Read what our attorneys say about their experiences at Ballard Spahr:
Ballard Spahr's summer program offers fascinating assignments and shadowing opportunities, but above all, Ballard's people are amazing! Partners and associates want to collaborate and help you grow into a junior lawyer.
Harry Levin, Incoming Associate, Summer 2021
I was really impressed by how approachable, relatable, and genuine the people at Ballard are, not just in Baltimore but across the firm. It's a great feeling to be surrounded by very impressive and smart attorneys, knowing that they have an interest in your development as a future attorney and an individual.
Emma Craig, Incoming Associate, Summer 2021
Ballard exceeded my expectations in providing an impactful, collaborative, and fun virtual summer program. The firm has gone above and beyond to make me feel welcomed and valued during my internship. Although the program was virtual, I've meaningfully connected with colleagues, partners, and mentors, who I know I will keep in touch with throughout my career.
Anjie Zhi, Associate, Denver, Summer 2020
Ballard's summer program prepares you for the life of an associate at a large and well-respected law firm. I had numerous opportunities to work on substantive projects, observe mediations, and participate in social events. I also developed mentoring relationships with partners and associates that will serve me well in the future.
Sarah Dannecker, Business and Transactions Associate, Minneapolis, Summer 2018
Ballard gave me the opportunity to work on a variety of substantive projects with very talented lawyers, which was instrumental in discovering the practice area that was right for me. The social events were always entertaining and I was consistently impressed with the level of engagement of Ballard attorneys – from junior associates to senior partners.
Tyler Cobb, Public Finance Associate, Phoenix, Summer 2012
I had a great summer experience at Ballard – whether it was attending a sentencing hearing, helping prepare a case for trial on behalf of a pro bono client, or preparing memoranda for partners on legal issues, every day brought new and interesting work. As summers, we were immediately welcomed onto the Ballard team, and when we weren't working, we were busy building relationships with partners, associates, and each other at receptions, lunches, and other activities across the city.
Jennifer Feden, Real Estate Associate, Philadelphia, Summer 2013
The Ballard Summer Associate program has the perfect balance of substantive work and social integration. My summer projects included projects as diverse as litigation research, contract drafting, and zoning appeals. On the social side, there were just enough events to get to know the attorneys in the office, but not be overwhelmed. The balanced summer program was the perfect way to kick off my firm career.
Alyssa Domzal, Real Estate Associate, Baltimore, Summer 2014