Summer Associate Program

BakerHostetler’s summer program is designed to give law students exposure to many facets of the firm’s practice. Summer Associates attend Firmwide Summer Training Programs with a robust curriculum and where they interact with Summer Associates across the firm. Additionally, in their local offices, they participate in conferences, practice group sessions, depositions, trials, and other court proceedings, labor arbitrations, administrative proceedings, and business transaction closings. We closely monitor work assignments to ensure that Summer Associates work on multiple projects with a variety of lawyers in different practice areas.

Each Summer Associate is partnered with a senior associate, oftentimes former Summer Associates, who helps facilitate introductions to other attorneys in the office and offers advice and direction about our firm, office culture, and clients. We routinely provide feedback, both formal and informal, throughout your summer with us. You will receive ongoing comments as you work on assignments and the attorneys you work with will also formally evaluate your performance as assignments are completed. We provide a final evaluation at the end of the program.

In 2022, BakerHostetler’s summer program was conducted in-person with both in-person work and social gatherings. We continued our virtual firmwide training, where summer associates were able to meet fellow classmates across the country and participate in professional development programs. Some local social events included trivia night, scavenger hunts, boat rides, sporting events, cooking classes, and other activities designed to help our Summer Associates get to know the lawyers in their office.

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. “Everyone at the firm is very friendly and helpful. The firm provides excellent resources and wants to see you succeed,” noted a recent Summer Associate.

In Vault’s 2020 annual survey, our Firm’s Summer Associate Program was ranked #5 in the nation of all eligible law firm programs. We are extremely proud of that ranking and our commitment to provide each Summer Associate with a unique opportunity for learning, personal growth and success.

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