Jenner & Block


At Jenner & Block, we are committed to providing create an environment that fosters the development of superior lawyers.  This is reflected in our Core Values and also in our Summer Program. During the course of the summer program, we offer a variety of specially­designed training opportunities, focused on helping you to develop a broad range of skills. As a summer associate, you are encouraged to participate in as many programs as you like, regardless of your practice area. 

Below are some examples of programs that are offered during the summer:

  • Legal writing courses (taught by firm lawyers and outside consultants)
  • A Negotiations Workshop
  • Anatomy of a Deal, Introduction to Due Diligence and other transactional focused programs 
  • Business development and social networking training

We also offer informal breakfasts and lunches with practice group leaders designed to provide you with additional information about some of our practice groups.

Additional in-house training programs vary by office. 

In addition to weekly training programs, the Chicago office hosts the firm’s annual Diversity Dinner.  Summer Associates from all offices attend.  While in Chicago, summer associates also participate in a hands-­on-workshop,­­ either a deposition training program, negotiations program  or a client pitch workshop, as well as a training session on networking skills.