Beyond research and writing, we make every effort to provide law students meaningful, practical experience. Whether it’s observing and assisting attorneys, training and educational programs, mentoring, learning firm culture, or receiving constructive feedback, our program is generally self-directed with projects collected from lawyers throughout the firm. Being a full-service firm, most summer associates have the opportunity to select work in their areas of interest. Whenever possible, we allow summer associates to choose their own assignments.
During the time at Dinsmore, law students get continuing education. From live panel discussions with in-house counsel to luncheon seminars to a courtroom visit, we help students identify what’s important to our clients and give them the tools to develop a strong legal practice. Attorneys are expected to provide oral and written feedback for each project a summer associate undertakes. Additionally, all summer associates undergo a formal evaluation in which their work product is reviewed by Summer Program directors, and they are counseled on the areas in which they can improve.
We also offer plenty of social activities to help students have fun and learn the city while building personal and professional relationships.
Currently, we recruit students to participate in our summer program in the office locations listed on this page. Click on one of the links below for easy access to our NALP forms: