A Comprehensive List of 1L Summer Associate Programs (2021 Edition)

Here are a list of 1L summer associate positions for diverse candidates. Usually, 1L summer associate spots at Big Law firms are reserved for diverse candidates. If you are not a diverse candidate, you should still email the recruiters at the Big Law firms on this list to express your interest in their summer program.

These are all paid positions, but note that some pay more than others. In addition, not all of these firms are Big Law. If you’re looking for a Big Law Cravath pay scale as a summer associate, you most likely need to be in the Texas, New York, DC, Illinois (Chicago) or California legal market. Some Mid Law firms also offer a similar salary.

Regardless, your focus is to get a job for the summer. Any sort of paid position for 1Ls will be extremely difficult to come by so take what you can get. Also, don’t waste your time applying to a city or firm where you do not want to work in the future. Firms care about strong geographic ties.

The firms highlighted in red are globally known as “Big Law.” The rest are Mid Law firms or smaller, local firms. You can click on each firm name for details about applying.

New firm added as of 1/18/21: Gunderson Dettmer

Firm NameFirm ContactProgram Location(s)App Deadline
Armstrong Teasdale LLPMolly Duvall([email protected])St. Louis, MO1/29/21
Baker Botts LLP / AT&T (split summer)Alison Ketabchi ([email protected])Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, New York, NY, Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC2/1/21
Baker DonelsonHelen Beasley ([email protected])Atlanta, GA, Baltimore, MD, Baton Rouge, LA, Birmingham, AL, Houston, TX, Jackson, MS, Knoxville, TN, Memphis, TN, Nashville, TV, New Orleans, LA1/29/21
Baker & Hostetler LLPMonique Mahler ([email protected])Dallas, TX1/15/21
Barnes & Thornburg LLPKim Finney ([email protected])Chicago, IL, Indianapolis, IN, South Bend/Elkhart, INn/a (i.e., ASAP)
Barrasso Usdin Kupperman Freeman & Sarver LLCRachel Kiedrowski ([email protected])New Orleans, LAn/a (i.e., ASAP)
Bass, Berry & Sims PLCKelly Bahiraei ([email protected])Nashville, TN2/19/21
Beveridge & Diamond PCLindy Resh ([email protected])Austin, TX, Baltimore, MD, Boston, MA, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, Seattle, WA, Washington, DC1/15/21
Bondurant Mixson & Elmore LLPJodie Richey ([email protected])Atlanta, GA1/15/21
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLPJessica Richards ([email protected])Birmingham, AL, Charlotte, NC, Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, Huntsville, AL, Jackson, MS, Montgomery, AL, Nashville, TN, Tampa, FLn/a (i.e., ASAP)
Butler Snow LLPBrooke Owen ([email protected])Austin, TX, Birmingham, AL, Charleston, SC, Jackson, MS, Memphis, TN, Nashville, TNn/a (i.e., ASAP)
Clark Hill PLCLaura Lau ([email protected])Los Angeles, CA2/1/21
Covington & Burling LLPCalifornia: Kelsey Donovan ([email protected])New York: Marilyn Palacios ([email protected])DC: DeAnna Bumstead-Yeary ([email protected]Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC1/15/21
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLPEmily Sanchez ([email protected]New York, NY3/1/21
Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP / Comcast NBC Universal (split summer)Natalie de Pasquale ([email protected])New York, NY and Philadelphia PAASAP (only 2 spots)
Dechert LLP[email protected]New York, NY, Charlotte NC2/1/21
DentonsMary Boxer ([email protected]Atlanta, GA, Chicago IL, Indianapolis, IN, Louisville, KY, Pittsburgh, PAn/a (i.e., ASAP)
Dorsey & Whitney LLP Kirsten Otto ([email protected])Minneapolis, MN, Salt Lake City, UT and Seattle, WA 1/18/21
Fish & Richardson Whitney Smallwood ([email protected]Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX, Boston, MA, Dallas, TX, Delaware, Houston, TX, New York, NY, San Diego, CA, Silicon Valley, Twin Cities, Washington, DC12/30/21
Fisher & Phillips LLPMarleen Matal ([email protected]Atlanta, GA, Los Angeles, CA and Philadelphia, PAApply after 1/1/21 and by 2/5/21
Foley & Lardner LLPAmy Moynihan ([email protected]See heren/a (i.e., ASAP)
Fredrikson & Byron PANancy Howard ([email protected]Minneapolis, MN1/20/21
Frost Brown Todd LLPBarbara Savage ([email protected]Cincinnati, OH, Houston, TX, Indianapolis, IN, Louisville, KY1/15/21
