Summer Program

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is proud to have a track record of successful summer associate programs, ranked among the top programs in the nation and in Atlanta.

Size of Summer Program

We historically hire between 5-8 law students for our summer associate program. The small size of our class allows us to personalize each student’s summer experience. From the first day, summer associates receive challenging work in areas of law that interest them. Participation and interaction among our attorneys, support staff and fellow summer associates provide a realistic, productive and gratifying experience. Spending a summer with AGG exposes summer associates to life in our law firm and helps shapes their careers.

Summer Associate Mentors

Summer associates are assigned to partner and associate mentors. Mentors provide guidance on successful practice management and methods for client and career development, as well as assistance with the summer associate's introduction and integration into the firm. Both mentors are available to discuss work assignments and to address questions regarding any facet of our summer program and firm.

Summer Associate Work Assignments and Evaluations

Our summer associates are not part of a formal rotation program. Attorneys wishing to assign work to a summer associate are required to complete and submit a work assignment request form. Projects are then assigned by the Work Assignment Coordinator, who is ultimately responsible for managing summer associate work flow throughout the program. A summer associate’s particular areas of interest and current work load are taken into consideration when assigning projects. Through our work assignment process, we intend to provide summer associates with a variety of projects and the opportunity to work with as many AGG partners and associates as possible throughout the summer program.

While attorneys are available to answer questions and provide feedback throughout the course of a work assignment, our evaluation process ensures summer associates receive constructive reviews of their work. For each completed project, the assigning attorney is required to complete an evaluation form. Summer associates receive a formal performance review conducted by the Hiring Partner and the Work Assignment Coordinator at the midpoint and conclusion of the summer program.

Summer Program Activities

The summer program is an exciting and enjoyable time for summer associates and attorneys. We plan a calendar with many social and community activities, which provide an excellent opportunity for summer associates to get to know members of the firm and the city of Atlanta. In recent years, AGG’s summer program included trips to well-known Atlanta landmarks such as the Georgia Capitol, the College Football Hall of Fame, the Martin Luther King Center, Braves games at Suntrust Park, the rooftop at Ponce City Market, and Krog Street Market. Popular group outings have included lunches and dinners at several unique restaurants, dinner parties at partners’ homes, rafting excursions, bowling tournaments, and movie outings.

Here's what a few past summer associates have to say about their AGG experience:

“I really enjoyed my summer at AGG. Offering the right balance of work and play, AGG’s summer program is truly structured in a way that gives you a realistic sense of what it is like to be a lawyer at this firm. Like at most prestigious firms, AGG treated us to parties, fancy dinners, and fun activities that show off the best that Atlanta has to offer. In addition, however, I also got to do meaningful work with a variety of attorneys from different practice groups, all of whom took the time to familiarize me with the assignments I was working on and also give me insight into their practice areas. By the end of the summer, I not only had a much better sense of what it is like to practice law, I was affirmed in my conviction that AGG was where I wanted to be.”
--Morgan Harrison – Vanderbilt

“I decided to join AGG as a summer associate because of the words everyone used to describe the firm: welcoming, collegial, diligent, and cutting edge. The summer program proved those words true. During the summer, I was exposed to complex legal matters and worked with respected attorneys in several fields. The summer program offered (and continues to offer) law students the opportunity to select the projects they work on, so I was able to select projects in several areas of law but also focus on my interest in the healthcare space. It also didn’t hurt that the firm put on so many fun events, from tickets to Braves games to wonderful dinners. I was very happy to spend my summer at AGG and accepted an offer to return as an associate.”
--Alex Foster – University of Virginia

“Spending my summer at AGG was by far the best legal training I received in law school. Not only was I brought in on real-time, complex client matters, but all of the attorneys were so gracious in their guidance and mentorship every step of the way. I was amazed at how much time the attorneys spent in getting to know me on a professional and personal level, while also ensuring that I was completely comfortable and had all the resources I needed to be successful. AGG provided several social events each week that helped me get to know attorneys from all practice groups and ultimately resulted in developing life-long friendships with my coworkers. I can’t imagine having spent the summer anywhere else.”
--Lauren Woodyard – University of Georgia

“AGG is a wonderful place to be a summer associate. I worked with attorneys from nearly every practice group, and each of them took the time not only to familiarize me with the projects I was working on, but also to give me general insight into their practice areas. AGG is a great law firm because of its people, and I felt welcomed and valued from day one. By the end of the summer, I had made not only professional relationships with future colleagues, but also friendships. AGG's supportive and collegial environment is the perfect place to build a successful career, and I am very happy I decided to spend my summer at AGG.”
-- Megan Mitchell – University of Virginia

“I had heard great things about AGG, and was quite excited when I was offered a clerkship. The summer lived up to my expectations – and I am not referring to the trip to the mountains, the whitewater rafting, fancy dinners or other such activities that are quite common at prestigious firms these days. I am referring to the genuinely down-to-earth and bright people that make up this firm and set it apart. Despite having a choice to go elsewhere, I chose to spend my summer at AGG because I had heard that the firm's work environment was what kept people there. A year later, I joined the firm as an associate. I hope to stay for a long, long time.”
-- Anuj Desai – University of Georgia

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