The Summer Program

Our 1L application is now closed. Rising 2Ls who are interested in our 2024 Summer Associate Program can apply starting June 1. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Wiley's summer program is an amazing opportunity to learn from our attorneys,  experience DC, and the Wiley Way.

Through our robust summer associate assignment database, summer associates get to take on meaningful and substantive projects – similar to our associates. 

We want our summer associates to succeed, and we make sure through training, guidance, feedback, and sponsorship that they are cultivated and supported to be the best attorneys they can be.

All work and no play make for an unrealistic expectation of our summer associates. Our summer associates enjoy social events with other attorneys so they can get to know what makes the firm so exceptional – our people.

Thank you for your interest in Wiley!  To find out more about what makes our firm unique, check out our Chambers Associate profile and NALP Directory of Legal Employers Profile.  

Wiley is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Hear From Our Summer Associates

“During my summer, I had the opportunity to work with a diverse group of attorneys on numerous types of projects; I took on challenging research questions, completed compelling writing assignments, and worked on pro bono projects for a multitude of organizations throughout the United States.  Wiley has its finger on the pulse of the nation and is dialed into emerging trends, so many of the projects were at the cutting edge of the law. There was never a dull moment and I found that no matter the subject, the work was exciting, engaging, and relevant.”
- Jillian Quigley, Harvard Law School 

“I was appointed a partner mentor and an associate mentor who guided me throughout my ten weeks at Wiley. Most importantly, they helped me pick work assignments and provided me with feedback that I didn’t necessarily get otherwise. Beyond that, I developed mentors here at Wiley organically and didn’t feel like I needed the formal mentoring program to make connections. I think that’s a testament to the type of person Wiley attracts – people who engage, who want to help out, and who see the new class of associates as an opportunity for the firm.”
- Thomas Boley, The George Washington University Law School

“As I was deciding where to spend my 2L summer, it was really important to me that the firm I chose had strong female leadership. After learning about all the different female leaders in the TMT practice group, I knew I’d found the place for me. Over the summer, I had the opportunity to meet a diverse group of female attorneys across all practice areas who gave me advice on how to approach my career trajectory at Wiley. I loved working with all of these women, and I am so appreciative of all of the support and guidance they provided me throughout the program.”  
- Kelly Laughlin, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

"I found Wiley's work assignment system beneficial to my personal growth.  It allowed me to choose projects from a large pool, which in turn helped me identify and develop my professional interests while getting to see all the different types of practice areas and projects at the firm. I never felt like I was expected to work on projects only in my initial area of interest or that I could only work with certain groups. The assignment system also allowed me to practice managing my docket, a skill I will need as a junior associate. All the work I did over the summer was substantive, fulfilling, and provided me with the skills and confidence necessary to move forward in my legal career."
- Kahlil Epps, Vanderbilt University Law School


In the final installment of Wiley’s “What I Wish I’d Known” series, Michelle Bradshaw and Ted Brackemyre join Janell Mallard to discuss what they wish they had known when beginning as junior associates. Michelle and Ted discuss important aspects of the job to focus on when starting in a practice group and how best to leverage your time as a junior associate.

Wiley Podcast · What I Wish I'd Known: Associate Life

In this episode, Director of Recruiting Janell Mallard and former Wiley Summer Associates Tawanna Lee and Spencer Brooks discuss their experiences in the Summer Associate program at Wiley, and what they wish they had known when entering the program. Listen in as they give you insider tips and tricks on how to set yourself up for success as you prepare for your own summer associate experience.

Wiley Podcast · What I Wish I'd Known: Life as a Summer Associate

In the first episode of the “What I Wish I’d Known” series, Director of Recruiting Janell Mallard is joined by Wiley Associates Mallory Meaney and Steve Conley to talk about their on campus interview and call back process as law students. The trio covers a range of common challenges and pitfalls that law students may face when going through the on campus interview and callback process.

Wiley Podcast · What I Wish I'd Known: OCI and CallBacks

Combined our hiring partners, Jon Burd and Jerita Salley, have conducted hundreds of interviews; listen to a conversation in which they discuss the do’s and don’ts of interviewing, including virtual interviewing.

Wiley Podcast · The Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing

Listen to a conversation with Martha Vázquez and John Allen Riggins as they discuss life as junior associates, Wiley’s summer program, and favorite lunch spots near
K Street.

Wiley Podcast · Life as a Junior Associate at Wiley

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