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Directory Year: 2020

Cooley LLP - Boston, Massachusetts

Recruitment & Hiring

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Began Work In Expected
2018 Prior Summer
Associates
2019 Prior Summer
Associates
2020
LAWYERS
Entry-level 5 5 8 6 TBD
Entry-level (non-traditional track) 0 0 0 0 TBD
Lateral Partners 1 0 0 0 TBD
Lateral Associates 18 0 13 0 TBD
All Other Laterals (non-traditional track) 0 0 1 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 7 1 8 1 9
1Ls 2 0 1 0 2


Number of 2019 Summer 2Ls considered for associate offers 8
Number of offers made to summer 2L associates 8
Does the organization hire school-term clerks? Case-by-case
Does the organization hire 1Ls? Yes
When should 1Ls apply? typically 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 typically 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 and Patent Summer programs.

2019 Summer Program

Do you accept applications for the 2021 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2023 or later? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2021 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2023? No
Do you accept applications for the 2021 Summer Program from Judicial clerks? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2021 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]?

2

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 diverse team environment.

Campus Interviews Boston College Law School
Boston University School of Law
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Duke University School of Law
Fordham University School of Law
George Mason University School of Law
George Washington University Law School
Georgetown University Law Center
Harvard Law School
Howard University School of Law
McGill University Faculty of Law
New York University School of Law
Northwestern University School of Law
Santa Clara University School of Law
Stanford Law School
UCLA School of Law
University of California - Irvine School of Law
University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
University of California, Davis
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
University of Chicago Law School
University of Colorado School of Law
University of Denver College of Law
University of Michigan Law School
University of Pennsylvania Law School
University of Richmond School of Law
University of San Diego School of Law
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
University of Texas School of Law
University of Virginia School of Law
Vanderbilt University Law School
William & Mary Law School
Yale Law School
List Any Job Fairs / Consortia Attended (previous fall)

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
Boston Lawyers Group Job Fair
Midwest-California-Georgia Consortium Lavender Law
Loyola Patent Law Interview Program
On Tour Interview Program -SF
The Law Consortium-DC
The Law Consortium-SF

Campus Interviews

Number of Schools Visited in 2019 34
Number of Job Fairs / Consortia Attended in 2019 7

Recruiting Policy Information

Provide a link to your recruiting policy or additional recruiting information https://www.cooley.com/careers
Brief description of recruiting policy or additional comments

Application Materials

Required application materials Resume
Transcript
Comments on application materials

1L Summer Applications

1L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) typically 12/1
1L Summer Application Deadline
1L Summer Applications - Comments

We only hire 1L's through our Diversity Fellowship and Patent Summer programs.

2L Summer Applications

2L summer applications will be accepted starting (date)
2L Summer Application Deadline
2L Summer Applications - Comments

3L Summer Applications

3L summer applications will be accepted starting (date)
3L summer application deadline
3L Summer Applications - Comments

3Ls Applying for Entry-Level Positions

3L (entry-level) applications will be accepted starting (date)
3L (entry-level) application deadline
3L comments

1L Offers

How much time do you provide 1L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? We make every effort to abide by the timing guidelines provided by the individual law schools.
Do you require 1L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer?
If yes, how many days does a 1L student have to reaffirm their interest?

2L Offers

How much time do you provide 2L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? We make every effort to abide by the timing guidelines provided by the individual law schools.
Do you require 2L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer?
If yes, how many days does a 2L student have to reaffirm their interest?

3L Offers (Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students from your summer program to respond to an offer of entry-level employment? We make every effort to abide by the timing guidelines provided by the individual law schools.
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer?
If yes, how many days does a 3L (previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest?

3L Offers (Not Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students to respond to an offer of entry-level employment? We make every effort to abide by the timing guidelines provided by the individual law schools.
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer?
If yes, how many days does a 3L (not previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest?