Lawyers And Image: The “Hotness” Factor

The American Lawyer reports that an insider blog ran a contest recently to determine the hottest female associate at Skadden, a large firm based in the US.  Due to the controversy, the hottest male associate contest has been suspended.

I’m sure that people talk all about how “hot” the nominated associates are within the firm and outside. It’s fun, no doubt.  But when talk is memorialized on the internet, it becomes something else entirely, doesn’t it? I wonder if the winner and nominees are happy or upset with this type of publicity about their appearance rather than the quality of their work.

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