Summer Program Overview


Most Haynes and Boone entry-level associates are recruited through our 2L summer associate program.  We also have multiple 1L opportunities through our Diversity Scholars Program, Dallas Fast Track Program, IP 1L Program, and General 1L Program. We recruit nationally. Our Summer Program is a nine- to ten-week clerkship (varies by city) and offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the daily life of a Haynes and Boone attorney. Summer Associates attend meetings, depositions, court hearings, and more to gain experience as a lawyer at Haynes and Boone. They are paired wi...

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Summer Program Overview


Most Haynes and Boone entry-level associates are recruited through our 2L summer associate program.  We also have multiple 1L opportunities through our Diversity Scholars Program, Dallas Fast Track Program, IP 1L Program, and General 1L Program. We recruit nationally. Our Summer Program is a nine- to ten-week clerkship (varies by city) and offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the daily life of a Haynes and Boone attorney. Summer Associates attend meetings, depositions, court hearings, and more to gain experience as a lawyer at Haynes and Boone. They are paired wi...

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No. of Summer Associates (2021)


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Summer Program Length


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1L Summers

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No. of Summer Associates (2021)


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Summer Program Length


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1L Summers



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Assigned to Specific Practice Area



More

Split Summer with Another Firm



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Split Summer with Another Office



More

When Does Firm Begin Accepting Resumes for Summer Program



More

Summer Associate Salary



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Summer Program Contact

Audrey Kerr...


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Offices with Program

Austin...


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Schools Visited for OCI

Berkeley Law...


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Career Fairs Attended

Lavender Law Career Fair...

Survey Says


Training & Assignments

  • “Summer associates are given opportunities to perform substantive client work for both pro bono and traditional clients. Work is easily assigned in an organic manner, with attorneys at every level participating in assigning, reviewing, and providing feedback for summer associate work.”
  • “I got interesting research assignments and the opportunity to attend a mediation and summary jury trial, and participate in a mock trial. Those stood out more than any busy work I was assigned.”
  • “My work assignments were interesting, important to the overall goals for the client, and I was consistently given valuable feedback that has helped me excel as a lawyer.”
  • “Most practice groups treated me like an equal member of the team, letting me take a first run at briefs and genuinely asking for my perspective.”

Social Opportunities

  • “The summer program provides numerous opportunities to socialize with attorneys at every level of the firm. Events vary from small practice-group events that have either been organized in advance of the program or develop more organically during the program to firmwide events in which attorneys and summer associates from across the firm's offices meet in Dallas. Attorneys at Haynes and Boone are friendly, and social events are laid back.”
  • “The summer associate classes, both summers, were extremely close. We still hang out and chat regularly. The firm works really hard to make sure that you meet everyone, even those in practice groups you may not be interested in.”
  • “The summer was fun and interactive, but not exhausting. There was something to do every week but still the ability to get a good night's sleep most of the time.”
  • “We had wonderful social events, from competing in a trivia game to going to the movies. The firm also provided great opportunities to interact with firm attorneys. I was assigned a mentor and a supervisor over the summer, who I met with regularly. My mentor over the summer set up lunches for me to meet with other attorneys in other practice groups, so that I could meet as many people as possible.”

Associate Experience vs. Summer Expectations

  • “I think the firm was honest and open about expectations as a summer versus as an associate. I knew the two experiences would be similar in some ways but very different in others. The only surprise as a junior associate is the informality in work assignments. At Haynes and Boone, you really have to be a ‘go-getter’ and seek out the work you want, otherwise it may not come to you.”
  • “I've been very surprised about how easy it is to work across offices. I often receive work from partners in Dallas; Charlotte; and Washington, DC. I have also been pleasantly surprised by how supportive everyone is, especially in a virtual world. I often have partners that will take time to explain deals to me or give me an overview of how particular transactions are structured. The associates and partners are also very understanding when it comes to mistakes.”
  • “Attorneys during the summer program provide honest indications of the type of work you will be asked to engage with as a junior attorney. While the work-from-home environment has been very different than my summer experience, I have found the experience to generally align with my impression and experience as a summer.”
  • “I love working with my group and feel very supported, which was the reason I chose this firm following the summer. However, no summer work prepares you for the intensity of the workload you will have as an associate.”

Favorite Summer Events

  • “Laser tag in the office.”
  • “A Lumineers concert at Cowboy stadium.”
  • “Attending dinner and live music at the Dallas Arboretum.”