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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 social experiences. Vault's 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.
Survey Methodology

Vault asked junior associates who participated in their current firm’s summer associate program to rate their experiences 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 Social Experiences (giving equal weight to associates’ scores for the quality of events and satisfaction with firm-sponsored social opportunities and social interactions). 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, quality of events, and satisfaction with firm-sponsored social opportunities and social interactions).

Vault's 2022 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from March 2021 through May 2021.

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2022 Best Summer Programs for Career Development

#1
SCORE 9.791
2021 Not Ranked
#1
SCORE 9.791
2021 Rank 1
#3
SCORE 9.641
2021 Rank 2
#4
SCORE 9.533
2021 Rank 22
#5
SCORE 9.483
2021 Rank 3
#6
SCORE 9.458
2021 Not Ranked
#7
SCORE 9.401
2021 Rank 5
#8
SCORE 9.366
2021 Rank 26
#9
SCORE 9.339
2021 Rank 10
#10
SCORE 9.333
2021 Rank 17