I've got an offer at a large IP boutique, but they don't have a NALP form so I don't know what their first year associate salary is like.
Is it appropriate to ask the recruiting coordinator this question? Moreover, is it ever appropriate to ask how large the summer associate class will be and what percentage of summer associates are given full-time offers?
1. You can ask the size if you are curious.
2. Dont ask the percentage question. Have some confidence that, regardless of the number they are willing to offer jobs to, you will be in that group. You dont want to start off paranoid. Plus, every firm will tell you that they are prepared to give offers to everyone (as we saw this past summer, very few meant this).
If you want to know the salary, do a search on abovethelaw.com, or post the name of the firm on here. If it is a large IP boutique, I wouldnt imagine it would vary that much from the market salary for other large firms in that city.