Summer Associate – ACE @ Wilson

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Wilson Sonsini’s Accelerated Consideration for Employment (ACE) program is an opportunity for applicants with a serious interest in Wilson Sonsini to get a decision from us on a much earlier timeline.  For those candidates who have done their research and know where they want to be, this program offers an opportunity to begin our application process earlier and move through more quickly.

The ACE application will remain open until May 27th. We will review applications on a rolling basis, and we will conduct screening interviews the week of June 10th. Callback interviews will take place beginning on June 17th.  You will be asked to submit your Fall Semester grades as part of this application. Spring Semester grades will be collected at a later time.

Our general Summer Associate application will open on May 28th.

We look forward to reviewing your application. If you have any questions, please contact

About our Summer Associate Program:

Wilson Sonsini offers exciting opportunities for summer associates to work closely with the world’s leading technology, life sciences, and growth companies, as well as companies across industries. We are seeking rising 2L law students (JD 2026) interested in joining Wilson Sonsini as part of the 2025 Summer Program. Candidates should have outstanding academic credentials, as well as excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Our broad spectrum of practices and our entrepreneurial spirit afford our summer associates and attorneys exceptional opportunities for professional growth and exploration.

Compensation & Benefits

  • 2025 summer associate compensation will be competitive with comparable major law firms in the area. (Our 2024 summer associates will be paid at the rate of $4,327 per week.)
  • Employees in this role are eligible to enroll in group medical insurance coverage. 
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