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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


Our Summer Associate salaries for 2021 were set at $3,894/week. Salaries for the 2022 summer program have not yet been confirmed, but it has been our practice to set these salaries at the prevailing market rates.

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Additional Summer Programs and Information

Recent episodes in our 1L Nationwide Video Series

Listed below is a series of videos recorded by members of our firm to give you an introduction of the various key areas of the firm. We hope you find them insightful and informative, and we look forward to discussing any questions with you in more detail.

Welcome to Big Law! - moderated by Brad Holdbrook, Partner in the Real Estate practice and Firmwide Entry-Level Hiring Partner

Meet the Litigation Team - moderated by Mark Erickson, Litigation Partner

LGBTQ+ Attorney Panel - moderated by Jonathan Baldauf, Attorney Recruitment

Meet the Intellectual Property Team - moderated by Raghav Bajaj, Intellectual Property Partner

Meet the Energy Team - moderated by Buddy Clark, Partner and Co-chair of the Energy Practice Group

An Introduction to the General Transactional Department - moderated by Shelley Rosensweig, Investment Managemet Partner

An Introduction to the West Coast Haynes Boone Offices - moderated by Mark Erickson, Partner in Orange County

An Introduction to the East Coast Haynes Boone Offices - moderated by Jonathan Baldauf, Attorney Recruitment in New York

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Nationwide Panel - moderated by Brittany Terumoto, Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

An Introduction to Haynes Boone in Texas - moderated by Brad Holdbrook, Firmwide Entry-Level Hiring Partner, Dallas Office

Your Summer Experience
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.
Diversity Scholars Program

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

1L Fast Track Program
The Haynes Boone Fast Track Program is hosted in our Dallas office and is a one-week clerkship that is intended to familiarize a law student with the Texas legal market 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.