Our summer associate program is designed to provide law students an experience representative of life as a firm associate. Summer associates work closely with our attorneys in a variety of practice areas, including those that are of particular interest to the individual. Responsibilities typically include legal research, drafting research memoranda and pleadings, and attendance at depositions, hearings, trials, and client meetings. The firm also assigns a mentor to each Summer Associate to ensure they receive individual attention, feedback, instruction, and guidance throughout their clerkship. The summer program requires a six-week time commitment.
Our firm also plans a variety of social events to provide an opportunity for Summer Associates to interact with the attorneys in a more relaxed setting. Past summer activities have included private catered parties, live music at Wednesday at the Square, trivia night at Tracey’s Original Irish Pub, bowling tournaments at Fulton Alley, a French Quarter cocktail tour, and a traditional Friday lunch at Galatoire’s Restaurant.
In the past, our firm's summer program has welcomed a diverse group of highly motivated law students with outstanding academic records from some of the nation's top law schools, including Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Duke University, the University of California - Berkeley (Boalt Hall), the University of Virginia, the University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, Tulane University, Louisiana State University, and Loyola University. If you are interested in our summer program, and attend a law school that we do not visit, please send a cover letter, résumé, and transcript to Careers@BarrassoUsdin.com.