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Begin your career in an engaging, supportive, and enriching environment.

Mintz hires 2L students who seek a highly personalized summer experience for our Summer Associate program. Our Summer Associates select a practice area of interest (Corporate, Litigation, or Intellectual Property) and are immersed in that practice area for the duration of the program. In 2022, we will host first-year students in our Summer Associate program as Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars. Summer Associates work on an array of matters, often staffed on cases or deal teams, where they can gain real, hands-on experience working side by side with our lawyers. Our small class size, coupled with our Member and Associate mentorship program, allows students a broad range of opportunities and experience, customized to their individual goals and interests. After spending nine weeks at the firm, our Summer Associates know our lawyers, understand what we do, and are ready to hit the ground running after law school.

In 2022, we will host a summer program in our Boston office.  We have concluded recruiting for the 2L portion of our 2022 summer program. Recruiting for 1Ls will begin in December 2021.  Please check back for updates then.

Each year, we hire 3L students to join our incoming first year associate class. Opportunities are identified by specific office and practice section, and usually become available throughout the winter and spring. Please check our current openings for any available positions.

The Richard Mintz Diversity Scholarship

Mintz Diversity Scholarship Law Students

The firm's diversity scholarship is awarded annually to law students from a diverse background who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to community and diversity.

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Recruiting Events & On-Campus Interviews

Mintz recruited at the following schools and career fairs for the 2022 Summer Associate Program. This list will be updated with any changes prior to the summer 2022 recruiting cycle for our 2023 Summer Associate Program.  If we do not recruit at your school and you would like to be considered for our Summer Program or Diversity Scholarship, please apply online – online applications will be available in the spring of 2022.

School

Boston College Law School

Boston Lawyers Group Annual Diversity Job Fair

Boston University School of Law

Georgetown Law

Harvard Law School

Howard University School of Law

Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair

Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

New England Law

New England Interview Program

(Case Western Reserve, Emory, Arizona State, University of Illinois, University of Richmond, Wake Forest, Washington & Lee, Washington University, William & Mary)

Northeastern University School of Law

Suffolk University Law School

UConn School of Law

UNH Law

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

University of Virginia School of Law

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the summer program, and when does it begin?

Our summer program is usually nine weeks long and begins in late May.

How has COVID-19 impacted the summer program and law student recruiting?

The health and safety of our attorneys, staff, summer associates, and candidates are our top priorities. In 2020 and 2021, we hosted a fully virtual summer associate program. Our program was a complete success with a full complement of substantive work assignments, mentoring meetings, training programs, client teams, and social events available to our summer associates.

We are still developing plans for the 2022 recruiting cycle but anticipate having options for both in-person and virtual engagement with the firm and our attorneys. Having months of experience working and growing the firm remotely, we are confident in the ability to have meaningful video interviews and to hire extraordinary students into our summer class. We remain committed to our summer program, partnering with law schools, supporting law students as they begin their legal careers, and advancing diversity and inclusion in the legal profession. 

How does the assignment process work for the summer program?

Summer Associates’ work assignments are curated by attorneys in their practice area of interest (Corporate, Litigation, or Intellectual Property). Though assignments will come from a core section, there is variety in subject matter, industry, and clients. Summer Associates are encouraged to explore. The Corporate section provides the opportunity to work in venture capital & emerging companies, securities & capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, private equity, and licensing & technology. The Litigation section’s work spans antitrust, appellate, class action, construction litigation, financial institution litigation, insurance & reinsurance, product liability/complex tort, real estate litigation, securities litigation, white collar defense & government investigations, and complex commercial litigation. The Intellectual Property practice has complex matters that involve analyzing patent applications on cutting-edge innovation, researching technical and legal issues in litigation, and working with the corporate and litigation teams on strategic projects in software & ecommerce, life sciences, medical technology, telecommunications, manufacturing, and for academic institutions. Summer Associates are encouraged to participate in our extensive pro bono opportunities, which include immigration, sexual violence, veterans affairs, housing, transgender discrimination, and access to justice.

How does the evaluation process work?

After an assignment is completed, the assigning attorneys evaluate the Summer Associate’s work. We strongly encourage attorneys to provide feedback directly to Summer Associates after each assignment and we encourage Summer Associates to proactively ask questions and seek feedback. Summer Associates receive formal reviews at the mid-point and at the end of the program.

What types of training sessions will I attend as a Summer Associate?

Our professional development team (MLPD) organizes many training opportunities through the summer. A sampling of the programs we host include a mock trial, numerous substantive training sessions, programs on the business of a law firm and legal ethics, and a business lunch etiquette training. We also have a legal writing program that runs throughout the summer. Summer Associates are invited to attend all Associate training sessions and monthly practice group meetings, as well. MLPD hosts over 200 training programs annually, so there are many topics available to meet your interests.

After on-campus interviews, when should I expect to hear from the firm about additional interviews?

We aim to contact all candidates within one to three days of an on-campus interview.

If I’m invited back for a call-back interview, what can I expect?

You will have a series of 20 to 30 minute, one-on-one interviews with both Members and Associates who are heavily involved in working with and mentoring junior attorneys in the section with which you have selected to interview. We tailor each interview schedule to the student’s interests and background.

Can I be reimbursed for my interview travel expenses?

We pay for reasonable travel expenses for our out-of-town candidates who are invited for call-back interviews. Once the call-back process is complete, please submit copies of all of your receipts and the NALP travel reimbursement form to Mintz’s legal recruiting department. We are still determining if interviews for our 2023 Summer Associate program will be conducted in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid format.

Does Mintz allow students to split their summers?

We encourage all of our students to spend their entire summer at Mintz to get the most out of our practice immersion experience.