For 11 weeks after your second year of law school, you can experience what it would be like to work at Cadwalader. This is the best way to assess whether Cadwalader fits your personal and professional goals.
Under the supervision of experienced attorneys, you will have an opportunity to be directly involved in making meaningful contributions to ongoing projects. Our goal is to expose you to the various aspects of the practice of law: meeting with clients, participating in strategy and drafting sessions, and attending negotiations, closings, depositions and court appearances.
After an in-depth orientation, you may work in several of our practice groups, depending on your interests. Just like a full-fledged Cadwalader associate, training will continue throughout your summer stay with an emphasis on substantive and skills-building presentations and seminars. Associate and partner mentors will work closely with you throughout the summer, and you will be asked to take on a pro bono project as well. Besides day-to-day appraisals of your work by supervisors and mentors, a formal evaluation will come at mid-summer and again at the completion of the program.
Summer associates receive assignments from the practice groups in which they are interested. Each summer associate has assignment managers who supervise workloads and provide guidance and support.
Summer associates receive diverse and challenging assignments, and work alongside partners and more senior associates. Our project-oriented approach ensures that associates from different practice groups and offices work together on a matter, providing valuable experience for our attorneys and positive results for our clients.
Training and development begin on the very first day of the summer program and continue throughout an associate's career. After a thorough orientation program providing a comprehensive introduction to the firm, summer associates benefit from exposure to continuing legal education, mentors, technology and special programs.
During the summer the following programs are among the many offered to our summer associates (note that programs vary by office location):
- Practice Group Specific Overviews
- Presentation by Cadwalader's Manager of Pro Bono
- Affinity Networks Presentation
- Business Development Presentation
- Attorney Development & Training Presentation
- Financial Statements Analysis Training
- Apartment Rental Presentation
- Negotiations Workshop
- Communication Skills Workshop
- Dining Etiquette Workshop
- Personality Assesment Workshop
- Networking Skills Workshop
- Writing Seminar
- Practice Group specific substative trainings