Summer Associates

As a law student, you are faced with many choices when deciding what path your career may take. You need to consider the type of practice that interests you as well as the culture and atmosphere of the organization where you want to work.

Law students who demonstrate high academic achievement, participate in law school and extracurricular 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. Summer associates have the opportunity to participate in the life of the firm, including contributions to pro bono work and engagement with our diversity and inclusion program and affinity groups. The relationships you build and the challenging opportunities you discover over the summer will continue when you begin a legal career with us.

We are always working to create and maintain a talented and diverse team of attorneys within our offices. Embracing diversity and inclusion strengthens who we are as a firm and enhances the services we can provide to our clients. To this end, we have devoted substantial recruitment efforts to attracting and developing stellar attorneys who will bring a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences to our team.

In 2019, our Memphis and Nashville offices will sponsor a summer associate program for second-year law students. We will 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 ourĀ FAQ page.