Welcome to the Real World

Welcome to the Real World

Understand the characteristics of the most successful summer associates, and how to use your work to make the best possible impression from day one.


Welcome to Succeeding as a Summer Associate, Lesson One: Welcome to the Real World. 

To start with, congratulations! You passed your interviews with flying colors, dazzling all with your academic record, intellect, and personality as you secured that summer-associate position. In the summer ahead, you’ll enter the real world of legal practice. Whatever success means for you, you’ve already taken your first step towards it. 

But don’t get cozy just yet; there’s still a long way to go.