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Cooley LLP - Boston, Massachusetts

Recruitment & Hiring

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Began Work In Expected
2017 Prior Summer
Associates
2018 Prior Summer
Associates
2019
LAWYERS
Entry-level 3 3 5 5 TBD
Entry-level (non-traditional track) 0 0 0 0 TBD
Lateral Partners 2 0 1 0 TBD
Lateral Associates 1 0 15 0 TBD
All Other Laterals (non-traditional track) 0 0 3 0 TBD
Post-Clerkship 0 0 0 0 TBD
LL.M.s (U.S.) 0 0 0 0 TBD
LL.M.s (non-U.S.) 0 0 0 0 TBD
SUMMER
Post-3Ls 0 0 0 0 0
2Ls 4 1 7 1 8
1Ls 2 0 2 0 1


Number of 2018 Summer 2Ls considered for associate offers 49
Number of offers made to summer 2L associates 48
Does the organization hire school-term clerks? Case-by-case
Does the organization hire 1Ls? Yes
When should 1Ls apply? 12/1

Split summers

Are split summers allowed? Yes
If yes, minimum weeks 8
Comments regarding Hiring While we are not opposed to hiring summer associates who are interested in splitting with another firm, we do require our summer associates to spend a minimum of eight weeks with Cooley at the beginning of our summer program.

We only hire 1L's through our Diversity Fellowship program.

2018 Summer Program

Do you accept applications for the 2020 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2022 or later? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2020 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2022? No
Do you accept applications for the 2020 Summer Program from Judicial clerks? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2020 Summer Program from students at non-US law schools? Yes

Hiring Outside Traditional Summer Programs

Does the organization hire 3Ls? Case by Case
How many entry-level hires outside the summer program did you hire in [directory year - 1]? 12

Post-clerkship hiring information

Do you hire post-clerkship candidates? Yes
If yes, when should they apply? Rolling basis

Domestic LL.M.s

Do you hire US LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas? Case-by-case

Foreign LL.M.s

Do you hire non-US LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas? Case-by-case
When should LL.M.s submit applications? Rolling basis
Preferred application materials Resume and copies of all academic transcripts
General Hiring Criteria We look for high academic achievement, previous work experience, involvement in extracurricular activities, strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and evidence of being one who works well in a team environment.
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