We hire law students who have outstanding academic credentials, diverse backgrounds, and a strong desire to become excellent attorneys. We seek to recruit and develop colleagues who will contribute to our firm culture of teamwork, mutual support, and a commitment to excellence in the practice of law.
During our summer program, you are treated like one of our lawyers and the work that you will perform is the same work that would normally be completed by one of our associates. It is our goal that at the end of the summer, you will have a greater appreciation for the practice of law in general and at Vorys in particular.
Each fall, we devote considerable effort to selecting second-year law students for our summer program. Our lawyers interview law students at many national law school campuses, and we also consider applications from exceptional students attending other schools.
Salaries & Benefits
$120,000 ($2,308 weekly summer associate salary) for all offices except Washington D.C., which starts at $125,000.
- $8,000 bar exam stipend
- Relocation expenses
- Life and disability insurance paid by firm
- Selection of health insurance options
- Selection of 401(k) retirement plan options
- Participation in Seymour Plan
- Judicial clerk bonus
Associate performance is evaluated annually, and salary increases are based upon individual achievement and progress. The Group Coordinating Committee, made up of attorneys from all of our offices and practice groups, is responsible for collecting comments from all partners about the associates with whom they have worked, reviewing all of those comments and other information, and arriving at consensus evaluations of associate performance. Each year, every associate will meet with a member of the Committee and the associate’s mentor to discuss the associate’s performance and to offer guidance on future professional development goals.
Training and Mentoring
Every associate is paired with a partner mentor, to assist in developing a personalized approach to the associate’s training, development, and evaluation. In all of our practice groups, associates work directly with partners and receive training through hands-on experience and immediate feedback on their work product. Some of our larger practice groups also have regular professional development and training programs designed to assist associates in developing specific abilities. Our firm pays for Continuing Legal Education programs, and we encourage our associates to identify programs that address areas of interest and relevance to their particular practices.
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In 2005, the Ohio legal community said goodbye to one of its most beloved members, George Corey. George was an extremely talented attorney who was respected and admired by his colleagues and clients alike for his legal ability, civic involvement, and dedication to recruiting the "best and brightest" for the Vorys firm from diverse cultures, backgrounds and experiences. In George’s honor and to continue his legacy, Vorys has established a scholarship of $10,000 for law students of color whose spirit, drive and commitment leads them to pursue a career in the legal profession and who have demonstrated leadership in improving the quality of life in their communities and/or schools.
Eligibility and Award
To be eligible, applicants must be second-year law students of color. In order to receive the scholarship, an applicant must be offered and must accept a position of summer employment at one of Vorys’ offices in Ohio. The recipient will receive $5,000 at the conclusion of the summer of employment, and an additional $5,000 if full time employment with the firm after graduation is offered and the recipient accepts. The requisite ancestry for applicants includes African-American, Native American, Asian, Pacific Islander and/or Hispanic.
Applications should be completed and submitted by July 30, 2013. Decisions regarding the scholarship will be made in the Fall of 2013. Students may submit their applications by mail or email (PDF):
Mail Diversity Committee c/o Ryan Daniels Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP 52 East Gay Street P.O. Box 1008 Columbus, OH 43216-1008
George Corey Scholarship Application
Please provide a transcript, resume, writing sample and a personal statement of 300 words or less describing your interest in the practice of law and your current/past leadership roles in benefitting your school and/or community. Also, please indicate in your cover letter whether you have signed up for, or intend to sign up for, an on-campus interview with Vorys (an on-campus interview is not required to be eligible for this scholarship).
Attorneys interested in positions in any of our offices should direct their resumes and inquiries to:
Bobbi J. Shoemaker Legal Recruiting Coordinator 52 East Gay Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 614.464.6285 firstname.lastname@example.org