Law Students

Summer Associate Program

Our Summer Associate Program gives students insight into the day-to-day experience of a first year Associate at Porter Hedges. To ensure a fulfilling experience, we intentionally assign substantive, challenging and billable work aimed to develop and broaden skills. Our attorneys evaluate each assignment and provide valuable feedback so that our Summer Associates are an asset to the firm upon graduation.

The Details

Program Length
We anticipate our 2022 Program will begin May 16, 2022.

Class Size
8-10 law students (1L and 2L)

Our compensation package is competitive with that of other large firms in the Houston downtown market.

There is no formal practice group rotation system. We'd rather our Summer Associates have the ability to receive assignments tailored to their specific practice group interests.

Each Summer Associate is assigned a Partner and Associate mentor to provide professional guidance and facilitate introductions within the firm.

Social Activities
We plan weekly social events and lunches inside and outside of the office in an effort to integrate our Summer Associates with our firm's culture and foster closer relationships.

For information on our summer program, please contact Deirdra Clement. 

Please note: We are no longer accepting 2L applications for our 2022 Summer Associate program. If you have any questions please click here to contact us.


Heather K. Hatfield
Hiring Partner
Deirdra N. Clement
Attorney Recruitment & Development Manager

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, gender identity, gender expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.