Read what our attorneys say about their experiences at Ballard Spahr:
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, Incoming Associate, Denver, Summer 2020
The Ballard summer program experience was incredible! I feel fortunate to have participated in a well-planned program. It was insightful working on various substantive projects. Each week included many opportunities to learn about the firm’s practices, participate in social activities, and meet warm and welcoming attorneys.
Brook Wubeshet, Incoming Associate, Minneapolis, Summer 2020
Ballard has two of the most important traits I wanted in a work environment: intellectually stimulating work and a culture that truly is like a family. The attorneys care about your success as a summer associate and provide countless opportunities for you to learn from them and work on meaningful assignments.
Omarr Rambert, Litigation Associate, Los Angeles, Summer 2019
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's 2016 Summer Program was an excellent representation of what to expect as an associate here. I received substantive work from multiple practice areas, and even communicated with clients. I also thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my colleagues during the Summer Associate Retreat in Philadelphia.
Kristel Tupja, Intellectual Property Associate, Philadelphia, Summer 2016
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