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Law Students

Summer Program


The primary objective of our summer program is to provide students with quality work assignments and professional experiences reflective of the depth and complexity of our practice. Summer associates learn first-hand about trying cases and drafting legal documents, motions and agreements, and are exposed to courtroom appearances, depositions and client meetings. Our program provides law students with an experience as close as possible to that of a first-year associate, as well as the opportunity to gain insight into the work and culture of the firm.

Summer associates participate in formal training programs, a partner lunch series and an associate mentor program, all of which are devised to assist with acclimation to the firm. Summer associates receive ongoing feedback from the attorneys with whom they work and are provided with a formal mid and exit review.

Kasowitz supports and encourages summer associates to engage in pro bono work. Each year, summer associates have the opportunity to participate in a two-week pro bono externship with a legal services organization, organized by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Summer associates typically work on general firm pro bono matters, which include, but are not limited to, child support, custody and other matters on behalf of low-income clients referred by Her Justice. The vast majority of work performed as a Kasowitz summer associate may be applied toward the New York State Bar Admission Pro Bono Requirement.


The firm coordinates various charitable events during “GiveBack” week. These include, among others, Citymeals-on-Wheels “Eat Cheap for Charity” and Operation Backpack. In addition to charitable events, Kasowitz hosts social events throughout the summer which provides summer associates and our attorneys the opportunity to get to know one another in an informal environment.

Click here to view the highlights of our 2013 summer social calendar.

Click here to see testimonials from prior summer associates. 



For additional information, please see:  NALP Form (2013-14)


For more information about our summer program, please contact:


Mindy J. Lindenman
Director of Legal Recruiting


(212) 506-1918



American Lawyer Student Edition: 2013 Summer Associates Survey

The Kasowitz summer program was recognized in The 2013 American Lawyer Student Edition’s annual Summer Associates Survey. Kasowitz was ranked #11 (out of 63 firms) in New York and #22 (out of 112 firms) nationally. Highlights include:

  • 5.00 (4.82*) – “overall rating as a place to work”
  • 5.00 (4.87*) – “full-time associate-summer associate interactions”
  • 4.94 (4.61*) – “how much “real” work was assigned”
  • 4.94 (4.62*) – “partner-summer associate interactions”
  • 4.94 (4.63*) – “how interesting the work was”
  • 4.94 (4.80*) – “how accurately firm portrayed itself during interviews”
  • 4.88 (4.57*) – “training and guidance”

* National survey average

Click here to view the full 2013 Summer Associates Survey.