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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).

2019 Best Summer Programs for Fun and Events

SCORE 9.969
2018 Not Ranked
SCORE 9.952
2018 Not Ranked
SCORE 9.909
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SCORE 9.864
2018 Not Ranked
SCORE 9.861
2018 Not Ranked
SCORE 9.857
2018 Not Ranked
SCORE 9.840
2018 Not Ranked
SCORE 9.824
2018 Not Ranked
SCORE 9.786
2018 Not Ranked
SCORE 9.750
2018 Not Ranked
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