Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The Vault ranks top law firm summer associate programs including the ones that best prepare students for practice

From The Vault press release:

When it comes to finding a career in the legal industry, one of the most important decisions prospective lawyers can make is choosing the right summer associate program. Helping to make that decision easier, Vault.com has released its fourth annual Summer Associate Program Rankings for 2015.

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The findings were a result of Vault's Law Firm Associate Survey, which was taken by nearly 17,000 law firm associates and included questions on summer associate programs. Vault asked first- through third-year associates who had worked as summer associates at their current firms to rate the program both in terms of how well it prepared them for full-time practice and how much fun they had. The average of these two scores determined which firms ranked on the Best Overall Summer Associate Programs list.


 The Top 10 Best Overall Law Firm Summer Associate Programs are:

  1. Morrison & Foerster
  2. Foley Hoag
  3. O'Melveny & Myers
  4. Venable
  5. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
  6. Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  7. Schiff Hardin
  8. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
  9. Holland & Knight
  10. Kaye Scholer

The Top 10 Summer Associate Programs that Best Prepare for Practice are:

  1. Venable
  2. Chadbourne & Parke
  3. Cravath, Swaine & Moore
  4. Foley Hoag / Morrison & Foerster (tie)
  5. Holland & Knight
  6. Schiff Hardin
  7. O'Melveny & Myers
  8. Squire Patton Boggs
  9. Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz
  10. Williams & Connolly

The Top 10 Most Fun Summer Associate Programs are:

  1. Schulte Roth & Zabel
  2. Irell & Manella
  3. Shook, Hardy & Bacon
  4. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
  5. Gibson Dunn & Crutcher
  6. Latham & Watkins
  7. Alston & Bird / Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy (tie)
  8. Morrison & Foerster
  9. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
  10. Kaye Scholer

To see all the rankings and read The Vault's methodology, click here.



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It looks like there is zero overlap between the "best prepare" and "most fun" lists...

Posted by: MSF | Jul 10, 2014 1:53:17 PM

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