Cooley Direct

There’s no better way to learn what it’s like to be an associate at Cooley than to spend a summer with us.

We recently launched Cooley Direct, a new way for second-year law students to apply directly to our summer associate program on an earlier timeline. The application period for the 2025 summer associate program runs from May 15 to June 21, 2024, and candidates will be considered on a rolling basis.

How to apply

If you are interested in our general corporate or business litigation practice groups, apply here.

If you would like to apply to one of our specialty groups, such as intellectual property litigation, cyber/data/privacy, life sciences partnering, technology transactions, debt finance, or compensation and benefits, find the corresponding job posting here.

Please note:

  • Our 2025 summer associate program is open to law students with an anticipated graduation date of May/June 2026 (or December 2025).
  • If you apply for our 2L Diversity Fellowship, there is no need to apply separately through Cooley Direct. Your application will automatically be considered for the summer associate program, even if you are not a recipient of the diversity fellowship.
  • Please only apply to one position/one office. If you are interested in multiple practice areas and/or offices, please include that information in the application notes field.