Summer Associate Program

We are proud to have a track record of successful summer associate programs and to be ranked among the top programs in the nation and in Atlanta.

Overview

Program Size

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.

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.

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.

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.

Summer Associate Recruiting Contacts

To view AGG’s 2019 NALP Form, please click here.

Testimonials

“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 various social activities to build rapport with our colleagues. In addition, I was afforded the opportunity to work on a variety of client matters with attorneys from diverse practice groups, who provided me with guidance and 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, Associate, Litigation

“Joining AGG was an easy decision for me.  The sophisticated work, collegial environment, and commitment to professionalism were apparent from day one.  Since joining, AGG has time and again invested in my success and made my development as an attorney a top priority.”

– Alex Foster, Associate, Healthcare

“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. 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, Associate, Corporate

“Participating in AGG’s summer associate program confirmed that AGG was the place where I wanted to spend my career. AGG has a collegial, teamwork-oriented mentality and every attorney is valued as a member of a team working to provide the best possible service to our clients.”

– Megan Mitchell, Partner, Litigation

2021 Summer Associate Program

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Associate Program. Please check back soon to apply for our 2021 Summer Associate Program!