Summer Program







Our summer program is designed to give you a realistic picture of practicing law at MLA. Summer associates are exposed to a variety of real assignments that allow them to put their legal skill set to use and meet our attorneys. While our work assignment process may differ from office to office, all summer associates can expect to experience challenging assignments and also learn about our departmental team structure. We believe in teamwork, and for that reason most of our departments are comprised of smaller teams of five to twelve attorneys within the larger department. This provides summer associates with an understanding of how the associate work assignment process is structured and affords them the opportunity to work directly with partners on their assignments.

We believe feedback is important and ask our attorneys to submit written evaluations on each completed assignment as well as give oral feedback. Our summer associates participate in both firm wide and office specific training programs, in addition to their work assignments. These programs are designed to enhance their legal skills and provide them with an opportunity to learn more about MLA. A few of these programs include: a writing workshop, a negotiations training, and practice group overviews. For more information on our Summer Program, please select the specific city of your interest.

Summer Associate Spotlight

"I chose McKenna Long & Aldridge because of its collegial environment and commitment to mentoring young attorneys.  As a summer associate, I had the opportunity to work on several substantive assignments and was impressed by the willingness of the firm’s attorneys to reach out and provide assistance.  My experience gave me a great sense of what it is like to be a part of the MLA team, and I look forward to joining the firm in the fall."

Laura Haskins
University of Virginia
JD Candidate 2013