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Best Summer Associate Programs

Junior lawyers look back on their experiences as summer associates to rate how much fun the programs were and how effectively they prepared them for life as practicing attorneys.

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2012 Most Realistic Summer Associate Programs

1
SCORE
8.329

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP has been known as one of the nation's pre-eminent law firms for nearly 200 years. With industry-leading practices on both...

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2011 Rank
NR
2
SCORE
8.128

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Started in 1997, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP is a relative newcomer to the elite firm ranks but already boasts nearly 300 lawyers and has its...

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2011 Rank
NR
3
SCORE
7.937

Baker & Hostetler LLP

A Cleveland native with a largely domestic focus, BakerHostetler has involved itself in a number of cases that shaped America over the past century. The...

TRENDING

2011 Rank
NR
4
SCORE
7.897

Arent Fox LLP

Arent Fox has developed a symbiotic relationship with the nation's capital over the past 75 years. In addition to real estate, patent, trademark, and...

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2011 Rank
NR
5
SCORE
7.875

Venable LLP

Call it a victory for career services: Venable, Baetjer & Howard was formed in 1900 when Richard Venable, a law professor in Baltimore, partnered...

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2011 Rank
NR
6
SCORE
7.795

Williams & Connolly LLP

Relatively tiny Williams & Connolly has resisted globalization and continues to hold its own against firms ten times its size by following a basic...

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2011 Rank
NR
7
SCORE
7.793

Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

Each year, a significant chunk of the world's dealmaking-major mergers and acquisitions, antitrust and shareholder litigation, big-name restructurings,...

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2011 Rank
NR
8
SCORE
7.677

Fish & Richardson P.C.

An influential player in the development of American intellectual property law, Fish & Richardson has evolved with the inventions of its clients:...

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2011 Rank
NR
9
SCORE
7.640

Chadbourne & Parke (now part of Norton Rose Fulbright)

With hundreds of attorneys working in dozens of practice areas across the globe, Chadbourne has made significant strides toward shedding its reputation...

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2011 Rank
NR
10
SCORE
7.350

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

2011 Rank
NR
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