Our Summer Associate Program — one of the most comprehensive available — drives our hiring efforts. And while we want to know what kind of lawyer you will be, we also realize you want to know what we can do to help get you there.
2020 Summer Associate Program
- Full programs are offered in: Boston, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, Tokyo, Toronto, Washington, D.C. and Wilmington.
- Skadden hired 213 summer associates in 2021.
- Given our global platform, we typically accommodate requests for splitting summers between two offices.
- Our flexible program provides opportunities to learn first-hand about our extensive range of practices.
Summer associates work in different areas of law, strengthening lawyering skills and gaining insight into the firm in general. The training received during the summer lays the foundation for Skadden’s professional development efforts. Below are a few examples of workshops and presentations that may be offered throughout the summer.
We value having a class comprised of law students from around the country; therefore, the firm actively recruits at more than 40 law schools through on-campus interviews, job fair interview programs and direct write-in applications.
Beginning June 1, 2021, students may directly apply here for 2022 Summer Associate positions.
Most of our Summer Associates are hired from schools that we visit for on-campus interviews, however, we accept applications from qualified second-year law students from all law schools. Students attending schools that we aren’t visiting should apply online or forward their materials to the Attorney Recruiting contact in the office(s) of interest.
If there are any specific questions or subjects the students would like to discuss over the course of their meetings, they are encouraged to let us know. Students who receive offers are welcomed and encouraged to contact the firm to schedule meetings with additional attorneys to address any remaining questions.