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Top law schools ask law firms to disclose arbitration agreements for summer associates

May 17, 2018

After an outcry that law schools, not students, should be responsible for asking law firms about mandatory arbitration agreements and nondisclosure provisions for summer associates, 14 of the country’s top law schools this week asked that firms participating in campus recruiting disclose such policies in a new survey.

“At law schools, we don’t talk about what people’s individual contracts look like. There’s the culture of secrecy [and] you’re told you’re not allowed to share your contract with anybody,” Molly Coleman, a first-year law student at Harvard, told American Lawyer.

Coleman, one of the student organizers in the campaign, sent a press release about the survey May 14.

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