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Directory Year: 2022

Ballard Spahr LLP - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Recruitment & Hiring

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Began Work In Expected
2020 Prior Summer
Associates
2021 Prior Summer
Associates
2022
LAWYERS
Entry-level 6 6 11 11 8
Entry-level (non-traditional track) 0 0 0 0 0
Lateral Partners 1 0 6 0 2
Lateral Associates 6 0 13 0 5
All Other Laterals (non-traditional track) 6 0 6 0 1
Post-Clerkship 6 5 3 2 0
LL.M.s (U.S.) 0 0 0 0 0
LL.M.s (non-U.S.) 0 0 0 0 0
SUMMER
Post-3Ls 0 0 0 0 0
2Ls 13 2 11 1 11
1Ls 2 0 3 0 4


Comments on hiring grid
Number of 2021 Summer 2Ls considered for associate offers 11
Number of offers made to summer 2L associates 11
Does the organization hire school-term clerks? Case-by-case
Does the organization hire 1Ls? Yes
When should 1Ls apply? Applications are posted on our website on December 1. Transcripts can be submitted at a later date once grades are released.
Are split summers allowed? Case-by-case
Comments regarding Hiring

Candidates are considered on the basis of strong academic qualifications, interpersonal skills, and extracurricular activities.

2021 Summer Program

Do you accept applications for the 2023 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2025 or later? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2023 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2025? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2023 Summer Program from Judicial clerks? No
Do you accept applications for the 2023 Summer Program from students at non-US law schools? No

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]?

0

Post-clerkship hiring information

Do you hire post-clerkship candidates? Yes
If yes, when should they apply? Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Domestic LL.M.s

Do you hire US LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas?

Tax, Employee Benefits

Do you hire non-US LL.M.s? No
When should LL.M.s submit applications? Throughout the year
Preferred application materials

Resume, Transcripts, and Cover Letter

General Hiring Criteria
Campus Interviews Temple University School of Law
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Villanova University School of Law
List Any Job Fairs / Consortia Attended (previous fall)

Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair

Campus Interviews

Number of Schools Visited in 2021 3
Number of Job Fairs / Consortia Attended in 2021 1

Recruiting Policy Information

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

When possible, Ballard Spahr follows law school recruiting guidelines if applicable. In the absence of law school guidelines, Ballard Spahr's guidlines provide the following timelines for offer decisions:

- 2L offers will remain open for 14 days following the date of the offer letter.

- 1L offers will remain open for one week following the date of the offer letter.

Application Materials

Required application materials Resume
Cover letter
Transcript
Writing sample
Comments on application materials

1L Summer Applications

1L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) December 1
1L Summer Application Deadline January 15
1L Summer Applications - Comments

The January 15th deadline typically applies to all 1L Diversity Fellowship programs, but students should check individual job postings, as some deadlines may differ.  Applications for all other posted 1L positions are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis beginning on December 1.  Students are encouraged to apply and to submit transcripts as early as possible. 

2L Summer Applications

2L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) Late May
2L Summer Application Deadline Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.
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

3L candidates are encouraged to check Ballard Spahr's Careers page for entry-level openings.

If we are not actively recruiting for any posted entry-level positions, 3L candidates can express interest at any time using the general Entry Level Associate Candidates application posted on the Careers portion of our website.  We review our hiring needs for entry-level candidates on an ongoing basis.  We will keep applications on file to review if hiring needs arise. 

1L Offers

How much time do you provide 1L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? One week (unless the law school has specific guidelines)
Do you require 1L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? No
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? 14 days (unless the law school has specific guidelines)
Do you require 2L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? No
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? 28 days (unless the law school has specific guidelines)
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? No
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? case-by-case
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? No
If yes, how many days does a 3L (not previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest?