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Welcome to Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s online application process.

Please review the information below regarding how to apply for the position you are seeking. A resume or CV, law school transcript and cover letter are required.

Experienced Lawyers: If you are a practicing lawyer interested in a position in Akin Gump’s U.S. offices, click here to see a list of open positions.

Search Firms: All applicants must be submitted through the recruitment contact for the appropriate office(s). Click here for a list of contacts. Click here to view a list of open positions. Please see our policy regarding submissions at the end of this page.

Law Students:  First year law students are eligible to apply for the firm’s Pro Bono Scholars Program, the Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program, and the 1L Summer Program.

The Pro Bono Scholars Program is offered in our Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. offices.  Applications will be accepted between January 2 – February 15, 2019.  Please click here for more information on the program and the application process, and please click here to apply.

The application process for the Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship Program is currently open in our Dallas, Houston, and Los Angeles offices.  Applications will be accepted between January 2 – February 15, 2019.  The application process is not yet open in our New York and Washington, D.C. offices.  Please click here for more information on the program and the application process, and please click here to apply.

The firm’s Dallas and Houston offices are also hiring 1L law students for the 2019 Summer Associate Program.  Click here to apply.

Second year law students are eligible to apply for the firm’s Summer Associate Program in our Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C. offices.

Akin Gump summer associates work on real matters for real clients. With training, mentorship, teamwork and social activities, you will receive a realistic and meaningful picture of firm life. You will gain in-depth exposure to the firm’s practice and hands-on experience with clients and work that interests you. We also offer special opportunities to attend depositions, hearings, witness interviews and client meetings. Summer associates also participate in pro bono projects through organizations with which Akin Gump has a pro bono partnership. These projects are geared to our summer associates’ interests and maximize front-line responsibility while ensuring appropriate supervision from experienced attorneys.

Applicants must be enrolled in and in good standing at an ABA accredited law school with an anticipated graduation date of 2020 at the time of application. Akin Gump seeks motivated candidates with outstanding academic credentials, overall achievement, leadership and interpersonal skills and work experience. In addition, the firm looks for candidates who demonstrate the firm’s core competencies: ownership, professional excellence, service and teamwork and client focus.

Direct Apply: If there are no positions listed for which you wish to apply, please click here to submit your resume to any of our U.S. offices. Select an office location and submit a resume or CV, law school transcript and cover letter. Your cover letter should detail the type of position you seek.

Candidates for lawyer opportunities in the firm’s U.S. offices must possess a law degree from an ABA-accredited law school in the United States and be a member of the Bar. Candidates for summer associate positions must be attending an ABA-accredited law school in the United States.

International Offices: If you are a practicing lawyer interested in a position in Akin Gump’s international offices please click here to view a list of current opportunities. If you are a UK based student interested in our London office summer programme or training contract please click here.

If you encounter technical difficulties, please let us know at AkinCareersSupport@akingump.com.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is an equal opportunity employer, and applicants are considered for all positions without regard to any basis or condition protected by applicable law.  Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the Human Resources department.

It is the policy of Akin Gump to work only with search firms with which our firm has an executed search firm fee agreement with respect to the office to which the candidate’s materials are sent. If an office of Akin Gump does not have an executed fee agreement with a search firm that submits a candidate, the candidate’s materials will be returned, and the firm will not consider the candidate to be an applicant. The office receiving the candidate’s materials will not accept or record the applicant in the firm’s recruiting database as having been submitted by the search firm. In addition, resumes sent directly to Akin Gump lawyers or others outside of the Attorney Recruiting and Development Department will not be accepted, considered or entered into the firm’s recruiting.