Rogers & Hardin was formed over 40 years ago by a group of lawyers then practicing with one of the major law firms in Atlanta. We engage in a highly sophisticated and diverse business law and litigation practice.
Rogers & Hardin combines the advantages of a large firm practice, including major clients and sophisticated work, with that of a smaller, younger firm where each attorney has the opportunity to assume responsibility and to be actively involved in complex projects at an earlier stage in his or her career than could be expected at most other firms. At the same time, our size allows us to maintain a relaxed atmosphere and a flexible work environment which contribute to the special enthusiasm that we at Rogers & Hardin share for the practice of law.
We seek excellence in the quality of our work and in the quality of people we attract to Rogers & Hardin. Our goals are to maintain the highest attainable standards of professional accomplishment, to maximize the professional enjoyment of each lawyer in Rogers & Hardin and to have a law practice that is compatible with an enriching personal and family life. Our lawyers are involved in a wide variety of professional activities outside of the Firm, including writing, lecturing and teaching. Many of us also perform community and pro bono services. Lawyers are encouraged and supported in connection with all of these activities, as well as in their efforts to develop specialties and areas of concentration in their practice.
Our summer program is designed to give students an opportunity to work closely in a mentoring relationship with lawyers in Rogers & Hardin and to attend trials, hearings, depositions, closings and conferences with clients. Each summer associate is assigned to one or more partners who will serve as mentors to the summer associate. The goal is to integrate each summer associate into the day-to-day practice of their mentors. We try to expose each summer associate to as much of their mentors' (and the Firm's) practice as possible, although we try to direct projects to summer associates in areas in which they express special interest. The summer associates' progress and workload during the summer is monitored by our summer program coordinator. Each summer associate's performance is customarily reviewed upon the conclusion of each major project and at the end of the summer. At the end of the summer, Rogers & Hardin hopes that a strong personal and professional relationship has been established with each summer associate, and that in the near future each successful student will return to R&H as a first-year associate.
The law students who comprise the summer class at Rogers & Hardin are intelligent, highly motivated students with strong interpersonal and writing skills. In previous years, our program has included 1L and 2L students from distinguished schools such as Emory University, University of Georgia, Vanderbilt University, Harvard University, University of Michigan, Duke University, University of Virginia, University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, Florida State University, and Northwestern University. We strongly encourage students from all schools to apply to our program, even if we do not conduct on campus interviews at your school.
In selecting candidates for a position as a summer associate, we interview students who are in the top 20% of their law school class. Participation on law review, journal, moot court, or similar activities are important achievements that lend to a well-balanced candidate with the experience to succeed in our program. Candidates must have a strong desire to work at a highly credentialed mid-sized firm located in Atlanta, GA.
We accept applications electronically. Please include cover letter, resume, transcript or grade listing and writing sample when submitting application materials. Materials can be emailed to Jessica Hobbs at email@example.com.