The PDLG Fellows Program Hiring Partner Seminar is a lunch seminar that gives Fellows the opportunity to learn about hiring criteria and approaches from hiring partners and hiring committee chairpersons from PDLG member law firms. The goal is to give the Fellows information to help make the best choices about where to apply for jobs for the 2L summer.
PDLG holds this seminar because in addition to what law students hear from career services advisors, it is important to hear straight from the people who actually make decisions.
Among the things that are discussed at this seminar are that firm hiring, even in one city, is not a monolithic, one size fits all activity and that firms vary in what matters to them in everything from grades, to law review, to connections to Philadelphia, to areas of interest, to which law school, and to how they judge writing.
In recent years, partners involved with hiring from Dechert, Morgan Lewis, White and Williams, Reed Smith, Drinker Biddle, Stradley Ronan, Ballard Spahr, Cozen O’Connor, Manko Gold, Fox Rothschild, Blank Rome and other firms have been on the panel.