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Bodman Summer Associate Alumni Testimonials

In Their Own Words

We feel that the best spokespersons for our summer program are our alumni, many of whom are members of our current legal staff. Here are comments from some of our alumni about their experiences in Bodman’s summer program.


“My summer associate experience at Bodman exceeded my highest of expectations by providing an accurate sense of life as a first-year associate. From day one -- I interacted with and worked alongside the brightest attorneys in their fields on real matters and received individualized feedback. I performed substantive work in a wide variety of legal areas, and developed great working relationships with associates and partners in various practice group. Bodman’s program really strikes the perfect balance between work and play, which made for a professionally challenging and socially enjoyable summer. I am thankful to have obtained so many supportive and intuitive mentors who also have a balanced perspective on life. The unique culture of collegiality is one of the things that truly sets Bodman apart. More importantly, Bodman’s culture is one that equally values diversity, respects differences and recognizes unique perspectives.”

Alexis A. Smith-Scott
Detroit Office
Summer Associate Class of 2020 


“Bodman delivered on everything they promised during the interview process – challenging and substantive work, a collegial work environment, and the opportunity to discover the practice group that best fit me.  As a passionate law student who was filled with questions about where I would fit in as an attorney, Bodman was my solution.  Throughout my summer experience, I was given assignments that enabled me to explore all my potential areas of interest.  Talented attorneys were then willing to take as much time as necessary to provide perspective on how those assignments fit into the bigger picture of the day-to-day life in that practice group.  This experience left me confident in Bodman and the work I will be doing for years to come.”

Alexander J. Burridge
Detroit Office

Summer Associate Class of 2019 


“As a Bodman summer associate, you get a unique chance to work on legal problems in a variety of practice areas, with experienced experts focused on helping you learn. It’s a great opportunity to explore your interests, do work that impacts our clients, and get a practical sense of what you want your practice to look like. In Bodman’s summer associate program, I got my first exposure to my current practice area, I learned what it was like to work for a wide array of our members, and I saw a realistic picture of full-time practice as an associate.”

Jaron M. Bentley
Ann Arbor Office
Summer Associate Class of 2016


“Bodman’s summer associate program excels at providing its summer class with a realistic glimpse of associate life at the firm, while also offering meaningful social events with associates and partners across all practice groups and office locations.  As a summer associate, the firm invited me to accept assignments from a wide range of practice groups—often working directly with managing partners and practice group leaders.  The firm presented me with opportunities to experience and provide substantive contributions to court filings and appearances, deal-teams for transactional work, and client calls and meetings.  Based on my summer associate experience at Bodman, I felt confident in my ability to make a smooth transition to a full-time associate.”

Tyler D. Schofield
Detroit Office

Summer Associate Class of 2016

 

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