Some law firms delay start of summer associate programs because of novel coronavirus
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Some law firms have announced that they are delaying the start date of their summer associate programs and shortening their length because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The law firms are:
• Cooley, which is delaying its program until June 15, the law firm confirmed in statements to Law360 and Bloomberg Law. The program will last six weeks instead of 10.
• Vinson & Elkins, which is pushing back the start date to at least June 15, according to an email sent to summer associates that was obtained by Law360 and Bloomberg Law.
• DLA Piper, which is postponing its summer associate program until June 29 and ending it July 31, according to a statement sent to Law360 and Bloomberg Law.
• Sidley Austin, which is delaying the start of its program until at least June 1, a source told Law360. The law firm will pay summer associates for the number of weeks mentioned in offer letters, according to tipsters who spoke with Above the Law.
• FordHarrison, which told students in a letter obtained by Above the Law that it is canceling its summer program.