Each Fall McConnell Valdés recruits a selective group of law students to be part of one of Puerto Rico's most complete and competitive legal Summer Programs. The program's objective is to provide our Summer Associates with a unique professional experience that will expose them to the breadth and quality of our law practice.
As a Summer Associate, you will be actively involved in a wide variety of client matters -- including corporate negotiations and transactions, client meetings, depositions and courtroom sessions. You will also enjoy numerous opportunities to interact with our attorneys both in the office office and in informal firm-sponsored social events.
The Summer Program is divided into three rotations among our six practice groups of approximately three or four weeks each, so that you receive an equitable and diverse workload similar to that of a first-year associate. Each rotation is supervised by an attorney, or assignment supervisor, who collects and distributes work assignments.
As a Summer Associate, you will be mentored by an attorney who is there to assist and support you – and introduce you to the members of our firm. You will also receive ongoing feedback throughout the program - for each assignment completed, the assigning attorney submits an evaluation form to the assignment supervisor who will meet with you to discuss your progress.
At the end of the program, assignment supervisors will meet with you in an exit interview to discuss all your evaluations and determine your interest in the firm and to provide you with an opportunity to share your thoughts about the program.
We are proud that our Summer Program gives talented law students the opportunity to gain real-life legal experience in a number of areas, as well as provide the chance to get to know our firm.