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Houston Summer Program

Q: How many summer associates does the Houston office expect to hire for the 2019 summer program?

A: We expect to have between six and seven summer associates in our 2019 program.

Q: Where do our 2018 summer associates attend law school?

A: Columbia, Duke, Emory, Tulane, University of Houston, University of Texas, and Vanderbilt.

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

A: In 2018, we will visit Duke, Harvard, Tulane, University of Houston, University of Texas, UVA, and Vanderbilt. We are participating in the Vanderbilt Houston Program and the On Tour Interview Program. The Houston office is also represented by interviewers from our other offices at various campuses during OCI. 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 summer program.

Q: Does the Houston office allow split summers?

A: Although the Houston office allows students to split summers, we do require students to spend a minimum of six weeks with us in the beginning of the summer.

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

A: During OCI, our hiring committee meets on a weekly basis, 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 for most practices represented in the Houston 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 Houston office summer program?

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

If you have questions regarding the Houston office’s 2019 summer program, please contact:
Melissa Shields
Senior Coordinator, Attorney Recruiting & Development
1111 Louisiana Street, 44th Floor
Houston, TX 77002-5200
713.236.0822 (fax)

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.