Click to see the OCI schedules for the Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans and New York offices. If we do not visit your law school, or you are unable to attend one of the many career fairs in which we participate, please submit your cover letter, resume and transcripts directly to the recruiting contact of the office in which you are interested.
The Silver Scholar Program is the Firm’s scholarship award for first- and second-year law school students, designed to increase diversity within our Firm and the legal profession. Students selected to be Silver Scholars will receive a summer associate position at Proskauer and be eligible for a cash award of up to $30,000 payable in installments. First and second-year law students can apply.
There are many ways to prepare for your callback interview. In addition to consulting our website, which contains information about our offices, practice groups, Firm culture, and associate programs, there are multiple online resources, including Chambers Associate and Vault that you can review to learn about the Firm. You can also peruse our NALP form. In addition, many schools’ career services offices keep surveys from past Summer Associates available. Firm alumni, as well as current and former Summer Associates, are also valuable sources of information.
Please have a copy of your resume, transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) and writing sample available. Your writing sample may not be required but it is good practice to have it handy!
Each office operates differently, but traditionally a Proskauer callback lasts between two and three hours. Our recruitment team strives to schedule your callback with a range of associates and partners based on your individual preferences. At least one of the attorneys on your schedule will likely be a member of the Hiring Committee, and you may have a member of the Recruiting Department on your schedule as well.
Each office has its own Hiring Committee that meets at different times. However, all offices try their best to get back to you as soon as possible. We understand that this is a stressful time, and students should feel free to reach out to members of the Recruiting Department for an update on their status.
All recruiters and the interviewers you met during the recruiting process would be happy to answer any questions you have. We are also happy to schedule a “second look” opportunity. Just like the callback interview, the second look process is tailored to each candidate to provide prospective Summer Associates an opportunity to speak with more lawyers in the practice area(s) of interest.
Yes, Proskauer subscribes to NALP’s 14-Day Reaffirmation Rule and requests that you reaffirm your interest in our offer after 14 days by contacting the Recruiting Department.
You may accept or decline our offer by calling or emailing any member of our Recruiting Department, or any attorney you met during the recruiting process.
Proskauer will follow the guidelines and policies provided by your law school.
For out-of-town students, Proskauer will reimburse reasonable travel, hotel and meal expenses. Guidelines will be provided to you by the Recruiting Department during the scheduling process.
The Proskauer Summer Program runs for 10 weeks. Learn more about our summer program.
Summer Associates must spend at least the first eight weeks of the program with us.
Summer Associate salaries vary by office and are competitive for each market. Please refer to the appropriate NALP form for specific office information.
The Firm reimburses non-local Summer Associates for reasonable travel expenses to and from the office in which they will be working.
The 2020 summer class included 61 2Ls and nine 1Ls.
We expect that all Summer Associates in our program will receive an offer for full-time employment.
Summer Associates formally rank their practice area preferences at the end of the Summer Program. The timing of department placements varies by office, although generally Summer Associates are placed in departments shortly after the Summer Program concludes. We make every effort to honor Summer Associate departmental preferences.
The Firm does not have a formal rotation program. Summer Associates will have the opportunity to rank their interest in different departments and practice areas and they will receive assignments based on their interests and the availability of work in their specific office.
Each office has an assignment coordinator who oversees Summer Associate workflow. Attorneys in each office submit assignments through an online portal and the assignment coordinator will allocate each assignment based on availability and interest.
Summer Associates are offered a variety of trainings throughout the Program, including department overviews, a writing workshop, a mediation skills training, and mock negotiations. Find more information about Proskauer’s firmwide Professional Development & Training.
Each Summer Associate is assigned a partner mentor and one or two associate mentors (depending on your class size). Mentors will check in with Summer Associates on a weekly basis, providing guidance and support throughout the Summer Program.
In addition to working directly with partners and associates through our formal work allocation process, we also offer a variety of opportunities for you to meet and get to know Proskauer lawyers. Summer Associates are invited to join department meetings, affinity group activities, and community service projects. Attorneys are encouraged to take Summer Associates out for lunch or coffee as part of a formal lunch program. Additionally, the Summer Program includes weekly social events such as sporting events, cocktail receptions, paint nights, and cooking classes.