At Jenner & Block, we are committed to providing 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 specially­ designed 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 Communications 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 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,­­ past workshops have included: deposition training program, negotiations training program, client pitch workshop, and a communications workshop.




2019 Diversity Dinner speaker Tony West joins in a selfie with SEO Fellows.

2019 DC summer associates visit our Chicago office.