Law Students


Exceptional people want exceptional opportunities. Expect world-class leaders, lawyers and clients. Experience diverse opportunities and colleagues. Excel as part of a global law firm.

Note From Our Recruiting Chair – JIM NEALE

Photo of Jim Neale, Recruiting ChairAt McGuireWoods you can expect a world-class firm with a reputation for excellence that stretches back more than 175 years. With more than 1,100 lawyers in 23 offices, we cross borders, practices and industries, work in more than 120 countries, and our lawyers speak more than 35 languages. We offer the chance to work with leading teams in corporate law, litigation and across more than 20 industries.

The backbone of our firm consists of six core values that guide everything we do. We are proud to be part of McGuireWoods because of what we stand for – a commitment to Excellence, Integrity, Client Service, Diversity & Inclusion, Collegiality and Community.

We are committed to consistent, outstanding work of the highest quality. Since excellence can only be obtained with the right professional development, the firm is committed to your continuing education and training, and offers numerous opportunities for you to expand your knowledge and skills. Our summer associates will receive hands-on training, will be involved in our lawyers’ daily activities, and will gain real world knowledge of how our firm works with clients.

We are committed to doing the right thing, and to doing things the right way. We value integrity among ourselves, not just with external clients and contacts.

We demonstrate our commitment to client service by being extremely responsive and developing innovative and problem-solving approaches to address clients’ challenges, tailored to their specific market and industry needs.

At McGuireWoods, you will experience a culture that fosters Diversity & Inclusion through networking programs, training, and other firm programs. Our lawyers have varied work experiences and backgrounds, and we use that to pull together and exchange ideas, support each other, and aim for the common goal of impeccable client service.

Our commitment to the communities where we live and work is a high priority for our firm. Our lawyers and staff are encouraged to seek out pro bono and community projects that they are passion about and that make a difference in the lives of others. From representing the wrongly convicted to collecting food and funds for those less fortunate, McGuireWoods employees can be counted on to pitch in and help.

With experience in a multitude of areas, and with new areas constantly evolving, we are confident of the firm’s continued growth. Join us and be a part of it.

Entry Level Hiring

McGuireWoods welcomes applications from third year law students for entry-level associate positions in our US offices as our staffing needs dictate. The firm relies on the summer program to fill the majority of its entry level positions, however, when our hiring needs are not met from the ranks of our summer program, the firm will consider third year law students for open positions. We look for applicants with strong academic credentials and experience who also share our dedication to quality, teamwork, and professional excellence.

on-campus interviews

7/20/18 & 7/21/18 Southeastern Minority Job Fair (SEMJF)
7/24/2018 CCBA Minority Job Fair
7/30/2018 Southern Legal Interview Program (SLIP)
7/31/2018 Duke
8/1/2018 Northwestern
8/1/2018 Georgetown
8/1/2018 USC Gould School of Law
8/2/2018 University of Pennsylvania
8/2/2018 UCLA School of Law
8/3/2018 Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
8/6/2018 Harvard
8/6/2018 Notre Dame
8/6/2018 University of Chicago
8/6/2018 MCGC (Midwest-California-Georgia Consortium)
8/6/2018 DePaul
8/6/2018 University of Baltimore
8/7/2018 University of Maryland
8/7/2018 Ohio State University
8/7/2018 Duquesne University
8/7/2018 Loyola – Chi
8/7/2018 UNC
8/7/2018 Illinois
8/7/2018 Wake Forest
8/7/2018 Richmond
8/7/2018 UVA
8/7/2018 Vanderbilt
8/7/2018 Illinois Institute of Kent
8/7/2018 SMU Dedman School of Law
8/8/2018 University of Georgia School of Law
8/8/2018 William and Mary
8/8/2018 Washington & Lee
8/9/2018 Georgia State University College of Law
8/9/2018 George Washington
8/10/2018 University of Pittsburgh