Summer Associates


Seascape Weekend

Our summer program kicks off with a reception in the Bay Area for all of our summer associates and many Cooley lawyers.

From there, our summers head to Seascape Resort on the California coast. The weekend combines daytime training and partner presentations with plenty of time to relax around the pool or on the beach, play tennis or golf (or not) and get to know their fellow summers. For many, the weekend highlight is the Saturday night clambake on the beach.

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Diversity Fellowship Program

In our dedication to a truly diverse workplace that values and celebrates differences, we offer diversity fellowships to outstanding first year law students.

Award recipients will receive a paid 1L summer associate position and an award of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition.

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Professional Development

A summer at Cooley provides you with a realistic view of what it’s like to practice law here. We combine meaningful work and comprehensive training with a variety of events that enable you to get to know our team.

Work assignments relate to ongoing client matters, offer practical exposure to the firm's client base and practice and are representative of work you would get as an associate.

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