Summer Program 

Real Success

Our summer associate program is our primary source of hiring for first-year associate positions. Our hiring philosophy is simple: we want smart, ambitious, accomplished students who are eager to deliver high-caliber work and contribute to the culture of the firm.

Our summer program is designed to immerse you in Stradley Ronon – to work with us, socialize with us, learn from us, and most importantly, to let us learn about you. Over the course of your summer with the firm, you will be exposed to challenging work, great people and the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a practicing attorney at Stradley Ronon.


Stradley Ronon’s summer associates are essentially treated as first-year associates – receiving the same level of work and the same guidance and direction from supervising attorneys as our first-year associates. Summer associates are given opportunities to work with lawyers in a variety of practice areas. We try to match each assignment with the summer associate’s practice area interests in mind. In addition to traditional research and writing assignments, summer associates frequently participate in court appearances, closings, depositions, case strategy meetings, client meetings, and much more.


Summer associates receive both formal and informal feedback directly from the attorneys with whom they work. In addition, every summer associate’s mentor reviews the formal written evaluations of the summer associate’s work product and meets regularly to provide substantive feedback.

Mentors and Hosts

Each summer associate is assigned a mentor from the firm’s Hiring Committee. The mentor meets regularly with the summer associate to discuss assignments, provide feedback and offer guidance on work-life issues. In addition, every summer associate is assigned a host – a junior associate who provides summer associates with general firm information, as well as insight about associate life at Stradley Ronon.

Excellence in Mentorship 2023
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Social Events

Our summer program calendar is filled with social events, both formal and informal, to help acquaint our summer associates with one another, with our attorneys and staff, and with the communities in which we live and practice.

Interested students, please apply here.