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Summer Program Overview


Our program is designed to acquaint students with the firm and its lawyers through hands-on work experience and a variety of social activities. The program begins with a two-day Summer Associate Academy in Los Angeles. The Academy provides summer associates with an introduction to the firm, development workshops to help them settle in as law firm professionals, and opportunities to network with one another. Throughout the summer, summer associates do meaningful work for clients of the firm and work closely with partners and associates in their practice area(s). Summer associates are g...

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Michael Garms...


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Schools Visited for OCI

Baylor Law...


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Bay Area Diversity Job Fair...

Summer Program Overview


Our program is designed to acquaint students with the firm and its lawyers through hands-on work experience and a variety of social activities. The program begins with a two-day Summer Associate Academy in Los Angeles. The Academy provides summer associates with an introduction to the firm, development workshops to help them settle in as law firm professionals, and opportunities to network with one another. Throughout the summer, summer associates do meaningful work for clients of the firm and work closely with partners and associates in their practice area(s). Summer associates are g...

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No. of Summer Associates (2021)


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Summer Program Length


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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

Michael Garms...


More

Offices with Program

Chicago...


More

Schools Visited for OCI

Baylor Law...


More

Career Fairs Attended

Bay Area Diversity Job Fair...

Survey Says


Training & Assignments

  • “I was given an assignment in every practice area I expressed an interest in. I received good, substantive feedback from the majority of attorneys I worked with. The firm also provided a lot of structured training, beginning with the Summer Associate Academy in Los Angeles.”
  • “The training and substantive work assignments were valuable and engaging. With that being said, there were several non-substantive assignments and a large emphasis on a mock trial held about halfway through the program that detracted from my personal experience.”
  • “Assignments were well regulated and diverse, mostly research, but included some drafting of pleadings and client interactions.”
  • “Summer associate work assignments were full of substantive, billable work. I was not at all surprised by the type of work I received when I joined the firm because I had been effectively prepared.”

Social Opportunities

  • “We had great events planned that helped to foster meaningful relationships with the other attorneys in the firm.”
  • “There were events each week that were enjoyable, and we had a lunch opportunity every day.”
  • “The social events were very well put together. A large portion of the attorneys made it out to the events, making positive and lasting impressions. I would argue my class of summer associates became fast friends because of the social events and now, even though we are all in separate practice groups, regularly keep in touch through various social platforms and monthly Zoom happy hours.”
  • “The firm-sponsored events provide summer associates with consistent and qualitative opportunities to develop relationships with other associates, partners, and staff. The events are fun and have creative, diverse themes.”

Associate Experience vs. Summer Expectations

  • “My experience has aligned with my expectations.”
  • “I have been pleasantly surprised by the amount of responsibility I have been given. I feel fully integrated and provide useful contributions to the firm.”
  • “I felt as a summer associate there was more guidance available, even if it was still limited, and there was a greater ability to choose the work you partake in.”
  • “Since coming to work full time, I was surprised by how little changed. I mean that in the best way possible. Coming back after taking the bar felt like I was just picking up where I had left off.”

Favorite Summer Events

  • “Day trip to Catalina!”
  • “A Smithsonian art gallery scavenger hunt.”
  • “Went to a Padres game and sat right next to the dugout.”