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Summer Associate Program

Our reputation as a top-tier global law firm begins with developing talented lawyers who are leaders in their fields of law. Our shared passion to be the best at what we do brings us together at Vinson & Elkins.

As a V&E Summer Associate, you will have real opportunities to do substantive work in a variety of practice areas, have direct client contact, and work side-by-side with accomplished attorneys who care about your success. A variety of social and community activities will give you the chance to get to know your colleagues in a relaxed environment, and you will find out that having fun is part of our culture. 

We hope you will consider this unique opportunity to explore your career options at a firm that values inclusiveness and diverse perspectives – where lawyers and staff respect and support one another.

2020 Summer Program Dates: 

May 18 - July 24 (10-week program; date exceptions made for late exam schedules.)

Minimum/Maximum Stay: 

Austin, Dallas, Houston:  6 weeks/10 weeks 
New York, Richmond, San Francisco, Washington: 10 weeks/10 weeks

Competitive Salary:


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