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Summer Program

Summer associates are given a unique opportunity to work on real-life matters and experience what Miller Nash Graham & Dunn has to offer. We structure our summer program to support and develop students through a hands-on approach. A summer workflow coordinator monitors the summer associate work and the evaluation process, and each summer associate is assigned an associate mentor, someone with whom to discuss ideas and who will assist with the transition from law school to law firm. We provide students opportunities to attend trials, depositions, and hearings, and assist with corporate transactions. The firm also features a socially active summer program, which allows students to get to know the attorneys with whom they work.

Some examples of summer associate work projects include:
  • Research the elements of the torts (outrage, negligent infliction of emotional distress ["NIED"], invasion of privacy, and trespass) newly alleged in the counterclaims, and analyze the likelihood that a summary judgment of dismissal would be granted regarding each claim.
  • Research Washington case law regarding new tort causes of action and motions for leave to file amended complaint.
  • Review previous complaints filed against defendant company in order to determine whether a pattern of misconduct exists.
  • Research Blue Sky laws to determine which state's laws apply to an interstate sale of securities.
  • Assist with the research and drafting of a motion for summary judgment in a case involving an underage employee alleging assault by a former employer.

2018 Summer Associate Class

Portland
David Hori, Boston College, 2019
Jill Conbere, University of Oregon, 2019
Alena Tipnis, University of Oregon 2019

Seattle
Leila Javanshir, Seattle University, 2019
Carrie Mount, Seattle University, 2019
Jessica Roberts, Seattle University, 2020
Jevan Hutson, University of Washington 2020—Gregoire Fellow

Summer Program 2019
Thank you for your interest in our firm. For Summer 2019, our firm in all markets will not offer a 2L/3L summer associate program, which also means we will not be participating in OCI activities or other 2L interviewing this fall. We have a great group of junior attorneys joining the firm in the near term, and we will be focusing on further integrating and developing our current group of associates. We are also increasing our lateral recruiting efforts in all of our markets.

If we decide to have a summer program in 2020, we will post the information to our website next fall.

Deadline and application information for Summer Associate positions, including our Diversity Fellowship, will be posted to the firm's website in July and November each year under Job Opportunities.