Law Students

Porter Hedges employs law students from numerous schools throughout the country in its Summer Associate Program. The firm is constantly on the lookout for the intellectually curious lawyer with a passion to be the best. Once you take the time to get to know our firm and meet our attorneys, you immediately appreciate how our firm culture is a driver for our overall success.

You won't get lost in the crowd

Porter Hedges' summer associate class usually consists of 8-10 law students. We get to know you well during the summer and you have an opportunity to share meaningful work and time with all of our attorneys and staff - from the junior to the most senior.

Become a better lawyer sooner

As an associate at Porter Hedges, you will take on more significant work, serve in leadership roles on matters, and work directly with clients early in your career.  As a young lawyer you will attend hearings, take depositions and close deals.

Work with the best

Porter Hedges practices and attorneys are regularly recognized among the legal industry leaders. Whether it is national legal publications, trade press, industry rankings, or peer review, our firm stands out as a leader in its field.  

At Porter Hedges, expect to sit across the negotiating table or the courtroom from your peers at the country's largest law firms and premier boutiques. The difference will be that you may find yourself as one of the lead lawyers.

Apply for a Summer Associate Position

To apply for an open position in our Summer Associate program, please submit your information via our online application.

Porter Hedges guarantees equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to sex, age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.