They're all up to you.
From your first day as a Summer Associate, to the day as a Partner that you decide to expand your practice into a new and developing field of law, you will have the ability to make choices. Our Summer Program participants are never bound by a rigid work assignment or rotation system; rather, from day one, they select their own assignments from across the firm. Some choose to experience one practice, some several, and many leave with a new-found interest in an area of practice they had never considered.
The choices that Foley Hoag lawyers have made stretch as far as the imagination can go, whether down the street or halfway across the world. Case in point:
- Foley Hoag lawyers successfully represented Nicaragua in separate lawsuits before The International Court of Justice, also known as the World Court, against Colombia concerning disputed maritime rights in the Caribbean Sea. The Court's rejection of Colombia's jurisdiction defenses cleared the way for Nicaragua to vindicate and expand its rights to the waters and seabed of the Western Caribbean Sea, including oil and gas resources.
- The lifting of the U.S. military's gender-based combat exclusion ban, on orders from Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, came as a result of the efforts of groups such as No Exceptions, which was advised on a pro bono basis of Foley Hoag. The firm counseled No Exceptions on strategic legal issues in its mission to educate the public and decision makers on the importance of emphasizing ability and qualification instead of gender to ensure the highest possible level of military capability.
- As a result, in part, of a lawsuit filed by Justice in Aging, GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and Foley Hoag LLP on behalf of named plaintiffs and a proposed nationwide class, the Social Security Administration (SSA) issued a new policy that provides a significant win for individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits who are married to someone of the same sex but whose marriages were not recognized by SSA when they should have been.
The choice is yours. So read through our site, visit with our lawyers and better yet, if you know any of our clients, talk to them. We look forward to the dialogue.