Are there training or informational programs for summer associates?
A variety of training opportunities are available to summer associates at Cooley. All summer associates participate in two and a half days of training and orientation at the annual kickoff weekend at the Seascape Resort in Aptos, California. In addition, throughout the summer, the Business and Litigation departments offer many classes, in a shorter version of our renowned Cooley College. On the business side, summer associates learn the basics of mergers & acquisitions, venture fund formation and venture capital financings, to name a few. On the litigation side, they attend classes regarding discovery, brief writing and witness interviewing. We also offer workshops on negotiation skills, client counseling and depositions to give our summer associates the opportunity for hands-on skills training as well as interaction with and feedback from Cooley partners and senior associates. Additionally, summer associates are special invited guests at all of our practice groups meetings that are he