Law Students

Law Students

Choosing the right place to begin your legal career is among life's bigger decisions. Our summer associate program is designed to give law students the real-world information they need to make the right choice.

A Message to our 2021 Summer Associate Program Applicants

Thank you for your interest in a summer associate position at Carlton Fields. Due to COVID-19’s impact on the fall recruiting schedules of many law schools, the 2021 Summer Associate Program application process for qualified second-year law students will open on December 1, 2020. Please visit our website again at that time and submit your application materials via our online portal. We hope that you will have a successful semester.

Derek Harris, Shareholder

M. Derek Harris


I came to Carlton Fields to learn how to be a real litigator. There's less cover here, which can be daunting. But within my first two weeks, I was drafting answers, counterclaims, and discovery demands. I've got one case where opposing counsel is a senior partner with 20 years of experience.


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