NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2021

Alston & Bird LLP - Atlanta, Georgia

http://www.alston.com

Recruitment & Hiring

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Began Work In Expected
2019 Prior Summer
Associates
2020 Prior Summer
Associates
2021
LAWYERS
Entry-level 17 16 15
Entry-level (non-traditional track) 0 0 n/a
Lateral Partners 4 0 8
Lateral Associates 10 0 10
All Other Laterals (non-traditional track) 1-2 0 3-4
Post-Clerkship 1 1 5
LL.M.s (U.S.) 0 0 n/a
LL.M.s (non-U.S.) 0 0 n/a
SUMMER
Post-3Ls 0 0 1
2Ls 18 2 22
1Ls 2 0 4


Comments on hiring grid
Number of 2020 Summer 2Ls considered for associate offers
Number of offers made to summer 2L associates
Does the organization hire school-term clerks? Case-by-case
Does the organization hire 1Ls? Yes
When should 1Ls apply? 12/1

Split summers

Are split summers allowed? Yes
If yes, minimum weeks 6
Comments regarding Hiring

First half required.

2020 Summer Program

Do you accept applications for the 2022 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2024 or later? No
Do you accept applications for the 2022 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2024? No
Do you accept applications for the 2022 Summer Program from Judicial clerks? No
Do you accept applications for the 2022 Summer Program from students at non-US law schools? No

Hiring Outside Traditional Summer Programs

Does the organization hire 3Ls? Case by Case
How many entry-level hires outside the summer program did you hire in [directory year - 1]?

Post-clerkship hiring information

Do you hire post-clerkship candidates? Yes
If yes, when should they apply? 12/1

Domestic LL.M.s

Do you hire US LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas?

Tax

Do you hire non-US LL.M.s? No
When should LL.M.s submit applications?
Preferred application materials
General Hiring Criteria

We prefer students who have excellent academic credentials in undergraduate and law school, as well as experience on law review or in moot court. We look for students who show leadership abilities, self-confidence and a serious commitment to the practice of law.

Campus Interviews American University, Washington College of Law
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Columbia University Law School
Cornell Law School
Duke University School of Law
Emory University School of Law
Fordham University School of Law
George Washington University Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Georgia State University College of Law
Harvard Law School
Howard University School of Law
Loyola Law School - Los Angeles
Mercer University School of Law
New York University School of Law
SMU Dedman School of Law
Stanford Law School
University of Arizona College of Law
University of California - Irvine School of Law
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
University of Georgia School of Law
University of North Carolina School of Law
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
University of Texas School of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
Vanderbilt University Law School
Wake Forest University School of Law
Washington and Lee University School of Law
List Any Job Fairs / Consortia Attended (previous fall)

BC/BU Job Fair, Georgia State Southeastern IP Job Fair, Lavender Law, NEBLSA Regional Job Fair, SEMW Interview Program, Southern Legal Interview Program, Southeastern Minority Job Fair,

Campus Interviews

Number of Schools Visited in 2020 11
Number of Job Fairs / Consortia Attended in 2020 7

Recruiting Policy Information

Provide a link to your recruiting policy or additional recruiting information Law Student and Judicial Clerks: https://www.alston.com/en/careers/law-students/faqs Laterals: https://www.alston.com/en/careers/attorneys-and-patent-professionals/lateral-faqs
Brief description of recruiting policy or additional comments

Application Materials

Required application materials Resume
Cover letter
Transcript
Writing sample
Comments on application materials

1L Summer Applications

1L summer applications will be accepted starting (date)
1L Summer Application Deadline
1L Summer Applications - Comments

2L Summer Applications

2L summer applications will be accepted starting (date)
2L Summer Application Deadline
2L Summer Applications - Comments

3L Summer Applications

3L summer applications will be accepted starting (date)
3L summer application deadline
3L Summer Applications - Comments

3Ls Applying for Entry-Level Positions

3L (entry-level) applications will be accepted starting (date)
3L (entry-level) application deadline
3L comments

1L Offers

How much time do you provide 1L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? We abide by the offer guidelines required by each law school
Do you require 1L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 1L student have to reaffirm their interest? We abide by the offer guidelines required by each law school

2L Offers

How much time do you provide 2L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? We abide by the offer guidelines required by each law school
Do you require 2L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 2L student have to reaffirm their interest? We abide by the offer guidelines required by each law school

3L Offers (Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students from your summer program to respond to an offer of entry-level employment? We abide by the offer guidelines required by each law school
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 3L (previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest? We abide by the offer guidelines required by each law school

3L Offers (Not Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students to respond to an offer of entry-level employment? We abide by the offer guidelines required by each law school
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 3L (not previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest? We abide by the offer guidelines required by each law school