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									2007 The Summer Associate Survey
National Rankings


Summer Love
Judging from the scores that summer associates gave their firms, most had a good time. Some had a great time. The
rankings below are based on feedback from more than 7,300 law students, each of whom worked at least three weeks at one of these
169 law firms. Scores are based on nine key areas, including the interest level of the work and how much of it was “real,” the training
and guidance, interactions with partners and full-time associates, how well the firm communicated its goals, how accurately it por-
trayed itself in interviews, how it rated overall as a place to work, and the respondents’ inclination to accept a job if one were offered.
All responses were scored on a 5-point scale, with 5 being the highest score. For more information, see Methodology, page 27.

                                                               Respondents                                                                  Respondents
2007 2006                                              Average     and                2007 2006                                     Average     and
Rank Rank Firm, Location                                Score Response Rate           Rank Rank Firm, Location                       Score Response Rate
     1       2 Nutter McClennen, Boston                  4.989       10 (91%)           40 104 Seyfarth Shaw, National               4.611    30 (91%)
     2 110 Fox Rothschild, Philadelphia                  4.960     17 (100%)            41     28 Faegre & Benson, Minneapolis       4.603    31 (84%)
     3   11 Buchanan Ingersoll, Pittsburgh               4.924     25 (100%)            42 163 Hunton & Williams, Richmond           4.600    63 (73%)
     4       7 Morgan, Lewis, National                   4.879     117 (98%)            43     46 Morris, Manning, Atlanta           4.599    13 (81%)
     5   70 Mintz, Levin, Boston                         4.870       25 (78%)           44     92 Orrick, National                   4.597    83 (86%)
     6   17 Ballard Spahr, Philadelphia                  4.848       30 (73%)           45     15 Bell, Boyd, Chicago                4.594    20 (95%)
     6   41 Blank Rome, Philadelphia                     4.848       44 (98%)           46     30 Quarles & Brady, Milwaukee         4.593    39 (81%)
     8   -     Vedder, Price, Chicago                    4.831       10 (77%)           47 116 Chadbourne & Parke, New York          4.589    25 (78%)
     8 113 Willkie Farr, New York                        4.831       60 (78%)           48     31 Snell & Wilmer, Phoenix            4.576    37 (86%)
    10   16 Milbank, Tweed, New York                     4.830       73 (75%)           49     27 King & Spalding, Atlanta           4.574    59 (63%)
    11       1 Arnall Golden, Atlanta                    4.822     10 (100%)            50     -   Frost Brown, Cincinnati           4.571    14 (52%)
    12   32 Choate, Hall, Boston                         4.809       14 (78%)           50     34 Ropes & Gray, Boston               4.571   102 (72%)
    12   20 McKenna Long, National                       4.809       35 (97%)           52     33 Bryan Cave, St. Louis              4.563    66 (94%)
    14       4 Chapman and Cutler, Chicago               4.798     12 (100%)            53     -   Kasowitz, Benson, New York        4.556   11 (100%)
    15   10 Pillsbury Winthrop, National                 4.787       93 (83%)           53     -   Patterson Belknap, New York       4.556    10 (67%)
    16       3 Gunderson Dettmer, Menlo Park,            4.783       14 (88%)           55 133 Crowell & Moring, Washington, D.C.    4.553    20 (91%)
               California                                                               56     -   Thelen Reid, National 1           4.552    45 (82%)
    17       6 Dickstein Shapiro, Washington, D.C.       4.774       30 (97%)           57 117 Kramer Levin, New York                4.549    16 (62%)
    18       5 Cozen O’Connor, Philadelphia              4.773     11 (100%)            58 101 Mayer, Brown, National                4.544   114 (79%)
    19   54 Goodwin Procter, Boston                      4.736       89 (74%)           59 137 Cooley Godward, Palo Alto             4.541    62 (87%)
    20   13 Schulte Roth, New York                       4.734       34 (74%)           59     37 Paul, Hastings, National           4.541   142 (77%)
    21   12 Kelley Drye, New York                        4.703       26 (96%)           59     81 Pepper Hamilton, Philadelphia      4.541    27 (59%)
    22 153 Lewis and Roca, Phoenix                       4.700       10 (63%)           62 100 Holland & Knight, National            4.539    45 (73%)
    23       9 Gibson, Dunn, National                    4.698     101 (76%)            62     24 Lord Bissell, Chicago 2            4.539    13 (81%)
    24   39 Dechert, National                            4.697       69 (68%)           64     68 O’Melveny & Myers, National        4.538    96 (65%)
    25 161 Arent Fox, Washington, D.C.                   4.691       18 (86%)           65 171 Brown Rudnick, Boston                 4.537    20 (87%)
    25   69 DLA Piper, National                          4.691       97 (92%)           66 166 Morrison & Foerster, San Francisco    4.536    98 (89%)
    27   50 Bingham McCutchen, National                  4.680       69 (81%)           67 140 Curtis, Mallet, New York              4.533   10 (100%)
    28   78 Alston & Bird, Atlanta                       4.676       78 (69%)           68     -   Manatt, Phelps, Los Angeles       4.531    14 (67%)
    29 104 Carlton Fields, Tampa                         4.667       17 (94%)           69 129 Schiff Hardin, Chicago                4.530    17 (61%)
    30   21 McDermott Will, National                     4.657       99 (92%)           70 143 Allen & Overy, International          4.529    24 (60%)
    31 111 Dorsey & Whitney, Minneapolis                 4.653       38 (58%)           71 109 Proskauer Rose, New York              4.527    65 (82%)
    32   44 Thompson & Knight, Dallas                    4.652       25 (81%)           71     72 Wolf, Block, Philadelphia          4.527   13 (100%)
    33   76 Foley Hoag, Boston                           4.650       28 (85%)           73     83 Fish & Richardson, National        4.526    53 (76%)
    34   87 Sidley Austin, National                      4.647     145 (75%)            73 147 Howard, Rice, San Francisco           4.526    10 (83%)
    35   -     Benesch, Friedlander, Cleveland           4.644       10 (91%)           75     -   Ross, Dixon, Washington, D.C.     4.524    11 (85%)
    36   54 Sedgwick, Detert, San Francisco              4.641       12 (75%)           76 135 Locke Liddell, Dallas 2               4.523    19 (24%)
    37   22 Patton Boggs, Washington, D.C.               4.636       19 (44%)           77     43 Saul Ewing, Philadelphia           4.522   22 (100%)
    38   29 Drinker Biddle, Philadelphia                 4.634       35 (95%)           78 138 Morris, Nichols, Wilmington           4.517    14 (78%)
    39   46 Covington & Burling, Washington, D.C. 4.623              42 (51%)           79     58 Clifford Chance, International     4.513    46 (90%)
1
 2006 rank is not available due to firm merger.
2
 Locke Liddell & Sapp and Lord Bissell & Brook merged in October 2007, forming Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell.


