Associate Life

Emily Sauer

Emily is a summer associate in our Los Angeles office. She attends Pepperdine University School of Law and expects to graduate in 2018. Following graduation, Emily will clerk for the Honorable Carlos Bea of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review, a co-chair of the Pepperdine International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court Team, a teaching assistant to first-year Legal Research & Writing students, and a research assistant to a Pepperdine constitutional law professor. Last fall, Emily externed for the Honorable Sandra Ikuta of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and she is currently involved in Pepperdine's Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic. Prior to law school, Emily received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Marketing and a minor in Global Entrepreneurship from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Substantive Work: Summer Associate vs. Full-Time Associate

August 3, 2017 2:21 PM | Permalink

When we start as summer associates at WilmerHale, we all hope to return to the firm soon after as a real, live, actual lawyer! And while the firm puts on a fabulous 10-week summer program that is quite realistic of life as an associate in many aspects, there are some distinct differences between being...

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A Day in the Life of a WilmerHale Summer Associate

July 18, 2017 1:42 PM | Permalink

WilmerHale's Los Angeles office recently hosted its Rising 2L Reception, where students working in Los Angeles for the summer could pop by the office to meet our attorneys while enjoying drinks and appetizers. I had the chance to talk to many rising 2Ls who were interested in applying for a summer associate...

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Sometimes It’s Good to Escape

June 30, 2017 9:05 AM | Permalink

As a summer associate with WilmerHale's Los Angeles office, I am fortunate to attend many events throughout the summer hosted just for the summer associates to have fun and get to know each other and other attorneys in the office. For our first event, 10 of us from the LA office (two summer associates,...

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My First Week at WilmerHale

June 16, 2017 10:41 AM | Permalink

Welcome to my blog! This is a space where I will share my experiences as a summer associate at WilmerHale's Los Angeles office. But first, a brief introduction: I am a rising 3L at Pepperdine University School of Law in sunny Malibu, CA, where I immerse myself in a variety of activities and have found...

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