Spend the Summer with Dinsmore & Shohl
Our summer program gives you an opportunity to gain practical legal experience and become acquainted with the firm and our practice. We make concerted efforts in all our locations to show summer associates what it is like to be a Dinsmore attorney.
You can spend your entire summer experience with Dinsmore, but we will accommodate second year students who wish to spend part of the summer with us and part with another firm. Students are required to spend a minimum of six weeks with our firm; we prefer they spend the first half of their summer at Dinsmore.
The work performed by summer associates is not confined to legal research and drafting of memoranda. As much as possible, summer associates are encouraged to visit the courts; assist in the preparation of briefs, pleadings and other legal documents; attend depositions; participate in closings; and go to conferences with clients and other attorneys. We believe this enables the summer associates to better understand the practice of law at the firm and gives them a realistic view of legal practice in general.
You’ll get rewarding, continuing educational activity as well: From live panel discussions with in-house counsel to luncheon seminars to a courtroom visit, we’ll help train your mind on what’s important to our clients and developing a strong legal practice.
And it’s not all-work, no-play. There will be plenty of fun social activities to help you enjoy your summer while building your personal and professional relationships.
Dinsmore's 2011 Summer Class spent the morning volunteering at Crayons to Computers.