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We select bright, hard-working law students and are committed to supporting and guiding their growth and development. Our summer associate program is an integral part of the firm’s strategic plan. We believe building with a strong entry-level class creates a core foundation for the firm’s growth initiatives.

Bracewell actively recruits at dozens of law schools through on-campus interview programs and job fairs. We welcome write-in candidates who attend schools where we do not have a formal interview schedule.

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  • Contribute in a meaningful way as an integral part of the team.  From client meetings to depositions to deal closings, your first-hand contributions help us deliver exceptional results to our clients.
  • Do more of what you love. Find a practice group that fits your personality and work style. Our summer associates work in different areas of law, allowing them to choose the practice to  launch their legal career.
  • Spend time getting acquainted with your summer class and the lawyers in the firm. We host a weekend retreat at Barton Creek in Austin for all summer associates firm wide to help you learn more about the One Bracewell culture and spend quality time getting  to know lawyers throughout the firm. There are also social activities planned throughout the summer for you to learn more about Bracewell’s collaborative culture, collegial lawyers and the community in which you will live.    
  • Gain valuable guidance and insight from practicing lawyers. Bracewell’s mentoring program gives summer associates up to three mentor assignments, both associates and partners, within the sections they are working in. Your mentors will  provide you with informal and formal advice and feedback. 
  • Learn and grow through formal and informal training. You will have the opportunity to attend  the firm’s writing workshop and substantive training programs taught by our partners, associates, clients and outside consultants.

Summer Associate Payscale

Bracewell offers summer associates a competitive and market-matching weekly salary of $3,653.85.

Dallas: May 20 - July 12 (8 weeks)
Contact: Anelyse Devries, recruiting specialist

Hartford: May 20 - July 12 (8 weeks)
Contact: Joy Smith, recruiting assistant

Houston: May 20 - July 26 (10 weeks)
Contact: Brette Tucker, recruiting assistant

New York: May 20 - July 19 (9 weeks)
Contact: Julia Mabin, recruiting coordinator

Washington, DC: May 20 - July 12 (8 weeks)
Contact: Joy Smith, recruiting assistant

Bracewell is dedicated to a culture of learning. We believe hands-on experiences provide the best training, and our department leadership works diligently to provide work assignments and opportunities to help associates develop a broad set of skills critical to their practice. Formal training is offered through practice-specific CLE programs and professional skills-based training. The firm has a robust annual review process with substantive feedback to help every associate establish career goals to advance. 





Baylor Law School

Thursday, 8/16

Columbia Law School

Thursday, 8/2

Duke University School of Law

Tuesday, 7/31

Fordham University School of Law

Tuesday, 7/31

Georgetown University Law Center

Tuesday, 7/31

George Washington University Law School

Tuesday, 8/7

The Law Consortium
(Washington, DC Regional Interview Program)
Boston College, Boston University,
Northwestern, Notre Dame, University of Texas

Monday, 7/23


Friday, 8/17

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Wednesday, 8/8

New York University School of Law

Wednesday, 8/8

On Tour Interview Program
(Texas Regional Interview Program)
Duke, Georgetown, University of Virginia

Dallas: Monday, 7/23
Houston: Tuesday, 7/24

Penn Texas Regional

Wednesday, 7/25

Southern Methodist University Dedman
School of Law

Thursday, 8/9

South Texas College of Law Houston

Tuesday, 8/14

Southeastern Minority Job Fair

Friday, 7/20

Sunbelt Job Fair

Friday, 7/27

Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Wednesday, 8/15

Tulane Wednesday, 8/22
University of Connecticut School of Law Wednesday, 9/12

University of Houston Law Center

Wednesday, 8/8

University of Texas School of Law

Tuesday, 8/7

University of Virginia School of Law

Wednesday, 8/8

Vanderbilt University School of Law

Friday, 8/10

Vanderbilt New York Job Fair
(NYC Regional Interview Program)

Wednesday, 7/25

Bracewell’s success ultimately depends on developing exceptional legal talent. The firm is committed to attracting and retaining the finest lawyers from all backgrounds. Through numerous scholarship and fellowship opportunities, Bracewell works to increase the pool of racially and ethnically diverse legal talent. Moreover, by playing an active role in this initiative, Bracewell increases its visibility among candidates at an early stage in their legal careers, thereby strengthening its recruiting efforts.


Bracewell provides equal opportunity for employment to all individuals, regardless of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.