We supplement real-world experience with thorough trainings, informative lunch-and-learns and meaningful mentor relationships. You’ll depart the program with new and sharpened skills that will position you for success.
Throughout the summer you’ll attend an intensive eight-session training that prepares you with a deeper understanding of our practice areas, client needs and how we serve them. The sessions examine a hypothetical company, Windstar. They include:
- An exploration of each key legal step from inception of Windstar to bankruptcy and then restructuring
- Both in-session activities and post-class assignments ranging from commitment letters to an IPO prospectus
- Acting as Board of Directors to provide counsel and vote on major decisions
Weekly lunch-and-learns provide additional information about Milbank and practicing the law from experts both within the firm and from external legal groups. Topics include an in-depth look at the business of law firms, tips for acing the Bar Exam, and a state of the firm by our Chairman.
With actionable and ongoing support from mentors across the firm, you’ll benefit from tailored guidance that will enhance your professional development. Each summer associate is assigned an associate mentor and a partner mentor to serve as resources and introductions to the practice and culture of the firm. Through your mentors and through our practice group partners and assignment coordinators, you’ll receive constructive feedback on assignments throughout the summer. You’ll also meet with a hiring partner during your mid- and end-of-summer reviews to discuss feedback and development for your future.