Leydig, Voit & Mayer hires law students each year to participate in its Summer Associate Program. Summer associates have the opportunity to engage in a broad range of activities equivalent to those of a first year associate, including legal research, brief writing, pre-trial discovery and patent and/or trademark prosecution. The firm offers valuable exposure to the courtroom by involving summer associates in all aspects of trial preparation, including accompanying attorneys to hearings, motion calls, depositions and portions of trials that are held in Chicago. Daily work assignments are overseen by a mentor, who provides guidance and ensures that each individual receives a well-rounded learning experience. In addition, the summer associates are typically partnered with a first or second year associate who is available to provide support and assistance throughout the summer.
The firm sponsors a number of summer events, providing summer associates an opportunity to get to know the firm's attorneys outside of the work environment. Leydig, Voit & Mayer views its summer program as a valuable recruiting resource and regularly extends offers of full-time employment to those who excel in the program.