2 Resources 2 Get You Through The Summer

Summer Networking w/ Employers

Employers want to connect with you this summer ahead of 2L recruiting. Here is a list of upcoming employer hosted receptions and event in your summer city, as well as your target cities. This list is updated regularly, so keep checking back for updates. Don’t forget… RSVP early!

Summer Job Fairs [ Class of 2024 & 2025]

Take a look at this summer’s job fairs. Check out the websites to see if your target employers are participating. think broad in your employment search. Remember, you can apply across all programs and directly to your target employers. Updates will be made as we become aware of job fair opportunities! View list here!

Successful Summer Tip: What You Should Be Doing Right Now

Research Employers:

Researching employers is an important step in the application process. In spending time to research employers, you can identify targets, learn how to apply, and gain insight that will impress interviewers.

If you are researching law firms, the is a great place to begin. After typing in the firm’s name, you will see information like the primary practice areas, number of lawyers, and a narrative about the firm. is also a good resource for identifying firms, and you can filter based on cities, practice areas, firm size, etc. Another good site is, but it is mostly limited to information regarding larger firms.   

For government positions, lists open government positions and has public interest postings and helpful public interest career building resources.

For all types of employers, the employer’s website is likely to provide the most insight. Spend a half hour reading the mission statement, the practice areas, attorney profiles, information about internships and/or summer associate programs, and blog postings. The employer will likely tout its recent successes, and you can learn about significant clients, hot topics, and changes in the law. This information is useful in deciding whether the employer is a place where you want to apply, and will also help you stand out in an interview.  

Try also searching Lexis, Westlaw and Bloomberg for representative cases, attorney names and news stories about the employer. You can also use Lexis and Westlaw to research jury verdicts that may reveal the type of cases that the employer handles. 

Lastly, informal research and intel from your network can be invaluable. Ask upper classmen, professors, alumni and make an appointment with a Career Strategists.

Create Your Application Tracking Sheet:

Tracking your progress over the summer is a great way to stay organized and on top of your job search strategy. What better way to do this than by creating an individual application tracking sheet. You may have used this to helps you along the way, if not, reach out to the office and ask for a template to start tracking early.

Class of 2024 & 2025: Participate in the Virtual Delaware Diversity Job Fair (DDJF)

The Delaware Diversity Job Fair Committee of the Delaware State Bar Association invites you to apply to participate in the 32nd Annual Delaware Diversity Job Fair (DDJF) to be held VIRTUALLY on Saturday, July 22, 2023. The DDJF was founded by a consortium of Delaware law firm, corporate, and public sector/interest legal employers committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Delaware bar by encouraging interested law students to explore summer and full-time opportunities to work in Delaware.

The DDJF is an invitation-only event limited to rising 2L/3LED (2025) and rising 3L/4LED (2024) students interested in summer or full-time employment opportunities with law firm, government, and/or public
sector/interest employers in Delaware.

The DDJF format is a series of virtual interviews, hosted via FloRecruit, that take place between 10:00 am ET and 1:30 pm ET. Pre-selected students will receive an invitation to attend the DDJF in late June and be asked to accept or decline by June 30. Additional information about the DDJF, including confirmed interview timing and virtual access details, will be provided to participating students in mid-July. Applications for the DDJF, which must include a resume, unofficial academic transcripts (law school and undergraduate), and a personal statement, are submitted through the DDJF’s Symplicity recruiting site:
The application deadline is 11:59pm ET on Friday, May 26, 2023.

Questions about the DDJF may be directed to the Job Fair Administrator at or (302) 651-3246.

Deadline 5.26: Summer Networking Program

Part of your career will be spent making connections within the legal community and we are here to help you along the way.

The Career Center is inviting you to link up this summer with experienced attorneys in your target cities and/or practice areas through the Summer Networking Program. Sign-up here and we will match you with an attorney for an in person or virtual meeting


The Summer Networking Program (SNP) is an opportunity for you to build your legal network, practice your interview skills, and learn more about the practice of law in one of your target cities and/or practice areas. You let us know your target cities and practices, and the Career Center matches you with an experienced attorney, many of whom are WashU Law alums. During your meeting, you will practice key skills, including interviewing, information gathering, and networking.

Read more about the program HERE and sign-up today!

Don’t Wait! Let Us Review Your Application Materials. You… Yes, You!

Submitting your materials for review has just gotten easier! Simply email your resume and cover letter in MS Word format to with the subject line: 2023 Material Review – Name and we will get to work. We encourage you to submit your materials early, the earliest recruiting deadline is June 5th! Deadline to submit has been extended to Sunday, May 28 @ 11:59PM CT.

Plunkett Cooney $2.5K Diversity Scholarship | Apply by 6.23

Plunkett Cooney to issue $2,500 diversity scholarships
to law school students

Plunkett Cooney, one of the Midwest’s oldest and most accomplished law firms, will select three diverse law school students who participate in its Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) essay program to receive $2,500 diversity scholarships.

“We are excited to launch this year’s scholarship program,” said the firm’s Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Laurel McGiffert. “We are looking for diverse students who truly understand the importance of, and who are committed to, improving diversity and inclusion within the legal industry. Our essay review panel members are really looking forward to reading the essays that are submitted.”