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                                                            Respondents                                                        Respondents
2007 2006                                           Average     and        2007 2006                                   Average     and
Rank Rank Firm, Location                             Score Response Rate   Rank Rank Firm, Location                     Score Response Rate
     79   64 Perkins Coie, Seattle                   4.513    32 (54%)     126    50 Cravath, New York                  4.404     60 (60%)
     81   96 Shook, Hardy, Kansas City, Missouri     4.512    34 (76%)     127    76 Kilpatrick Stockton, Atlanta       4.401     32 (47%)
     82 138 Fitzpatrick, Cella, New York             4.510    22 (81%)     128 133 Davis Polk, New York                 4.399     62 (58%)
     82 142 Wilmer, National                         4.510    64 (62%)     129    96 Akin Gump, National                4.397     85 (74%)
     84   82 Greenberg Traurig, National             4.509    80 (96%)     130    35 Jenner & Block, Chicago            4.396     62 (86%)
     85   73 Hogan & Hartson, National               4.507    84 (65%)     130 121 Thacher Proffitt, New York           4.396     20 (63%)
     86   74 Dow, Lohnes, Washington, D.C.           4.506    13 (76%)     132 141 Cleary Gottlieb, New York            4.392     79 (68%)
     86 124 Jones Day, National                      4.506   136 (67%)     132    67 Fenwick & West, Mountain View,     4.392     27 (93%)
     88 130 Troutman Sanders, Atlanta                4.504    49 (78%)               California
     89   26 Vorys, Sater, Columbus                  4.503    18 (82%)     134    95 Haynes and Boone, Dallas           4.390     36 (51%)
     90   -   Smith, Gambrell, Atlanta               4.501    17 (77%)     135    25 Winstead, Dallas                   4.388     11 (41%)
     91 103 Lowenstein Sandler, Roseland,            4.499   12 (100%)     136 162 Fulbright & Jaworski, Houston        4.352     86 (51%)
            New Jersey                                                     137 121 Katten Muchin, Chicago               4.348     51 (96%)
     92 118 Kirkpatrick & Lockhart, National         4.498    74 (89%)
                                                                           138    85 Baker & Daniels, Indianapolis      4.344     39 (87%)
     93 146 Sullivan & Cromwell, New York            4.490    86 (66%)
                                                                           139 102 Arnold & Porter, Washington, D.C.    4.342     54 (92%)
     94   -   LeClair Ryan, Richmond                 4.489    10 (77%)
                                                                           140    65 McKee Nelson, Washington, D.C.     4.333     21 (95%)
     94   61 Morgan & Finnegan, New York             4.489   10 (100%)
                                                                           140 151 Porter Wright, Columbus              4.333     10 (91%)
     96 158 Reed Smith, Pittsburgh                   4.488    61 (77%)
                                                                           142    74 Linklaters, International          4.330     26 (74%)
     97 115 Fried, Frank, New York                   4.487    80 (95%)
                                                                           143    -   Bass, Berry, Nashville            4.326     31 (67%)
     98 152 Dykema Gossett, Detroit                  4.486    22 (92%)
                                                                           144 132 LeBoeuf, Lamb, National              4.317     49 (49%)
     99 126 Cahill Gordon, New York                  4.480    35 (73%)
                                                                           144    52 Munger, Tolles, Los Angeles        4.317     14 (52%)
    100   61 Kirkland & Ellis, National              4.479   152 (63%)
                                                                           146    85 Powell Goldstein, Atlanta          4.311     20 (71%)
    101   66 Best Best, Riverside, California        4.476    16 (94%)
                                                                           147 145 Simpson Thacher, New York            4.309     86 (61%)
    101   -   Leonard, Street, Minneapolis           4.476    18 (90%)
                                                                           148    92 Wilson Sonsini, Palo Alto          4.308     40 (60%)
    101   99 Sutherland Asbill, Atlanta              4.476    23 (46%)
                                                                           149    42 Wachtell, New York                 4.307     17 (50%)
    104   80 Latham & Watkins, National              4.473   154 (55%)
    105 118 Kaye Scholer, New York                   4.467    25 (49%)     150    89 Thompson Hine, Cleveland           4.304     26 (74%)

