Each year, we look to select a small group of highly qualified students for our summer associate program.

Our objective is to give our summer associates an experience as close as we can to that of a new associate/attorney. Every effort is made to expose summer associates to all aspects of our firm and its practice and to involve them actively in client meetings, transaction closings and travel. Notwithstanding our preference to hire lawyers who have been with us as summer associates, we do consider attorneys, including judicial law clerks, who have not spent a summer with us.

We currently conduct on-campus interviews at the University of Arkansas. However, we regularly receive and accept résumés and requests for clerkships from students enrolled in law schools all over the United States. We have a history of hiring students for clerkships from various law schools including the University of Arkansas School of Law, Georgetown Law School and New York University School of Law.

For more information on clerkship opportunities with Smith Hurst please contact Rebecca Hurst by phone at (479) 301-2444 or by e-mail at