- What are the dates of the summer program?
Our 2015 summer program will begin on May 18, 2015 and run through July 17, 2015 in all of our offices. Most summer associates will start work May 18 depending upon exam schedules, moving, etc. 1L summer associates will finish the summer program on July 10, 2015.
- When should I apply?
You can check our Fall Recruiting Calendar to see if we plan to interview at your law school. If we are, please check with your Career Services Office to see how and when you should apply to be considered for an interview. If we will not be interviewing at your law school, please submit your materials to the appropriate Recruiting Manager in each office. If you are a first year law student, please apply after December 1. If you are a second year law student, please apply after August 1. If you are a third year law student, you may apply at any time.
- What is the firm’s policy regarding “splitting” the summer with another firm?
Our split policy is determined on an office by office basis. The Denver and Los Angeles offices do not allow splits. The Atlanta and Washington, DC offices are open to second year students splitting their summer; however, they require that you spend the first half (i.e. a minimum of six weeks) with MLA, unless you previously spent your first year summer with us.
Summer Associate Spotlight
"McKenna Long & Aldridge provided a summer experience enriching beyond expectations. I worked on substantive, meaningful projects and built strong relationships with numerous members of the MLA team. Partners welcomed summer associates to sit in on important meetings, both internal and client-oriented, and we were given an insightful and genuine sense of what it is like to work at the firm. I truly felt the great team at MLA invested in my success and growth, not only during the summer but beyond, and I look forward to rejoining MLA."
The George Washington University Law School
JD Candidate, December 2014