Each summer, we seek 1L or 2L clerks to join the New Orleans office for our Summer Program. Most of our clerks split their summer employment with other law firms; however, summer clerks are required to spend a minimum of six weeks with us.

We look for well-rounded individuals who have strong intellectual, problem-solving, analytical, and writing skills, and who have also participated in leadership roles in their schools or communities. Successful candidates display skills and interest in teamwork, an entrepreneurial spirit, taking initiative, a client-orientation, and the ability to create, advance, and deepen relationships. We prefer to see students who are in the top 10% of their class.

Summer Law Clerks are paid weekly salaries that are commensurate with other firms in our market.

Training and Mentors

Our Summer Program is designed to give clerks a first-hand experience of the day-to-day work of attorneys engaged in a variety of practice areas, including direct interaction with the associates and partners at our firm. Summer Law Clerks are offered the opportunity to assist in legal research, drafting research memoranda and pleadings, and attend depositions, hearings, trials. The firm also assigns a mentor to each Summer Law Clerk to ensure they receive individual attention, feedback, instruction, and guidance throughout their clerkship.

Our firm also plans a variety of social events to provide an opportunity for Summer Law Clerks to get to know the attorneys in a more relaxed setting. Past summer activities have included crawfish boils, live music at Wednesday at the Square, bowling at Fulton Alley, a cornhole contest at Urban South Brewery, in-office cocktail hours, and more.

Jason Sumich, Mitchell MacEachern, Sam Riccardi, Lindsay Brink, Summer 2023 | Tulane Law School

“My summer clerkships at Lugenbuhl helped me develop research and writing skills that law school never fully provided. The attorneys offered challenging substantive projects and followed up so I could build on those skills within matters I became familiar with. Overall, I appreciated that attorneys trusted me to work independently and felt the experience more closely reflected the responsibilities an associate would have.”

Sam Riccardi, Summer Clerk 2022 & 2023