    106   91 Weil, Gotshal, New York                 4.457   101 (47%)     151    60 Winston & Strawn, Chicago          4.301     53 (58%)
    107   -   Day Pitney, Hartford 1                 4.453    26 (96%)     152    -   Taft Stettinius, Cincinnati       4.300     10 (71%)
    108 113 Irell & Manella, Los Angeles             4.447    31 (84%)     153 160 Dewey Ballantine, New York           4.293     37 (49%)
    108   61 Sonnenschein, Chicago                   4.447    32 (89%)     153 158 Foley & Lardner, Milwaukee           4.293     68 (50%)
    110 150 Barnes & Thornburg, Indianapolis         4.446    24 (96%)     155    71 Wiley Rein, Washington, D.C.       4.290     17 (71%)
    110   23 Duane Morris, National                  4.446    14 (82%)     156    -   Littler Mendelson, National       4.277     13 (68%)
    112   36 Bracewell & Giuliani, Houston           4.426    24 (30%)     157 149 Debevoise & Plimpton, New York       4.272     45 (48%)
    112   84 Robins, Kaplan, Minneapolis             4.426    20 (74%)     158 120 Baker & Hostetler, Cleveland         4.261     41 (85%)
    114 170 Sheppard, Mullin, Los Angeles            4.421    28 (58%)     159 104 Michael Best, Milwaukee              4.237     18 (75%)
    115 154 Hughes Hubbard, New York                 4.419    31 (69%)     160 154 Baker Botts, Houston                 4.222    104 (61%)
    115 131 Shearman & Sterling, National            4.419    44 (51%)     161 156 Cadwalader, New York                 4.216     57 (59%)
    117   79 Skadden, National                       4.418   205 (64%)     161 165 White & Case, International          4.216     89 (79%)
    118   -   Holme Roberts, Denver                  4.414    12 (80%)     163    45 Baker & McKenzie, International    4.209     32 (47%)
    119 156 Davis Wright, Seattle                    4.411    11 (58%)     164 127 Howrey, National                     4.204     26 (46%)
    119   59 Heller Ehrman, San Francisco            4.411    82 (94%)     165    87 Venable, Washington, D.C.          4.128     16 (30%)
    119   53 Nixon Peabody, National                 4.411    41 (80%)     166    -   Hinshaw & Culbertson, Chicago     4.114     12 (86%)
    119   40 Young Conaway, Wilmington               4.411   10 (100%)     167    90 Blackwell Sanders, Kansas City,    3.961     14 (52%)
    123 121 Paul, Weiss, New York                    4.410    65 (71%)               Missouri
    124   37 Edwards Angell, Boston                  4.409    35 (88%)     168    -   Andrews Kurth, Houston            3.957     12 (25%)
    125   -   Steptoe & Johnson, Washington, D.C.    4.408    24 (92%)     168    -   Nossaman Guthner, Los Angeles     3.957     13 (93%)
2006 rank is not available due to firm merger.
1




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2007 The Summer Associates Survey
Results By City


