June Networking Receptions for DC Law Firms


Big law firms tend to recruit very early. Many big law firms have indicated that they want to start identifying candidates even earlier than on-campus interviews. To that end, some law firms host receptions during the summer for rising 2Ls.  Two global law firms have invited W&L students to attend receptions in Washington DC. Additionally, the Washington DC Area Recruiting Association is hosting a reception for students. Because you have expressed an interest in Washington DC, information about these opportunities is below.

If you are interested in practicing in a big law firm next summer, we encourage you to attend and meet attorneys at these prestigious firms. This is an opportunity to develop connections in a firm of interest and improve your interview answer to “why do you want to work at [insert firm here]?” Both Cadwalder and Paul Hastings typically recruit W&L students through either a job posting or interview program.


Paul Hastings: “An Inside Look at Our Practice” in Washington, DC
About: The program will begin with a networking workshop and will be followed by a reception with representation from our major practice groups. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get tips on networking and to meet the attorneys and summer associates.  Tuesday, June 17, 2014 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Paul Hastings LLP,  875 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 Kindly RSVP Karen Chen at karenchen@paulhastings.com by Tuesday, June 10.

Cadwalader invites you to join our attorneys and summer associates for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on our rooftop.  We hope that you take this opportunity to learn more about our summer program, our practices and most importantly, our people. Tuesday, June 3, 2014 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 700 Sixth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001 Kindly click here to RSVP by Friday, May 30. If you have questions about this event, please contact Michelle DaSilva at michelle.dasilva@cwt.com or +1 202 862 2319.


WALRAA Summer in the Capital: A Fall Recruitment Preview for Students & Employers.

Registration information: http://www.walraa.org/summer-in-the-capital.  Last year over 40 DC firms were in attendance.

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May 8, 2014 · 9:45 am

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