Law Students and Graduates
Are you ready to discover and chart your legal career path? Perhaps our search for talented visionaries and your search for important and impactful work will lead to the same place. Our summer and trainee programs will give you access to complex and sophisticated work for significant clients across the globe, provide signature training and mentoring programs led by our professional development team, and allow you to collaborate in our diverse and inclusive culture.
We invite you to review the information presented below and express your interest by submitting an online application.
We interview for our Summer Associate Program on campus or virtually at more than 50 law schools and job fairs across the United States.
If interviewing with us through your school is not an option, or if your school allows for early interviews, we invite you to apply directly to our 2024 2L Summer Associates positions, which will be available on our job board beginning 1 June 2023.
The Callback Interview
If you are selected for an interview, plan to spend several hours at the firm meeting with lawyers of varying experiences and practices, and talking with local recruiting staff. If you have any questions before your interview, please contact the Regional Recruiting Manager.
The Hiring Decision
Students are notified about the status of their candidacy as soon as possible following their callback interview.
We want to help you be at your best during your interview. Below are a few tips to help you prepare and feel confident:
Make a self-assessment
List all the factors that are important to you and rank them based on your needs and expectations. Ask yourself questions such as: What is your preferred firm size? What practice areas interest you? Do you prefer to work as a team, solo, or both? Would you rather be in an entrepreneurial, structured, or free-market environment?
Present the real you
In your interview, relax and respond to questions naturally and honestly. Sell your strengths. Recognize your weaknesses. And stay away from overly rehearsed responses. Honesty is always the best policy and if you really do not know the answer—just say so.
It is no secret that practicing law is challenging. So it is important to comprehend the demands of the law firm where you’re interviewing. Ask what a typical day or week at the firm looks like. And understand the expectations of associates. After all, your chances for success and happiness are directly linked to whether your expectations and the expectations of the firm coincide.
Be aware of your surroundings
You can learn a lot about the culture of a firm, just by looking around. Note the design of the office space. See whether office doors are predominantly open or closed. Notice if the environment feels fast-paced and exciting or calmed and relaxed. You will be spending a lot of time at the office and you should feel comfortable in your new space.
Ask thoughtful questions
Do not waste time asking things you can find on a law firm website—ask the interviewer to go into more detail regarding what you have learned on your own. If there is a controversial topic, do not be afraid to ask about it in a positive and respectful manner. However, it is best to save more sensitive questions until you receive the offer.