Students - Summer Program

Los Angeles Summer Program

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

A: We expect to have between six and seven summer associates in our 2018 summer program.

Q: Where do our 2017 summer associates attend law school

A: Berkeley, Columbia, UCLA and USC.

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

A: In 2017, we will visit Berkeley, Columbia, Harvard, NYU, Penn, Stanford, UCLA, USC and attend the On Tour Interview Program. The Los Angeles 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. 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 for the 2018 summer program.

Q: Does the Los Angeles office allow split summers?

A: Although we encourage students to spend the entire summer program with us, we do consider split summers on a case-by-case basis.

Q: How long after a candidate interviews in Los Angeles 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 pick 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 sections represented in the Los Angeles offices. 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 Los Angeles office summer program

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

If you have questions regarding the Los Angeles office’s 2018 summer program, please contact:
Scott Arsenault
Attorney Recruiting & Development Manager
1999 Avenue of the Stars Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90067-6022
+1 310.229.3804
+1 310.229.1001

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.