How do I apply for a summer position?
If you would like to learn more about becoming a Summer Associate at Rogers & Hardin, then contact your law school career placement office to participate in our on-campus interview schedule. To view the current interview schedule, click here.
If Rogers & Hardin does not participate in the on-campus interview program at your school, then you may apply for a Summer Associate position by sending your cover letter, resume, copy of law school transcript or grade listing, and writing sample to our Executive Director, Shelly Walters.
Does Rogers & Hardin hire 1Ls to be a part of the summer program?
Yes, Rogers & Hardin hires first-year law school students to be members of the Summer Associate Program. A 1L student can apply to the summer program after January 15th. We do not typically make interview decisions on 1L students until first semester grades are received.
What is the timing for fall interviews?
Rogers & Hardin begins to interview 2L students in August and September for the Summer Associate Program to be held the following summer and begins to consider 1L students after January 15th. To view the current interview schedule, click here.
Does Rogers & Hardin allow split summers?
Yes, Rogers & Hardin allows Summer Associates to split their summers with another firm. There is requirement that summer associates spend a minimum six weeks working at Rogers & Hardin. We do encourage students to consider spending a full summer with us, if possible, in order to gain the full benefit of working with our attorneys, getting fully integrated into matters, and obtaining the most valuable experience.
What do I wear to work during the summer?
From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the firm allows business-casual attire Monday through Friday. We recommend that you keep a suit or other professional clothing in your office for times when you are asked to meet with a client, go with an attorney to court, or another similar outing where more professional dress would be necessary.
How large is your Summer Associate class?
The size of our summer class varies from summer to summer as we seek to hire the most outstanding students. Having a smaller summer class provides each summer associate with a truly valuable experience and the opportunity for action from day one.
Where do I live during the summer program?
Summer housing is not provided by the firm but our Recruiting Coordinator can assist with providing information and possible housing opportunities. Many students also seek out potential living arrangements through the NALP Apartment Exchange that is offered each spring (www.nalp.org).
What type of training will I receive during the summer?
On your first day there is a welcome breakfast held in which all members of the firm are invited to meet and mingle with you and welcome you to the firm. You will then participate in a formal orientation and training program during your first day and a half at the firm where you will learn more about the firm, the attorneys, and the many development and networking events that will be held over the course of the summer.
Throughout the summer you will receive hands-on training by working closely with partners and associates on a variety of client matters. Attorneys will integrate you into their practices as much as possible by taking you to client meetings in and out of the office, having you participate in conference calls, attending closings, trials, hearings, depositions, negotiations, and travel, if or when appropriate. These activities will truly show you what it is like to be a lawyer.
In addition, there are numerous weekly and/or semi-monthly luncheons organized for Summer Associates to learn more about the firm, practice areas, and the many opportunities available to enhance their legal careers. Some of these include corporate and litigation practice lunch-and-learns, how to make the most of your summer, a deposition seminar, and associate luncheons.
Are First-Year Associates reimbursed for relocation expenses and/or bar exam fees?
First-Year Associates are reimbursed for reasonable moving expenses, bar exam fees, and fees associated with taking a bar review course.