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Summer Program Stats

No. of Summer Associates (2023): 19 total (13 2Ls; 6 1Ls)

No. of 2L Offers (2022): 14 out of 14

Summer Associate Salary:

$4,135/week

Summer Program Length:

9 weeks

Summer Program Contact

Lauren Maloney
Senior Manager of Legal Recruiting
(617) 348-1615
lamaloney@mintz.com

Our Survey Says

  • “Substantive assignments and team integration as a summer (not so much doing one-off assignments).”
  • “There is a centralized workflow over the summer, so you get to work on different matters and with different teams, which I loved. There is a week’s worth of training, and then you jump right on in.”
  • “I truly felt like a member of the team during my time as a summer associate. I had the opportunity to conduct research, draft motions, and observe two trials.”
  • “A lot of excellent opportunities to take on substantive projects, and learn what litigation associates in BigLaw typically do.”
  • “I was a summer associate during the summer of 2020 during the opening of the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm did their best to provide social events via video call, but of course, it was not the same.”
  • “Things were curtailed a bit because of COVID and the virtual summer program, but we had a few virtual social events during the summer, and a couple in-person events. It would have been nice if more attorneys attended the events, but perhaps if the events were in-person, they would have.”
  • “When I was a summer associate, the program was entirely virtual due to COVID-19. Nevertheless, the firm put together numerous virtual social opportunities, which still allowed the summer class to bond with each other, as well as network with firm attorneys.”
  • “Happy hours and events were well attended and good.”
  • “I have been pleasantly surprised to have already been given the opportunity to sit in on depositions and take the lead on drafting numerous motions.”
  • “I thought the firm would be more accepting of individuals who choose to work remotely, rather than being forceful with coming into the office. Over the summer, it felt like the firm was very mindful of how people enjoyed working from home, had put time and money into building a home office set-up, and respected our ability to work from home effectively. However, as a first-year associate, I'm finding there's so much pressure to work in the office, and our prior abilities to work from home are being ignored... .”
  • “I had more substantive experiences as a summer than I do now. On the other hand, I felt from a very early stage as a first year that I was being relied on, and playing a real role on my case teams, whereas as a summer I felt I was doing more filler assignments.”
  • “It was similar to what I expected.”
  • “Cooking class.”
  • “Virtual wine-tasting.”
  • “Spin class.”
  • “Virtual ice cream making, virtual flower potting.”

The Firm Says

Our small class size coupled with our mentorship programs makes for an engaging, supportive, and enriching summer experience. Our summer associates select a practice area of interest (Corporate, Litigation, or Intellectual Property) and are immersed in that practice area for the duration of the program. Summer Associates work on an array of matters, often staffed on cases or deal teams, where they can gain real, hands-on experience working side by side with our lawyers. Summer associates are also encouraged to participate in our extensive pro bono opportunities. In addition to our 2L summer associates, we host first-year students in our summer associate program as Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars and also pair each student with a client of the firm. After spending nine weeks at the firm, our summer associates know our lawyers, understand what we do, and are ready to hit the ground running after law school.