Students - Recruiting Process

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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.

Law Students: Please see below for a list of current openings in our U.S. offices.  Applications must be submitted through the recruitment contact for the appropriate office(s).  Click here for a list of contacts. Please submit a resume or CV, law school transcript and cover letter.

1L Summer Associate Positions

1L Summer Associate positions are currently open in the firm’s Dallas and Houston 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.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted by email to the recruitment contact for the appropriate office and must include a resume, cover letter and transcript (uncertified is acceptable). The firm recognizes that first semester grades at some law schools are not released until early February; accordingly, we will accept applications with the transcript to be sent once it is released.  Click here for a list of contacts. 

1L Pro Bono Scholars Program

First year law students are eligible to apply to the firm’s Pro Bono Scholars Program, which is offered in our Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and Washington, D.C. offices. 

The application process is open from January 2 – February 16, 2018.

Please click here for more information on the program and pro bono practice.

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.