Greenberg Traurig LLPKathleen Cline ([email protected])Chicago, IL
Boston, MA
n/a (i.e., ASAP)
Gunderson DettmerNew York, NY
San Francisco, CA
Boston, MA
1/22/21
Hanson Bridgett LLPChristine Wang ([email protected]San Francisco, CA1/22/21
Jackson Walker LLPShannon Peters ([email protected]Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, TX n/a (i.e., ASAP)
K&L Gates LLPSee hereBoston, MA, Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, Portland, OR, Raleigh, NC, Seattle, WA, Washington, DC1/31/21
Kasowitz Benson TorresBrigid Riordan ([email protected]New York, NY1/31/21
Katten Muchin Roseman LLPStephanie LondonChicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Washington, DCn/a (i.e., ASAP)
Kean Miller LLPDanielle LeBlanc ([email protected]Baton Rouge, LA12/22/21
Lewis Rice LLCJennifer Beevers ([email protected]St. Louis, MO1/15/21
Linklaters LLPAlexandra Gharghoury ([email protected]New York, NY1/11/21
Littler MendelsonHannah EngelkeLos Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Phoenix, AZ, Portland, ORn/a (i.e., ASAP)
Locke Lorde LLPBoston: Kathleen Crabtree ([email protected]
Dallas: Ashley Hightower ([email protected]
Boston, MA, Dallas, TX1/15/21
Lowenstein Sandler LLPMona Patel ([email protected]Roseland, NJ1/29/21
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLPJennifer Carrion ([email protected]Boston, MA, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC 1/31/21
Morrison & Foerster LLPAyanna Ryans-Holder ([email protected]New York, NY1/29/21
Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP[email protected] Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA2/14/21
Norton Rose Fullbright US LLPAustin & San Antonio: Alice Bolander ([email protected])
Dallas: Meredith Bond ([email protected])
Houston: Taylor Magids ([email protected])
New York: Rachel Bracken ([email protected])
DC: Uroosa Haider ([email protected]
Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, TX, New York, NY and Washington, DC1/31/21
Osborn MaledonJessica Lopez ([email protected]Arizon, AZ2/8/21
Porter HedgesDeidra Clement ([email protected]Houston, TX1/31/21
Reed Smith LLPChicago: Suzy Madrigal ([email protected])
Houston: Veronica Erickson ([email protected])
Miami: Christine Meade ([email protected]
Philadelphia, Tysons, and DC: Tiffany McClendon ([email protected])
Pittsburg: Katie Sikon ([email protected])
San Francisco: Jessica Sisco ([email protected]
Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, Miami, FL, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, PA, San Francisco, CA, Tysons and Washington, DC1/15/21
Shearman & SterlingKim Karp ([email protected]New York, NY1/15/21
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLPSee hereGlobal
See here
unannnounced
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLPNew York: Claire Shutt 
Texas: Jessica Evans 
Houston, TXNew York, NY2/1/21
Steptoe & Johnson PLLCHeather Cavanagh ([email protected])  Columbus, OH2/1/21
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLPSabina Braciak ([email protected]New York, NY1/15/21
Thompson & Knight LLPMaggie Moran ([email protected]Dallas, TX, Houston, TX2/1/21
Troutman Pepper LLPJasmine McCall ([email protected]Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, Orange Cty, CA, Princeton, Richmond, VA, San Diego, CA, San Francisco, CA2/1/21
Venable LLPMD: Maria Krupinsky
NY: Jennifer Handley
LA: Kara Barnachea
SF: Alice Kirsten
DC: Victoria Sievers
Baltimore, MDNew York, NYLos Angeles, CASan Francisco, CAWashington, DCn/a (i.e., ASAP)
Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz LLP (send resume, transcript, and cover letter + practice area of interest)[email protected]New York, NYunknown
Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis LLPMichelle Parsons ([email protected]Austin, TXBirmingham, ALNashville, TNn/a (i.e., ASAP)
Wheeler Trigg O’Donell LLPChloe Mercado ([email protected]Denver, CO3/26/21
Wiley Rein LLPJanell Mallard ([email protected]Washington, DC1/15/21
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLPIL & TX: Tiffany Piccirilli ([email protected]
CA & NY: Sadie Polillio ([email protected]
DC: Jeanine Thomas ([email protected]
Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, New York, NY, Palo Alto, CA, San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC1/31/21
Winston & Strawn LLPSylvia James ([email protected]See here2/1/21