“Bradley’s summer associate program provides the opportunity to do real work for real clients while immersing yourself in the firm’s culture and values. My experience as a summer associate at Bradley was second to none – from day one I truly felt like a valued member of the Bradley team. The training I received as a summer associate was unparalleled and translated directly into my practice as an associate.”
Sydney H. Willmann

Law Students

We hire most of our associates through our summer program, which is designed to give first- and second-year law students the opportunity to work with us so they can gain first-hand experience and immerse themselves in our philosophy, values, and culture.

For our summer associates, we seek the best and brightest. Although we expect academic excellence, that is not our sole criterion. We look for students who are well-rounded and display the intelligence and creativity to find the best practical and legal solutions to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations. We recruit associates with a focus on diversity to broaden the perspective of our team to the benefit of both the firm and our clients. Bradley places a high value on personal integrity, relationships, camaraderie, mutual respect, community, and professionalism.

We primarily hire law students through the on-campus interview (OCI) process and also accept write-in résumés from candidates across the country. All applicants, other than those who participate in the law school OCI process, must apply through our electronic application process. If you have any recruiting questions about Bradley, please contact our Recruiting Manager, Lee Tonsmeire at 205.521.8000 or ltonsmeire@bradley.com.