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2023 2L Summer Associate Program

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is one of the top law firms serving the needs of businesses in the Pacific Northwest, providing a broad range of transactional and litigation services to the Northwest’s leading companies. We are looking for people who demonstrate aptitude, leadership, teamwork, initiative and strong verbal and written communication skills to join the 2023 Summer Associate program in our Portland or Seattle office.

We are looking for people who embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and take initiative. A strong desire to practice law in a regional setting is key.

Summer Associates begin in June and receive a weekly salary of at least $2,600. During the summer, associates receive formal and informal evaluations of their work from a dedicated and a number of assigning attorneys. Summer Associates can expect to work with Associates and Shareholders conducting research and drafting memoranda, pleadings, and legal updates for continuing education purposes. Schwabe also has opportunities to volunteer at the firm-sponsored pro bono clinic.


  • Applicants are preferred to have a top 25% class ranking or equivalent GPA at an ABA accredited law school
  • Moot Court and/or Law Review experience is preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other status protected by law. The firm will make reasonable accommodations for religious beliefs and for the known needs of qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

Direct your materials to Michelle Baird-Johnson, Director of Talent Acquisition and Integration.

Applications for the 2023 Summer Program are now open and will be accepted until 5:00pm Pacific Time on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

When using the online application software, please be sure to fill out all of the requested contact information and law school information including graduation year. All documents must be uploaded in PDF.

Submissions to include:  

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Complete undergraduate transcript (unofficial acceptable)
  • Law school transcript (unofficial acceptable)
  • References
  • Writing sample (that has not been significantly edited by others) reflecting your legal analysis abilities (not to exceed seven pages)

Candidates selected for callback interviews will be interviewed on a predetermined date in summer/early fall.