Urban Planning
As in reAl estAte, location, location, location is key for law students weighing job offers. This chart ranks firms by city. Only
offices with at least five respondents are included. Some firms listed here are not on the national charts, which required ten responses
from each firm. The scores, rankings, and number of respondents on this chart pertain only to the firm’s office in the indicated city.
All responses were scored on a 5-point scale, with 5 being the highest score. For more details, see Methodology, page 27.
                                     Rank     Score for                                                      Rank     Score for
                                    in city   office/city Respondents                                       in city   office/city Respondents
Arizona                                                                 Irell & Manella (Newport Beach)         6       4.289          6
Phoenix                                                                 O’Melveny & Myers (Newport Beach)       7       4.244          9
CITY AVERAGE                                    4.520                   Bryan Cave (Irvine)                     8       3.911          5
Lewis and Roca                          1       4.700        10         Sacramento
Snell & Wilmer                          2       4.658        17         Orrick                                          4.511         5
Greenberg Traurig                       3       4.520         6         San Diego
Quarles & Brady                         4       4.437        14         CITY AVERAGE                                    4.671
Bryan Cave                              5       4.283         9         DLA Piper                               1       4.938         7
                                                                        Cooley Godward                          2       4.769         9
California                                                              Paul, Hastings                          3       4.747         8
Los Angeles                                                             Morrison & Foerster                     4       4.641        13
CITY AVERAGE                                    4.541                   Luce, Forward                           5       4.640         8
Morgan, Lewis                          1        5.000         9         Fish & Richardson                       6       4.578         5
Winston & Strawn                       2        4.969         7         Latham & Watkins                        7       4.386        13
Heller Ehrman                          3        4.933         5         San Francisco Bay Area
Sidley Austin                          4        4.857        18         CITY AVERAGE                                    4.498
O’Melveny & Myers (Century City)       5        4.840        16         Morgan, Lewis                          1        4.907        14
Pillsbury Winthrop                     6        4.833        10         Morgan, Lewis (Palo Alto)              2        4.878         9
DLA Piper                              7        4.822         5         Gibson, Dunn                           3        4.856        10
Bingham McCutchen                      8        4.772        12         Pillsbury Winthrop (Palo Alto)         4        4.841         7
Gibson, Dunn                           9        4.766        29         Orrick (Menlo Park)                    5        4.760        14
Thelen Reid                           10        4.756         5         Gunderson Dettmer (Menlo Park)         6        4.757        11
Paul, Hastings                        11        4.714        20         Bingham McCutchen                      7        4.750        16
McDermott Will                        12        4.703        12         O’Melveny & Myers (Menlo Park)         8        4.741         6
Morrison & Foerster                   13        4.676        12         Jones Day (Palo Alto)                  9        4.712         8
Akin Gump                             14        4.628         8         Gibson, Dunn (Palo Alto)              10        4.684         8
Milbank, Tweed                        15        4.556         9         Ropes & Gray                          11        4.683         6
Katten Muchin                         16        4.537         6         Jones Day                             12        4.638        12
Manatt, Phelps                        17        4.533        10         Sedgwick, Detert                      13        4.594         5
O’Melveny & Myers                     18        4.527        23         Fish & Richardson (Redwood City)      14        4.587         7
White & Case                          19        4.522         7         Sidley Austin                         15        4.578         5
Irell & Manella                       20        4.482        25         Latham & Watkins (Menlo Park)         16        4.572        14
Orrick                                21        4.464         6         Heller Ehrman (Menlo Park)            17        4.537        11
Mayer Brown                           22        4.452         5         Howard, Rice                          18        4.526        10
Latham & Watkins                      23        4.422        20         Morrison & Foerster                   19        4.524        23
Bryan Cave                            24        4.417         5         Cooley Godward (Palo Alto)            20        4.518        27
Skadden                               25        4.406        21         DLA Piper (Palo Alto)                 21        4.508         7
Best Best (Riverside)                 26        4.397         8         Pillsbury Winthrop                    22        4.491        16
Munger, Tolles                        27        4.371        13         Orrick                                23        4.461        25
Proskauer Rose                        28        4.350         7         Latham & Watkins                      24        4.449        19
Kirkland & Ellis                      29        4.322        10         Cooley Godward                        25        4.439         7
Reed Smith                            30        4.301         7         Morrison & Foerster (Palo Alto)       26        4.429        15
Sullivan & Cromwell                   31        4.267         5         Nixon Peabody                         27        4.427         6
Sheppard, Mullin                      32        4.182        11         Fenwick & West                        28        4.413         7
Jones Day                             33        4.146        13         O’Melveny & Myers                     29        4.403        10
Nossaman Guthner                      34        4.133         5         Wilson Sonsini (Palo Alto)            30        4.396        31
Fulbright & Jaworski                  35        3.872         7         Fenwick & West (Mountain View)        31        4.383        20
Orange County                                                           Skadden (Palo Alto)                   32        4.356         5
CITY AVERAGE                                    4.539                   Davis Polk (Menlo Park)               33        4.351         6
Morrison & Foerster (Irvine)            1       5.000         5         Winston & Strawn                      34        4.276        11
Gibson, Dunn (Irvine)                   2       4.943         6         Thelen Reid                           35        4.259        12
Paul, Hastings (Costa Mesa)             3       4.932         8         Kirkland & Ellis                      36        4.244        23
Snell & Wilmer (Costa Mesa)             4       4.530         8
                                                                        Paul, Hastings                        37        4.201        11
Latham & Watkins (Costa Mesa)           5       4.460         8
                                                                        Reed Smith (Oakland)                  38        4.194         5