The program begins today and is open to all diverse students currently enrolled in an accredited law school. For purposes of the scholarship program, “diverse students” include, but are not limited to, applicants based on race, ethnicity, nationality, gender identity, LGBTQIA+ identity, disability and neurodivergence. Participants have until June 23 to submit their essays, which must address the following prompt:

Share an experience you have had, challenge you have overcome, triumph you have enjoyed, or aspect of your background that has influenced your pursuit of a career in law. How has that experience impacted your approach to advancing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion as you enter the legal profession?

The firm has created a Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship website to assist students with their essay and personal information submissions. It can be accessed at Questions about the scholarship program application process can be directed to Jennifer Barczak at (248) 901-4084;

Since 2002, Plunkett Cooney has been among the law firms leading the D&I discussion within the legal

industry. As such, the firm’s diversity and inclusion scholarship program is a natural extension of its D&I goals, which include attracting and retaining law school students from diverse backgrounds.

Plunkett Cooney’s D&I Committee members work with McGiffert to coordinate the firm’s related activities, which include a focus on recruitment, retention, training, mentoring and community involvement. Each year, Plunkett Cooney supports numerous affinity groups, community organizations and law school student organizations that are focused on advancing diversity and inclusion.

Established in 1913, Plunkett Cooney is a leading provider of business and litigation services to clients in the private and public sectors. The firm employs approximately 130 attorneys in seven Michigan cities, Chicago, Illinois, Indianapolis, Indiana and Columbus, Ohio. Plunkett Cooney has achieved the highest rating (AV) awarded by Martindale-Hubbell, a leading, international directory of law firms.

Hogan Lovells 2023 M&A Boot Camp | Join May 16th

Register for the virtual training series

Hogan Lovells is hosting its 2023 M&A Boot Camp, an annual introductory M&A legal training series directed primarily at law students in the class of 2025. No prior familiarity with M&A or corporate law is required.

The series is a mix of live interactive webcasts and on-demand modules offering an intensive but basic introduction to the legal aspects of the M&A world. It will provide a foundation in M&A terminology, deal structure, key acquisition agreement provisions (focusing primarily on acquisitions of privately held businesses), due diligence, and more.

The Boot Camp program utilizes innovative teaching methods, including illustrative interactive negotiations and semi-animated training cartoons, and includes a comprehensive set of M&A training materials.

The course will be taught by Hogan Lovells’ market-leading Silicon Valley M&A team of Rick ClimanKeithFlaum, and Jane Ross. Listen to the welcome message to hear more about the M&A Boot Camp.

You will earn a Certificate of Graduation if you receive a passing score on the open-book final exam. In addition, you can win valuable swag, including North Face jackets, Patagonia backpacks, Skullcandy earbuds, and portable chargers, by getting a perfect score on the midterm quiz or the final exam.

Please do not register to participate in the M&A Boot Camp program unless you are prepared to devote at least 10 to 12 hours of your time (over a period of 7 weeks) to the Boot Camp course of study.


View welcome message from Rick & Keith
“This was an AMAZING program! I learned so much, and I am now well-situated to expand my knowledge. More so, I know … what to be mindful of as I go deeper into the M&A world e.g., buyers’ and sellers’ mindset per clause, that negotiations are zero-sum, and no clause is necessarily set in stone.”
– 2022 M&A Boot Camp graduate

Negotiation cartoons
Click here to preview one of the easy-to-digest Boot Camp cartoons, depicting a live, illustrative M&A negotiation.

By registering for the Boot Camp, you will obtain free access to M&A videos from Hotshot, a provider of digital learning for the legal industry. Learn more about Hotshot at

Summer is for Networking, Making Connections + Building Relationships… Here’s How

Part of your career will be spent making connections within the legal community and we are here to help you along the way.

Summer Networking Program | Deadline to sign-up 5.26

The Career Center is inviting you to link up this summer with experienced attorneys in your target cities and/or practice areas through the Summer Networking Program. Starting May 8, sign-up here and we will match you with an attorney for an in person or virtual meeting.  Read more about the program HERE.

Summer Receptions + Employer Programming | RSVP Early!

Summer networking receptions and events hosted by employers are a great way to hear, see and feel how the employers operate in a more relaxed setting (most only require business casual attire!). RSVP early, as some have limited space and deadlines can sneak up on you. Focused on public interest? these receptions can be a great opportunity. Many of the attorneys that are currently at firms may have worked at public interest or government agencies.  Additionally, many attorneys you will meet at these receptions do pro bono work alongside the public interest attorneys of which you are looking to connect! Check HERE for a rolling list of invites sent to us. Check often, the list is updated daily.

Virtual Info Sessions [6.6 & 6.7] w/ Robins Kaplan + 2L Summer Associate Opportunities


We are recruiting for 2L Summer Associates in our Minneapolis office for summer 2024. We are hosting a series of virtual information sessions for students. Please view and share the invitation with your students via the button below. Our 2L positions will be posted to your job boards soon.

View Invitation

Please contact me with any questions or concerns.

Attorney Recruiting Manager
800 LaSalle Avenue | Suite 2800 | Minneapolis, MN 55402
P: 612.349.8744 |