Law School FAQs
Q. Where can I find Jones Day’s response to recently filed litigation?
Visit our website: Jones Day's Response to Recently Filed Litigation - April 2019. For news and information, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and on Twitter.
Q. Can I apply for a position at Jones Day if Jones Day does not interview at my law school?
A. Yes. You may submit an application for employment online at Apply.
Q. What can I expect from Jones Day's interview process?
A. Our interview process usually begins with a short interview on campus or in one of our offices. You may be invited back to a Jones Day office for a longer “call back” interview where you will have an opportunity to meet with a variety of Jones Day lawyers. We hope that the process will give you an opportunity to learn more about Jones Day and its lawyers, and for us to get to know you.
Q. May I apply to more than one Jones Day office?
A. You may apply to any Jones Day office in which you have an interest. During the On-Campus Interviewing Program, however, we ask that you sign up for a single Jones Day interview. Each interviewing team will interview candidates for all Jones Day offices and you can advise the team during your interview of any other offices you may be interested in.
Q. What is the length of Jones Day’s summer programs and when do they start?
A. Our Summer Associate Program generally lasts from eight to 10 weeks. Each Jones Day office announces the exact dates in the spring.
Q. Does Jones Day assign mentors to summer associates?
A. Yes. Each Summer Associate is paired with at least one lawyer mentor for the summer. Your summer mentor(s) will help guide you through all aspects of the Summer Associate Program, from professional development to specific work assignments to social integration.
Q. How does Jones Day assign work to summer associates?
A. Before arriving at Jones Day for the summer, you will be asked about your preferences, if any, for substantive work experiences and practice areas. Our lawyer work assignors will work with you through the summer to help you get the type of work you want and be sure you have the opportunity to experience working with a number of different lawyers on a variety of matters.
Q. Will I have an opportunity to do pro bono work as a Jones Day summer associate?
A. Yes. Jones Day has a strong commitment to pro bono service and each of our summer associates is given an opportunity to do pro bono work.
Q. What type of training can I expect to receive as a Jones Day summer associate?
A. In addition to the "on the job" training of working on matters with more senior lawyers, the Firm offers a number of training programs (such as deposition training, negotiation workshops, and writing programs) created specifically for our summer associates. For more information about our professional development programs, visit the Training and Development page on this website.
Q. Will I have a chance to learn about judicial clerkship opportunities during my summer at Jones Day?
A. Yes. We have a number of former judicial clerks at Jones Day who are committed to helping our summer associates learn about clerkship opportunities during the course of the summer.
Q. What type of feedback can I expect to receive as a Jones Day summer associate?
A. You should expect to receive informal feedback from mentors and other lawyers you are working with over the course of the summer. In addition, we will sit down with you for a mid-summer and end-of-summer review in which you will have an opportunity to receive more formal feedback about each of your work assignments.
Q. If I receive an offer at the end of the Summer Associate Program, will it be an offer to join a specific Jones Day practice?
A. No. An offer from Jones Day is an offer to join the Firm as an associate in the New Lawyers Group. As a new lawyer, you will have an opportunity to explore a variety of practice areas during your first year with the Firm. More information can be found on the New Lawyers Group page of this website.
Q. How does Jones Day compensate associates?
A. Please visit the Compensation and Benefits page on this website for details.
Q. Where can I learn more about diversity initiatives and work-life balance at Jones Day?
A. Please visit the Firm's Diversity, Inclusion & Advancement website for more information.