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At Simpson Thacher, we are intent on helping exceptional students become exceptional lawyers. Each year we seek to fill our summer associate class with a diverse array of talented students from law schools across the country.  We’re thrilled to start meeting the future members of our 2022 summer class.

2022 Summer Associate Application Process

We welcome inquiries from students interested in our 2022 summer associate program. Our goal is to be flexible when connecting with you during the application and interview processes. Each year we participate in on-campus recruitment at numerous schools and we encourage you to reach out to your Career Services office to find out when we will be interviewing. 

If we do not participate in your school’s on-campus recruitment program or you were unable to secure an OCI interview slot with us this year, you may apply on-line directly for a 2022 summer position. 

Apply Here 

We will be reviewing applications and conducting virtual interviews on a rolling basis. 

Conrad Harper 2L Diversity Fellowship

Diversity is not merely a goal at Simpson Thacher, it is a long-standing imperative exemplified by the Conrad Harper 2L Diversity Fellowship. Named in honor of the Firm’s first African American partner, the Conrad Harper Fellowship is a multi-year fellowship that seeks to both increase our pipeline of diverse summer associates and promote the advancement and retention of Simpson Thacher associates from groups historically underrepresented in the legal profession. 

The fellowship provides a position in our 2022 summer associate program, as well as $50,000, paid in periodic financial stipends, to help defray the cost of tuition, loans and other law school-related expenses. 

The $50,000 award will be paid in four installments:

  • $15,000 upon joining our 2022 summer program
  • $15,000 upon starting with the Firm as a first-year associate
  • $10,000 at the completion of the first year of practice at Simpson and
  • $10,000 at the completion of the second year of practice with the Firm

Conrad Harper 2L Diversity Fellowships are being offered in all of our U.S. offices. 

Application Process

The application period for the Conrad Harper 2L Diversity Fellowship is now closed.

Application Materials

  • Completed online application
  • Resume
  • Both an undergraduate and law school transcript
  • A personal statement of no more than 500 words addressing one of the following:
    1. Define what diversity, equity and inclusion means to you.
    2. Describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion in your school, workplace and/or community.
    3. Discuss how your diverse perspectives or background have impacted your life experiences, choices or opportunities thus far.

Additional details and application requirements can be found here.


For all other applications, please see the contact information below.

New York: Daniel Vatanaviggun

Legal Recruiting Director
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
425 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: +1-212-455-7144
Email Address: [email protected]

Palo Alto: Lauren Adriani

Associate Director, Legal Recruiting & Associate Life
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
2475 Hanover Street
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: +1-650-251-5129
Email Address: [email protected] 

Los Angeles: Gisela DeSantiago

Senior Legal Recruiting & Administrative Coordinator
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
1999 Avenue of the Stars - 29th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: +1-310-407-7529
Email Address: [email protected]

Washington, D.C.: Lindsay Rance

Senior Legal Recruiting & Administrative Coordinator
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
900 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: +1-202-636-5531
Email Address: [email protected] 

Houston: Jessica Evans

Manager, Legal Recruiting & Associate Life
Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP
600 Travis Street, Suite 5400
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: +1-713-821-5647
Email Address: [email protected] 

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.

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