Students - Recruiting Process

Compensation and Benefits

As a preeminent global law firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP owes its success to the individual strengths of all who make up the firm. The firm is wholly committed to providing the resources students need to perform at the highest level throughout the summer program and as they begin their careers at the firm.

Akin Gump provides summer associates and incoming first year associates with market-competitive compensation and other outstanding benefits, including the following:

  • market-competitive salaries ($3,077 per week for summer associates and $180,000 annually for first year associates)
  • travel reimbursement to and from the firm to start summer program employment and return to law school
  • bar exam fee and study course reimbursement
  • paid moving expenses
  • Benefits may vary by office; offices outside the United States follow the laws and regulations of the individual countries in which the offices are located and may differ from the above.
  • The firm also offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package to its attorneys. For a complete list of these benefits, please click here.