A: We expect to have between twelve and nineteen summer associates in our 2020 program.
A: Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Emory, Fordham, Georgetown, George Washington, Harvard, Howard, NYU, Stanford, Tulane, University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
A: Although we encourage students to spend the entire summer program with us, we do consider split summers on a case-by-case basis.
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.
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.
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.
A: Corporate, Financial Restructuring Intellectual Property, Investment Funds, Labor, Litigation and Tax.
A: Applications should be submitted through our website, please click here to apply.
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.