Summer Associates Vedder Careers
Our Summer Associate Program is our most valuable source of new associates, and we work hard to help make it an experience that translates into your future success as an associate here.
As a summer associate, you can expect to be integrated quickly into our operations—through substantive work assignments, observation opportunities and training sessions tailored to our practice areas. We pay careful attention to your progress. Through our Summer Associate Advisor Program, you will work with an assigned advisor who provides practical advice and guidance related to practicing law and dealing with general, work-related issues. During your tenure as a summer associate, there will be two formal review sessions, one at the mid-point of the program and the other at the completion of the program, incorporating written attorney feedback regarding each completed project. Our social events calendar includes a variety of activities, ranging from office-wide events to small-group outings planned by associates, ensuring there are plenty of opportunities to get you out of the office and enjoying your summer.
Please see our #VPSummer19 posts on LinkedIn for photos of our 2019 Summer Associate events and to hear directly from our summer class on everything from their favorite summer projects to OCI advice.
2021 Summer Associate Program
Information regarding the 2L recruitment process for our 2021 Summer Associate Program is forthcoming.
"The most important thing to me when looking for a firm to join for the summer was finding people with whom I would want to work, not just for the summer, but for years and years beyond law school. I absolutely found this at Vedder Price. The attorneys and other colleagues I worked with were fantastic. They gave me a great variety of work with increasing responsibility over the course of the summer, and helpful feedback and support that showed investment in my professional development. They were always communicating with me to make sure I was not only receiving a variety of work assignments, but also more of the work that I was particularly interested in experiencing. Not only did I enjoy working with these attorneys on a professional basis, but I also enjoyed spending time with them at the varied social events, which were a blast. They made me feel welcome, and I felt I had a chance to glimpse the firm’s true culture. I’m very much looking forward to returning to work at Vedder full time after law school."
Sarah Ryan, 2018 Summer Associate, University of Chicago Law School, Class of 2019