What’s it like to summer at Dentons?
“At Dentons, I witnessed firsthand how an open culture of mentorship, feedback, and trust can enable professional success. Before I got started, I expected opportunities to work on interesting assignments and make meaningful connections with attorneys. My experience at Dentons surpassed my expectations. In addition to working on substantive legal assignments, I found that Dentons fully trusted me to serve as a team member alongside a group of attorneys on a demanding case and enabled me to envision what life as a first-year associate is truly like.
Though I was initially intimidated by the prospect of being staffed on an active litigation matter in a federal district court, the genuine support I received from attorneys gave me the confidence to rise up to the challenge. The opportunity to work closely with a supervising partner, contribute meaningful content for our briefs, complete research assignments to support our arguments, and help our team prepare for a hearing before the judge all made for a rewarding and thrilling summer. I can confidently say that Dentons is genuinely committed to collaboration and inclusivity because these values were part and parcel to my experience as a summer associate.”
Chicago Summer Associate Program
University of CA, Berkeley School of Law
JD Candidate, 2020
“My experience at Dentons this past summer gave me an unparalleled opportunity to explore my interest in the field of real estate law. Not only was I warmly welcomed by the entire office, but also had the pleasure of working with experienced professionals who were more than willing to answer any questions that I had. Throughout my time at Dentons, I felt a strong sense of mentorship from both partners and senior associates at the firm. I was given assignments that were indicative of work as a first-year associate. In particular, I truly enjoyed the opportunity to work on projects that made a tangible difference in the Atlanta community.
It was easy to meet everyone in the office and the positive social atmosphere was reinforced by the many planned social outings – my personal favorite was a cooking class! I will look back on my summer at Dentons fondly and cannot recommend the experience highly enough to any law student looking for a fast-paced and collaborative environment in big law.”
Atlanta Summer Program
Emory University School of Law
JD Candidate, 2019
“My summer at Dentons provided me with a fantastic opportunity to both work within my practice area of interest and to explore a number of other diverse practice groups. The work itself was varied and interesting, and I felt that I was provided assignments that exposed me to the types of projects I could expect as an associate with the firm. This experience gave me a strong understanding of what life at the firm is like.
Dentons’ collegial nature was apparent from the very beginning, as the partners and associates who I worked with were happy to not only provide their expertise and feedback, but also their advice and insight from their years of practice. The social events over the summer further emphasized Dentons’ collegial nature, as outings such our trip to Broadway to see Mean Girls and our Iron Chef competition were not only incredible experiences, but also allowed us to build deeper connections with attorneys at the firm.”
New York Summer Associate Program
Georgetown University Law Center
JD Candidate, 2019
“Dentons is an incredible firm that has wonderful attorneys and staff who care about their summer associates. I feel incredibly lucky to have had the opportunity to learn under the careful guidance of experienced and hardworking attorneys. Although I was officially a part of the Government Contracts practice group, I had the opportunity to work on projects from other practice groups as well.
During my summer with the firm, I got to know all of the attorneys in the Denver office and received invaluable feedback on my work. I chose to return to Dentons after graduation because I felt included and like I was already a part of the team. I am excited to meet Dentons’ international legal community during the Discover Dentons program next year.”
Denver Summer Associate Program
University of Colorado Law School
JD Candidate, 2019