Law Students

We believe in investing in our people right from the start.

Many of our partners have spent their entire careers at Jackson Walker. Because we maintain a strong partner-to-associate ratio and take pride in staffing clients’ matters efficiently, our associates have the opportunity to take on a great deal of responsibility early on in their career. Plus, our broad range of clients allows our associates to handle a wide variety of high-value work.

Jackson Walker is looking for candidates who demonstrate:

  • Leadership capabilities
  • Academic excellence
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Community involvement
  • A desire to develop a practice over the long term
  • Goal to become a partner at the firm

2023 Summer AssociatesWe offer a first-half summer program typically starting mid-May and running for nine weeks with summer associates required to work a minimum of six weeks. We work hard to tailor the size of our program to the needs of the firm and current legal market in order to maximize the potential for students to receive full-time offers. We provide a competitive summer associate compensation package and salary of $4,326 per week.

Learn more about our Summer Program.

Jackson Walker’s Attorney Development programs enable you to embark on a rewarding legal career within a supportive and development-oriented environment.

Learn more about Attorney Development.

Jackson Walker has a competitive compensation package for entry-level attorneys in the amount of $225,000.

Summer associates who accept an offer of full-time employment on their graduation from law school receive the following benefits before their first day:

  • Graduation bonus
  • Universal Bar Exam (UBE) review course expenses
  • Relocation expenses

Jackson Walker offers a competitive benefits package for associates that includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Basic Life and AD&D Insurance, Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Telemedicine -24/7 access to US board certified doctors through the convenience of phone or video conference
  • Fertility & Adoption Benefits
  • Calm Membership
  • Peloton Partnership
  • Access to virtual coaching and therapy through Modern Health
  • Business Travel Accident Coverage
  • Personal Travel Emergency Assistance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Health, Dependent Care and Transit
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Backup Child Care and Elder Care
  • JW FIT – Wellness Program offering discounts on medical premiums, team challenges, education and motivation for your health and well-being
  • 18 weeks paid Parental Primary Leave/3 weeks paid Parental Secondary Leave (for parent but not primary care-giver)
  • Alternative work schedule policy
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Laptop computers and technology support (including iPhones and iPads)
  • Membership dues to national, state and local bar associations and cost of participation in various activities
  • CLE opportunities including State Bar of Texas online CLE
  • Comprehensive associate professional development programs
  • Business development and client entertainment expenses

View Summer Associate Open Positions

We accept 1L applications starting November 1 and 2L applications starting June 1.
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Contact Us

For questions about 1L or 2L recruiting, contact: Law School Recruiting

For 3L’s, LLM Students and Current Judicial Clerks, please submit your application to Lateral Associate Recruiting.