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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP - New York, New York

Recruitment & Hiring

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Began Work In Expected
2015 Prior Summer
2016 Prior Summer
Entry-level 11 10 12 11 13
Entry-level (non-traditional track) 0 0 0 0 TBD
Lateral Partners 3 0 1 0 TBD
Lateral Associates 06 0 13 0 TBD
All Other Laterals (non-traditional track) 2 0 3 0 TBD
Post-Clerkship 1 1 2 0 TBD
LL.M.s (U.S.) 0 N/A 0 N/A TBD
LL.M.s (non-U.S.) 0 N/A 0 N/A TBD
Post-3Ls 0 N/A 0 0 0
2Ls 11 2 16 3 20
1Ls 5 1 2 N/A TBD

Number of 2016 Summer 2Ls considered for associate offers 16
Number of offers made to summer 2L associates 15
Does the organization hire school-term clerks? Case-by-case
Does the organization hire 1Ls? To be determined
When after 12/1 should 1Ls apply? December 2
Are split summers allowed? Case-by-case
Comments regarding Hiring Akin Gump's summer associate program is an important part of our hiring process and we expect to fill our first-year associate positions from the ranks of our summer associates. Although we encourage students to spend the entire summer program with us, we do consider split summers for 2L summer associates on a case by case basis. Akin Gump offers summer programs in our Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. offices.

Akin Gump also offers a Summer Pro Bono Scholars Program, a two-summer program for top law students who show a strong interest in making pro bono an integral part of their Akin Gump careers. The Pro Bono Scholars are first year law students who work both at the firm and at a public interest organization during the summer. The following year as second year law students, the Pro Bono Scholars take part in the firm’s regular summer associate program.

2016 Summer Program

Do you accept applications for the 2018 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2020 or later? No
Do you accept applications for the 2018 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2020? No
Do you accept applications for the 2018 Summer Program from Judicial clerks? No
Do you accept applications for the 2018 Summer Program from students at non-US law schools? No

Post-clerkship hiring information

Do you hire post-clerkship candidates? Yes
If yes, when should they apply? As their clerkship permits.

Domestic LL.M.s

Do you hire US LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas?
Do you hire non-US LL.M.s? No
When should LL.M.s submit applications? December 2
Preferred application materials Resume, transcript, writing sample.
General Hiring Criteria We select our participants each year from among many highly qualified candidates. High academic achievement, extra-curricular activities (Law Review, Moot Court, other journals), initiative and strong motivation are the criteria we consider. We also look for other indicators of likely success such as demonstrated leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills, good judgment, willingness to assume responsibility, maturity, non-academic experience, and the ability to work well with others.
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List Any Job Fairs / Consortia Attended (previous fall) Loyola PLIP, Lavendar Law, BU/BC Law Consortium, Cornell Job Fair, Tulane, Vanderbilt and WashU New York Interview Program

Campus Interviews

Number of Schools Visited in 2016 14
Number of Job Fairs / Consortia Attended in 2016 5