ACE @ Wilson: Accelerated Consideration for Employment

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Recently, we created a new first step in our Summer Associate application process, the Accelerated Consideration for Employment, or “ACE” Program. Think of this as something akin to Early Action applications for university—an opportunity for applicants to show serious interest in Wilson Sonsini and get a decision from us on a much earlier timeline. 

If you have done your research and know that you want to be at Wilson Sonsini, in a specific practice group, and in a specific office, this program offers you an opportunity to begin our application process earlier and move through more quickly. Moreover, by applying through ACE, you are indicating interest and intent above and beyond that of many general pool applicants and will stand out because of it. Our aim is to simplify this process for our candidates so that you can get back to making the most out of your law school experiences. 

For the 2025 summer program, our ACE application opens April 15, 2024, and closes on May 27, 2024. We will review applications on a rolling basis and schedule screening interviews in June, with the goal of making initial offers before most traditional screenings begin.

When the ACE application is open, you will find it on our job postings page. Our general applications for the 2025 summer program will open on May 28, 2024.

Regardless of how you choose to apply, we look forward to meeting you soon!

Ready to apply? The ACE application is now live!


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Rebecca L. Stuart
Palo Alto

The summer associates have so many opportunities, from trainings to work assignments to networking. There is a lot of real work involved, and we give summer associates the same work assignments that we give to junior associates.

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