Summer Associate Positions for Law Students
Gain valuable experience, make meaningful connections, and launch your future legal career as a Summer Associate at Fraser Stryker.
Get Practical, Hands-On Experience
The Fraser Stryker Summer Associate program is structured to give summer associates a realistic experience, which is comparable to that of a first-year attorney. To cultivate legal knowledge and explore interests, we expose our summer associates to a variety of diverse practice areas while they collaborate with our seasoned attorneys.
Participating in the Firm’s day-to-day business operations helps our summer associates develop their legal proficiency. The Program’s goal is to provide a mixture of challenging, investigative and practical work assignments. Summer associates are also given the opportunity to attend depositions, hearings, trials, negotiations and arbitrations. And because we understand how crucial client interaction is for summer associate development, we involve our summer associates with client meetings, conferences and other client-related events.
Responsive Mentoring and Feedback
Each summer associate is assigned mentors to help facilitate both professional and social integration into the Firm. Program mentors provide summer associates with projects in their areas of interest and offer ongoing constructive feedback to help improve their skills. Summer associates are given a mid-summer and final evaluation to provide formal feedback from their Program mentors.
Fraser Stryker has developed a corporate culture of continuous learning, which is why our attorneys take an active interest in promoting the professional development of our summer associates. We encourage summer associates to proactively pursue feedback from the attorneys they are working with.
Social Events and Community Involvement
We know that a job is about much more than the work, it’s also about the people you work with each day. For summer associates, getting to know our attorneys provides a broader sense of Fraser Stryker’s culture and work environment. We host a range of social events for summer associates to get to know each other and our attorneys on a personal level. We have signature events, like our tailgate at the College World Series, and many impromptu events, such as lunches and happy hours.
As stated on our Community Service page, giving back to our community is ingrained in the culture at Fraser Stryker. Besides the pro bono work opportunities provided to summer associates, we organize numerous tours to introduce summer associates to some of our nonprofit clients, such as the Nebraska Humane Society, and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. To truly experience the power of community service, every summer a team of partners, associates, and summer associates devote time to volunteering at a local nonprofit, including Habitat for Humanity and Food Bank for the Heartland.
Recruiting and Hiring
The Summer Associate Program has become an essential part of the recruiting efforts at Fraser Stryker. As a result, most Fraser Stryker attorneys have previously worked as summer associates for the Firm.
Interested in participating in Fraser Stryker’s Summer Associate Program?
We invite you to explore an opportunity to participate in our Summer Associate Program. Interested first- and second-year law students should submit a cover letter, resume, law school transcripts and writing sample to:
Daniel Gutman | Summer Associate Committee | firstname.lastname@example.org
Read What Past Summer Associates Have Said…
“A critical lesson I have learned from attorneys at Fraser Stryker—and that I will carry with me throughout my career—is that providing clients with quality work at a great value is the best way to serve your community.”
“Throughout the summer, all of the attorneys I have worked with have been intentional and thoughtful in assigning work. In doing so, they have helped me discern how I want to shape my education and career.”
“Part of the reason I chose to clerk at Fraser Stryker is that the firm values pro bono and other community work. While I’ve been able to work on a wide variety of projects while at Fraser, some of the pro bono, civil rights, and non-profit issues I’ve worked on have been especially interesting and meaningful to me.”
“I learned that being a successful attorney is not just about being able to navigate the legal issues at hand. Building and developing successful client relationships is an important part of building a practice.”
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