We continue to make most of our new attorney hires from our Summer Associate Program. We believe our program is the best way for us to get to know potential new hires, and for law students to get an extended look at our practice and our culture.

About our Summer Associate Program

Our six week program is designed to give students the ability to have a second employment experience in an often unpredictable legal job market. During the program summer associates work on research and writing projects in a variety of practice areas. While written work product is essential, we also value getting our summer associates out of the office to observe our attorneys at hearings, mediations, depositions, trials, and other daily activities. We strive to get to know our summer associates in and out of the office. Our summer associates and our attorneys look forward to the social events that are another important part of the summer experience. At the end of the summer, we feel that our summer associates have an accurate view of what life is like at Cranfill Sumner LLP.

Our summer associates, like our attorneys, come from a variety of law schools. We welcome all law students that have a genuine interest in calling North Carolina their home and we routinely interview law students with strong credentials who are drawn to a litigation-based practice.

How to Apply

On-Campus Interviews

Each fall we travel to several local law schools to interview second year law students for summer associate positions. Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Campbell University, North Carolina Central University, and Wake Forest University may apply to our Summer Associate Program through Symplicity and their career services office.

Other Ways to Apply

We invite interested, qualified students at other law schools to submit their cover letter, resume, and transcript directly to Dora Kripapuri, our Director of Legal Recruitment & Development, for consideration.