Summer Associates

As a law student, you face many choices about how to direct your career path. It is beneficial to consider the type of practice that interests you as well as the culture and atmosphere of the organization where you will practice.

Law students who demonstrate high academic achievement, participate in law school and extra-curricular activities and show an interest in the community are given the opportunity to experience a well-rounded summer at Bass, Berry & Sims. Our program is designed to provide law students with a realistic picture of life as an associate and to assess a candidate’s ability to contribute to our firm. The relationships you build and the challenging opportunities you discover over the summer will continue when you begin a legal career with us.

Bass, Berry & Sims is committed to fostering a talented and diverse roster of attorneys across the firm. To this end, the firm has adopted a Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan consisting of five core components – leadership, culture, advancement, recruiting and communications. As part of this plan, we have allocated substantial firm resources to help attract and retain those attorneys who can bring a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences to our collaborative team environment.

In 2019, our Memphis and Nashville offices will sponsor a summer associate program for second-year law students. We offer a second-half only program that is scheduled to run from June 24 through August 2. Additionally, we will hire first-year law students to participate in our program in the Nashville office. For more information, please visit our FAQ page.