Our summer program is designed to provide our summer associates with a realistic sense of practicing law. We emphasize giving our summer associates real work typical of that done by a first-year or second-year lawyer.
Summer associates typically choose two departments to focus on throughout the program, with the option to try assignments from any other practice area as their interests develop and change over the course of the summer.
Our assignment system affords our summer associates the opportunity to experience a broad spectrum of our practice areas and lawyers. Summer associates participate in client meetings, depositions, closings and trials, giving them a chance to experience the type of work they will handle as their careers advance.
We provide ongoing feedback to summer associates and emphasize training on the job. We ensure that all lawyers give summer associates detailed feedback on each completed assignment. In addition, our summer associates receive formal evaluations of their work mid-summer and at the end of the summer program.
Summer associates are paired with junior associate buddies and partner advisers to assist them in day-to-day activities. Members of our Summer Program Committee also serve as mentors.