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2024 1L Diversity Summer Associate Program 

Applications have closed for the 2024 1L Summer Associate Program. We will begin accepting 2L applications later this year and encourage you to check back in mid-May.

As part of our ongoing efforts to recruit high caliber attorneys, we offer a 1L Diversity Summer Program to a select number of students. These positions are offered to exceptional first-year law students who can contribute to the diversity of our Firm and the broader legal community through their own individual viewpoints and lived experiences. The 1L Diversity Summer Associate Program is available in our New York and Los Angeles offices.

We define diversity broadly; it includes, but is not limited to, differences across categories of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, experiences and socio-economic status. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, and do not disqualify any applicants from consideration due to their protected characteristic(s).

We are looking for applicants who possess a strong record of academic, employment and community achievement, demonstrating the potential for success in law school and in the legal profession.  

2024 Houston 1L Summer Associate Program

Applications have closed for the 2024 1L Summer Associate Program. We will begin accepting 2L applications later this year and encourage you to check back in mid-May.

2025 2L Summer Associate Programs

For 2Ls interested in applying to our 2025 summer program, please refer back to our website in the spring.

Equal Opportunity Policy

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is committed to a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. The Firm prohibits discrimination or harassment based upon race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, veteran’s status or any other legally protected status. “Gender” includes actual or perceived sex, a person’s gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the legal sex assigned to that person at birth. This Policy pertains to every aspect of an individual’s relationship with the Firm, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training and development, promotion, transfer, discipline, termination, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.

Fraud Alert

Be aware of scams involving phony job postings.

Simpson Thacher has learned of instances where unauthorized individuals are using Simpson Thacher’s name to solicit potential job seekers for employment and asking for personal identification and/or some type of advance payment.

Please note that Simpson Thacher does not require any purchase or payment to submit a résumé or apply for a job.

If you suspect fraud, please save any suspicious emails as ".msg" files. Please email us at [email protected] and tell us about the communications you received, and include the suspicious emails as attachments. This will preserve important information that may help us identify the source of the potential fraud.

Transparency of Coverage

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