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Faegre Drinker 2023 1L Opportunities

Faegre Drinker seeks applications from 1L law students interested in a 2023 Summer Associate position in one of the following cities: Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Des Moines, Florham Park, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. 

Please review the different opportunities as described below and submit your application to the position that applies best to your unique background and skill set. Some important items to note about the Faegre Drinker summer program and application process:

We consider applicants with a wide variety of characteristics and life experiences. Strong candidates who have demonstrated a record of academic and professional achievement; entrepreneurial spirit, a collaborative mindset, and a commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion will find opportunities to succeed here and develop into successful lawyers and long-term contributors to the legal profession. We offer competitive market compensation and potential for personal and professional growth.

We offer all summer associates a wide-ranging experience that includes opportunities to learn about the practice of law, the firm and the communities in which our lawyers work and live. Each summer associate has a support team that provides a variety of work assignments, as well as valuable "out-of-office" experiences and client contact. Our summer associates receive detailed feedback on their work, including an interim evaluation session and a final review.

Faegre Drinker was founded on shared vision and core values of integrity, excellence, diversity and inclusion, shared commitment, teamwork and collaboration, mutual respect and service to others. Our lawyers are excellent without being arrogant and bring their collaborative working style to provide high-quality client service. We are committed to our communities and to building a diverse and inclusive firm that reflects those communities.

The expected base salary for this position in New York is $4,134/week and in Colorado, the expected base salary is $3,653/week. Salary will be determined based on a candidate’s relevant skills, training, experience and other job-related factors, consistent with applicable law. Market and internal organizational factors are also considered. Faegre Drinker offers a competitive salary.

 

2023 1L Summer Associate (LCLD diversity fellowship)

Des Moines

2023 1L Summer Associate (Twin Cities Diversity in Practice)

Minneapolis 

Multiple Application Disclaimer
If you apply for the LCLD or TCDIP position in one office, it is unnecessary to submit an additional application for the “General” position in that same office.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, undergraduate transcript and brief writing sample (8-10 pages). Your cover letter should provide additional insight into what you hope to contribute and what you hope to gain from participation in our summer program as well as particular ties to the geographic region in which you are interested. Please note: to accommodate law school grading timelines, we will ask you to submit a law school transcript later in the application process.

Questions
Please visit our careers site for more information and direct any questions to the recruiting contact in your preferred office.

2023 1L Summer Associate (LCLD)

Des Moines

Description
Faegre Drinker provides over twenty-five fellowship opportunities across the country to first-year law students who identify as a member of a group(s) that has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession. These 1L positions include the following components: a paid 1L summer associate position in one of our U.S. offices; mentoring by colleagues across the firm; participating with a cohort of other diverse 1L and 2L law students; and sponsored participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (“LCLD”) 1L Scholars Program.

We consider applicants with a wide variety of backgrounds, characteristics and life experiences. Strong candidates who have demonstrated a record of academic and professional achievement; entrepreneurial spirit, a collaborative mindset, and a commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion will find opportunities to succeed here and develop into successful lawyers and long-term contributors to the legal profession. We offer competitive market compensation and potential for personal and professional growth.

We offer all summer associates a wide-ranging experience that includes opportunities to learn about the practice of law, the firm and the communities in which our lawyers work and live. Each summer associate has a support team that provides a variety of work assignments, as well as valuable "out-of-office" experiences and client contact. Our summer associates receive detailed feedback on their work, including an interim evaluation session and a final review.

Faegre Drinker was founded on shared vision and core values of integrity, excellence, diversity and inclusion, shared commitment, teamwork and collaboration, mutual respect and service to others. Our lawyers are excellent without being arrogant and bring their collaborate working style to provide high-quality client service. We are committed to our communities and to building a diverse and inclusive firm that reflects those communities.

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, undergraduate transcript and brief writing sample (8-10 pages). Your cover letter should provide additional insight into what you hope to contribute and what you hope to gain from participation in our 1L diversity program, as well as particular ties to the geographic region in which you are interested. Please note: to accommodate law school grading timelines, we will ask you to submit a law school transcript later in the application process.

Questions 
Please visit our careers site for more information and direct any questions to the recruiting contact in your preferred office.

2023 1L Summer Associate (Twin Cities Diversity in Practice)

Minneapolis

Description
Faegre Drinker provides fellowship opportunities in our Minneapolis office in partnership with the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP) program. Our program offers both a traditional law firm clerkship, as well as experience working in-house with a corporate law department. TCDIP Summer Associates are also considered LCLD Scholars and will participate in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (“LCLD”) 1L Scholars Program.

About the TCDIP Partnership
In 2023, our corporate law department partners will include Target3MAllina HealthBoston ScientificCargillXcel EnergyIntact Insurance GroupPentair, and Wells Fargo. In addition to a paid summer associate position with a “rotation” (typically 3-4 weeks) at one of these clients, participants will have an opportunity to attend networking receptions and educational seminars through TCDIP.

Faegre Drinker promotes a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. We are proud to host the largest number of TCDIP clerks in the Minneapolis legal market. 

We consider applicants with a wide variety of backgrounds, characteristics and life experiences. Strong candidates who have demonstrated a record of academic and professional achievement; entrepreneurial spirit, a collaborative mindset, and a commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion will find opportunities to succeed here and develop into successful lawyers and long-term contributors to the legal profession. We offer competitive market compensation and potential for personal and professional growth.

We offer all summer associates a wide-ranging experience that includes opportunities to learn about the practice of law, the firm and the communities in which our lawyers work and live. Each summer associate has a support team that provides a variety of work assignments, as well as valuable "out-of-office" experiences and client contact. Our summer associates receive detailed feedback on their work, including an interim evaluation session and a final review.

Faegre Drinker was founded on shared vision and core values of integrity, excellence, diversity and inclusion, shared commitment, teamwork and collaboration, mutual respect and service to others. Our lawyers are excellent without being arrogant and bring their collaborate working style to provide high-quality client service. We are committed to our communities and to building a diverse and inclusive firm that reflects those communities. 

How to Apply
Please submit a cover letter, resume, undergraduate transcript and brief writing sample (8-10 pages). Your cover letter should provide additional insight into what you hope to contribute and what you hope to gain from participation in our 1L diversity program, as well as particular ties to the geographic region in which you are interested. Please note: to accommodate law school grading timelines, we will ask you to submit a law school transcript later in the application process.

Questions
Please direct your questions to Emily Coveyou, Faegre Drinker Associate Recruiting Manager.

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2023 Entry-Level Associate

Current 3Ls are encouraged to submit application materials for an entry-level associate position by submitting a cover letter, resume, law transcript, and writing sample. As we evaluate our needs for the 2023 entry-level associate class, we will contact you if our practice group needs meet your background and interest. Please note that applications are reviewed on a periodic basis and we will contact you if we are able to move forward with your application. 

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Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic made unlawful by applicable federal, state or local laws. Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of employment, including retirement, hiring, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline and termination.

We are committed to providing equitable access to employment for all and welcome qualified applicants with disabilities who meet the qualifications of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations. If you need an accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an email to recruiting@faegredrinker.com to let us know the nature of your request.

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