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Briggs and Morgan is seeking 1L applicants for its 2017 summer associate class. The Firm is hiring both traditional 1L summer associates, as well as 1L summer associates through the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP) 1L Clerkship program. Please read the descriptions below and select one position to apply for. Please contact Christine Kim (ckim@briggs.com), Director of Recruiting and Diversity, if you have any questions.

2017 TWIN CITIES DIVERSITY IN PRACTICE 1L CLERKSHIP

Briggs and Morgan is seeking 1L applications for the 2017 Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP) 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship. The purpose of the clerkship is to connect TCDIP’s “first-class corporate and law firm members with talented 1L students of color.” Law students of color who will have completed their first year of law school before the summer of 2017 are eligible to apply.

The clerk will work as a summer associate at Briggs and Morgan for ten weeks beginning in late May. In addition to receiving projects at the firm like other summer associates, the clerk’s experience also includes a rotation working at the in-house corporate legal department of Xcel Energy, the firm’s TCDIP corporate partner.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a resume, cover letter, undergraduate transcript, law school transcript and writing sample using this link: https://recruit.briggs.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=13&FilterJobID=35

Your cover letter must reference the “Twin Cities Diversity in Practice Summer Rotation Clerkship” and explain the following:

  1. Why are you interested in the Twin Cities legal market?
  2. What do you hope to gain from a summer split between a law firm and corporate legal department?

If your law school grades are not yet available, please submit them online as soon as they become available.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so there is an advantage to applying early and to updating us as your grades become available. Application received after January 15, 2017 may not be considered.


2017 1L SUMMER ASSOCIATE POSITION

Briggs and Morgan is seeking 1L applicants for its 2017 summer associate class. Law students who will have completed their first year of law school before the summer of 2017 are eligible to apply.

THE SUMMER ASSOCIATE PROGRAM

Our ten-week summer associate program generally starts at the end of May and concludes the first week of August. During the program, a summer associate is exposed to both the commercial and litigation departments of the firm, receiving assignments that range from conducting legal research and drafting legal memoranda to preparing commercial documents and pleadings used in litigation. Summer associates also have the opportunity to attend depositions, court appearances, appellate arguments, client meetings, drafting sessions, conference calls and transactional closings. In addition, summer associates participate in firm meetings and in-house training sessions. Each summer associate is given feedback on every project completed during the summer. In addition, three individual evaluations are conducted by recruiting committee and evaluation committee members throughout the summer to discuss each summer associate’s progress.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a resume, cover letter, undergraduate transcript, law school transcript and cover letter using this link: https://recruit.briggs.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=2&FilterJobCategoryID=13&FilterJobID=37

If you law school grades are not yet available, please submit them online at as soon as they become available.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, so there is an advantage to applying early and to updating us as your grades become available. Applications received after January 15, 2017 may not be considered.

Jon Schmidt“At Briggs we believe that a law firm is defined by its people. The summer associate program is a perfect opportunity to work with a lot of great people and experience private practice in an environment where collaboration, mentoring, and opportunity are actively promoted.”

- Jon Schmidt, Shareholder and Recruiting Committee Co-Chair

Briggs aggressively pursues law students who are bright, motivated, mature and confident. Our recruitment efforts are managed by a Recruiting Committee, consisting of both shareholders and associates, and our Director of Recruiting and Diversity.

Recruiting Committee Members:

Britt Gilbertson, Co-Chair
Jon Schmidt, Co-Chair
Christine Kim, Director of Recruiting and Diversity
Matt Brodin
Danielle Fitzsimmons
Scott Flaherty
Ben Gurstelle
Marcus Laman
Tara Reese Duginske
Mike Sawers