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Summer Program

Real life experience is the best education

Each year Best Best & Krieger participates in the Fall on-campus recruiting program at a number of regional schools.

We currently visit nine California law schools: Loyola, McGeorge, Pepperdine, UCLA, UC Davis, UC Hastings, UC Irvine, USC, and University of San Diego. Applications from students attending other law schools are also considered each Fall.

Selected applicants are invited to participate in our weekend callback program, which includes an evening dinner with members of the Recruiting Committee, followed by a full day of interviewing at the firm. Our unique callback interviewing process gives both students and members of the firm substantive and meaningful opportunity to evaluate one another.

Our summer program is designed to give law students both a representative sampling of our firm’s diverse practice and the opportunity to get to know the attorneys in our firm.

We consider legal research and writing to be an important part of our summer program, but we also emphasize the inclusion of summer associates in such activities as client meetings, courtroom practice, public agency hearings and city council meetings. Another aim of our summer program is to acquaint summer associates with the cultural and recreational activities available in the general area. The firm hosts a variety of both formal and informal social events throughout the summer that provide participants with the opportunity to get to know our lawyers and their families.

BB&K has been successful in utilizing its summer program as our primary source for new associates. Each summer associate is assigned two mentors who help orient the summer associate to the firm’s practices. We conduct an individual in-person mid-summer review for each summer associate to dialogue with the student regarding his or her progress. Work assignments are carefully coordinated to ensure that work is evenly distributed and that summer associates work with as many attorneys as possible on a variety of matters. Assigning attorneys commonly provide constructive feedback on individual assignments.

First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program

BB&K’s culture is one that respects differences and recognizes unique perspectives. BB&K is committed to recruiting, hiring, developing and promoting attorneys and staff of diverse backgrounds.  With those goals in mind, BB&K is pleased to offer our First Year Law Student Diversity Fellowship/Scholarship Program. This program will provide the recipient with a paid summer associate position in one of our participating offices. To qualify for the $7,500 academic scholarship, the recipient student selected must be invited and must return to BB&K the following summer. The $7,500 scholarship will be paid following completion of the student’s second summer with BB&K. Click here to learn more about the program and to apply.

We look forward to the opportunity to meet with highly-qualified students who are interested in discussing employment prospects. If you are unable to meet with our campus representative during the Fall on-campus interview season, please forward a cover letter, resume and transcript to:

Jill N. Willis
Chief Talent Officer
Best Best & Krieger LLP
300 South Grand Avenue, 25th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Fax: (213) 617-7480

No phone calls please


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