Summer at Schiff is a time for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you.
Real Work. Real Cases. Real Clients.
We want all of our summer associates to get a realistic look at what it’s like to practice law here, in terms of both the work we do and who we are. Our summer associates work with lawyers from different practice groups and different offices. That means you’ll experience the quality and range of our work and gain substantive experience in areas that interest you. Because our summer associates choose their own assignments from a wide range of options, you’ll have the chance to work on projects as varying as drafting appellate briefs, doing due diligence in connection with a merger agreement, and writing blog posts.
At Schiff you’d also learn through trainings and observational opportunities. We have formal programs in which experienced Schiff attorneys provide hands-on litigation and corporate experiences and feedback to help develop new skills. We also lead group workshops and have attorney-coaches work one-on-one with every summer associate on building their legal writing skills. Finally, our summer associates learn how to develop new client relationships and nurture and maintain current ones in a business development/client skills workshop.
And Real Fun too!
We plan a mix of low-key social activities so that our summer associates and attorneys get to know each other as people. By the end of the summer, our summer associates have a good feel for the firm’s friendly culture.