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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 Dallas and Houston offices. The Firm’s Summer Associate Program features:

  • A first-half only program;
  • 6 to 10 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.
Contact Us

Maggie Moran

Manager of Law Student Recruiting

Michelle Brelsford

Recruiting Coordinator

Interested in learning more about the TK 1L Diversity Fellowship Program? Click here to find out more.


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