Summer Program Basics
O'Melveny's summer program provides those considering a career in law with a realistic view of what it is actually like to practice, and most importantly, what it is like to practice at O’Melveny. Our summer associates benefit from many of the same structures and tools we have put in place to benefit our lawyers, including solid orientation, substantive training, and individual support and guidance.
Summer Program Information
Our 2012 summer associates were paid $3,100 per week.
Commitment: We require our summer associates to spend at least the first eight weeks of the summer with us and we hope you'll stay longer.
Work Week: Most of our summer associates work 40 to 50 hours per week, depending on their workload.
Billable Hours: Our summer associates are not required to bill a minimum number of hours, but we do ask you to keep track of your time.
Orientation: Our summer associates learn how to handle assignments, how to navigate a large corporate environment, and how to best utilize their assistant.
Work Assignment Process: Our summer associates receive assignments through a process similar to our associate and counsel work coordination system. This system allows you to experience a variety of practice areas, including pro bono work.
Mentoring: Each summer associate is assigned a mentor who can answer questions and provide guidance throughout the summer.
Feedback: We know summer associates desire and value feedback, so we strive to ensure that the lawyers you work with evaluate each of your projects.
Technology: Summer associates have access to a Blackberry, a laptop computer with Microsoft Outlook e-mail and remote access, our document management system, the Internet, and our Firm intranet, OMMNI.
Support: Each summer associate is assigned an assistant who also works with other lawyers and legal assistants.