Get Hands-On Experience at Sullivan
Our Summer Program gives our summer associates a realistic sense of the working environment they'll experience and the culture that they’ll be a part of as full-time attorneys. Each summer associate is provided with several second- or third-year associates to help ease the transition from law school to law firm and offer guidance and feedback. We offer our summer associates the opportunity to choose assignments from a variety of practice areas, so they can explore their interests – and sometimes discover hidden talents along the way. We do our best to provide a mix of practical and analytical projects, as well as opportunities to participate in negotiations, drafting sessions, closings, depositions and other hands-on activities.
Of course, summer is not all about business. There is also plenty of time for summer associates to get to know their future colleagues in more relaxed settings. Past summer social events have included Red Sox games, backstage tickets to The Daily Show, hiking in New Hampshire, barbecues, F-1 go-cart racing, informal dinners with the managing partners, bocce ball in the North End, team building ropes course and harbor cruise in Newport, Rhode Island, and spontaneous after-work outings. At the end of the day, we believe the most important insight that you can gain from your summer here is a strong understanding of the people and the culture of our firm allowing you to determine whether we offer the right fit for you.
Applications for summer 2021 closed on February 15.
Sullivan Launches 1L Diversity Transactional Summer Program
We are proud to announce the launch of The Sullivan & Worcester 1L Diversity Transactional Summer Program. This program provides a unique opportunity to a talented first year law student interested in pursuing a long-term career as a transactional real estate or corporate attorney focusing primarily on real estate companies. This 1L Diversity Summer Program provides a unique opportunity to gain direct exposure to a Sullivan client’s in-house legal department as well as be a part of the company’s outside law firm. This will provide the 1L summer associate the opportunity to receive exposure to many facets of legal practice and see the full life cycle of a real estate or corporate transaction firsthand.
The 1L summer associate will spend half of the summer working in Sullivan’s Boston office and the other half working in the legal department at the client’s offices in the Greater Boston area. The 1L summer associate will be a member of the Sullivan summer program and will receive the same compensation and participate in the same social activities as other Sullivan summer associates. 1L summer associates who successfully complete the 1L Diversity Summer Program will receive offers to participate in Sullivan’s summer program following their 2L year and will be considered for a permanent position following graduation from law school.
In furtherance of the firm’s goal of providing world class legal service, we recognize that diversity of ideas, backgrounds and experience are essential to meeting that goal. Our commitment to diversity is one of the firm’s most important core values. We aspire to recruit, retain, and promote talented individuals representing the full spectrum of race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age and physical ability.
Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2021, but are encouraged to be submitted as soon as possible.
- Complete Online Application
- Official Law School Transcript
- Official Undergraduate Transcript
- Writing Sample
- Personal Statement of 500 words or less describing (i) your interest in practicing transactional real estate or corporate law and (ii) how you have supported and would help support diversity, equity and inclusion in your legal community or the legal profession
- Academic Achievement at an ABA Accredited Law School
- Demonstrated Commitment to Promoting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Legal Profession
- Demonstrated Leadership Attributes
- Strong Interpersonal Skills
- A Sincere Interest in Practicing at Sullivan after Graduation
Janet M. Brussard
Director of Legal Recruiting
Sullivan & Worcester LLP is an equal opportunity employer. This means that Sullivan & Worcester LLP considers applicants for employment, and makes employment decisions without unlawful regard to sex, race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, marital or domestic partner/civil union status, military service, or veteran status, physical and mental disability, and any other characteristic covered by applicable federal, state or local nondiscrimination laws.