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Some large law firms and federal agencies offer open house and networking opportunities for rising 2Ls (Class of 2025) who plan to apply for 2024 summer associate programs. These in-person and virtual events are intended for law students to get to know the firm before the official recruiting season begins, and for firms to meet interested law students in advance of formal interviews. The CDO will list these opportunities in this blog as we learn about them.

Summer Associate Hub Recruiting Director Live Q&A
Wednesday, May 31 at 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET. Register here.
BigLaw Recruiting Directors will be answering questions from law students live on Zoom – featuring the Recruiting Directors from Gibson Dunn, Cleary Gottlieb, Proskauer, and Stroock. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and hear insights directly from law firm recruiting directors as you prepare for the summer associate recruiting process.

Venable Rising 2L Receptions
Washington, DC – Monday, June 5 at 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Register here.
Baltimore – Tuesday, June 6 at 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Register here.
Los Angeles – Tuesday, June 6 at 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Register here.
New York – Tuesday, June 6 at 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Register here. 
Meet our team and learn about our 2024 Summer Program opportunities. RSVP by June 2.Vinson & Elkins Rising 2L Receptions
Austin – Tuesday, June 20 at 5:30 – 7:00 pm CT. Register here.
Dallas – Tuesday, June 13 at 5:30 – 7:00 pm CT. Register here.
Houston – Tuesday, June 13 at 5:30 – 7:00 pm CT. Register here.
New York – Wednesday, June 14 at 5:30 – 7:00 pm ET. Register here.
Washington, DC – Tuesday, June 13 at 5:30 – 7:00 pm ET. Register here.
Vinson & Elkins is excited to welcome rising 2L law students to join our lawyers and current summer associates for an evening of networking. We will host a reception in each of the offices listed below. We hope you will join us to learn more about V&E before the summer recruiting season begins. Our 2024 summer associate application will be available online beginning June 1, 2023. We look forward to receiving your application. Contact Nana Lannutti for more information.

Mayer Brown Open House Recruiting Event (Charlotte)
Tuesday, July 18 at 7:00 pm
300 S. Tryon Street, Suite 1800
Charlotte, NC 28202
During this event students will have the opportunity to tour our office, meet different partners and attorneys from diverse practice areas, and learn more about Mayer Brown. RSVP to Kneisha Gabriel or call her at 704-444-3625 for more information.


Reed Smith 2023 Pre-OCI Reception (DC)
Wednesday, April 12 at 5:00-7:00 pm at Reed Smith, 1301 K Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C.
Register online. Contact Alexis Harder for more information.
Our reception will provide students with an opportunity to visit our office and make connections with our D.C. attorneys – all in advance of the on campus interviewing season. Light refreshments will be served.

Perkins Coie B4 OCI: Get the Real Story (All Offices)
Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00 pm on Zoom.
Register online. Contact Rebecca Carey for more information.
Please join us for a panel discussion that will provide concrete and specific advice for the coming interview season. Our panel of partners and recruiting professionals will share their tips and recommendations with a focus on successfully preparing for and completing those interviews—both OCI and callbacks—as well as best practices for the post-interview process.