“I entered the summer program interested in tax. I left it interested in becoming a tax lawyer.”

- Kasey Place

Law Students

Each year, Ivins, Phillips & Barker seeks to hire first and second year law students for summer positions. Our summer program is designed to provide recruits with a realistic feel for work at the firm so that they know what to expect if they choose to begin their practice with us. As a result, we make sure our hires receive substantive and challenging assignments and work side by side with attorneys at all levels of practice. Our program is designed to allow students to work in any areas in which they are interested to gain a breadth of experience throughout their time with us. The following are some frequently asked questions about Ivins, Phillips & Barker's recruiting.

At what law schools does Ivins, Phillips & Barker interview on campus?

Ivins, Phillips and Barker interviews on campus at Yale, Harvard, Georgetown, Michigan, Boalt Hall, University of Chicago, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New York University. We also collect resumes from Stanford and George Washington.

If I am interested in a permanent or summer associate position, what materials should I submit and to whom should I submit them?

Please mail, fax or email your cover letter, resume and grade transcript to:

Recruitment Coordinator
Ivins, Phillips & Barker
1700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006
Fax: 202/393-7601

Does Ivins, Phillips & Barker allow a summer split with other law firms?

The firm's summer program encourages summer associates to split with other law firms. We prefer that a student spend at least six weeks in our program. However, our program is very flexible, and we are willing to work with our summer associates to make their summer schedule run smoothly. We are not afraid to share law students with other firms because we are looking for students who are the right fit for our firm and who want to join our team.

Does Ivins, Phillips & Barker interview first year law students?

Yes, we interview and make offers to first year law students, but we will not consider a candidate without seeing at least one semester of his/her law school grades.

An Open Letter to Law Students Considering a Career at Ivins, Phillips & Barker