Summer Associates

Our summer program is designed to allow law students to experience life as an associate at Beck Redden.

Summer associates perform a variety of substantive legal work for actual clients under the supervision of Beck Redden attorneys, and they experience first-hand the nature of our practice by attending trials, hearings, depositions, client meetings, and strategy sessions. There is zero “make work” in our program.

During the summer, the Firm also offers a variety of social and community activities. These informal get-togethers allow summer associates the opportunity to better acquaint themselves with their colleagues outside of the office.

The ideal summer associate candidate has excelled academically and demonstrated strong written and oral advocacy skills. Candidates must be interested in litigation and ready to assume responsibility in ongoing trial and arbitration matters. Preference is given to students at the top of their class with law review or journal and advocacy experience. Additionally, the Firm encourages judicial clerkships. Cover letters, resumes, and transcripts should be sent to Addison L. Braun, Director of Marketing and Recruiting.

Beck Redden 1L Diversity Fellowship

As part of Beck Redden’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we are proud to offer a 1L Diversity Fellowship to outstanding first year law students. The Program seeks future trial and appellate lawyers who are members of groups underrepresented in the legal profession. We know that having a diverse team enhances the quality of legal services we provide to our clients, sustains our standing as a premier trial and appellate law firm, and enriches our firm community. Fellows will receive a paid 1L Summer Associate position (six-week commitment; compensation commensurate with prevailing scale of first-year associate) and an award of up to $30,000 to assist with law school tuition. To learn more about this merit-based fellowship, download the application below.

The biggest draw to the Firm was the people—Beck Redden attorneys all take their work seriously, but not themselves. The collegiality, accessibility, and passion of each person I interacted with made it clear that Beck Redden was the best place for an aspiring trial attorney to develop.

Cassie Maneen, Associate and 2019 Summer Associate

The summer program offered a true look into what it was like to be a young associate at the Firm. I was excited to get to work on real cases and develop real solutions for real clients, and it immediately made me feel like a part of the team.

Jake McClellan, Associate and 2017 Summer Associate


of Summer Associates and Fellows satisfied with substantive legal work year-over-year


2L Summer Associates in 2023


Diversity Fellow in 2023


Addison L. Braun