Greenberg Glusker's Summer Program
Greenberg Glusker's summer program is designed to introduce outstanding second-year law students to the Firm and our practices, with the expectation that they will join us upon graduation from law school. Historically, a very high percentage of our summer clerks have been offered and have accepted full-time positions with the Firm.
Our summer program provides summer associates with a realistic experience of what it is to be an attorney at Greenberg Glusker. Work assignments are not limited to library research and memos, but also include practical assignments such as drafting agreements and preparing pleadings. In addition, summer associates have the opportunity to see how we practice law outside of the office, and are regularly invited to attend events such as client meetings, business deal “closings,” mediations, depositions, motion hearings and trials.
Each summer associate is paired with a junior associate as a “big sib” to assist in the transition from law school to a law firm environment. Summer associates receive feedback on their work on an ongoing basis throughout the summer, as well as a more formal mid-summer and end-of-summer review.
Of course, the summer is not all work and no play. Summer associates are also treated to some of the best activities that Los Angeles has to offer, including concerts, museum tours, sporting events and parties. In addition, we offer summer associates the opportunity to interact with our attorneys and their spouses/significant others outside of the workplace, both in small group settings and Firmwide events.
What Students Say About Greenberg Glusker’s Summer Program
“The summer program is a good preview for what it’s actually like to work at the firm. You do substantive work, such as helping draft motions and corporate documents. But you also spend meaningful time socializing with everyone from junior associates to senior partners who have been with the firm for longer than you’ve been alive. Much like working at the firm, it’s the perfect balance.” Steven Stein, USC Gould School of Law
"I enjoyed the work more than I expected! I was doing real work and helping real clients who seemed to really appreciate it. The social calendar was well designed--not too overwhelming and every event a real hit. Greenberg Glusker is a friendly, warm place, where people work hard but at the end of the day they go home and have a life beyond the office. The balance between work-life and office life, along with the prospect of working with the top professionals in their field, made my decision to work for Greenberg Glusker easy.” --Alla, UCLA Law School
“I had an incredible summer at Greenberg, where I felt like part of the Greenberg family almost immediately. I performed meaningful work in a variety of legal areas, and developed great working relationships with associates and partners in almost every department. The lawyers and support staff at Greenberg always made me feel valued, and were always open to giving me feedback and answering my questions. I can't imagine a better learning experience or a better way to spend a summer.” Ted Bingham, UCLA Law School
“The summer program at Greenberg Glusker provides a real life glimpse into what being a lawyer there is really like. The summer program consists of a rotation throughout the firm’s various departments where summer associates are given the opportunity to work on active matters for real clients, which I really appreciated. During my summer I got to work in areas of the law I’d never been exposed to and get to know partners and associates in all of the different departments. Also, the social events were spot on. The social calendar never felt overwhelming or forced and the firm’s attorneys seemed to genuinely enjoy the opportunity to socialize with the summer associates. After getting to know the people and the work, I knew Greenberg Glusker was the place for me. “ Elizabeth Sbardellati, Northwestern University
"The summer program at Greenberg strikes a great balance between challenging work and fun social events. A variety of social events, from firm-wide dodger games to casual pickup basketball games with a handful of attorneys, gave me the opportunity to connect with the members of the firm on a personal level. On the work side, Greenberg allows summer associates to get a taste of what working there would be like while never making the workload overwhelming. The work/life balance and the opportunity to work with top professionals makes a summer at Greenberg an amazing step in any legal career." James Swearingen, UC Davis
Greenberg Glusker conducts on campus and callback interviews with second-year law students between August and October. Check our OCI 2014 calendar for specific dates and interviewers.
The Interviewing Process
Greenberg Glusker spends a full day or two at each of the schools we visit. Prior to our visit, law students can sign up to meet with one of our attorney interviewers. If you are notified that our schedules are full, feel free to drop off your resume and transcript with a Greenberg Glusker interviewer during our visit.
Receiving A Callback
Our on-campus attorney interviewers extend callback invitations within one week following the interview. For non-local residents who receive a callback, the Firm will cover all travel-related expenses.
To ensure we don’t over commit, our attorney interviewers are given authority to extend a limited number of callbacks, and they often have difficult decisions to make. We attempt to notify students by first-class mail within seven days of the on-campus interview if they are not receiving a callback.
Students will be invited back for a half day of interviews, at which time they will have the opportunity to meet and interact with approximately ten of the Firm’s attorneys.
After the Callback
Greenberg Glusker’s Recruiting Committee meets to review evaluations of law students who recently visited our office. We strive to notify students of the results of their callback within five days. If you receive an offer, you will be asked to respond within 45 days in accordance with NALP guidelines.