In an article on the effect of COVID-19 on law firms’ summer associate programs, notes that, this summer, Lowenstein Sandler took on its largest number of associates in recent years. Yelky Perez, a rising 3L at Rutgers Law School and Lowenstein summer associate for the second year in a row, states, “The firm has done a great job of providing substantive work,” adding: “A lot of the things that were happening last summer are happening now, such as Friday coffee [and] lunch (now ‘e-lunch’).” She continues, “The firm is really busy. I’ve had just as many or more assignments than I had last summer.” Kerry A. Lunz, Lowenstein’s Director of Legal Talent Acquisition, comments on the summer program’s role in increasing diversity. “We are proud that a majority of our summer associates and incoming first year lawyers have been women and students of color for the past several years,” she says. Lunz cites the firm’s LS Scholars Program, which provides 1Ls a paid summer associate position and a scholarship toward their second-year tuition upon successful completion of the summer.