Summer Associate Program

Summer Associate Program

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Summer Associate Program focuses on giving students an accurate sense of what it's like to be a full-time associate at our firm. You will work on a variety of client projects, get to know our attorneys and staff, and experience the collaborative atmosphere that makes our firm an amazing place to work! Throughout the summer you will get both practical training and candid feedback. We also provide meaningful support and guidance through experienced Summer Associate Program leadership, mentors, and our Writing Advisor Program.

All of these pieces add up to a fantastic program that consistently earns stellar reviews from the exceptional law students who experience the Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr Summer Program firsthand. 

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Summer Associate Program
Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Summer Associate Program focuses on giving students an accurate sense of what it's like to be a full-time associate at our firm. You will work on a variety of client projects, get to know our attorneys and staff, and experience the collaborative atmosphere that makes our firm an amazing place to work! Throughout the summer you will get both practical training and candid feedback. We also provide meaningful support and guidance through experienced Summer Associate Program leadership, mentors, and our Writing Advisor Program. All of these pieces add up to a fantastic program that consistently earns stellar reviews from the exceptional law students who experience the Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr Summer Program firsthand.
How to Apply

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr looks for a select group of motivated second-year law students with excellent academic performance, diverse interests and an enthusiasm for the practice of law.

Our firm conducts annual on-campus interviews at law schools and job fairs within our geographic footprint. We then invite select candidates to visit our locations and meet with our lawyers. To obtain information about the interview procedures for your particular school, contact your school’s career services office.

If we are not scheduled to visit your campus, we encourage you to apply to our summer program directly.

 

Apply Here

Training

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Summer Associate Program begins with all students from across the firm joining the entire Summer Associate Program leadership team for a multi-day orientation. The orientation is a great opportunity to meet your student colleagues, experience your first legal training sessions and meet many of the firm’s attorneys. 

Real Work Experience 

Throughout your summer, you'll draft memos, agreements and briefs that will actually be read by clients and judges. You'll attend client meetings, closings, court conferences, depositions and trials. You will also get a sense of the firm's commitment to pro bono work with the opportunity to handle a pro bono project. Real, meaningful work experience forms the foundation of the Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr Summer Associate Program.

Legal Skills Workshops 

We will work hard to refine and sharpen your legal writing and drafting skills during the course of your summer. You'll get practical, hands-on guidance from talented legal writers in a workshop series format that covers essential skills for attorneys, including contract drafting and negotiation, legal and research memoranda, bluebooking, and marketing writing skills.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in departmental training for our associates and partners. In conjunction with the firm's Career Development Program, the firm offers a wide variety of learning opportunities throughout the year and this provides a wonderful opportunity to "sample" some of this training.

Evaluations and Feedback

Each of your assignments will be carefully evaluated by your assigning attorney, who will provide you with direct feedback. You will also be given both a mid-summer evaluation and an evaluation at the conclusion of the program that mirror our associate evaluation process. We'll candidly share with you what we see as your strengths and where we see room for improvement. Through these programs, you'll be kept informed as to your progress throughout your summer experience.

Writing Advisor Program

You will also receive private feedback from an assigned writing advisor, typically a partner at the firm, who will evaluate your written work product and provide his or her thoughts in an ongoing dialogue about your writing skills throughout the summer.

 

Events

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Summer Associate Program events include a wide array of interesting clients and prestigious alumni.

In the past, summer associates enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of a local theater before seeing the show; wine tasting with the CEO of an online wine store; a private tour and tasting with a client who is the founder of a local brewery; and an "all access" tour of the Eagles NovaCare training center. We also schedule meetings with a variety of public figures and judges, who are friends and alumni of the firm. 

Other events include a pro bono component, such as recent volunteer sessions at a Tenant’s Equal Justice Clinic in Miami and staffing the Eviction Court Advice Desk in Chicago through partner organizations in those cities.

All of these events provide opportunities for students to understand Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s attorneys and clients, firm culture, and of course, to relax and enjoy the summer!

 

How to Apply

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr looks for a select group of motivated second-year law students with excellent academic performance, diverse interests and an enthusiasm for the practice of law.

Our firm conducts annual on-campus interviews at law schools and job fairs within our geographic footprint. We then invite select candidates to visit our locations and meet with our lawyers. To obtain information about the interview procedures for your particular school, contact your school’s career services office.

If we are not scheduled to visit your campus, we encourage you to apply to our summer program directly.

 

Apply Here

Training

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Summer Associate Program begins with all students from across the firm joining the entire Summer Associate Program leadership team for a multi-day orientation. The orientation is a great opportunity to meet your student colleagues, experience your first legal training sessions and meet many of the firm’s attorneys. 

Real Work Experience 

Throughout your summer, you'll draft memos, agreements and briefs that will actually be read by clients and judges. You'll attend client meetings, closings, court conferences, depositions and trials. You will also get a sense of the firm's commitment to pro bono work with the opportunity to handle a pro bono project. Real, meaningful work experience forms the foundation of the Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr Summer Associate Program.

Legal Skills Workshops 

We will work hard to refine and sharpen your legal writing and drafting skills during the course of your summer. You'll get practical, hands-on guidance from talented legal writers in a workshop series format that covers essential skills for attorneys, including contract drafting and negotiation, legal and research memoranda, bluebooking, and marketing writing skills.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in departmental training for our associates and partners. In conjunction with the firm's Career Development Program, the firm offers a wide variety of learning opportunities throughout the year and this provides a wonderful opportunity to "sample" some of this training.

Evaluations and Feedback

Each of your assignments will be carefully evaluated by your assigning attorney, who will provide you with direct feedback. You will also be given both a mid-summer evaluation and an evaluation at the conclusion of the program that mirror our associate evaluation process. We'll candidly share with you what we see as your strengths and where we see room for improvement. Through these programs, you'll be kept informed as to your progress throughout your summer experience.

Writing Advisor Program

You will also receive private feedback from an assigned writing advisor, typically a partner at the firm, who will evaluate your written work product and provide his or her thoughts in an ongoing dialogue about your writing skills throughout the summer.

 

Events

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Summer Associate Program events include a wide array of interesting clients and prestigious alumni.

In the past, summer associates enjoyed a behind-the-scenes tour of a local theater before seeing the show; wine tasting with the CEO of an online wine store; a private tour and tasting with a client who is the founder of a local brewery; and an "all access" tour of the Eagles NovaCare training center. We also schedule meetings with a variety of public figures and judges, who are friends and alumni of the firm. 

Other events include a pro bono component, such as recent volunteer sessions at a Tenant’s Equal Justice Clinic in Miami and staffing the Eviction Court Advice Desk in Chicago through partner organizations in those cities.

All of these events provide opportunities for students to understand Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr’s attorneys and clients, firm culture, and of course, to relax and enjoy the summer!