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, drafting 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 continuous feedback from the attorneys with whom they work and are provided with a formal exit review.
Each year, a few summer associates have the opportunity to participate in a two-week pro bono externship with a legal services organization. This program is organized by New York Lawyers for the Public Interest. Summer associates have also worked on child support, custody and other matters on behalf of low-income clients referred by Her Justice (formerly known as inMotion).
The firm coordinates various charitable events during the summer. These include, among others, the Citymeals-on-Wheels “Eat Cheap for Charity” program and Operation Backpack. In addition, the firm hosts social events throughout the summer, in an informal environment, which provide summer associates the opportunity to get to know our attorneys and vice versa.
In 2012, the Kasowitz summer program was recognized in The American Lawyer Student Edition’s annual Summer Associates Survey. Kasowitz was ranked #19 (out of 63 firms) in New York and #26 (out of 111 firms) nationally. Highlights include ranking 4.77 (average 4.59) for “how interesting the work was,” 4.95 (average: 4.79) for “overall rating as a place to work,” 4.82 (average 4.49) for “training and guidance” and ranking 5.00 (average: 4.86) for “full-time associate-summer associate interactions.” To review the full 2012 Summer Associates Survey, click here.
Click here to view the highlights of our 2012 summer social calendar.
Click here to see testimonials from prior summer associates.
For additional information, please see: NALP Form (2012-13)
For more information about our summer program, please contact:
Mindy J. Lindenman
Director of Legal Recruiting