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Associate Employment


As an ambitious individual, you have professional and personal aspirations. Clark Hill provides the work environment, the tools - and most importantly - the culture to help you achieve those aspirations. We are committed to hiring, training, mentoring and retaining the finest people who bring the right balance of professional skills and personal qualities that exemplify the Clark Hill Experience. To find out more about our Summer Associate Program and employment opportunities, please read on.

Summer Associate Program

Our 10-week Summer Associate Program is an integral part of our firm’s recruitment of associates. We hire Summer Associates with the intention of offering each of them positions as full-time associates; that is, we do not hire a large class of students and then decrease the class by extending a small number of full-time offers. As with our lateral attorney recruitment, we look to recruit the finest and most talented law students who share our core values and would thrive in our entrepreneurial environment.

As a Clark Hill Summer Associate, you are afforded the same work environment as that of an associate who has just joined the firm upon graduation. There is no distinction in work assignments, client contact, development or responsibilities. All practice groups in the firm may provide assignments to you and from all offices. However, if you express an interest in a particular practice area, we can accommodate a more specific focus.

As a Summer Associate, you will begin your summer experience with a week-long training program. During this time, you are exposed to the major support functions of a law firm, including conflict analysis, library services and a range of software and technology training. We also assign a mentor to you in order to help you become acclimated to both your local office and the firm as a whole. View more information on our Professional Development Program here. To assist with your self-evaluation and with career planning, you will receive feedback at the completion of each project and performance evaluations at the midpoint and end of the 10-week program. Clark Hill also assigns an Associate Liaison to our Summer Program. This Liaison, who is a member of our Recruiting Committee, holds weekly progress meetings with our Summer Associates and is available for one-on-one meetings.

Our Summer Associates attend the annual firm retreat, practice group meetings, in-house training and seminars. We also offer, in conjunction with the legal services clinic in the cities in which we have offices, a unique opportunity for Summer Associates to work on pro bono matters. Social activities are also planned throughout the summer to give our Summer Associates the opportunity to get to know our attorneys outside the workplace. Activities from prior years include professional baseball games, dinners at a member's home, a wine tasting party, community service events and other outdoor activities. Each year, our Summer Associates tell us that we strike the right balance between after-work events and workdays devoted to client assignments and professional development.

If you would like to join us and we are visiting your law school during the month of August, please apply through your law school's fall recruitment program. If we are not visiting your law school, we will be accepting applications for our Summer 2015 program between July 21, 2014 and August 29, 2014. Please send a cover letter, resume, writing sample and transcript to Martha Mackinnon at mmackinnon@clarkhill.com

Clark Hill will be interviewing at the following law schools and job fairs in August 2014:

Arizona State University College of Law
Cook County Minority Job Fair
Dickinson School of Law (Penn State)
Duquesne University School of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
George Washington University Law School
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Michigan State University College of Law
Northwestern University School of Law
Temple University School of Law
University of Arizona College of Law
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
University of Michigan Law School
Notre Dame Law School
University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Villanova University School of Law
Wayne State University Law School

Clark Hill will be participating in Resume Collections at the following law schools:

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Cornell University Law School
Chicago-Kent College of Law
DePaul University College of Law
Emory University School of Law
Duke University School of Law
Howard University School of Law
Indiana University School of Law
Marshall-Wythe School of Law (William & Mary)
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
University of Chicago Law School
University of North Carolina School of Law
University of Toledo College of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
Vanderbilt University Law School
Washington University School of Law
Washington & Lee University School of Law
West Virginia University College of Law
Widener University School of Law


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