FIRST-YEAR ASSOCIATES AND JUDICIAL CLERKS


”While working as a summer associate at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, everyone wholeheartedly encouraged me to clerk for a judge before joining the firm. They told me the experience would prove invaluable in accelerating my development and maturation as a new attorney, and they were right. After my clerkship, within weeks of starting as an associate, I knew the other attorneys here valued my experience by the high level and quality of work in which I was immediately invited to participate.”

—Joel C. Boehm
Associate, IP Litigation

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati recruits third-year law students whose academic and professional experience will enhance the quality and breadth of the services we provide to our clients. You may submit your cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript directly to the firm.

In addition, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati actively recruits judicial clerks each year and appreciates the substantial value of a judicial clerkship. We recognize that clerkships provide a rare opportunity for future attorneys to see behind the scenes of a courtroom and gain a better understanding of the legal decision-making process. We know this insight will be of great benefit to the firm and our clients as we develop winning strategies for cases and deals.

In recognition of that value, one year of work experience credit may be given for each year of a judicial clerkship for compensation and partnership purposes, up to a maximum of two years' credit for clerks of federal court judges and the highest state-court judges coming to the firm directly from their clerkship and joining the Litigation Department. To apply, you may submit your cover letter, résumé, and law school transcript directly to the firm.