Variety of Assignments
Our goal is t o expose summer associates to a variety of areas of the law so they leave the program with a solid understanding of the kind of work that could be available to them after law school. Assignments are based on personal interests and work flow.
On the Job Training
Beyond meaningful work assignments, you will have a number of training opportunities:
Legal Writing Seminar
Lunch & Learn Series
Where is the Arent Fox Summer Program located?
Arent Fox hosts summer programs in our DC, LA, and NY Offices.
What types of assignments do summer associates receive?
Summer associates are expected to help with ongoing client matters that correspond to their interests. This often includes conducting legal research, drafting memoranda, and attending client conferences. Summer associates receive assignments from a designated monitor.
How does the evaluation process work?
Feedback is a central component of the summer associate program at Arent Fox. Each assignment will be evaluated by a supervising attorney but we highly encourage summer associates to reach out for informal feedback from not only your mentor and advisor, but other attorneys at the firm as well. In addition, each summer associate will receive two formal reviews.
How long is the summer program?
The summer program lasts for 10 weeks. It begins late May and ends late July.
Is there a mentor program for summer associates?
Each summer associate is assigned a personal team of dedicated attorneys and staff for guidance and support. Members of the Employment Committee serve as evaluators and work individually with summer associates. Evaluators review your assignments, consult with assigning attorneys and conduct mid-summer and final performance reviews. Each summer associate is paired with a partner or counsel reader. Your reader functions as a writing coach who constructively critiques the organization, clarity, and style of your writing. Summer associates will be paired with a junior associate advisor, or “buddy,” to assist with acclimation to the firm. Your buddy will introduce you to colleagues and serve as an important resource.
Are summer associates able to work on pro bono matters?
Yes, summer associates have the opportunity and are encouraged to work on pro bono cases.
And then there are careers.
DC: Patent Agent or Patent Attorney/Associate (Chemistry)We are seeking a patent agent or patent attorney/associate with 4-6 years of experience in patent application drafting and prosecution in the chemical and/or material science fields. Candidates must possess a four year degree in chemistry or similar technology area. Membership to the Patent Bar is required. Candidates must possess strong writing skills and excellent academic credentials and a desire to excel in a law firm environment.
NY: Real Estate Staff AttorneyWe are seeking a real estate staff attorney with 3 or more years of experience in title and survey review, familiarity with organizational documents, and experience in organizing a closing. This is a non-partnership track attorney position. Additional requirements include: strong organizational and writing skills, ability to work well both independently and with other lawyers and paralegals in teams on large transactions, excellent academic credentials, and a desire to excel in a large law firm environment.
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