Nexsen Pruet has a recruiting committee that coordinates the recruiting activities for the firm. The committee consists of attorneys from all of our offices. The committee has a Chairman, Assignment/Evaluation Coordinator, Social Coordinator and Recruiting Coordinator.
The majority of the attorneys at the firm are hired from within the summer associate program. The recruiting process for summer associates includes a visit to the University of South Carolina School of Law, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Law, and the Wake Forest University School of Law, where students interview with attorneys from the firm.
We also receive and review a large number of resumés from students at other law schools. A number of candidates are invited to interview at our offices. After the interview and evaluation process is concluded, the firm extends offers for Summer Associate positions.
In order to give the Summer Associates the opportunity to become acquainted with everyone at Nexsen Pruet a variety of social activities are planned throughout the summer. Listed below are a few of the events we have organized during previous summers:
- Plays at local theatres
- Attorney/Summer Associate golf tournaments
- Dinners and receptions with members of the firm
- Informal Happy Hours
- Themed Parties
Summer Associates receive both verbal and written evaluation of their work product from the assigning attorneys. In addition, formal evaluations are conducted by representatives of the Recruiting Committee at the mid-point and conclusion of the summer program. The following areas are evaluated:
- Quality of legal/factual research and analysis
- Quality of written work
- Quality of oral presentation
- Promptness and efficiency
- Personality (maturity, enthusiasm, poise and confidence)
- Usefulness of Summer Associate's work product
- Ability to work with colleagues and clients
At the beginning of the summer, we assign a mentor to each Summer Associate. The mentors are available to offer guidance and assistance with office procedures and assignment matters. The Summer Associate becomes acquainted with their mentor soon after reporting to work, and they maintain a regular relationship with their mentor throughout the summer.
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Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship Program
Strengthening the Lawyers of Tomorrow...Today
The Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship aims to:
- Support diversity within the firm and the bar
- Enhance educational opportunities for talented minorities in the field of law
- Inform minority law students of opportunities for private practice in the Carolinas
The Scholarship will award $3,000 to up to ten exceptional first year minority law students planning a career in North or South Carolina.
All scholarship recipients will be considered for summer employment in one of the Nexsen Pruet office at the completion of their first year of law school. Scholarship recipients are invited to re-apply for additional scholarships during their second and third years of law school.
Eligible students must be attending one of the following schools:
- University of North Carolina School of Law
- University of South Carolina School of Law
- Wake Forest Law School
- North Carolina Central Law School
- Charleston Law School
Please click here for a copy of the application and here for a copy of the reapplication for past recipients.
Click here to view the 2010 recipients of the Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship.
Click here to view the 2009 Recipients of the Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship.
Click here to view the 2008 Recipients of the Nexsen Pruet Diversity Scholarship.