Sheppard Mullin's 10-week summer program is structured to give students an idea of what life is like as an associate with the firm. Our summer associates do meaningful, billable work and work closely with partners and associates in various practice groups. Summer associates are given opportunities to attend depositions and court appearances, participate in conference calls and negotiations, draft documents and sit in on meetings, as well as work on pro bono projects with supervising attorneys. We also offer comprehensive transactional and litigation training programs. Attorney mentors assist the students in a variety of ways throughout the summer, and we plan a well-balanced calendar of social events that gives students the opportunity to get to know our attorneys.
Students should show superior academic standing in college and law school as well as extracurricular pursuits and experiences that demonstrate proof of initiative and responsibility. Qualifications and interests related to the desired hiring practice areas are also valued.