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.
"Bodman’s summer associate program exceeded my expectations of what a positive and productive summer program could be. Not only did the program provide a realistic glimpse into the day-to-day life of an associate, but it did so in an environment that was focused on personal development and collaboration. The whole program is designed to give the summer associates every tool they need to succeed. From organized trainings to one-on-one guidance from partners, Bodman’s summer program provides a great opportunity to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to transition into a legal career."
Nicholas Q. Taylor
Summer Associate Class of 2015
"Bodman’s summer associate program provides a unique opportunity to sample life as an associate at a large Detroit firm. As a summer associate at Bodman, you contribute to real cases and matters and collaborate with a variety of firm members and associates to satisfy client needs. The knowledge, skills, and relationships that you develop over the course of the summer will serve as a strong foundation to a successful post-graduate career in private practice."
Kristen T. Hansen
Summer Associate Class of 2014
"The Summer Associate program at Bodman is a rewarding experience in which I was able to fully understand life as an associate at the firm. The program has structure and guidance to navigate day to day firm life while also offering meaningful legal assignments, real client interaction, and the freedom to interact with all offices, attorneys, and practice groups. Because of my experiences as a summer associate, I felt adequately prepared to seamlessly transition to a full time associate after law school."
Kelly M. Lockman
Summer Associate Class of 2012
"Bodman’s program excels at doing exactly what summer associate programs are meant to do: providing law school students with a glimpse of associate life at a law firm. The assignments are challenging and present opportunities to learn accountability and time management. The firm takes great efforts to expose summer associates to all practice areas available through presentations and diverse assignments. Moreover, the attorneys and staff truly enjoy welcoming the summer associates to the city of Detroit and the Bodman workplace each year. When I returned to Bodman after graduation, I had a smooth transition into life as a full-time associate because I already knew the work ethic that was expected, the types of assignments that I would encounter, and the friendly faces at the firm."
Sarah L. Cylkowski
Summer Associate Class of 2011
“My experience as a Bodman Summer Associate offered me exposure to a wide variety of assignments and practice areas. These assignments were accompanied by responsive, helpful partners who were always willing to take the time to discuss the legal issues and offer guidance when needed. More importantly, as a Summer Associate, I felt a part of the team and was able to get a realistic glimpse into what it would ultimately be like as a full-time associate at the Firm.”
Michael J. Jameson
Summer Associate Class of 2011
“Bodman’s summer associate program provides a great opportunity to experience life as a lawyer in an environment that is educational, professional and collegial.”
Andrew J. Schuster
Summer Associate Class of 2007