• Q: How do I apply for a summer associate position?

    Click here to view all open summer associate positions and submit your application materials. If you have any questions regarding your application, please reach out to Audrey Kerr, Manager of Entry-Level Recruiting.

  • Q: What types of social activities do the summer associates participate in?

    The firm arranges a variety of social activities throughout the summer program to provide the summer associates and lawyers the opportunity to get to know one another. We encourage the summer associates to participate in the summer activities; however, they are not required to attend all activities. Many of the activities allow the summer associates to experience the city as well as life outside of the firm. Dinners, sporting events and section parties are just some of the ways summer associates get to know the lawyers.

  • Q: Do you hire 1Ls for your summer program?

    Yes. Learn more about our 1L programs.

  • Q: Do you have a first-half and second-half program?

    Generally summer associates come during the first half of the summer. In certain offices, we allow summer associates to come second half; however, it is subject to the approval of the hiring partner.

  • Q: Will the firm assist me with finding summer housing?

    Yes, Haynes and Boone works with a reputable apartment locating company. They provide our summer associates with rental options that best meet their requirements based on location and price. More information is provided in the spring before their arrival.

  • Q: How is an offer made?

    Summer Associates offers for employment are made at the end of the summer program. Input is solicited from all lawyers for the final evaluation of each summer associate. Decisions regarding offers are based upon numerous considerations, including the evaluation of the summer associate’s work product, the recommendations of the Summer Associate Committee and the firm’s hiring needs.

  • Q: Are summer associates allowed to pursue judicial clerkships? 

    The firm encourages its summer associates to explore their interest in judicial clerkships because we feel the experience is highly beneficial to your career. The research and writing skills, plus the exposure to the trial and appeal process are valuable skills in the professional development of any lawyer. We offer a clerkship bonus and give appropriate credit for the year(s) spent clerking. Judicial clerkship credits include clerkships with Federal District Courts, Federal Courts of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court and state supreme courts. Credit for judicial clerkships with other courts will be considered on a case-by-case basis.