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Summer Program Overview


Each year, we look to select a small and diverse group of highly motivated and well-rounded students with the objective of giving each summer associate an experience as close as we can to that of a new associate. We expose summer associates to all facets of our practice and actively involve them in negotiations, client meetings, and courtroom and deposition sessions. Summer associates rotate through our corporate and litigation practice areas and choose one or two other practice areas to round out their rotation schedule. Summer associates also usually experience the best entertainmen...

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Elizabeth F. Breslow...


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Columbia Law School...


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Lavender Law Career Fair...

Summer Program Overview


Each year, we look to select a small and diverse group of highly motivated and well-rounded students with the objective of giving each summer associate an experience as close as we can to that of a new associate. We expose summer associates to all facets of our practice and actively involve them in negotiations, client meetings, and courtroom and deposition sessions. Summer associates rotate through our corporate and litigation practice areas and choose one or two other practice areas to round out their rotation schedule. Summer associates also usually experience the best entertainmen...

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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

Elizabeth F. Breslow...


More

Offices with Program

New York...


More

Schools Visited for OCI

Columbia Law School...


More

Career Fairs Attended

Lavender Law Career Fair...

Survey Says


Training & Assignments

  • Summer associates can get staffed on live deals and operate as full members of the team. The expectation is that you work hard and deal work will come first, but the firm still does a good job of emphasizing the social events and getting to know attorneys.”
  • “[I] received a lot of substantive feedback on work product from senior partners, and associates were willing to take time to explain assignments clearly and provide guidance.”
  • Our summer associate program is a truly immersive experience. Summer associates are placed on active deal teams and embedded into the workstreams quickly. As a summer associate, I worked on the blockbuster transaction of the summer and did meaningful work on disclosure schedules that was ultimately reflected in the final transaction documents. The partners included me in many of the major milestone calls, like when the board voted unanimously to approve and recommend the merger.”
  • The experience was much closer to real associate life than that of my friends at other firms. I worked on real assignments and made meaningful contributions to cases. When necessary, I stayed late with associates to finish filings or worked on the weekends. I learned a lot and got great feedback on my writing.”

Social Opportunities

  • An ideal number and variety of events. One or two big events per week, with everything from concerts, sports games, karaoke, going out to restaurants, etc. Good camaraderie among summer associates and many small group events to get to know other summers and attorneys as well.”
  • The social aspects of the firm's summer associate program were excellent. There were one-on-one lunches with mentor partners and then larger group lunches with members of each of the firm's practice areas. There were also two or three larger group dinners throughout town, and one group of partners kindly invited the summers to play golf one weekend. I felt like I really got to know my fellow associates and the partners.”
  • There are many social events planned for summer associates, and summer associates endeavored to attend as much as possible. The attorneys encouraged attendance; that said, attendance was work permitting.”
  • Starting work my first year remotely, I was very glad for the social events that I had my summer as I actually got to know most of the other summers as well as partners and associates. There were definitely more than enough social events, including at least weekly lunches, fancy dinners with partners, fun happy hour events, Broadway shows, movies, a concert at MSG, and more.”

Associate Experience vs. Summer Expectations

  • It is incredibly similar. WLRK prides itself on giving the summers the real experience. Because the work can be so intense, it is incredibly helpful to truly know what it would be like to accept a full-time offer. My work as an associate very much mirrors my summer experience, but with a heightened level of responsibility since I have more time to become integrated into case teams.”
  • I have no complaints since starting my actual position with the firm. I worked fairly long hours during my summer program and it gave an honest picture of what my life is now like as a full-time associate. I'm glad the firm approaches the summer program the way it does.”
  • Everything has been consistent with my expectations.”

Favorite Summer Events

  • Jennifer Lopez concert.”
  • Dinner around town with other attorneys at the firm.”
  • The cooking class was great.”