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Summer Program Overview


Ropes & Gray’s summer associate program offers a rewarding opportunity to experience life at a global law firm renowned for the sophistication of its work; its inclusive, collaborative culture; and its commitment to diversity, pro bono, and community volunteerism. Summer associates take on challenging work on actual client matters for the firm’s leading practices, receiving substantive feedback and guidance. The summer program also provides many opportunities for education, community service, and socializing with peers and attorneys. Summer associates learn about the firm’s pr...

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Summer Program Overview


Ropes & Gray’s summer associate program offers a rewarding opportunity to experience life at a global law firm renowned for the sophistication of its work; its inclusive, collaborative culture; and its commitment to diversity, pro bono, and community volunteerism. Summer associates take on challenging work on actual client matters for the firm’s leading practices, receiving substantive feedback and guidance. The summer program also provides many opportunities for education, community service, and socializing with peers and attorneys. Summer associates learn about the firm’s pr...

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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

Katie Calabrese...


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Offices with Program

Boston...


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Schools Visited for OCI

Berkeley Law...


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Career Fairs Attended

Bay Area Diversity Job Fair...

Survey Says


Training & Assignments

  • The firm offered a wide array of training presentations to expose summer associates to many practice areas (litigation, private equity, public companies, etc.). Work assignments blended pro bono and client-facing work and fostered connections throughout the firm.”
  • As a summer associate, I was fully integrated into my case teams and had meaningful work assignments like preparing for a deposition that I later attended, doing legal research to include in a presentation for a settlement conference that I later attended, and preparing trial exhibits for a trial case team that I was on.”
  • As a summer associate, I was placed on an active deal team and was able to participate in the acquisition process from start to finish, including being given the opportunity to draft some of the ancillary documents. The associates really made me and the other summer involved feel like part of the team, and we were able to attend a closing lunch with the partner.”
  • I received substantive work from a number of partners and associates. I was able to create client deliverables and was brought to out-of-office opportunities, such as attending board meetings. Partners were very willing to sit down to explain assignments and answer questions.”

Social Opportunities

  • This was one of the most fun summers of my life. The firm hosted social events every week or so for summer associates. All of the summers got along well. This has been very helpful in my first year. Starting work remotely has been challenging, but I'm glad to have made a few close friends over the summer that I can turn to now.”
  • The social events were really fun, and they organized a wide variety of activities. There was good participation by associates/partners at events. Summer associates got along very well and many of us became social friends outside of work and still are.”
  • I had a lot of fun getting to know my summer class. The firm held a number of events throughout the summer, including a Redsox game, cooking class, softball league, and harbor cruise. Firm attorneys were very approachable. Most had open-door policies and were happy to answer any questions that we had.”
  • Social events were ample and well thought out. There was a good mix of socializing with peer summer associates and more senior attorneys in the firm.”

Associate Experience vs. Summer Expectations

  • The only difference is the amount of work. As a summer, the firm makes sure that you are not overwhelmed and stick to a 9-5 schedule. That is not the case as a new associate. However, that difference in work was not a surprise. So, ultimately, all expectations were met.”
  • In many ways my experience has not differed from the expectations I had when I was a summer associate. Pro bono is still valued and we can work on important, substantive pro bono assignments and work on a range of litigation matters.”
  • I have been incredibly pleased with how summer associate expectations have transferred over to associate life. Everyone was honest and I have appreciated the perspective I received as a summer when starting my career at the firm.”
  • The firm changed its policy regarding practice group ‘homerooming,’ and we entered into the firm in a particular practice group rather than exploring for two years. I had a fairly good idea of which practice group I wanted to join, so this was not a huge deal. I do think some of my colleagues, however, wanted that time in the first and second year to explore a few practice groups. …”

Favorite Summer Events

  • Boat cruise.”
  • The Apollo Theater Event.”
  • Boda Borg.”