoot—like a cowboy,” says Brown. “What we have seen, especially with a dwindling job market, is the firms no longer have the capacity or inclination to take the raw clay and to shape it completely into something they would like the associate to be.”

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