Summer Associate Programs
What We're Looking For
Our vibrant, multi-discipline, nationally known practice reflects a shared purpose of excellence, community service, and a firm-wide commitment to justice. We are looking for bright, passionate, hard-working future lawyers who are committed to advocating for our wide array of clients. If this is you, we want to talk with you about joining our team.
Our Summer Associate Program
We have designed our Summer Associate Program with two primary goals in mind:
When you work with the best, you become the best. Our standard for excellence challenges our Summer Associates to bring their A-game. We invite you to share in our success.
The A-List, The American Lawyer (2014)
The American Lawyer named Robins Kaplan to its 2014 A-List. The A-List is made up of the top 20 firms in the nation. Measurements included revenue per lawyer, pro bono, Associate satisfaction, and diversity.
Summer Associate Program and Training Rankings
Summer Associate Survey, The American Lawyer (2012 & 2013)
Ranked #1 in Minneapolis based on feedback from Summer Associates on interest level of the work, how much of it was “real,” training, interactions with attorneys, communication of firm goals, accuracy of firm’s portrait of self in interviews, overall rating as a place to work, and inclination to accept a job if offered one.
Top 100 Law Firm Survey – Training, Vault (2012)
Our firm ranked among the top 25 law firms in the country for formal training and professional development for the fifth consecutive year.
Top 100 Law Firm Survey, Vault (2011)
#1 for Pro Bono
#3 for Training and Hours
#20 for Overall Diversity #11 for Diversity with Respect to Minorities
Find out more about our Rankings and Recognition.
Real Work. Real Life.
Our vibrant, multi-discipline, nationally known practice reflects a shared purpose of excellence, community service, and a firm-wide commitment to justice. We enjoy a host of social activities designed to help us get to know each other and to have fun. Summer socials include events like: baseball games, cooking school, bowling and smaller gatherings with partners. Learn more about Associate Life.
Summer Clerkship Compensation
Compensation for our Summer Associates is competitive. Summer Associates can expect to earn just slightly less than a prorated portion of a first-year Associate’s salary. As an example, our 2018 Summer Associates in the Minneapolis office earned $11,000 per month (or $2,538 per week).
In 2019, our program will start in late May and end in late July.
If you are interested in having us represent you, you should call us so we can determine whether the matter is one for which we are willing or able to accept professional responsibility. We will not make this determination by e-mail communication. The telephone numbers and addresses for our offices are listed on this page. We reserve the right to decline any representation. We may be required to decline representation if it would create a conflict of interest with our other clients.
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