Law Students Summer Associate Program

Our Summer Associate Program is designed to expose law students to the actual practice of law at ScottHulse, and allows participants to work on real legal issues alongside the Firm’s shareholders and associates.

The six-week program takes place at our El Paso, Texas, office on a yearly basis between May and July. It is traditionally available to students who have completed their second year of law school. However, students who have completed their first year, and show exceptional aptitude, are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Summer Associates are assigned both a supervising shareholder and an associate attorney as mentors for the summer. These mentors work closely with each Summer Associate to ensure that he or she receives quality work assignments in their area of interest.

ScottHulse has numerous key practice areas and offers summer associates an opportunity to gain experience in a number of different areas of law. Assignments are available for general business, labor and employment, and litigation. For those Summer Associates who have not yet decided on a particular area of law, general assignments are also available.

Throughout the course of the program, summer associates engage in professional activities such as depositions, trials, mediations, negotiations, business transactions, and client meetings.

In addition, summer associates are provided opportunities to become acquainted with Firm attorneys and their families outside the traditional office setting. ScottHulse holds numerous summer events including dinner parties at attorney homes, happy hours, golf, and outings to places of interest in El Paso and New Mexico. The Firm also has season tickets to the El Paso Chihuahuas AAA baseball games, which are played at the award-winning stadium that is just a short walk from our offices.


Respect for diversity is inherent in the culture of our firm and of the El Paso, Juarez, and Las Cruces Borderplex. At ScottHulse, we provide equal opportunity to all applicants, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, or disability.

How Do I Apply?

The Firm is interested in candidates who have demonstrated strong undergraduate and law school academic achievement and have shown leadership abilities.

ScottHulse participates in fall recruiting programs at Texas Tech University, The University of Texas, The University of Houston, Baylor University, Southern Methodist University and the University of New Mexico. However, we welcome applicants from other law schools both inside and outside of the states of Texas and New Mexico.

Apply Today

We are currently accepting applications for our 2017 Summer Clerkship Program through September 9, 2016. Please submit your cover letter, resume, law school transcript, and writing sample to Carol Gutierrez, Recruiting Coordinator.

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