Bradley’s summer associates receive an in-depth introduction to the culture of a large, dynamic law firm. Participants are asked to perform real and substantive work and are included in trials, depositions, closings, negotiations, and client conferences. Summer associates are also allowed to chart their own paths, with the opportunity to choose their assignments and gain experience with a variety of attorneys and practice areas. We also encourage our summer associates to socialize with our attorneys outside work to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a part of our firm, whether by participating in our numerous community events or stopping by for a dinner at a lawyer’s house.
Bradley’s commitment to diversity is not just a passive ideal, but an active goal that allows us to build a team with broad backgrounds and experiences. Every year, we offer two Diversity Scholarships to promote the education of well-qualified law students from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession. We award scholarships of up to $5,000 to first-year students and up to $10,000 to second-year students who are committed to broadening the diversity of voices in the legal profession.
Scholarship recipients are required to clerk in one of Bradley’s offices for at least six weeks during the summer after the scholarships are awarded. (We will do our best to honor the scholarship recipient’s first choice for office placement, but maintain the right to make the final decision.)
The deadline for second-year scholarship applicants is September 15, 2019. We will accept first-year scholarship applications from December 1 – March 15, 2020.
Students interested in applying for the scholarship should submit:
In addition to academic qualifications, we may consider other factors, including, but not limited to, involvement in community activities, financial need, significant work, and personal achievements.
NOTE: Bradley does not accept email applications. You must complete the online summer associate application and include the supplemental PDF personal statement to be considered for the diversity scholarship.
Bradley also provides paid four to six-week summer internships to enhance the education of well-qualified minority college students who are aspiring attorneys.
The application deadline for the 2019 internship program is March 15, 2020. To apply, please submit an application to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liza Lee Horton, Recruiting Manager
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
One Federal Place
1819 Fifth Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203-2119
As a member of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Bradley works to recruit and hire summer associates from the LCLD Scholar Program for first-year law students. Founded in 2009, LCLD has more than 300 members, including general counsel of major corporations and managing partners of the nation's leading law firms, who challenge the legal profession to prepare future generations of diverse talent for the highest positions of leadership.
Anyone hired as a 1L summer associate through this program will also have the opportunity to participate in the LCLD 1L Scholars Annual Summit, which will be held June 2-4, 2020, in Atlanta.