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Summer Program Overview


In choosing a law firm, you are making an investment in your career. Wherever you envision your future—within WilmerHale or in government, academia, business, or the judiciary—we provide room to grow and the resources to develop. At WilmerHale, you’ll find opportunity and experience at every turn. Work on what you read about and what you care about. You’ll work on headline-reaching cases because clients come to us with their most complex problems. Our matters draw on the signature strengths of our world-class legal departments to address our clients’ most complex and high-profile lega...

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Bronagh Hollywood...


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Bay Area Diversity Job Fair...

Summer Program Overview


In choosing a law firm, you are making an investment in your career. Wherever you envision your future—within WilmerHale or in government, academia, business, or the judiciary—we provide room to grow and the resources to develop. At WilmerHale, you’ll find opportunity and experience at every turn. Work on what you read about and what you care about. You’ll work on headline-reaching cases because clients come to us with their most complex problems. Our matters draw on the signature strengths of our world-class legal departments to address our clients’ most complex and high-profile lega...

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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)


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

Bronagh Hollywood...


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

  • I got to try different projects, within litigation and transactional work, as well as appellate litigation. I found my passion for litigation through the variety of projects I got to do, from research to writing and the various trainings including an in-depth deposition workshop.”
  • I really enjoyed the transparency of work assignments. Each summer associate has a mentor, who has full access to the database tracking available assignments for associates. I was able to choose from a range of practice areas and had a mentor who was able to interpret and recommend assignments along the way.”
  • All work I received was substantive and similar to some of the work I have done upon joining the firm. The training programs were excellent and the firm places a strong emphasis on feedback and individual growth.”
  • The firm tried to provide assignments consistent with our individual interests. Most of the attorneys I worked with were helpful and interested in my training.”

Social Opportunities

  • I greatly enjoyed the social aspects of the Summer program. We were encouraged to get lunch with each other and associates and/or partners at the firm as frequently as possible. There was generally one ‘big’ event each week, with other events added on throughout the program. The events ranged from designing our own converse to ping pong to rock climbing, and we also had the opportunity to participate in small group events with partners. ...”
  • Our summer class was very close and engaged in many of the firm's social activities. The social events were well attended by firm attorneys and the firm does a good job of varying the social events and providing something for everyone.”
  • Firm attorneys are not just smart, but truly wonderful human beings. Social events were fun, and helped us feel involved.”
  • The social events were fantastic and summer associates were included in events as if we were already associates. Associates and senior associates were all too happy to take us out to coffee, ice cream, lunch—even manicures and pedicures!  Most of my fellow summer associates were very sociable and we spent time with one another at firm-sponsored social events and at our own informal events as well.”

Associate Experience vs. Summer Expectations

  • I was pleasantly surprised to find that attorneys I'd made a connection with in the summer remembered me and assigned me interesting and substantive projects right off the bat when I'd started working. They remembered my interests in different areas like investigations, etc., and thought of me when staffing very dynamic matters.”
  • During your summer, you are mostly assigned work by the summer coordinator, but in actual practice, you have much greater ability to go out and seek your own work and build your own relationships.”
  • I was surprised at how much I work with people in other offices. During my summer I did more work with people in my office but now most of my teams are people in other offices. The nature of my work is highly substantive and my opinion is very valued even as a junior, which I found surprising.”
  • My experience at the firm has not different from my expectations as a summer associate.”

Favorite Summer Events

  • “Casino night.”
  • “Cooking class.”
  • “Indoor rock climbing and barbeque afterwards was great.”