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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.
Akin Gump has instituted a formal hiring criteria that welcomes exceptional students who have exceptional academic credentials, law review or journal membership. Besides, students are expected to possess excellent interpersonal skills. They are also expected to take part in extracurricular activities that demonstrate leadership abilities.
Akin Gump is characterized by core values such as commitment, excellence, integrity, intensity as well as collegiality. These are the values that Akin Gump seeks in attorneys and seeks to build the philosophy of the firm as a whole.
Akin Gump has initiated a systematic and organized pro bono program that encourages every one of the firm's summer associates to work on pro bono cases. In 2012, every summer associate worked on pro bono matters. Various pro bono activities are undertaken by the firm that includes assisting battered immigrant women to adoption referrals to complicated asylum cases.
Other notable pro bono cases include social security disability payment cases, asylum cases, termination of parental rights hearing. Summer associates also participate in assisting in construction of a construction of