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Summer Program at Cooley

3175 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304
(650) 843-5000

Summer Program Overview


Cooley’s summer program is designed to give participants an unfiltered introduction to life and practice at the firm. It enables them to experience Cooley’s commitment to providing extraordinary legal services in a professional and collaborative environment. Our program provides opportunities for our summer associates to interact with each other locally and firmwide as a class, which creates bonds that go beyond the summer program. During the summer, constructive feedback is shared at the conclusion of each assignment and informal mid- and end-of-summer feedback sessions. Assigned men...

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No. of Summer Associates (2024)

77 total (65 2Ls; 8 1Ls; 4 SEOs)

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No. of 2L Offers (2023)

72 out of 74

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Summer Program Length

10 weeks typically
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No. of Summer Associates (2024)

77 total (65 2Ls; 8 1Ls; 4 SEOs)

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No. of 2L Offers (2023)

72 out of 74

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Summer Program Length

10 weeks typically


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1L Summers

Yes. through diversity and patent programs


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Assigned to Specific Practice Area

Case by Case


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Split Summer with Another Firm

No. (Unless a summer associate needs to complete a brief “touch back” with a previous employer)


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Split Summer with Another Office

No


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When Does Firm Begin Accepting Resumes for Summer Program

Rolling


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Summer Associate Salary

$9,375 semi monthly



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Summer Program Contact

Arjeree Martin


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Offices with Program

Boston


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Schools Visited for OCI

Berkeley Law


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Career Fairs Attended

Bay Area Diversity Job Fair

Summer Program Overview


Cooley’s summer program is designed to give participants an unfiltered introduction to life and practice at the firm. It enables them to experience Cooley’s commitment to providing extraordinary legal services in a professional and collaborative environment. Our program provides opportunities for our summer associates to interact with each other locally and firmwide as a class, which creates bonds that go beyond the summer program. During the summer, constructive feedback is shared at the conclusion of each assignment and informal mid- and end-of-summer feedback sessions. Assigned men...

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No. of Summer Associates (2024)

77 total (65 2Ls; 8 1Ls; 4 SEOs)

More

No. of 2L Offers (2023)

72 out of 74

More

Summer Program Length

10 weeks typically
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No. of Summer Associates (2024)

77 total (65 2Ls; 8 1Ls; 4 SEOs)

More

No. of 2L Offers (2023)

72 out of 74

More

Summer Program Length

10 weeks typically


More

1L Summers

Yes. through diversity and patent programs


More

Assigned to Specific Practice Area

Case by Case


More

Split Summer with Another Firm

No. (Unless a summer associate needs to complete a brief “touch back” with a previous employer)


More

Split Summer with Another Office

No


More

When Does Firm Begin Accepting Resumes for Summer Program

Rolling


More

Summer Associate Salary

$9,375 semi monthly



More

Summer Program Contact

Arjeree Martin


More

Offices with Program

Boston


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Schools Visited for OCI

Berkeley Law


More

Career Fairs Attended

Bay Area Diversity Job Fair

Survey Says


  • “The work assignments were substantive and meaningful. It was clear that the research I was doing was needed for a brief, especially when cases I found or parentheticals I drafted ended up in the brief.”
  • “Summers do simple substantive work, including ancillary drafting on financings and M&A transactions, along with corporate formations and cleanup.”
  • “I acted as the sole junior associate on a somewhat complex Series C financing. This allowed me to add value in a memorable way, and I'm still working with this client now as a...