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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:


Summer Program Length:

10 weeks

Summer Program Contact

Hillary A. Maropis
Director of Attorney Recruiting

Our Survey Says

Training & Assignments

  • “We were able to choose assignments that we wanted and not pigeonholed into a particular practice group/assignment. Morgan Lewis uses an assignment ‘bank’ system where associates can choose whatever assignments they want, so having that freedom and being able to explore was great.”
  • “I worked on substantive assignments, even speaking on client calls. I worked closely with partners to discuss case strategy and partners considered my alternative theories, incorporating them into the litigation plan.”
  • “I received meaningful work on interesting cases of all sizes, and consistently received feedback on my assignments. I felt like I was able to talk with every lawyer on my team, regardless of seniority, about the work I was doing.”
  • “We received substantive assignments with plenty of support along the way. There were informational sessions every week on the different practice areas to better understand what kind of work they do.”

Social Opportunities

  • “Morgan Lewis begins the program with a ‘kickoff’ event where all the summers from all the different offices are brought together for a week of meeting, training, and social activities. This creates camaraderie and bonding between associates. Once back to the office, we were assigned a formal partner and associate mentor. In addition to that, we had daily lunches with the attorneys.”
  • “Morgan Lewis had a great balance with the social events. From attending Red Sox games to practice group dinners, I received a broad exposure to all aspects of the firm.”
  • “The firm hosted several social events throughout each week. In events, there were many partners in attendance who were warm and welcoming to all summer associates.”
  • “All of the organized events were enjoyable and our summer group was tight knit—even going out together on some evenings where there were no formal events planned.”

Associate Experience vs. Summer Expectations

  • “I've been surprised at how closely I am able to work with partners on various transactions. Often, I'll have the opportunity to work directly with a partner, sometimes from other offices. That kind of close contact has been very valuable to me in terms of feedback and establishing a reputation.”
  • “My summer program prepared me well to be a junior associate. I felt like the workload was realistic. Although it obviously increased significantly once I became a full-time associate, I felt like I was well prepared.”
  • “The pitch given during the Summer Associate Program, that junior associates would be able to freely move around to different practice areas within the practice group, has come to fruition. During my first year at the firm, I have had the opportunity to work on a diverse group of matters with different partners and senior attorneys.”
  • “For the most part, I think the summer was a good glimpse into life as an associate here. The biggest difference is the hours, but that was very expected, and people were open about that during the summer. I've been pleasantly surprised that I'm actually being staffed on matters in the practice areas I'm interested in.”

Favorite Summer Events

  • “Cooking class with associates and partners.”
  • “Kickoff event in Chicago to meet all the other summers from the different offices.”
  • “I liked the partner dinner the best, as this provided an opportunity to interact in meaningful ways with a number of partners I now work with.”
  • “Wine and cheese pairing event.”

The Firm Says

We offer an innovative summer experience for law students that combines challenging client work, targeted professional development, and meaningful connection opportunities. Our summer program begins with our “Summer Kickoff,” an interactive multi-day orientation with firm leaders and summer associates from across the United States. The location changes every year, but wherever we gather, the goal remains the same—to introduce students to our firm, our robust summer program, and our collaborative culture. Following the Kickoff, we continue our professional development training through the Summer Academy, which includes important topics such as exceptional client service, legal writing, and presentation skills. We also provide interesting and challenging work assignments throughout the program and build in many engaging social activities so our summer associates have the opportunity to interact with our lawyers and each other. After two extremely successful virtual summer programs in 2020 and 2021, the firm looks forward to hosting our summer associates in-person in 2022!