ABA Journal story here. "It's brutal," the California partner says, "but everyone knows it's going to be brutal, so nobody's feelings are hurt." This hiring process reportedly produces "incredible" associates, whom the partner later describes as "super gung-ho." The partner adds that this hiring competition also "perks up my existing asociates."
I'm not a regular reality TV watcher, but I'm not sure I'd want to practice in a law officer version of The Apprentice.