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New York Summer Program

Q: How many summer associates does the New York office expect to hire for the 2020 summer program?

A: We expect to have between twelve and nineteen summer associates in our 2020 program.

Q: Where do the New York 2019 summer associates attend law school?

A: Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Fordham, Georgetown, George Washington, Harvard, Howard, NYU, Stanford, Tulane, University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania.

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

A: We will visit Boston University, Cardozo, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Fordham, George Washington, Georgetown, Harvard, Howard, NYU, Tulane, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas, University of Virginia, Vanderbilt and Washington University. The New York office is also represented by interviewers from our other offices at various campuses during OCI. We also conduct a resume drop at Brooklyn, review the resumes of write-in applicants and consider students who do not attend schools at which we interview on-campus.

Q: Does the New York office hire 1Ls for the summer program?

A: We hire 1Ls for our Pro Bono Scholars Program and our Akin Gump/Robert Strauss Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program. Click here for more details about the Pro Bono Scholars Program, and here for more information about the Strauss Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship Program.

Q: Does the New York 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 the New York 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 New York office. These informal presentations led by partners and associates provide an overview of their work and further insight into the practice.

Q: Which practice areas did the New York 2018 first year associates get placed in?

A: Corporate, Financial Restructuring Intellectual Property, Investment Funds, Labor, Litigation and Tax.

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

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

If you have questions regarding the New York office’s 2020 summer program, please contact:
Bryna Beckler-Knoll, Esq.
Senior Manager – Attorney Recruiting & Diversity
One Bryant Park
New York, NY 10036
212.872.1002 (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.