1/19/21 - News
SHJ Seeks Summer Associates for 2021
SHJ is looking for exceptional law students who share our bold energy and passion for intellectual challenges. We offer a diverse, collegial, and flexible office environment where all input is valued and work/life balance is respected.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does SHJ look for in summer associates?
Applicants should have a thirst for trial and litigation practice, as well as the creativity, intellectual curiosity, and motivation to hit the ground running.
What types of assignments can I expect during my summer at SHJ?
Prepare to dive headfirst into “big case” civil trial practice. Because we rely on lean staffing to maximize flexibility and efficiency, summer associates are integrated into our litigation teams from day one, much like junior associates. You’ll be given substantive assignments—such as drafting motions, preparing deposition questions, and researching strategy memos—that have a real impact on the firm’s success.
How would you describe SHJ’s culture?
Fun. Informal. Entrepreneurial.
Everyone here genuinely enjoys the practice of law. We also like working together, and dislike bureaucracy and busy work. We don’t look over anyone’s shoulder or insist on face time for face time’s sake; we trust summer associates to take ownership of issues and cases, committing to their own professional development. In return, our tight-knit team of lawyers and professionals provide the support and guidance you need to launch a successful legal career.
If we haven’t answered your question here, contact our recruiting partner, Adam Dinnell, at . Adam can also put you in touch with the firm’s current associates, who are happy to share their experiences.