Entry-Level Associates

While Skadden’s new associate class primarily consists of its prior summer associates, we recruit third-year law students and LL.M. students for post-graduate employment for specific practice areas. Students may register to interview through their schools’ career services office if we are participating in one of their interview programs, or applications may be submitted directly to us online. Applications should include a resume, transcript and cover letter indicating the practice area(s) of interest.

When new associates join the firm, they typically attend a retreat in New York and participate in our full-time Associates’ Comprehensive Education (ACE) program, which provides Skadden-specific legal- and business-skills training across the firm’s practice areas as well as a multi-session writing course. At the conclusion of the program, the new associates join their practice areas.

Learn more about professional development opportunities and attorney benefits at Skadden. The starting base salary for this position is expected to be $225,000 annually. Actual salary will be determined based on prior legal experience and other job-related factors, consistent with applicable law. Visit Associate Salary Information for compensation details.