Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Field LLP

Strauss Diversity& Inclusion Scholars Program: Real work and real client contact in your first year. Share in our commitment to build highly talented teams and to strengthen our community by having a voice in our diversity and inclusion initiatives. The first of your two summers begins with participation in diversity and inclusion efforts at the firm and working alongside a firm client to gain in-house perspective. In your second summer, you will continue legal training, relationship building and participation in diversity and inclusion efforts as a summer associate. As part of the SDIS program, Akin offers practice-specific Scholar positions in Financial Restructuring, Intellectual Property, and Corporate. Scholars receive the summer associate salary during the program, plus a $50,000 scholarship.

Pro Bono Scholars Program: Work in the public interest and in private practice. Combine your passion for public interest issues with private practice across two summers. The first summer is entirely focused on pro bono work. During your time with the firm and the public interest organization, you'll receive dedicated pro bono training and projects. For the second summer, you'll join our Summer Associate Program and have the opportunity to work on sophisticated commercial and pro bono assignments. Scholars receive the summer associate salary during the program, plus a $50,000 scholarship. 

Texas 1L Summer Associate Program: Learn to lawyer and build relationships. We have a rich history and a strong presence in the Lone Star State. Founded in Dallas and a key player in Houston, launch yourself where we did too. Over the course of the summer program, you'll have formal training, hands-on learning through substantive assignments and weekly networking events. You'll learn the core competencies for a successful legal career and experience what it really means to practice law. 1Ls receive the summer associate salary, which was $4,135/week in 2023. We anticipate summer associate salaries remaining competitive. 

2L Summer Associate Program: Give context to law school through real world experience. Form new relationships, expand your network and find out what it's like to be an Akin lawyer. During our summer associate program, you will be able to work on assignments from practice areas that excite you, shadow attorneys, participate in networking events, join coffee chats, and get involved in one of our many Firmwide Resource Groups (FRGs). Through our Summer Program Academy, you will participate in both practice-specific courses as well as sessions geared towards career growth. Summer associates receive a weekly salary, which was $4,135/week in 2023. We anticipate salaries remaining competitive. 
Full program details and applications to all summer opportunities are online at https://www.akingump.com/en/careers/us-students. 

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