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Best Summer Associate Programs

Junior lawyers at large law firms look back on their experiences as summer associates to rate the summer program on attorney interactions, career development, and social experiences. Vault's 2024 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from January 2023 through March 2023.
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 2024 Rankings are derived from Vault's Annual Associate Survey conducted from January 2023 through March 2023.

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2025 Best Summer Programs for Attorney Interactions

#1
SCORE 10.000
2024 Not Ranked
#2
SCORE 9.805
2024 Rank 9
#3
SCORE 9.800
2024 Not Ranked
#4
SCORE 9.733
2024 Rank 7
#5
SCORE 9.731
2024 Rank 15
#6
SCORE 9.722
2024 Rank 2
#7
SCORE 9.661
2024 Rank 3
#8
SCORE 9.643
2024 Not Ranked
#8
SCORE 9.643
2024 Not Ranked
#10
SCORE 9.625
2024 Rank 4