Los Angeles Summer Program

"Spending my summer at BakerHostetler was an incredibly positive and exciting experience. Beginning on my very first day, I was given substantive and challenging assignments. And while the work might have been intimidating at times, the summer associate program gave me the tools that I needed to do well.

To future summer associates, I say: Treat each day of your summer as an opportunity to learn. Don't be afraid to ask questions! Follow up with the attorneys after you've completed an assignment to see what you did right and what you could do better next. The best part? Everyone wants you to do well!"

— Monique Matar, 2016 Los Angeles Summer Associate, University of Southern California

The summer program in Los Angeles targets students who have completed two years of law school. At BakerHostetler, we are proud to have an environment characterized by integrity, civility, sensibility, diversity, and professional excellence. We strive toward innovation and building quality, long-standing client relationships. We seek to hire individuals who display these values.

We hire summer associates with the expectation that they will be asked to join us as associates. The summer program lasts approximately 10 weeks.

Our goal is to give each summer associate the best experience we can while they are with us. Summer associates work on projects assigned directly by various lawyers in the office. The projects are real work assignments, identical to those that would be given to associates. Evaluations are given midway through the summer and at the end of the program.

We assign a partner to supervise the summer associates and help them manage their workloads. Each summer associate also is paired with a mentor lawyer. Mentors assist their mentees in acclimating to the firm and answer questions regarding assignments, the summer program, or any other issues that may arise during the summer.

Just as our summer associates will experience hard work, they will also enjoy the camaraderie that comes with being part of BakerHostetler. The social calendar is designed to enable our summer associates and lawyers to get to know each other in a more relaxed atmosphere and to acquaint out-of-towners with the Los Angeles area. Here are some examples of social activities conducted in the past: Cirque de Soleil, Dodger games, concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, Santa Monica Pier and Greek Theatre, dinner at the Getty Center, cooking class and wine tasting, Pageant of the Masters, movie night and bowling night.

At BakerHostetler, our well-rounded summer program is designed to provide students with the training, experience, and confidence necessary to begin the journey to become great lawyers who will enjoy their colleagues and their work.

  Recruiting Contact  

Bonita Paul
Office Administrator