Vault and Firsthand have combined platforms! Learn more

cross

Summer Program Overview


We offer an innovative summer experience for law students that combines challenging client work, targeted professional development, and meaningful connection opportunities. Our summer program begins with our “Summer Kickoff,” an interactive multi-day orientation with firm leaders and summer associates from across the United States. The location changes every year, but wherever we gather, the goal remains the same—to introduce students to our firm, our robust summer program, and our collaborative culture. A cornerstone of the Summer Kickoff is our Pro Bono Clinic where our summer assoc...

More

No. of Summer Associates (2021)


More

Summer Program Length


More

1L Summers

More

No. of Summer Associates (2021)


More

Summer Program Length


More

1L Summers



More

Assigned to Specific Practice Area



More

Split Summer with Another Firm



More

Split Summer with Another Office



More

When Does Firm Begin Accepting Resumes for Summer Program



More

Summer Associate Salary



More

Summer Program Contact

Noelani Walser...


More

Offices with Program

Boston...


More

Schools Visited for OCI

Berkeley Law...


More

Career Fairs Attended

Bay Area Diversity Job Fair...

Summer Program Overview


We offer an innovative summer experience for law students that combines challenging client work, targeted professional development, and meaningful connection opportunities. Our summer program begins with our “Summer Kickoff,” an interactive multi-day orientation with firm leaders and summer associates from across the United States. The location changes every year, but wherever we gather, the goal remains the same—to introduce students to our firm, our robust summer program, and our collaborative culture. A cornerstone of the Summer Kickoff is our Pro Bono Clinic where our summer assoc...

More

No. of Summer Associates (2021)


More

Summer Program Length


More

1L Summers

More

No. of Summer Associates (2021)


More

Summer Program Length


More

1L Summers



More

Assigned to Specific Practice Area



More

Split Summer with Another Firm



More

Split Summer with Another Office



More

When Does Firm Begin Accepting Resumes for Summer Program



More

Summer Associate Salary



More

Summer Program Contact

Noelani Walser...


More

Offices with Program

Boston...


More

Schools Visited for OCI

Berkeley Law...


More

Career Fairs Attended

Bay Area Diversity Job Fair...

Survey Says


Training & Assignments

  • “We had opportunities to shadow, do research for the firm on various topics, work on pro bono cases (some of which I still handle after returning to the firm), produce work that was used in different cases or deals, and meet and present work products to clients.”
  • “Assignments and projects were thoughtfully chosen for summer associates based on their stated preferences, and there was an intentional exposure to short- and long-term projects across and within different practice groups. Feedback was thorough, constructive, and always helpful. Training opportunities and professional development opportunities were abundant.”
  • “The work assignment system was efficient, with a pool of various short or long term assignments that summer associates could pick from. I particularly appreciated how everyone's first assignment was from their senior associate mentor, so that the mentor could walk through the assignment together and also build the relationship.”
  • “I was exposed to a number of different practice areas in both training and assignment contexts. This was very helpful to learn which areas I enjoyed working in most, but also to understand how each group connected. It also allowed summer associates to meet people in each practice group.”

Social Opportunities

  • “My fellow summer associates and I still keep in touch on the group chat, and now that we're working remotely, I'm even more grateful to have had such a wonderful summer that emphasized building connections across class years, practice groups, and offices. The summer events, both in terms of content and frequency, was perfect, and always based on our feedback in real time.”
  • “The social events were well attended, by both associates and partners. Although all the associates and partners are approachable, it was nice to interact with them in a more social setting.”
  • “The social aspects were good. There were several events hosted by each of the major practice groups to help me learn about everyone that worked at the firm. Emphasis was made on making sure first years felt integrated and appreciated during their time there. There were a mix of cooking classes, exercise classes, trips to museums, and even an end of summer attendance to a concert.”
  • “We had daily lunches with different associates/partners at the firm, weekly social events, and numerous other chances to meet many different attorneys at the firm. It is amazing, looking back, to see how generous so many people were with their time in welcoming summer associates and showing us the way.”

Associate Experience vs. Summer Expectations

  • “The summer program work flow was more closely managed/monitored while approaching work as an associate is more independent.”
  • “The recruiting and hiring committees are open and transparent, and I never felt that anyone at the firm gave impressions that don't comport with Morgan Lewis' culture.  I have consistently been impressed with the firm's commitment to giving responsibility to associates, and that starts with the summer program.  And, the respect and appreciation for associates, including summers, has been a constant since I was a summer associate.”
  • “I was pleased that the substantive work provided as a summer associate directly correlated into the work as an associate since it helped to ease the learning curve once starting work.”
  • “Remote work aside, there have been no surprises—everything has been aligned with what I have expected.”

Favorite Summer Events

  • “Summer Kick-Off Event in Chicago.”
  • “The Red Sox game.”
  • “Brooklyn Bowl event.”