Summer Associate Program
Carmody offers an immersive and broad-ranging eight-week summer associate program for second year law students looking to get hands-on experience in a leading full-service firm. Because we believe that growth happens through experimentation, program participants receive assignments in as many of our varied practice areas as possible. Participant research and draft briefs; shadow lawyers at court events, administrative hearings, and depositions; participate in closings and transactional work; and learn to give practical, client-centered advice. Summer Associates spend time in our New Haven, Stamford and Waterbury offices, and have the opportunity to receive substantive training under the guidance and mentorship of some of the preeminent thought leaders and practitioners in each practice area.
“Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey’s Summer Associate Program has been exceedingly rewarding. This experience has afforded me the opportunity to collaborate and build meaningful connections with experienced attorney across multiple practice areas. The partners, associates, and staff are approachable, supportive, and invested in your growth and development. In addition to benefiting from gaining professional work experience, Carmody Summer Associates are paired with a mentor, and have the opportunity to participate in a number of social events over the course of the program.”
Brice Ashford, Summer Associate 2023
“I am impressed with the breadth of subject areas that Carmody can aid clients with. As a summer associate I have had the opportunity to participate in Land Use, Intellectual Property, Tax, Medical Malpractice, Mediation, Real Estate, Pro Bono, and Personal Injury case work. The attorneys that work here are experienced, well known, and maintain a positive integrated identity within their communities. It has been a wonderful opportunity to learn from such a well-established, skilled, and respected team of lawyers and staff.
Margaret Murolo, Summer Associate 2023
“The Summer Associate Program by Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey was one of the best professional experiences I had the privilege of participating in for two months. As one of the summer associates in the Intellectual Property department, I was welcomed to an amazing group of attorneys and a plethora of challenging assignments, covering both patent and trademark prosecution on a variety of projects. Outside of the IP department, I also received assignment from other law partners in their respective fields, exposing me to areas of law that are not taught in law schools. The program was challenging and rewarding, but the support of everyone at the firm made two months feel like two weeks. Carmody is a place like no other: where difficult, meaningful work merges seamlessly with best working culture I have ever seen. I was truly amazed with the breadth of work I received, the openness of everybody, and the experiences I will never forget.”
Robert Bertekap III, Summer Associate 2023
“Carmody’s Summer Associate Program is everything a law student could want. I was a Summer Associate in the Intellectual Property (IP) department, but I got to take on projects throughout the different practice areas and offices. Throughout my summer at Carmody, I was able to hone my legal research and writing skills, take on substantive issues and provide answers, and even draft documents that will go before court. I also learned so much more about IP work and how to tackle different areas of IP. I returned to Carmody as a rising 2L after working here last summer as a college intern. In the two summers I’ve been here, I’ve been amazed by the genuine care the attorneys have for my professional development and to make sure that I have the right balance of work. The people are what make Carmody special: they are hard working, humble, funny, and so friendly. Everyone cares about everyone, which is exactly what I want from my workplace environment. The Summer Associate events were also something I looked forward to every Thursday, as they were an opportunity to get to know more of the attorneys from the other offices and share a good time, typically over some delicious food. I would absolutely return to Carmody, as I believe it truly has a special and fulfilling culture that makes it shine.”
Lisette Donewald, Summer Associate 2023
The application process is open from August to October. To apply for Carmody’s Summer Associate Program, please forward your resume, cover letter, writing sample and transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org.