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Your Career Begins Here

The goal of Sidley’s summer program is to provide law students with a realistic experience of what it is like to be a lawyer at Sidley. As a summer associate, you can expect the opportunity to work on substantive and complex matters, as well as participate in a variety of training and professional development programs.

Our 2020 summer program, held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, balanced local office programming with national firm events. From professional development seminars and pro bono panels to weekly diversity and well-being sessions, our program was an enriching and rewarding experience. We look forward to sharing the details of the 2021 summer program as they become available.

For more information on how we have supported our personnel, clients, and community during COVID-19, please visit Sidley’s COVID-19 Resource Center.

Limitless Opportunities

In most offices, you are able to choose your own assignments and create a workflow that best suits your professional interests. We also provide practical on-the-job training, such as writing seminars, mock trials, and mock negotiation exercises, to help you build your skillset and sharpen your critical thinking.

We offer a world of opportunities to make your mark – join our summer associate program and discover why Sidley is a great place to begin your career.

OCI Resources

This season, Sidley will be conducting virtual “on campus” interviews at more than 30 law schools and at several job fairs. While much of our recruitment will take place virtually in 2020-21, our commitment to recruit and retain top-tier talent remains the same.

We know that you’ll be thoroughly researching the law firms you’ll be interviewing with, and we want to help you learn as much about Sidley as possible. We hope you find the resources on this page useful in preparing to meet us during the OCI season.

If you are not able to interview with Sidley during the OCI season, click here to apply to the office(s) in which you are interested in working. For more information, see How to Apply.

Additional Resources

Opportunity Without Limits
See Yourself at Sidley
Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship for Summer 2021
Women in Leadership
Sidley Learning & Development
Diversity & Inclusion – Responding to Racial/Social Justice Issues and COVID-19
Chambers Associate Profile

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NALP Forms

For detailed information about the offices where we actively recruit law students, please click on the links below to view our NALP forms.

Boston
Chicago
Dallas
Houston
Greater Los Angeles
New York
Palo Alto
San Francisco
Washington, D.C.

Recruiting Calendar

2020 On-Campus Interview and Job Fair Schedule

Offices