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Dallas Summer Program
FAQs

Q: How many summer associates does the Dallas office expect to hire for the 2018 summer program?

A: We expect to have between nine and eleven summer associates in our 2018 program.

Q: Where do our 2017 summer associates attend law school?

A: Duke, SMU, University of Texas, UVA and Vanderbilt.

Q: What law schools does Akin Gump’s Dallas office visit for on-campus interviews?

A: In 2018, we will visit Duke, Harvard, SMU, University of Texas, UVA and Vanderbilt. In addition we review the resumes of write-in applicants and consider students who do not attend schools at which we interview on-campus.

Q: Do you hire 1Ls for your summer program?

A: We hire 1Ls for our Pro Bono Scholars Program, as well as for our Summer Program. Click here for more information about the Pro Bono Scholars Program. Please check our website in December for more information about applying to the Pro Bono Scholars Program and 1L hiring for the 2018 Summer Program.

Q: Does the Dallas office allow split summers?

A: Although the Dallas office allows students to split summers, we do require students to start with and spend the first part of the summer program with us.

Q: How long after a candidate interviews in the Dallas office should he/she expect a hiring decision?

A: During OCI, our Hiring Committee meets regularly and decisions are made in a timely manner. Candidates who receive an offer will be notified by phone and letter.

Q: Do I have to choose a particular practice area at the beginning of the summer?

A: No. Summer associates are encouraged to explore opportunities in a variety of practice areas throughout the summer, if they would like to do so.

Q: What if I am unsure of the area in which I would like to practice?

A: In addition to receiving assignments from a variety of practice areas, we host presentations during the summer for most sections represented in the Dallas office. These informal presentations led by partners and associates provide an overview of their work and further insight into the practice.

Q: How do I apply to the Dallas office summer program?

A: Applications should be submitted through our website, please click here to apply.

If you have questions regarding the Dallas office’s 2018 summer program, please contact:
Elaine Kent
Attorney Recruiting and Development Manager
1700 Pacific Avenue, Suite 4100
Dallas, TX 75201
214.969.4230
214.969.2766 (fax)

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