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Law Students

Tell us where you want your career to go, and we will help you get there.
However bold your ambition, you can trust that our summer program will provide you with the tools and exposure to build upon your legal skills. Under the guidance of our lawyers, you'll make an impact by taking on substantive client projects. Along the way, you will have relationship-building opportunities and lively activities to help accelerate your integration into our firm.

Hear from recent summer associates

Past summer associates found a welcoming and supportive environment fortified by a drive for success and growth. Hear why they chose DLA Piper and what they had to say about our corporate culture.

It begins here

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Be part of the team

From day one you are part of a team doing meaningful work for our clients. You will be integrated into one of our core practice groups and supported by lawyers who are invested in your growth and development. Through fun social and community activities, you will also have plenty of opportunities to get to know the summer associates and lawyers in your local office.

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Training and development

During our 10-week summer associate program, you will participate in a series of training and development opportunities to acquire the skills you’ll need as you launch your legal career. The highlight of the summer associate program is the 2.5-day in-person event where you’ll have a chance to hear from and meet DLA Piper’s senior leaders, participate in learning sessions and make connections that will last beyond the summer.
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Giving back

When you join DLA Piper you will have the opportunity to give back. This may include taking part in one of the clinical offerings centered around immigration, or preparing restraining orders for victims domestic violence. You may join colleagues as you volunteer preparing food for families or sorting donations at a food bank. You can make an impact.

Learn more about pro bono→

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Krantz Fellowship

Through the Krantz Fellowship, we annually select two new associates to spend their first year at the firm working exclusively on pro bono matters. We created the fellowship in honor of Sheldon Krantz, a former partner and founding director of New Perimeter.

Learn more about the Krantz Fellowship→

Diversity and inclusion

We value our people and provide a welcoming, inclusive environment where everyone can succeed.

Read more about our diversity and inclusion initiatives, events and recognitions→

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