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                                Rank     Score for                                           Rank     Score for
                               in city   office/city Respondents                            in city   office/city Respondents
Paul, Hastings (Palo Alto)        39       4.178          5        Winston & Strawn            32       4.446          7
Simpson Thacher (Palo Alto)       40       4.156          8        Hogan & Hartson             33       4.433         51
Heller Ehrman                     41       4.131         28        Cadwalader                  34       4.421         10
Baker & McKenzie (Palo Alto)      42       4.110          6        Steptoe & Johnson           35       4.408         24
                                                                   Paul, Hastings              36       4.401         19
Colorado                                                           Sonnenschein Nath           37       4.400          5
Denver                                                             Cleary Gottlieb             38       4.397         10
CITY AVERAGE                               4.691                   Wilmer                      39       4.388         26
Snell & Wilmer                     1       4.911         5         Hunton & Williams           40       4.370          6
Hogan & Hartson                    2       4.798         6         Cooley Godward              41       4.361          5
Holland & Hart                     3       4.711         5         Baker Botts                 42       4.348         12
Faegre & Benson                    4       4.682         8         Arnold & Porter             43       4.344         37
Holme Roberts                      5       4.352        10         Akin Gump                   44       4.336         33
                                                                   Bingham McCutchen           45       4.334          8
Connecticut                                                        Dewey Ballantine            46       4.333          5
Hartford                                                           Kirkpatrick & Lockhart      47       4.330         11
Day Pitney                                 4.630        11         Sullivan & Cromwell         48       4.316          7
                                                                   Fried, Frank                49       4.312         21
Delaware                                                           Ross, Dixon                 50       4.311          5
Wilmington                                                         Wiley Rein                  51       4.290         17
CITY AVERAGE                               4.525                   Powell Goldstein            52       4.289          5
Skadden                            1       4.710        13         Nixon Peabody               53       4.226          8
Morris, Nichols                    2       4.517        14         Foley & Lardner             54       4.171         12
Connolly Bove                      3       4.463         6         Fulbright & Jaworski        55       4.168          6
Young Conaway                      4       4.411        10         Baker & Hostetler           56       4.158          7
                                                                   Goodwin Procter             57       4.156          5
District of Columbia                                               Gibson, Dunn                58       4.150         20
Washington, D.C.                                                   White & Case                59       4.053         35
CITY AVERAGE                               4.460                   Howrey                      60       4.048         10
Mayer Brown                       1        4.988         9         McKee Nelson                61       4.037          9
Morgan, Lewis                     2        4.929        23         Baker & McKenzie            62       2.978          5
Willkie Farr                      3        4.906         5
Thelen Reid                       4        4.876         8         Florida
Blank Rome                        5        4.844        10         Miami
Dickstein Shapiro                 6        4.812        19         CITY AVERAGE                         4.640
McKenna Long                      7        4.764         9         Hunton & Williams            1       4.981         6
Morrison & Foerster               8        4.738         8         Carlton Fields               2       4.722         6
Sidley Austin                     9        4.700        15         Greenberg Traurig            3       4.611         8
Ropes & Gray                     10        4.696         8         Holland & Knight             4       4.529         8
McDermott Will                   11        4.691        22         White & Case                 5       4.358         9
Alston & Bird                    12        4.684        13         Orlando
Heller Ehrman                    13        4.679         9         Baker & Hostetler                    4.356         5
Pillsbury Winthrop               14        4.674        14         Tampa
Dechert                          15        4.669         9         Carlton Fields                       4.733         5
Covington & Burling              16        4.646        37
Arent Fox                        17        4.639        12         Georgia
Patton Boggs                     18        4.633         7         Atlanta
Skadden                          19        4.629        28         CITY AVERAGE                         4.550
Jones Day                        20        4.626        17         McKenna Long                1        4.930        18
King & Spalding                  21        4.620        12         Arnall Golden               2        4.822        10
Crowell & Moring                 22        4.619        16         Alston & Bird               3        4.737        38
Orrick                           23        4.614        11         DLA Piper                   4        4.703         6
Sutherland Asbill                24        4.600        10         Paul, Hastings              5        4.666        18
O’Melveny & Myers                25        4.580        19         Jones Day                   6        4.622        10
DLA Piper                        26        4.550        11         Morris, Manning             7        4.599        13
Dow, Lohnes                      27        4.506        13         King & Spalding             8        4.564        22
Kirkland & Ellis                 28        4.501        24         Troutman Sanders            9        4.530        26
Latham & Watkins                 29        4.462        26         Hunton & Williams          10        4.506         7
Reed Smith                       30        4.460         7         Smith, Gambrell            11        4.472        16
Kelley Drye                      31        4.447         7         Thompson Hine              12        4.422         5


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2007 The Summer Associates Survey
Results By City



