Given that you are studying law at a premier law school, it only makes sense that you choose a premier law firm. Vinson & Elkins is not just another place to practice law; it is a place where you can grow professionally and personally, surrounded by the best and the brightest. We hire only the most talented individuals — individuals who want to work on sophisticated legal matters and high-profile pro bono cases with extraordinary lawyers in a friendly and collegial environment. If you join us as a summer associate, you will understand what makes Vinson & Elkins special. You'll find a dynamic, collaborative environment where doors are always open, and where diverse, outstanding lawyers work as a team to help our clients achieve their business goals. And, you'll find unsurpassed legal training, guidance and opportunities for hands-on experience early in your career. Please continue browsing our site to see what our associates have to say about V&E, and why they look forward to coming to work every day.
Being a Lawyer at V&E
At V&E we offer our associates an extraordinary opportunity to excel in a dynamic, diverse environment in one of the world's most respected law firms. The working style of our firm is based on an "open door" policy, where our lawyers — partner and associate alike — have input on key developments. This approach builds a collegial environment, and embodies our belief that the formula for success is teamwork.
Our new associates seek out client contact and may participate in critical aspects of our practice. Litigation associates gain experience on large and significant cases and also have the opportunity to lead smaller cases. Transactional associates participate in all stages of projects, both large and small. All associates are encouraged to give back through pro bono, and other civic and community work.
Our commitment to each of our associates is evidenced by the multitude of courses and seminars presented at V&E's training centers and by our state-of-the-art courtroom. Through extensive CLE and in-house training, litigation associates develop their deposition, oral, and trial advocacy skills. Our business lawyers receive in-depth training in negotiation, accounting, and drafting skills, as well as about topics specific to their practices. The training our associates receive provides a solid foundation for the integral role they play at our firm.
Diversity Fellowships and Scholarships
Diversity and inclusion are two of the core values which guide all that we do at Vinson & Elkins. Since our success ultimately depends on developing exceptional legal talent, Vinson & Elkins is committed to attracting and retaining the finest lawyers from all backgrounds and perspectives. To that end, Vinson & Elkins is pleased to continue offering its Diversity Fellowship and Law Preview Scholarships.