The application period for a 2L position in our 2024 Summer Associate Program is now closed. Thank you for your interest in our firm. Please check our lateral openings page for more information about current openings at Wiley.
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.
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.
“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.”
|“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.”
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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