Apply now to become a part of our highly regarded 2017 Minneapolis Summer Associate program. As a Summer Associate, you will develop advocacy skills by participating in a mock arbitration in our courtroom―guided step by step by some of our firm’s best advocates.  By working on pro bono cases, you will further the cause of someone in need. You will have the opportunity to improve your writing by working on memoranda, briefs, pleadings, and discovery while receiving feedback from writing coaches and supervising attorneys. And you will learn about life beyond the classroom by accompanying our lawyers to trials, hearings, depositions, negotiations, and client meetings.  You will do interesting work and will learn about our firm, its practice, and its lawyers by working side-by-side with our attorneys on real matters being handled by the firm.  You will leave the firm with enhanced skills and greater knowledge and will be better prepared for practicing law.

Summer Associates earn $9,967 per month (approximately $2,300/week). 

Please include the following materials in PDF format when you apply:

  1. Cover Letter (include reasons why you want to practice in the Twin Cities and how you will enhance diversity in our firm)
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial undergraduate transcript and law school transcript (if available)
  4. Legal Writing Sample

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