Our Summer Program
Because we understand that many law students are uncertain as to the practice area in which they would like to focus, we encourage Summer Associates to work on projects from as many of our departments as possible to best help them discover and achieve their individual goals. Our program is designed to provide each Summer Associate with a customized experience. We do not have a "rotation" system; rather, participants in the summer program can take on assignments from any of our diverse practice groups. One Partner has the dual responsibilities of assigning work from all departments to the Summer Associates and ensuring that those assignments meet each Summer Associate's departmental preferences. If preferences change over the course of the summer, the assigning Partner can alter the mix of work assigned to that Summer Associate going forward, creating a customized experience.
At Kaye Scholer, Summer Associates are given front-line responsibilities on a variety of projects, including legal research and drafting of memoranda, motions, briefs and transaction documents. Our Summer Associates receive work assignments that are equal in responsibility to the work assigned to first- and second-year Associates.
In addition, Summer Associates may also participate in "action assignments" such as negotiations, closings, client conferences and court proceedings. We believe it is important that each Summer Associate take part in as many real-life legal situations as possible. When action assignments arise, we will invite Summer Associates to attend and observe, thereby extending their experiences and knowledge.
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