Ranked sixth in the United States in Vault’s 2020 “Best Summer Associates Program”, Thompson & Knight provides Summer Associates with challenging and fulfilling work in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation.
The Firm “attracts people who want to be in it for the long haul – they want people who want to make partner here. It’s very rare to see people leave.” – Chambers Associate 2018
Thompson & Knight offers Summer Associate Programs for 1L and 2L law students in our Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and New York City offices. The Firm’s Summer Associate Program features:
- A first-half only program;
- 6 to 8 weeks for 1L law students;
- 10 weeks for 2L students;
- A $3,653 weekly salary;
- Partner and Associate mentoring; and
- A mix of real-world work assignments, pro bono opportunities, and social engagements.
“My favorite part about the Firm’s Summer Program was meeting attorneys in my preferred practice groups but also in different groups and from different offices. Because our practice is so collaborative across offices and practice groups, it was important to me to meet as many people and get a sense of the overall Firm culture during my summer.”
Received top national rankings for Attorney Interactions; Social Experiences; and Career Development in Vault's "2020 Best Summer Associate Programs"
“The Four Seasons bar is my favorite place within walking distance of the office. It’s where we hold our regular happy hours, including the infamous Martini Mondays.”
“We’re fortunate in Austin to be surrounded by nature with Lady Bird Lake and the Hike and Bike Trail, fantastic food options (whether farm-fresh quick or fine dining), and live music venues right out our office doors. It’s a vibrant place to be.”
“I find Austin to be a cyclist’s dream. Not only can I ride to work on a great system of bike routes and dedicated paths, I can take off for a great hill country ride on the weekends, including the famed ‘dam loop’ to the west of Austin.”