Getting the Most from Your Summer Clerkship


Summer recruiting programs are underway at most big law firms. Here’s how summer clerks can learn the most and maximize the odds of getting an employment offer when the summer ends.

• Make the most of mentors. Most firms assign an associate or a partner mentor to summer clerks. In general, mentors monitor the clerk’s workload and make themselves available to answer questions. Whatever their formal responsibilities, mentors are working attorneys who know a lot about what it takes to succeed at the firm. Many went through the firm’s summer clerkship program themselves.

Originally published in Texas Lawyer, June 2014.

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Topics:  Big Law, Internships, Mentors, Young Lawyers

Published In: Professional Practice Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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