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Summer Associate Program and Compensation

Scudder Law Firm's summer program offers to a select group of top students from across the country a high level of exposure to a sophisticated transactional practice in a collegial and interactive environment. We afford our summer associates a realistic view of the firm, rather than focusing excessively on social and recreational activities. This means meaningful projects, contact with clients and senior lawyers and significant interaction with transaction teams.

If you want a summer in the library writing memos, Scudder Law Firm is not for you. Over the past several summers, our summer associates have been involved in the following types of projects:

  • Drafting acquisition-related documents
  • Assisting in valuations of acquisition targets
  • Preparing for public company board meetings
  • Drafting SEC reports for companies and insiders
  • Conducting corporate governance analysis
  • Assisting in public offering and acquisition due diligence
  • Participating in real estate transactions

In addition to providing interesting work, we promote a positive experience through an open-door policy, matching summer associates with an attorney mentor, occasional firm social events, and opportunities for client interaction.

As with our attorneys, we offer our summer associates competitive compensation. For 2024, we expect the following compensation:

Students who have completed two years of law school and have clerked for two summers - $1,700/week
Students who have completed two years of law school - $1,600/week
Students who have completed one year of law school and have clerked for one summer - $1,500/week
Students who have completed one year of law school - $1,400/week

We expect to hire between two and five summer associates, including a mix of first and second year applicants. Undergraduate business course experience is not required, but most 2L students should have taken corporations and one or more other business courses beyond property and contracts.