MoFo recently marked the end of a successful and memorable 2022 Summer Associate Program. One hundred forty talented law students, representing 37 of the nation’s top law schools, joined MoFo for the 10-week program that commenced in May.
The hybrid Summer Associate Program is designed to provide the students with mentoring and training opportunities through direct exposure to partners and associates, career development, and networking opportunities with fellow summer associates. The summer associates received technical and soft-skill training in areas such as written and oral communication, legal problem-solving and creative analysis, and teamwork and client service.
Summer associates participated in several firmwide training programs, including patent boot camp, contract drafting, corporate and litigation research strategies, how to tackle a first assignment, the importance of training your voice, and more. They were also encouraged to volunteer for pro bono assignments. The associates participated in a variety of substantive projects, allowing them to demonstrate and hone their writing, research, and analytical skills. They not only got a realistic perspective on what it’s like to be a lawyer at MoFo, but also walked away from the program with greater insight into the type of law they want to practice.
As the program came to a close, multiple associates were invited to write about their experiences from the program on topics such as mentorship, pro bono, learning and development, and diversity and inclusion.
Read their MoFo Stories here:
An Opportunity to Get Up Close and Personal with the Innocence Project – Mohand Khouider, New York
How Mentorship Elevated the Summer Associate Program – Patrick Keeler, New York
Why I Chose MoFo – Bryce Bark, San Diego
Why Mentorship Makes a Difference – Afi Blackshear, San Francisco
Serving Pro Bono Clients and Engaging with Important Social Causes – Holly Petersen, San Francisco
Learning from MoFo Lawyers While Giving Back to Immigrant Communities – Jose Rodriguez, Los Angeles
Patent Boot Camp: Developing IP Litigators and Training Well-Rounded Lawyers – Lucy Huang, Los Angeles