One of the things about Lewis Rice that stood out to me while interviewing was the passion each lawyer had for his or her area of practice. As a summer associate, I got to witness and experience that passion and dedication first hand. I worked on assignments in a wide variety of areas, including some substantive work in the Corporate Department, which is where I practice today. Now as a practicing attorney at Lewis Rice, I can look back and see how valuable it was to work with those dedicated attorneys early on in my career and how it helped shape the way I approach my own practice.

Melissa Powers
Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D. 2018

My summer experience at Lewis Rice exceeded all expectations, providing me with a profound insight into the dynamic world of corporate law that seamlessly transitioned into my role as a young associate. What stood out was the authenticity of the work; from day one, I was entrusted with substantive tasks mirroring those of a first-year associate. There were no 'busy work' projects; every assignment contributed meaningfully to the firm's practice, fostering my growth as a legal professional. The attorneys at Lewis Rice embraced a culture of inclusion, readily offering guidance and support whenever needed. This 'open door' policy not only facilitated my learning but also instilled a sense of confidence in my abilities.

The program's rotation structure was instrumental in shaping my career path, allowing me to explore various departments and ultimately confirming my passion for corporate work. I am immensely grateful for the invaluable experience Lewis Rice provided during my law school journey. It solidified my decision to join the firm as a full-time associate, and thanks to the seamless transition, I hit the ground running from day one of my new role.

Olivia Dixon
Saint Louis University School of Law, 2023

During my tenure as a summer associate, it became evident that the Firm is deeply committed to nurturing and guiding emerging legal talent. The Summer Associate Program exudes enthusiasm, and I found a genuine interest from all attorneys in both my personal and professional development. From first-year associates to managing partners, everyone was not only willing but eager to engage in conversations about their practices, share personal anecdotes, or simply enjoy a casual lunch together.

I was particularly impressed by the well-organized program that seamlessly assigned and evaluated work while providing exposure to various departments within the Firm. Over the course of the 10 weeks, numerous thoughtfully arranged social events allowed ample opportunities to connect with the Firm's attorneys on a more personal level.

Now, as a young associate with the Firm, I am fortunate to build upon the strong relationships that originated during my time as a summer associate. The firm's unwavering commitment to fostering the growth of young lawyers played a pivotal role in making it an obvious and easy choice for me.

Michael Crawford
Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D. 2020