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Laura Turano and Kori Cooper Discuss Maximizing the Summer Associate Experience in Vault

June 20, 2023

Corporate partner Laura Turano and associate Kori Cooper wrote an article, “Maximizing Your Summer Associate Experience: Insights From Paul, Weiss Corporate Lawyers,” highlighting advice for law students on making the most of their time as summer associates and providing an inside look at the transactional summer associate experience at Paul, Weiss. In the article, published on June 20 in Vault’s law blog, Laura and Kori discuss selecting a firm that aligns with one’s practice goals, participating in the firm’s training and shadowing opportunities, tackling substantive work, seeking out opportunities to work on inclusive teams, and networking within the firm. They also share examples and anecdotes from Paul, Weiss’s summer associate program.

“What sets the summer associate experience at Paul, Weiss apart is the opportunity to work on the most important matters for some of the largest public companies and private equity firms in the world,” Laura says. “Lawyers at Paul, Weiss, across all seniority levels, are committed to training and mentorship. This means when you get an assignment, you’ll get the full context on why the assignment matters and advice on how to approach it. And you’ll get real-time feedback on how to make your work shine.”

“Many firms handle transactional work, but I wanted to join a firm that tackled novel, complex deals—a place that valued creativity and cutting-edge thinking,” Kori adds. “After researching Paul, Weiss, I was struck by the high-profile deals the firm handled, and the enthusiasm lawyers I met with had for what they do.”

Laura and Kori’s article was also featured in the newest edition of “The Vault Guide to Summer Associate Interviewing and Top-Ranked Programs,” released this month.

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