As a Perkins Coie Summer Associate, you get to:
Work - Hands-on legal experience.
Learn - Mentored by partners and associates, training and feedback.
Have Fun - Social events and networking opportunities.
Summer associates work on a wide range of challenging legal assignments similar to those given to new associates, including legal research, analysis and drafting.
At Perkins Coie, our summer associates can look forward to the freedom of selecting work assignments in different practice areas available at each office location. Assignments include (but are not limited to) projects related to the following practice areas:
- Business Litigation
- Corporate and Securities
- Intellectual Property
- Privacy and Data Security
- Product Liability
- Real Estate and Land Use
- Technology Transaction & Privacy
- Trademark, Copyright, Internet & Advertising
Attorney "trackers" coordinate work assignments and monitor the type, quality and amount each summer associate receives. Summer associates are also encouraged to seek out assignments directly from senior associates and partners.
Supervising attorneys provide informal feedback to summer associates after each assignment, and they submit written, formal evaluations to the office hiring committee. The formal evaluations become part of each summer associate's mid-summer and final evaluations.