                             Rank     Score for                                           Rank     Score for
                            in city   office/city Respondents                            in city   office/city Respondents
Kilpatrick Stockton            13       4.361         27        Bingham McCutchen            6       4.800         16
Sutherland Asbill              14       4.358         12        Sullivan & Worcester         7       4.791          7
Powell Goldstein               15       4.318         15        Goodwin Procter              8       4.777         60
Greenberg Traurig              16       4.183          8        Seyfarth Shaw                9       4.689          5
                                                                Goulston & Storrs           10       4.682          8
Illinois                                                        Proskauer Rose              11       4.664         12
Chicago                                                         Foley Hoag                  12       4.650         28
CITY AVERAGE                            4.518                   Holland & Knight            13       4.642          8
Chapman and Cutler             1        4.878        10         Wilmer                      14       4.569         30
Vedder, Price                  2        4.812         9         Ropes & Gray                15       4.558         55
Greenberg Traurig              3        4.744         5         Fish & Richardson           16       4.539          7
Jones Day                      4        4.700        14         Nixon Peabody               17       4.531          8
Mayer Brown                    5        4.691        51         Edwards Angell              18       4.490         22
DLA Piper                      6        4.690        14         Brown Rudnick               19       4.443         15
Wildman, Harrold               7        4.656         9         Greenberg Traurig           20       4.378          5
Schiff Hardin                  8        4.607        15         Weil, Gotshal               21       4.253          9
McDermott Will                 9        4.602        25         Skadden                     22       4.067          5
Paul, Hastings                 9        4.602         7
Dykema Gossett                11        4.598         8         Michigan
Seyfarth Shaw                 12        4.597        11         Detroit
Bell, Boyd                    13        4.594        20         CITY AVERAGE                         4.523
Baker & McKenzie              14        4.563        12         Honigman Miller              1       4.681         7
Sidley Austin                 15        4.557        64         Dykema Gossett               2       4.364         8
Kirkland & Ellis              16        4.549        66
Lord Bissell                  17        4.539        13
                                                                Minnesota
Latham & Watkins              18        4.436        16
                                                                Minneapolis
Drinker Biddle                19        4.429         7
                                                                CITY AVERAGE                         4.567
Jenner & Block                20        4.396        62
                                                                Lindquist & Vennum           1       4.753         9
Sonnenschein Nath             21        4.383        11
                                                                Fish & Richardson            2       4.711         8
Skadden                       22        4.381        28
                                                                Faegre & Benson              3       4.587        21
Katten Muchin                 23        4.101        21
                                                                Dorsey & Whitney             4       4.533        18
Winston & Strawn              24        4.091        19
                                                                Oppenheimer Wolff            5       4.502         9
Foley & Lardner               25        3.756         5
                                                                Leonard, Street              6       4.476        18
                                                                Robins, Kaplan               7       4.406        15
Indiana
Indianapolis
                                                                Missouri
CITY AVERAGE                            4.396
Barnes & Thornburg              1       4.487        18         Kansas City
Baker & Daniels                 2       4.304        31         CITY AVERAGE                         4.227
                                                                Shook, Hardy                 1       4.520        25
Iowa                                                            Bryan Cave                   2       4.222         6
Des Moines                                                      Blackwell Sanders            3       3.939         9
Belin Lamson                            3.822         5         St. Louis
                                                                CITY AVERAGE                         4.530
Maryland                                                        Bryan Cave                   1       4.927        20
Baltimore                                                       Sonnenschein Nath            2       4.133         5
CITY AVERAGE                            4.487
Miles & Stockbridge             1       4.829         9         New Jersey
Whiteford, Taylor               2       4.587         7         Florham Park
DLA Piper                       3       4.527        12         Day Pitney                           4.433         9
Venable                         4       4.003        10         Newark
                                                                CITY AVERAGE                         4.645
Massachusetts                                                   Patton Boggs                 1       4.756         5
Boston                                                          Kirkpatrick & Lockhart       2       4.533         5
CITY AVERAGE                            4.637                   Roseland
Nutter McClennen                1       4.989        10         Lowenstein Sandler                   4.499        12
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart          2       4.944        10
Mintz, Levin                    3       4.917        16         New York
McDermott Will                  4       4.822         8         New York
Choate, Hall                    5       4.809        14         CITY AVERAGE                         4.549


