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Best Summer Associate Programs

Junior lawyers look back on their experiences as summer associates to rate the summer program on attorney interactions, career development, and fun and events.

  • Survey Methodology

    Vault asked junior associates (first-years through third-years) who participated in their current firm's summer associate program to rate their experience on a scale of 1-to-10 in six different areas. From those ratings, we ranked the best summer associate programs in three categories:  Attorney Interactions  (based on associates' scores for meaningful interactions with firm attorneys);  Career Development  (giving equal weight to associates' scores for substantive assignments, training and mentoring, and effective preparation for life as an associate); and  Fun and Events  (giving equal weight to associates' scores for the quality of events and how fun the program was).  The  Overall Best Summer Associate Program  ranking reflects the average of all six individual ratings (attorney interactions, substantive assignments, training & mentoring, preparation for associate life, events, and fun).

  • Ranking History

2019 Best Summer Associate Programs

1
SCORE
9.861

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

With an extensive history of working big-time cases spread across a diverse array of fields, O'Melveny & Myers LLP boasts expertise in a little bit...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
2
2
SCORE
9.775

Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland is a global top 40 legal practice, with more than 2,400 attorneys practicing in offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
18
3
SCORE
9.769

Crowell & Moring LLP

Crowell & Moring was founded in 1979 by a group of attorneys defecting from Jones Day to create "a different kind of law firm." When Jones Day tried...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
9.720

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

Born of a January 2011 merger between the Atlanta-based Kilpatrick Stockton and Bay Area firm Townsend and Townsend and Crew, Kilpatrick Townsend &...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
NR
5
SCORE
9.652

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

A firm with offices across the Southeast as well as locations in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC, Baker Donelson is a full-service law firm that...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
26
6
SCORE
9.614

White & Case LLP

Founded at the dawn of the 20th century, White & Case has grown from its New York beginnings to become a truly global law firm with a longstanding...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
34
7
SCORE
9.598

Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.

Shook, Hardy & Bacon is a top litigation practice where big names turn for representation in bet-the-company cases. Founded in 1889 by attorney...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
31
8
SCORE
9.583

Clifford Chance US LLP

In many ways, the formation of Clifford Chance presaged the future of modern law practice, especially as it is carried out in its native City of London....

TRENDING

2018 Rank
3
9
SCORE
9.534

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Founded more than 150 years ago in San Francisco, Orrick today is a global firm of more than 1,100 attorneys focused on serving three sectors: tech &...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
5
10
SCORE
9.528

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP

Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP advises many of the world's leading corporations, investment funds, and financial institutions on their...

TRENDING

2018 Rank
1
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