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Summer Program

Launch your legal career at Bracewell! Let us tell you what makes up our nationally ranked Top 10 Summer Program.

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By working on a variety of real projects across practice areas, you’ll get an inside look of what our lawyers do. From client meetings to depositions to deal closings, your first-hand contributions help us deliver exceptional results to our clients.

You will be paired with both associate and partner mentors to provide you with informal and formal advice and feedback.

You will have the opportunity to attend substantive training programs lead by our partners, associates, clients and outside consultants.

Lastly, have fun! Get to know lawyers and your summer class through a variety of social events and a firm favorite, our annual summer associate retreat. The firmwide, two-day retreat in Austin, Texas is packed full of fun activities that allow you to build relationships with lawyers across offices.

Bracewell offers summer associates a competitive and market matching weekly salary of $3,654.

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1L Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship

Bracewell is proud to offer merit-based fellowships to first-year law students who are particularly committed to diversity and inclusion. Learn more about our fellowship program here.

2021 Summer Program Contacts

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Austin & Dallas
Anelyse Devries, Coordinator, Recruiting

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Brette Tucker, Coordinator, Recruiting

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Washington, DC
Julia Mabin, Manager, HR and Professional Resources

“Bracewell is a great firm where you'll get big firm experience/clients while working in a mid-sized atmosphere. It's also a place where you'll be surrounded by brilliant people who love what they do and the people they work with.”
— Bracewell Summer Associate
2019 Summer Associate Survey, The American Lawyer

“This is a great place to work. It's a place where smart people get together every day to work on client problems, but also enjoy being around each other. The concept of One Bracewell is not just lip service, the culture is really spread throughout all the offices.”
— Bracewell Summer Associate
2019 Summer Associate Survey, The American Lawyer


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.