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Summer Program Stats

No. of Summer Associates (2022): 99 total (82 2Ls; 17 1Ls)

No. of 2L Offers (2021): 63 out of 63

Summer Associate Salary:

$4,134/week

Summer Program Length:

10 weeks

Summer Program Contact

Hillary A. Maropis
Director of Attorney Recruiting
215.963.5076
hillary.maropis@morganlewis.com

Our Survey Says

  • “My summer assignments were substantive, and provided great learning opportunities. Trainings were frequently held, well organized, and very informative.”
  • “As a summer associate, I had the opportunity to work with an assignment coordinator to take on assignments in multiple practice groups, and ultimately determine which group I wanted to be assigned to at the end of the program. Most of the assignments I worked on were substantive, and I was able to bill time to clients.”
  • “We were given a variety of assignments that allowed me to get a good sense of what each practice area does, and what kind of work is typical in each practice area. I received feedback on my assignments. We had training almost weekly, where we would hear from each practice group about what their work looks like on a broad level.”
  • “There was a lot of training during the first week focused on being a good associate, along with specific training for various practice groups throughout the summer. Assignments were done through an assignment portal and assignment coordinator.”
  • “Lots of events to interact with people at different levels within the firm. I liked that some events were specifically for interacting with junior associates, senior associates, partners, etc.”
  • “The social aspect is great. Associates and partners often take summer associates out to lunch and coffee, which is a great way for everyone to engage and interact. We also have weekly events, ranging from happy hours to sporting events to entertainment shows. The attorneys and the summer associates really seem to enjoy the events.”
  • “There are usually a few social events each week—some during the day, others at night, and some that are optional. The goal is to provide opportunities for summers to get to know each other and the office's attorneys and staff without overwhelming them/burning them out on social activities.”
  • “Morgan Lewis is always innovating fun social experiences for its summer associates, including traveling to destination cities for a kick-off event, as well as localized events to help summer associates get a feel for the social aspects of the city in which they will eventually live.”
  • “My experience at Morgan Lewis has been very pleasant, which matches my summer experience. I think my expectations of a career in BigLaw were pretty realistic, given that I expected to work long hours, but the work-life balance at Morgan Lewis is actually better than I expected.”
  • “I feel that my experience as a summer associate prepared me well for my first year working at the firm full time. I have been pleasantly surprised that I continue to have plentiful opportunities to work directly with partners, and on high-profile matters.”
  • “My summer set me up well for my time at the firm. I got to know a lot of the partners I currently work with, even though we were getting to know each other over Zoom. The firm's culture, commitment to a happy and sustainable workplace, and ease of access to partners has continued from summer to my time as an associate.”
  • “. ...If they are in your group/office, it's very easy to elect to work with different partners.”
  • “Outdoor scavenger hunt around the city, and magic/illusion show.”
  • “I recall the summer associate-only Converse store trip and dinner that followed, which gave me a great time to interact with my peers, learn about my summer class, and just relax.”
  • “My favorite summer events were the cooking class, the succulent potting class, and the trip to the exploratorium.”
  • “My favorite events were a concert, and when we went bowling.”

The Firm Says

Running late May through late July, Morgan Lewis hosts a 10-week hybrid summer program for law students that offers a substantive training curriculum, hands-on pro bono opportunities, sophisticated client work, and engaging social activities. The focus of the summer experience is to introduce our summer associates to our firm, our unique culture, and our enthusiasm for working together. Our program starts with our experiential Summer Program Kickoff, an interactive multi-day orientation with firm leaders, hiring partners and all summer associates from across the United States providing students the opportunity to experience our collaborative firm culture firsthand. The location of the kickoff changes each year and is hosted in an exciting city where we have an office. Past locations have included Boston, Brooklyn, Chicago, and Santa Monica. After the Summer Program Kickoff, training continues through our Summer Academy curriculum, which includes a balance of practice training, as well as broader professional skills and development programming. Summer associates are also provided with a robust mentorship program, including connections with our firm’s affinity group networks. At the end of the 10-week period, law students leave with a very clear picture of the day-to-day life of a Morgan Lewis attorney.