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Interview Process

LAW SCHOOL Recruiting

Our summer program is key to the firm’s growth. The program is mainly comprised of students who have just completed their 2nd year of law school, but we do consider a limited number of first-year students for the program.

We conduct virtual screening interviews and participate in resume collections during the summer at a number of law schools. If your school is listed below, we encourage to you to submit an application for Potter Anderson through your Career Services Office.

Direct applications will be accepted through July 7.


Brigham Young University

Philadelphia Area Diversity Job Fair

Delaware Diversity Job Fair

Temple University

Drexel University

University of Maryland

George Washington University

University of North Carolina

Georgetown University

University of Pennsylvania

Howard University

University of Virginia

Northeast Interview Program

Villanova University

Penn State Dickinson

Washington University

Penn State University Park

Widener University


American University

University of Iowa

Emory University

University of Notre Dame

George Mason University

University of Richmond



Callback invitations are typically extended shortly after an initial interview arranged through the student's law school. The firm also conducts interviews for students who submit exceptional resumes outside of law schools' interview processes. During a callback interview, students will spend time meeting with partners and associates to allow both the candidate and the firm to learn more about each other.


Offers will be made as soon as possible following callback interviews for summer associate positions with our firm.  Summer associates are strongly encouraged to work at Potter Anderson for an entire summer. However, the firm will consider requests for split summers with another law firm in another geographical area on a case-by-case basis.


Potter Anderson is committed to providing the highest level of comprehensive benefits to its associates, and its compensation package is consistently competitive with law firms in larger cities. For summer 2023, summer associates will earn at least $3,365 per week. To see our complete benefit package, click here to view our NALP Employer Information form.


At the conclusion of the summer program, Potter Anderson offers successful second-year candidates full-time associate positions with the firm upon their graduation from law school. First-year summer associates are not typically eligible to receive offers for full-time associate positions until they have completed their second year of law school; however, they are eligible to receive offers to return for a second summer with the firm.


While the majority of offers for Potter Anderson’s summer associate positions are extended to second-year students, each year a few first-year students may be considered for summer associate positions. Applications are accepted for first-year law students on or after December 1.