Summer Associates Program

At Drummond Woodsum, our Summer Associate Programs are designed to provide law students with a realistic view of the practice and culture of our firm.  Learn more about our current opportunities below.

1L Opportunities

Diversity Summer Associate Program D1L - 2024 Summer Selection Complete

We have completed our 2024 1L Summer Program selection process.  Please check back with us for information on our 2025 program.

Join Maine’s legal community and other first-year law students in this first-of-its-kind initiative, the Maine Diversity Summer Associate Program. Learn more at


2L Opportunities

2025 Summer Associate Program – Applications are Closed for Summer of 2025

The 2025 summer application deadline has passed. We are no longer accepting new applications. 

Drummond Woodsum’s summer program includes rising 2Ls and rising 3Ls from law schools from all over the United States.  We select summer associates based on academic performance, personal motivation, relevant experience, and practice area interests.  Over the course of 10 weeks, summer associates gain experience with the practice of law at Drummond Woodsum and with our group of lawyers and staff by working on substantive client matters. Summer associates do not work in isolation- receiving assignments from and sending completed work back to a Summer Associate Coordinator.  Summer associates get a true sense of associate life at Drummond Woodsum.  Summer associates meet with the assigning attorney at the beginning of each project to discuss what is expected and again at the completion of the assignment to receive feedback on their work.  Summer associates are also invited to attend our monthly Firm Lunch meetings where various groups highlight what they’re working on, as well as smaller practice group meetings to get a better understanding of the type of work Drummond Woodsum takes on and how we approach such work.

In addition to working with many of the firm’s lawyers on diverse projects, summer associates have the opportunity to engage in social activities with Drummond Woodsum’s lawyers, consultants, and staff, so that by the end of the summer they will know as many of Drummond Woodsum’s people as possible. Past social activities include visits to local breweries, boating in Casco Bay, group hikes, sporting events, and meals with various groups of Drummond Woodsum personnel. The quality of life in New England is extraordinary. We have the benefits of good schools, museums, theater, music, fine dining, and we’re able to enjoy both the mountains and the sea.


Tynan Lawrence
Drummond Woodsum
84 Marginal Way, Suite 600
Portland, Maine 04101-2480

About Drummond Woodsum

Drummond Woodsum is one of New England’s premier law firms with offices in Portland Maine, Portsmouth New Hampshire, Lebanon New Hampshire, Manchester New Hampshire, and Flagstaff Arizona. Our experience, combined with a dedicated team of attorneys and associates, means unparalleled legal and consulting services for our clients both local and international.  Drummond Woodsum represents clients in a number of areas including affordable housing and community development, bankruptcy, business transactions, employment, environmental and energy, Tribal Nations law, education law, municipal law, and litigation, among other areas.  Our experience and expertise allow us to focus on individualized, creative problem solving based on solid client relationships.

We practice law differently.  At Drummond Woodsum, we use a team-based approach – small groups of highly specialized attorneys that work together to offer clients the counsel and support they need, precisely when they need it. This approach sets Drummond Woodsum apart and requires attorneys to engage in collaboration and possess a flexible and creative legal mind.  Our offices in Portland, Portsmouth, Lebanon, Manchester, and Flagstaff provide strong, central locations for our team to serve clients.  Our team is constantly growing and we are always seeking new members to serve our clients and grow our practice.


Drummond Woodsum is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, veteran’s status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Our Firm’s policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Drummond Woodsum makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, disabled individuals and covered veterans. EOE M/F/V/D