Above the Law just posted about a Palo Alto M&A boutique with a questionable internship opportunity. The ad, which was posted on Craig's List, sounded fishy because it focused quite a bit on the social dynamics of the job, required a picture, and just overall gave off a creepy vibe. Sounds a bit like someone wants to hire a company well in which to dip his pen, if you know what we mean.
We mean sex. He wants to hire someone he can have sex with.
Is this how bad the legal profession has become?
Things have sunk so low that ATL doesn't even bother to mention that the job violates employment law. It calls itself an "internship" and it's looking for a student, but it's a private practice looking for an unpaid worker to do the work of a normal employee (see the part where many of the job duties will be administrative in nature).
You can't do that. You can't just not pay someone by calling them an intern. There are minimum wage regulations, and this violates them.
And that's how bad the legal job market has become. That's it not even news when law firms break the law by refusing to pay their summer associates.