The Summer Program at Simpson Thacher presents an opportunity for exceptional law students to experience both the Firm’s day-to-day work and broader culture. At Simpson, we don’t promote or showcase particular practice areas or certain partners during our Summer Program. Rather, we believe it is our excellence across many disciplines that sets us apart. All Simpson Thacher lawyers work on headline cases and transactions—and summer associates can contribute on multiple levels, participating in our most important deals and disputes.
Every Simpson Thacher office participates in the Summer Program. Formal Summer Programs operate in New York (our largest class), Houston, Los Angeles, Palo Alto and Washington, D.C. Some summer associates split their time between a U.S. and non-U.S. office, working in London, Beijing, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo or São Paulo. Our Asian and Brazilian offices provide outstanding opportunities for summer associates with the requisite languages and skills. We also hire a small number of 1Ls in New York and Palo Alto.
Our Summer Program also includes a host of social events, both formal and informal, that are designed to nurture relationships among the class and foster an understanding of the Firm’s intangible characteristics.
Our abiding goal for every summer associate is to allow you to interact with Simpson Thacher people, so you can discover the incomparable range of our practice and our commitment to providing our clients with the highest-quality, most commercial legal advice available anywhere in the world. We want our summer associates to feel comfortable selecting the Firm as a whole at the end of the summer.