The Summer Program

The application for a 2L position in our 2025 Summer Associate Program is now open. Interested students can apply by clicking here.  Additionally, information on our 2024-2025 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Scholarship can be found here

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

“The summer experience was thoughtfully designed and executed, and I received support, guidance, and feedback throughout the entire program from my mentors and other attorneys. I had the opportunity to work on substantive legal matters across various practice areas – from TMT to International Trade to Government Contracts – and received practical legal training unavailable in a classroom. Even after the summer ended, I received updates on pro bono matters I was fortunate to work on. Most notably, I developed relationships with associates, partners, and staff across the firm, all who were genuinely invested in the success of our summer class. After ten weeks of litigation workshops, chats with the managing partner and executive leadership, and curated events throughout DC, I felt connected to the Wiley community and I’m excited to begin my career here.”
- Kimberly Alli, American University Washington College of Law

“One of the things that separated Wiley from other firms during my OCI process was its laser-focus on national-level law and policy issues. Wiley has a strong presence in our nation’s capital. For someone interested in working at the cross-section of law and policy, I greatly appreciated the opportunities I had as a summer associate to get exposure to this type of work. Partners and senior associates were always willing to talk about professional development and share work across practice groups. Ultimately, every summer associate gets to discover the area of law that they are passionate about.”
- Patrick Griffo, George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School  

“Wiley’s summer program is top notch. During my summer, I was able to develop relationships with attorneys across practice areas and levels of seniority while working on substantive, challenging, and engaging assignments. Wiley’s free market assignment system allowed me to experience what it’s like to be a junior associate – managing a full docket and receiving assignments from attorneys directly rather than relying only on the project portal. From social events to collaborating on projects, I made some incredible connections that I know will last a lifetime.”
- Azhan Hasan, Harvard Law School

"During my summer at Wiley, I had the privilege of working on a variety of fascinating substantive projects while learning from attorneys who were invested in my professional and personal growth. One of my favorite assignments included helping to research and draft an amicus brief for the Supreme Court, an opportunity I never dreamed I could have as a law student. Additionally, I will always remember how the partners and associates on my projects inspired me to pursue my interests and take risks--even encouraging me to appear on a Wiley Connected podcast episode! I am so grateful to have contributed to such meaningful work while learning from accomplished attorneys who believed in me."
- Stephanie Rigizadeh, Georgetown University Law Center


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

Upcoming Events

All rising 2Ls are invited to Wiley's annual Summer in the City reception! Join our attorneys and summer associates for an evening of networking on our rooftop. Click here to RSVP and to learn more. 

Contact Us

Claire Patten
Attorney Recruiting Manager

Wiley Resources

2023 Diversity Report
Wiley Associate Experience

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