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1L Minority Summer Associate Program

Gray Plant Mooty, with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota as well as Washington, DC, has provided the highest quality legal services for over 140 years.  Historically, the firm has experienced stable and consistent growth and our client base has expanded to include diverse local, regional, national and multinational organizations.  There is no mystery to our success.  Our growth is directly attributable to our talent, hard work and successful results, which has yielded appreciation and loyalty from our clients and employees.  Gray Plant Mooty was lauded as one of "America's Greatest Places To Work With A Law Degree" in 1999 and has been named one of “Business Journal’s Great Places to Work” for six consecutive years (2003 through 2008

Gray Plant Mooty is committed to attracting and retaining a highly-qualified, diverse work force.  As part of these ongoing efforts, the Minneapolis office of Gray Plant Mooty recruits 1L minority law students to participate in its Summer Associate Program.  For Summer 2009, Gray Plant Mooty’s Minneapolis office will hire one or two 1L summer associates.

During the approximately 12 weeks of summer, our 1L summer associates participate fully in our Summer Associate Program.  Work assignments may come from any of our practice groups and will usually involve substantive legal research, analysis, and writing.  In addition to the work aspects of a law firm, our summer associates often take on a pro bono project and participate in various social activities that allow each of them to get to know the attorneys of Gray Plant Mooty in more informal settings.  1L summer associates are paid a salary of $2,300 per week.

Application Procedure

Please submit a cover letter, resume, undergraduate transcript, law school transcript with first semester grades (updated later as necessary), and legal writing sample to:

1L Minority Summer Associate Program
Attn: Martha Gentilini, Legal Recruiting Manager
Gray Plant Mooty
500 IDS Center
80 South Eighth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Applications will be accepted beginning December 1, 2008 and must be received by noon on Wednesday, January 21, 2009.  Gray Plant Mooty will contact you by Friday, January 23, 2009, if you are selected for a screening interview.  A limited number of students will be invited to return for half-day callback interviews in the following weeks.  If applicable, travel expenses to Minneapolis will be paid by the firm.  Final hiring decisions are expected by early to  mid-February 2009.

Gray Plant Mooty also participates in the Minnesota Minority Clerkship Program coordinated by the Minnesota State Bar Association.  Information and applications for the Minnesota State Bar Clerkship Program can be found on-line at www.mnlegaldiversity.org/clerkship-program.html.  Students are encouraged to apply for both programs if interested.  Students applying to both programs will be given full consideration in each.

More Information

To learn more about Gray Plant Mooty (including our NALP form), visit our web site at www.gpmlaw.com, or contact our Legal Recruiting Manager, Martha Gentilini, at 612-632-3071 or martha.gentilini@gpmlaw.com.