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                          Rank     Score for                                         Rank     Score for
                         in city   office/city Respondents                          in city   office/city Respondents
Bingham McCutchen            1       4.990         11        Covington & Burling       61       4.467          5
Hunton & Williams            2       4.950         11        Kaye Scholer              62       4.456         21
Morgan, Lewis                3       4.941         24        Shearman & Sterling       63       4.449         39
Pillsbury Winthrop           4       4.931         24        Skadden                   64       4.446         86
Blank Rome                   5       4.919          8        Hughes Hubbard            65       4.407         26
Gibson, Dunn                 6       4.917         22        Davis Polk                66       4.406         56
Milbank, Tweed               7       4.866         63        Cravath                   67       4.404         60
Dechert                      8       4.859         12        Paul, Weiss               68       4.401         62
Mintz, Levin                 9       4.844          5        Cleary Gottlieb           69       4.392         69
DLA Piper                   10       4.834         19        Thacher Proffitt          70       4.369         19
Brown Rudnick               11       4.822          5        Simpson Thacher           71       4.334         76
Willkie Farr                11       4.822         55        O’Melveny & Myers         72       4.330         13
Kelley Drye                 13       4.802         16        LeBoeuf, Lamb             73       4.314         32
Dorsey & Whitney            14       4.800          5        Morrison & Foerster       74       4.313         12
Arent Fox                   15       4.794          6        Wachtell                  75       4.307         17
Dickstein Shapiro           16       4.791          9        Linklaters                76       4.283         13
Fulbright & Jaworski        17       4.768         12        Debevoise & Plimpton      77       4.272         45
Goodwin Procter             18       4.751         24        Dewey Ballantine          78       4.236         29
Schulte Roth                19       4.734         34        White & Case              79       4.219         34
Wilmer                      20       4.722          5        Jones Day                 80       4.213         16
Orrick                      21       4.713         19        Cadwalader                81       4.197         35
Sidley Austin               22       4.703         38        Winston & Strawn          82       4.153          9
Katten Muchin               23       4.697         15        Baker & Hostetler         83       4.000          5
McDermott Will              24       4.694         21        Nixon Peabody             84       3.969          7
Cooley Godward              25       4.689          5        Wilson Sonsini            85       3.814          6
Holland & Knight            26       4.668          6        Rochester
Mayer Brown                 27       4.652         25        CITY AVERAGE                       4.676
Alston & Bird               28       4.638         12        Nixon Peabody              1       4.742         9
Troutman Sanders            29       4.636          7        Harris Beach               2       4.609         6
Greenberg Traurig           30       4.611         15
Heller Ehrman               31       4.599         16
                                                             North Carolina
Chadbourne & Parke          32       4.589         25
                                                             Charlotte
Weil, Gotshal               33       4.579         70
                                                             CITY AVERAGE                       4.276
Arnold & Porter             34       4.576         10
                                                             Alston & Bird              1       4.488        13
Fitzpatrick, Cella          35       4.556         18
                                                             Hunton & Williams          2       4.370         6
Kasowitz, Benson            35       4.556         11
                                                             Mayer Brown                3       4.300         7
McKee Nelson                35       4.556         12
                                                             Katten Muchin              4       4.111         5
Patterson Belknap           35       4.556         10
                                                             Cadwalader                 5       4.109        12
Seyfarth Shaw               35       4.556          6
Kramer Levin                40       4.549         16
Fried, Frank                41       4.548         59        Ohio
Sullivan & Cromwell         42       4.543         68        Cincinnati
Allen & Overy               43       4.542         17        CITY AVERAGE                       4.481
Bryan Cave                  44       4.541         14        Frost Brown                1       4.611         6
Ropes & Gray                45       4.536         32        Vorys, Sater               2       4.528         5
Curtis, Mallet              46       4.533         10        Taft, Stettinius           3       4.517         8
Kirkland & Ellis            47       4.532         29        Thompson Hine              4       4.267         5
Latham & Watkins            48       4.528         37        Cleveland
Proskauer Rose              49       4.523         41        CITY AVERAGE                       4.496
Clifford Chance             50       4.517         43        Benesch, Friedlander       1       4.696         8
Thelen Reid                 51       4.511         17        Calfee, Halter             2       4.533         5
Reed Smith                  52       4.507          9        Jones Day                  3       4.478        21
Akin Gump                   53       4.506         11        Baker & Hostetler          4       4.453        12
Hogan & Hartson             54       4.492         18        Thompson Hine              5       4.322         8
King & Spalding             55       4.491         15        Columbus
Bracewell & Giuliani        56       4.489          5        CITY AVERAGE                       4.477
Morgan & Finnegan           56       4.489         10        Jones Day                  1       4.667         5
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart      58       4.488         11        Vorys, Sater               2       4.543         8
Paul, Hastings              59       4.486         46        Porter Wright              3       4.366         7
Cahill Gordon               60       4.480         35        Baker & Hostetler          4       4.333         6


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2007 The Summer Associates Survey
Results By City



