Law Students

The application window for the 2022 Summer Associate Program has closed.
We will begin accepting applications for the 2023 Summer Associate Program in August 2022.

Sherman & Howard’s innovative summer program is fast-paced, challenging, and feedback-rich.

Our summer associates see and experience life as fully engaged associates in a modern, full-service firm with a long history of success.

Established in 1892, our firm has grown over time, evolving to meet our clients’ changing needs. Starting as a single-lawyer firm in Denver, we are now an Am Law 200 firm of more than 175 lawyers serving clients across the nation. Our firm has ten offices located throughout Colorado and in Arizona, Nevada, Missouri, and New Mexico.

Our summer program features:


Our program culminates with a challenging, deep-dive, practice-specific assignment that will enable our summer associates to demonstrate their research, writing, analytical, oral-presentation, and time-management skills. All associates will generate professional work products, present their assignment results to attorneys across the firm, and gain experience they can use to advance their careers.


We will assign both an associate and a member for personalized and dedicated support. Mentors support summer associates with work-assignment guidance, coaching, and feedback.


We know how critical frequent, high-quality feedback is at this stage in our associates’ careers, so we provide it often, with advice on ways to hone their skills. We leverage technology to make delivering and receiving feedback easy, and our culture encourages lots of candid input—in all directions.


For the first part of the summer, our summer associates will work in a variety of practice areas and receive litigation and transactional assignments. At the program’s midpoint, they will have the opportunity to select a service area to focus on for the remainder of the summer.