Real-world experience.

Playing our part in cultivating the next generation of lawyers is a top priority at Much. Our summer associate program invites law school students to spend 10 weeks working side-by-side with attorneys in a range of practices.

Whether participants are interested in mergers and acquisitions, health care law, startups and venture capital, litigation or other areas of focus, they will kick off their careers by both "learning" and "doing."

Summer Associate Program

"Nothing helps prepare you for a career in the law like hands-on experience at a full-service firm. Our attorneys are truly invested in the next generation of associates and provide training and mentorship that sets them up for success."

– Rebecca Kanter, Associate, Former Participant in the Much Apprentice Program

Our summer associate program is designed for forward-thinking, entrepreneurial attorneys looking to explore diverse areas of law through training, mentoring and shadowing. Students have the opportunity to delve into a wide variety of practices, including business and finance, litigation, real estate, labor and employment, and health care law. In addition to gaining valuable experience, participants have access to Much University, a firmwide initiative that offers CLE programs, practice-specific education and online learning.

Students are connected with both associate and partner mentors to guide them through the summer and provide substantive feedback, including two formal reviews. 

The 10-week program runs from the end of May through the end of July.

We take social responsibility seriously. Summer associates are fully integrated in Much Community – after all, it's a key part of our firm culture. They work alongside attorneys on pro bono matters and participate in service projects, as well as learn about opportunities to get involved with Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and the Center for Conflict Resolution.





Firm culture is a source of pride here at Much, and summer associates are engaged in it from day one, experiencing firsthand the value of collaboration, diversity and service. Just like our attorneys and staff, summer associates benefit from a collegial work environment with a focus on teamwork. We believe it's important to enjoy your time at the office, which is a big reason we recently renovated our entire space.

Throughout the summer, students participate in social activities ranging from practice group outings to associate events to informal lunches. Whether its talking career goals with a firm leader over coffee in the Much Hub or joining partners for a networking happy hour, we make sure summer associates are fully immersed in our award-winning culture.

"Our summer associates have the opportunity to explore different practice areas and work with partner-level mentors at an early and critical stage of their careers. Just as importantly, they get to experience a standout law firm culture of collaboration and the desire to go above and beyond to serve our clients."

Jennifer Gallinson, Director of Attorney Recruitment & Professional Development

Getting in touch.

Want to spend the summer at Much?

Contact Jennifer Gallinson, Director of Attorney Recruitment & Professional Development, to learn more.