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Summer Associates

For promising law students the future holds many possibilities. With our summer associate program, Jones Waldo nurtures and expands those possibilities and does so in a professional, yet congenial, environment.

Our recruiting committee strives to tailor the experience of our summer associates to their individual goals and interests and closely monitors on-going satisfaction. By allowing them to work with several associates and shareholders, in a variety of practice areas, summer associates are exposed to the depth and breadth of the firm’s practice. We keep summer associates busy with myriad responsibilities including research, drafting pleadings, attending depositions, arbitrations and trials and drafting documents associated with corporate and real estate transactions.

Our approach is holistic, so we try to enhance a summer associate’s social life as well as his professional life. Summer associates participate in many activities—baseball games, dinners and cultural events—both as a group and one-on-one with an attorney.

We look for talented and hard-working students following their first or second year of law school. Summer associates are hired based on a combination of grades, writing ability, personality and life experience. Law students at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University and the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah are encouraged to apply through on-campus recruiting programs, but we also welcome resumes and transcripts from out-of-state applicants.  In recent years, our out-of-state summer associates have been from the University of Arizona, Boalt Hall, Chicago, Harvard, Kansas, Northwestern, Oregon, Stanford, Virginia, Wake Forest and Yale.

For out-of-state applicants, to apply for a summer associate position, please email a cover letter, resume and transcript to Jesse Oakeson at  You may also feel free to contact Jesse if you have any questions about the summer associate application process.