Saul Ewing's Summer Program begins with a two-day Orientation in our Philadelphia office with the entire Summer Program team. Your training will include everything from administrative details - such as how to work the phones - to substantive legal skills, like drafting a licensing agreement. You will continue to have training opportunities throughout the summer.
Real Work Experience
Throughout your summer, you'll draft memos and briefs that will actually be read by clients and judges. You'll attend client meetings, closings, court conferences, depositions and trials. You will also get a sense of the Firm's commitment to pro bono with the opportunity to handle a pro bono project. Real, meaningful work experience forms the foundation of the Saul Ewing Summer Program.
Legal Skills Workshops
Saul Ewing will work hard to refine and sharpen your legal writing and drafting skills during the course of your summer. You'll get practical, hands-on guidance from talented legal writers in a workshop series format which covers essential skills for attorneys, including contract drafting and negotiation, legal and research memoranda, bluebooking, and marketing writing skills, among other topics.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in departmental training for our associates and partners. In conjunction with the Firm's Career Development Program, the Firm offers a wide variety of learning opportunities throughout the year and this provides a wonderful opportunity to "sample" some of this training.
Evaluations and Feedback
Each of your assignments will be carefully evaluated by your assigning attorney, who will provide you with direct feedback. You will also be given both a mid-summer evaluation and an evaluation at the conclusion of the Program. We'll candidly share with you what we see as your strengths and where we see room for improvement. Through these programs, you'll be kept informed as to your progress throughout your summer experience.
You will also receive private feedback from a Writing Advisor who will evaluate your written work product and provide their thoughts in an ongoing dialogue about your writing skills throughout the summer.