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WilmerHale. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.
WilmerHale hires those who are committed to excellence, which is gauged from students' academic and personal accomplishments. The firm hires students sitting at or near the top of their classes.
Applications from judicial clerks are welcome.
Besides academic success, the firm has identified eight competencies that outline what constitutes outstanding performance at WilmerHale. Six of these competencies- commitment, confidence, oral communication, problem solving, teamwork and writing- are the focus areas for selecting and evaluating candidates.
The firm's pro bono work represents a broad range of issues, including immigration, education, civil rights, and Guantanamo detainees. The firm has established a clinical pro bono program at Harvard Law School and offers six-month public interest fellowships and rotations through local district attorneys' offices.
For more than a decade, its lawyers have provided pro bono legal services to indigent persons through the WilmerHale Legal Services Center of Harvard Law School that has assisted more than 20,000 low-income persons.