Summer Associate

· San Francisco, California
Employment Type Seasonal Full Time

Sher Edling LLP is seeking law students to join our mission-driven team dedicated to protecting people and the planet for 2022 summer associate positions. Candidates must be 2Ls or 3Ls during the 2021-2022 academic year.


Sher Edling is at the forefront of litigation to hold polluters accountable for damages inflicted on communities, including cases across the country involving climate deception and drinking water contamination. Summer associates work on those high-impact environmental cases representing states, counties, cities, and non-profits. They are integrated into the day-to-day work of the firm and contribute to cases across all phases of litigation, including investigation, motion practice, discovery, trial preparation, and appeal. The assignments typically involve in-depth research and writing and creative problem-solving. Where appropriate, summer associates are involved in court appearances, depositions, and firm and client meetings, and are also invited to join the firm’s various social activities.


The firm chooses summer associates based on research and writing ability, academic record, and commitment to the work of the firm. Sher Edling is an equal opportunity employer highly committed to diversity among our lawyers and staff, and to fostering a collaborative and supportive workplace. We enthusiastically encourage students of color to apply.  We will schedule interviews in late August and early September.  Priority will be given to applications received before August 30, 2021.


Law students who have a minimum of ten weeks to commit in the summer are eligible to apply. Interested applicants should submit their:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Recent writing sample (preferably a legal brief or memorandum of no more than ten pages that primarily reflects your work)
  • Unofficial transcript
  • List of three references

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  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Employment Type
    Seasonal Full Time