Many of our summer associates seek clerkships or other prestigious legal opportunities before they seek permanent employment with our firm. Although we will hire graduating law students directly from our summer program, many of our current members and associates came to us after spending several years with large law firms in Atlanta, Washington DC, New York and other cities, and/or one or more years of judicial clerkship after summer clerkships at Wyche.
We do not follow the practice of many firms that hire large numbers of associates with the knowledge that most of them will never become members. (To the contrary, although we obviously cannot guarantee membership, we anticipate that every associate we hire will eventually become a member of the firm.) Also, our size and culture do not permit us to hire a large number of entry-level associates at any given time. Thus, Wyche generally does not make formal offers of permanent employment to any summer associate unless and until the candidate requests that an offer be made and is prepared seriously to consider permanent employment with the firm.
Similarly, students who clerk with our firm following their first year of law school should indicate whether they are interested in a summer clerkship following their second year of law school. In addition, with regard to those students seeking judicial clerkships, formal offers of permanent employment are not extended until they have begun their clerkships and received authorization from their judges to apply.
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