Information about public service programs in which Cadwalader attorneys participate can be found in the Public Service section of the main Cadwalader web site. In addition, Cadwalader summer associates are required to complete one substantive pro bono assignment during their stay at the firm. In recent years, summer associates have participated in projects from a variety of organizations, including the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, and Sanctuary for Families, Inc.
The Cadwalader Public Interest Fellowship may be awarded to one or two New York office summer associates entering the third year of law school who have demonstrated an interest in pursuing legal work in both the public and private sectors. Incoming summer associates who are interested in the fellowship must complete an application. If selected, a fellow spends the first eight weeks of the summer as a summer associate in the New York office, and the next four to six weeks in the legal department of a New York City public interest organization of his or her choosing, making arrangements with assistance from the firm as necessary. Cadwalader compensates each fellow as a summer associate for the first segment of the summer, and pays $8,000 for the work in the public sector. At the conclusion of the summer, each fellow is eligible for a first-year associate offer together with the rest of his or her class.
If you are interested in applying for the Cadwalader Public Interest Fellowship, please let us know during your callback interview. All inquiries regarding the fellowship should be directed to Tara Conlon, Director of Legal Recruitment, at email@example.com.