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Summer Associates 


Live the Haynes Boone Experience

Where We Recruit

We recruit nationally. Today more than 40 percent of our lawyers are graduates of law schools located outside the state of Texas, and the members of our firm have graduated from nearly 150 colleges, universities and law schools.

Nine to Ten Weeks of Career Development, Network Building and In-Depth Mentorship Experience

  • Attend meetings, depositions, court hearings and more to gain experience as a lawyer at Haynes Boone
  • Paired with supervising partner and associate mentors that will work with you every day throughout the summer
  • Gain substantive skills and legal insight by attending regular practice group meetings where legal training is provided


It has been our practice to set Summer Associate salaries at the weekly equivalent of our first-year associate salary.

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Additional Summer Programs and Information

Most Haynes Boone associates are recruited through our summer associate program. Our summer associates spend at least nine weeks with us, working with our lawyers, experiencing the firm, networking at all levels, and having a lot of fun! Access more information about Your Summer Experience with Haynes Boone here.

The Diversity Scholarships have been established to attract outstanding students to the private practice of law while helping these students be successful in law school through both work and mentorship experiences.  Visit the Diversity Scholars Opportunities page for full details about this program.

Haynes Boone offers a Fast Track program in both our Dallas and New York offices.  In Dallas, the program is is a one-week clerkship and in New York it is a three-day clerkship.  Both are intended to familiarize a law students with the Texas and New York legal markets, respectively, and life at a large law firm while giving participants an in-depth look at the people and practices at Haynes Boone. This ground-breaking alternative to the traditional summer program provides a unique opportunity to experience Haynes Boone’s dynamic culture and meet other exceptionally qualified 1L students from top law schools.
Haynes Boone uses the Suited Assessment as part of our candidate evaluation and recruitment process to expand our consideration of candidates beyond traditional hiring metrics. Information on what is measured by the assessment, Suited’s data retention policies, and how to request a reasonable accommodation may be found here ¹. Completing the Suited assessment is a mandatory part of our recruiting process; however, should you believe that even with appropriate reasonable accommodations enabled you require an alternative selection procedure, please email the Managers of Entry-Level Recruiting, Amy Hill or Jennifer Lindsley. To see the results of our AEDT bias audit required under New York City Local Law 144, please click here ².