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Summer Program Overview


Our program aims to integrate summer associates into the firm, so they are exposed to a range of work that the firm handles and have the opportunity to work with multiple partners and case teams. Summer projects are assigned across all subject areas, and summer associates can request assignments in practice areas of interest. Projects include traditional research and writing, as well as observational opportunities at court proceedings, depositions, and meetings. Because there are usually a number of trials happening during the summer, summer associates sometimes work with trial teams....

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Natasha M. Zech, Esq....


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Schools Visited for OCI

Berkeley Law...

Summer Program Overview


Our program aims to integrate summer associates into the firm, so they are exposed to a range of work that the firm handles and have the opportunity to work with multiple partners and case teams. Summer projects are assigned across all subject areas, and summer associates can request assignments in practice areas of interest. Projects include traditional research and writing, as well as observational opportunities at court proceedings, depositions, and meetings. Because there are usually a number of trials happening during the summer, summer associates sometimes work with trial teams....

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No. of Summer Associates (2021)


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No. of 2L Offers (2021)


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Summer Program Length

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No. of Summer Associates (2021)


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No. of 2L Offers (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



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When Does Firm Begin Accepting Resumes for Summer Program



More

Summer Associate Salary



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Summer Program Contact

Natasha M. Zech, Esq....


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Offices with Program

Washington, DC...


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Schools Visited for OCI

Berkeley Law...

Survey Says


Training & Assignments

  • It is an incredibly valuable summer associate program for determining what it is like to be an associate at the firm. My work assignments were substantially similar to what associates are asked to do at the firm.”
  • The firm throws summers into the trenches, giving us substantive work from day one. I worked on a federal criminal trial as a member of the trial team.”
  • As a firm that regularly goes to trial, the summer program made a point of offering a bunch of summer associates the opportunity to travel to another city to assist with a trial. I also got to participate in jury exercises. I participated substantively in major headline-grabbing cases. Every single one of my assignments tracked with the interests I had articulated.”

Social Opportunities

  • There were a nice variety of social events—some with just the summers, some with associates, and some with partners. There wasn't pressure from the firm to attend each and every event, but they were generally very well attended, and the summer associates would often go out together afterwards.”
  • I loved the social aspects—I felt that there was no pressure to be involved for the sake of it, but the events were genuinely enjoyable and varied. There were smaller, more intimate settings to get to know others at the firm, as well as larger social events. The firm does a great job of making the events engaging and offering something for everyone. Every year is different, though always creative. There was something to do every week (or multiple times a week).”
  • “… Senior partners regularly took me to breakfast, coffee, and lunch, both in groups and one-on-one. I was struck by how the firm was brimming with people excited to mentor us—not just as attorneys, but as happy, well-rounded people.”

Associate Experience vs. Summer Expectations

  • “ The summer associate program gave me a decent impression of what to expect as a new associate. The summer associate hours are less, to be sure, but attorneys were candid about what their actual hours were like, and those descriptions have tracked my experience as a new associate so far.”
  • "I actually think it's even better as an associate. I feel the firm was very accurately represented as a summer, and the experience has been what I was promised, but better because you know more people and know more about what you're doing, and dive more deeply into cases.”
  • “… I was told as a summer that even junior associates get a lot of responsibility and substantive work right off the bat, and that has proven to be very true. On most teams, there is little distinction between associates based on seniority, and junior associate work doesn't go through layers of review to get to the partners, even on big case teams.”
     

Favorite Summer Events

  • “I loved the cooking classes!”
  • “The firm took us to a Nat's game, complete with a full buffet in a private box suite.”
  • “Sailing lesson/crab eating outing in Annapolis.”