This year’s Summer Associates survey drew responses from 6,789 interns at 202 firms, 172 of which qualified for the national rankings. The survey was conducted from early June to mid-August. Surveys were distributed through the firm’s recruiting coordinators, whom we contact in the spring about participation. Eligible summer associates are first- and second-year law students (classes of 2007 and 2008) clerking at firms for at least three weeks during the summer. Respondents are guaranteed anonymity.

Firms included in the National Rankings are those from which we received at least 10 completed surveys. Individual offices listed on the Results by City chart are those from which we received at least five surveys.