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Succeeding as a Summer Associate

Summer’s Golden Rule

Summer’s Golden Rule

Learn the importance of building relationships with everyone you come across at the firm, and how to make “respect” your summer watchword.


In your summer-long audition for a post-graduation role as a junior associate, you will, of course, be expected to deliver great work. However, you’ll also need to navigate the social intricacies of life at your firm. To succeed at this, you’ll need to stay well away from the social traps that too many summer associates manage to fall into every year. But take heart, because those traps are easy to avoid when you remember Summer’s Golden Rule. In this lesson, we’ll tell you what that rule is,...