Dunn Carney offers Summer Associates the opportunity to work closely with a range of attorneys in varied practice areas, seek out projects of interest and learn the importance of the client’s perspective.
We treat our Summer Associates as first-year attorneys, entrusting them with meaningful client work under attorney supervision and including them in all social events throughout the summer.
“A lot of firms say they have an open-door policy. At Dunn Carney you really do.”
2018 SUMMER ASSOCIATE (Hired as 2019 Dunn Carney Associate)
Summer Associate Program at Dunn Carney
- Hands-on work experience
- Opportunities for direct client interaction
- Strong mentor-mentee relationships
- Opportunities for pro bono work
- Participation in firm networking events and activities
- Opportunities to observe depositions, client meetings, and hearings
- A collegial environment
For decades, Dunn Carney has invited law students to complement their legal education with legal experience. Managing Partner Jon Bennett first came to the firm as a summer associate, as did partners Heather Guthrie, Tim Hering, Eric Kekel, Elizabeth Knight, Kenneth Davis and Sam Smith, and associates Natalie Stack, Lauren Russell, and Connor Bottomly.
How to Apply
Oregon law students interested in applying for our 2021 Summer Associate program (for rising 3Ls) should apply through the On Campus Interview programs coordinated by their respective law schools. Students from other law schools should send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing sample to Donna Moser, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by January 29, 2021.