Our Voices

We love talking to law students about our Summer Associate Program, but there’s no better way to learn about the experience than from our summer associates themselves. Let’s hear what they have to say!

"The summer program has been one of the most, if not the most, formative experiences of my legal education. Ballard provided me with all the tools I needed to succeed. I was able to work on my writing and research skills, and meet so many interesting people in the process."

Ana Blanco, Incoming Associate (New York), Summer 2022

"The Ballard Spahr summer program is an excellent introduction to the Philadelphia legal community. We are encouraged to tackle real legal work and we are given valuable feedback to help us grow as new lawyers. I am grateful for the experience and the opportunity."

Rory Kress Mandel, Incoming Associate (Philadelphia), Summer 2022

"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, Associate (Philadelphia), 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 (Baltimore), Summer 2021