Tips for Summer Associates

Jill Backer, Associate Director for Employer Relations – Private Sector of Brooklyn Law School has an article called Avoid the Summer Associate Pitfalls in today’s NY Law Journal. Jill, who joined the Career Center in 2002 after five years in marketing to the legal community, received her J.D. from Quinnipiac University and practiced criminal defense law in Chicago. She offers summer associates few things to keep in mind including that the summer associate program is almost never without a social component. She also offers tips on prioritizing and finding mentors which are well worth reading.

SARA, the BLS Library catalog has a link to How to be a Successful Summer Associate, Law Clerk, Judicial Intern, a one hour video from 2005 with BLS graduates sharing their experiences as summer associates.