                             Rank     Score for                                           Rank     Score for
                            in city   office/city Respondents                            in city   office/city Respondents
Pennsylvania                                                    Locke Liddell                3       4.558          9
Philadelphia                                                    Haynes and Boone             4       4.556          6
CITY AVERAGE                            4.680                   Bracewell & Giuliani         5       4.420         16
Buchanan Ingersoll             1        5.000         5         Jones Day                    6       4.404         11
Fox Rothschild                 2        4.883         5         Fulbright & Jaworski         7       4.263         30
Blank Rome                     3        4.822        25         Baker Botts                  8       4.226         43
Ballard Spahr                  4        4.821        23         Howrey                       9       4.096          7
White and Williams             5        4.800         5         Akin Gump                   10       3.940         11
Morgan, Lewis                  6        4.799        28         Andrews Kurth               11       3.889          7
Drinker Biddle                 7        4.794        19         Mayer Brown                 12       3.682         14
Cozen O’Connor                 8        4.773        11         San Antonio
Dechert                        9        4.724        36         Akin Gump                            4.689         5
Wolf, Block                   10        4.642        10
Reed Smith                    11        4.631         9         Virginia
Stradley Ronon                12        4.581         9         McLean
Pepper Hamilton               13        4.529        12         CITY AVERAGE                         4.825
Duane Morris                  14        4.510        11         Pillsbury Winthrop           1       4.961        14
Saul Ewing                    15        4.468        11         Hogan & Hartson              2       4.689         5
Montgomery, McCracken         16        4.457         9         Reston
Schnader Harrison             17        4.333         6         Cooley Godward                       4.558         7
Pittsburgh                                                      Richmond
CITY AVERAGE                            4.674                   CITY AVERAGE                         4.593
Buchanan Ingersoll              1       4.989        11         Hunton & Williams            1       4.739        15
Pepper Hamilton                 2       4.711         6         Troutman Sanders             2       4.551        10
Reed Smith                      3       4.533        12         LeClair Ryan                 3       4.489        10
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart          4       4.464        21
                                                                Washington
Rhode Island                                                    Seattle
Providence                                                      CITY AVERAGE                         4.469
Edwards Angell                          4.018         6
                                                                Dorsey & Whitney             1       4.966         7
                                                                Perkins Coie                 2       4.469        15
Tennessee                                                       Davis Wright                 3       4.447         8
Nashville                                                       Kirkpatrick & Lockhart       4       4.401        10
Bass, Berry                             4.382        26         Heller Ehrman                5       4.061         9

Texas                                                           Wisconsin
Austin                                                          Madison
CITY AVERAGE                            4.348
                                                                Foley & Lardner                      4.203         6
Akin Gump                       1       4.666         6
                                                                Milwaukee
Fish & Richardson               2       4.356         5
                                                                CITY AVERAGE                         4.471
Baker Botts                     3       4.314        12
                                                                Quarles & Brady              1       4.716        16
Fulbright & Jaworski            4       4.056        10
                                                                Foley & Lardner              2       4.416        23
Dallas
                                                                Michael Best                 3       4.282        16
CITY AVERAGE                            4.454
Gibson, Dunn                   1        4.933         5
                                                                INTERNATIONAL
Fulbright & Jaworski           2        4.689        15
Patton Boggs                   3        4.622         5         China
Thompson & Knight              4        4.603        15         Hong Kong
Weil, Gotshal                  5        4.517         8         Skadden                              4.422         5
Locke Liddell                  6        4.493        10
Akin Gump                      7        4.478        10         United Kingdom
Sidley Austin                  8        4.467         5         London
Fish & Richardson              9        4.352         6         CITY AVERAGE                         4.235
Haynes and Boone              10        4.323        21         Allen & Overy                1       4.492         7
Hunton & Williams             11        4.211        10         Linklaters                   2       4.292        11
Baker Botts                   12        4.112        34         Sullivan & Cromwell          3       4.244         5
Winstead Sechrest             13        4.097         7         Skadden                      4       3.911        10
Houston
CITY AVERAGE                            4.289                   Japan
Thompson & Knight               1       4.762         7         Tokyo
King & Spalding                 2       4.667        10         Morrison & Foerster                  4.400         5


26 The AmericAn LAwyer STudenT ediTion
                                                                                   2007 The Summer Associates Survey
                                                                                                       Methodology



By Tom BrouCksou



How We Rank the Firms
Interns weighed in on summer programs at almost 200 law firms.
this yeAr’s summer Associates Survey drew responses                   The average of nine job satisfaction questions is used to
from 7,392 interns at 195 firms, 169 of which qualified for the    determine a firm’s overall score on both charts. Scoring ques-
national rankings. The survey was conducted from early June        tions asked how interesting the work was, how much “real”
to mid-August. Surveys were distributed through the firms’         work was assigned, how the training and guidance measured
recruiting coordinators, whom we contact in the spring about       up, how positive interactions with partners and associates
participation. Eligible summer associates are first- and sec-      were, how well the firm communicated its goals and expecta-
ond-year law students (classes of 2008 and 2009) clerking at       tions, how accurately the firm portrayed itself in interviews,
firms for at least three weeks during the summer. Respondents      and the respondents’ inclination to accept a position if one
are guaranteed anonymity.                                          were offered. The respondents were also asked to rate the firm
   Firms included in the National Rankings [see page 20] are       overall as a place to work.
those from which we received at least ten completed surveys.          Firms designated as “national” have no more than 45
Individual offices listed on the Results by City chart [see page   percent of their lawyers in any single region of their home
22] are those from which we received at least five surveys.        country. Firms designated as “international” have at least 40
   To determine scores for individual questions, we average        percent of their lawyers working outside their home country.
respondents’ answers on a firmwide basis for the National             For detailed reports on each firm that qualified for the
Rankings chart and on a citywide basis for the Results by          national rankings, please see americanlawyerse.com. Firms
City chart. All question averages are rounded to two decimal       that wish to be included in next year’s survey should contact
places. Scores for firms are calculated from those rounded         us at associates@alm.com. Many thanks to all the firms and
question averages, then rounded to three decimal places.           summer associates who participated in the survey.

								
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