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Legal Internship | San Francisco, CA | Cloudfare

2019 Summer Corporate Legal Intern | New York, NY | NFL 

Law Clerk | Silver Sprimg, MD | TVOne

Law Clerk- Legal Team | Baltimore, MD | OneMain Financial

Legal Intern | Long Island, NY | Publisher’s Clearing House

Legal Intern | Bridgewater, NJ | insmed

Legal Internship | Beaverton, OH | NIKE, Inc.

Legal Intern – Ethics & Compliance | Palo Alto, CA | VMware

Legal Internship | Hollywood,CA | Paramount Pictures/ Viacom

Legal Intern | San Jose, CA | Cisco

Legal Internship | Bellvue, WA | T-Mobile

Law Summer Intern | Denver, CO | Ardent Mills

A Word From Akin Gump’s Legal Scoop Careers Blog

Straight talk – What makes a well-rounded and stellar law student? What makes law students standout?

Posted: 11 Nov 2018 09:00 PM PST

Whether you are almost done with your first semester of law school, approaching the halfway point of your law school career, or just over a semester away from graduation, you are thinking ahead to your life as a lawyer and starting to gain experiences and develop the qualities that will shape you into the lawyer you aspire to be. Your time in law school is completely what you make of it and the more effort you put in, the more value you will get out of it. Use this time to get involved in areas that may be out of your comfort zone which will give you experiences to make you stand out to your future employer. Yes, law firms look for students with a strong academic background, but they also want their lawyers to be well-rounded and a natural fit for their firm. Take a deeper dive into what it takes to be a well-rounded and stellar law student. Master these qualities below and you will be sure to stand out amongst your peers.


The ability to work well on a team and be a valued team member is a sought after skill. In law school chances are you will be given a number of group projects. This is the perfect opportunity to take on the responsibility as a team leader. Get experience delegating work and keeping your team on track. As you start your legal career, you will work on teams with partners and more senior attorneys. Although you will not be leading the team right away, the skills you developed working on a team will benefit you on an individual level and make you a valued member. Having this skill mastered from the onset of your career will have senior attorneys coming back to you for help on additional matters.

Good Communication

Both written and oral communication skills are important qualities to have as a law student and as a lawyer. Use the resources available to you in law school to become a better writer and work to make it into law review. During your first few years of practicing law you will be relied on to write a lot. Hone in on your oral communication skills by joining a law school group. Being able to deal with and communicate in person with people is an important and sometimes forgotten skill. Part of being a good communicator is also knowing how and when to listen. Whether it is getting directions from a partner on your next assignment or receiving feedback on a completed work product, being able to listen and put what you have been told into action, is extremely important.

Read more HERE 

PracticePro 1L Diversity Scholar Program -now accepting applications

On behalf of PracticePro and our generous law firm and corporate diversity partners, I am excited to announce that we are now accepting applications from the Class of 2021 for admission to the 1L Diversity Scholar Program (DSP). You will find information on the DSP below.

1L Diversity Scholar Program

The Diversity Scholar Program is a coaching, mentorship, and recruiting program designed to help law students understand their career goals and secure employment while simultaneously preparing them with the skills required to flourish in their careers.

Program Perks

Students admitted into the program enjoy the following perks:

  1. Free tuition to attend a Career Conference and Diversity Reception(Spring 2019)
  2. Career, OCI, and leadership coaching (Summer and Fall 2019)
  3. Admission to Interviewing and Resume Workshops (Summer 2019)
  4. Introductions and other recruiting opportunities with our firm diversity partners(Spring & Summer 2019)
  5. Recommendation for employment and scholarships to our firm partners(Summer 2019)
  6. Mentorship from PracticePro Coaches and Diversity Program Advisors (throughout law school)
  7. Admission to attend any Fall New Attorney Basics Conference(any time before February 2022)
    1. A short statement (350 word limit) on how your diversity has impacted your life’s journey and why you would like to be part of the 1L Diversity Scholar Programentorship match to in-house corporate counsel to learn client collaboration and business development (post-bar admission)Eligibility

      First-year law student (Class of 2021) enrolled at an ABA- accredited law school; and

      A member of a racial, ethnic, or gender group which has been historically underrepresented in the legal profession, a member of the LGBT community, or those with a disability.To Apply

      Please submit one PDF document (saved as “First and Last Name_1L DSP Application”, e.g., John Smith_1L DSP Application) with the following materials (#1-4 or #1-5, depending on when you apply) to, subject line “Diversity Scholar Program – [your law school name]”:

      1. Biographical Sheet (link below)


      1. Resume


      1. A short statement (350 word limit) on how your diversity has impacted your life’s journey and why you would like to be part of the 1L Diversity Scholar Program


      1. Undergraduate transcript (Unofficial copy of transcript is sufficient.)


      1. Law School transcript (We are aware that grades are not released until January 2019. You may apply now, and then supplement your application with your law school transcript as soon as law school grades are released. When you supplement your application with your law school transcript, please save and submit it as “First and Last Name_Law School Transcript, e.g., John Smith_Law School Transcript)
      2. Optional, but STRONGLY ENCOURAGED: a 2-minute video introducing yourself (You can email this with your initial application or when you send in your grades.)


      For more information and a copy of the biographical sheet, click your state on the map here

      Optional, but STRONGLY ENCOURAGED: a 2-minute video introducing yourself (You can email this with your initial application or when you send in your grades.)

Interested in Civil Rights?

Interested in civil rights?  Want to intern for a highly respected civil rights organization in St. Louis?  Check out the work of ArchCity Defenders!

ArchCity Defenders (ACD) is a 501(c)3 non-profit civil rights law firm providing holistic legal advocacy and combating the criminalization of poverty and state violence against poor people and people of color.  ACD uses direct services, impact litigation, and policy and media advocacy as its primary tools to promote justice, protect civil and human rights, and bring about systemic change on behalf of the poor and communities of color directly impacted by the abuses of the legal system.

WashULaw alum and ArchCity Defenders Senior Staff Attorney, William Waller, tells the Career Center that both spring and summer opportunities are extremely competitive.  Any 2Ls interested in a spring externship with the organization should APPLY NOW!  Any 2Ls interested in a summer internship should also APPLY NOW, and 1Ls should APPLY DECEMBER 1ST!!  The Career Center is happy to help you with your application – schedule an appointment with any of us at your convenience.


Spring Semester Law Internship – Application Deadline 11.15.18

The deadline for Spring 2018 Semester Law Internship applications is fast approaching. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm (EST) on November 15, 2018. Please share this with your students.

The semester internship is a way for law students to gain firsthand exposure to public sector litigation. Students work closely with Assistant District Attorneys in the investigation, preparation, and prosecution of criminal cases in Manhattan. Depending on the assignment, students will help prosecutors prepare for hearings and trials in street crime cases such as larceny, domestic violence, sex crimes, narcotics, and homicides or assist in the investigation and litigation of white-collar economic cases. We make a significant effort to match the student’s interests with their assignments.

 Students will be required to work at least one full day (8 hours) and a half day for a minimum of 12-15 hours and commit a minimum of twelve weeks commitment. Students are required to have taken criminal law and constitutional law before starting the internship and encouraged to take evidence and criminal procedure. All internships are for academic credit. 

 Students who are interested in applying should submit an application online at  The submission deadline is 5:00 PM (EST) on November 15, 2018.

Employer Spotlight: Dentons Atlanta Connection

November 07, 2018

It has now been more than three years since McKenna Long & Aldridge merged with Dentons, the largest law firm in the world—and the leading law firm in the world!

As with most professional services sectors, the legal profession has undergone tremendous changes locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. 

Dentons’ global platform provides opportunities to serve our clients in ways that most other law firms can only dream of. Whether a client’s primary focus is on the US market or they operate or market in other countries, their business, from supply chain to finance, is inextricably entwined in the global economy.

The Atlanta office works seamlessly with Dentons’ other offices to supports clients wherever they are located in the world, combining our office’s deep experience and local knowledge in litigation, public policy, real estate, technology and several other practices with Dentons’ extraordinary portfolio of capabilities and sectoral strengths.

The merger has also added significantly to our team’s government affairs expertise and influence. Eric Tanenblatt, global chair of Dentons’ Public Policy and Regulation practice, presides over a team that includes former national party officials, ambassadors, members of Congress, governors, state attorneys general and senior aides in federal and state executive and legislative branches.

McKenna Long & Aldridge’s longtime chairman, Jeff Haidet, is now chairman of Dentons US and continues to be deeply involved in Atlanta’s legal and business community. And I was recently named managing partner of the firm’s Atlanta office.

I am proud that the essence and values of McKenna Long & Aldridge remain strong as Dentons Atlanta continues to give clients a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected marketplace.

Sharon A. Gay
Atlanta Office Managing Partner

Attending the 1L Diversity Expo Friday? What to Wear, Who’s Coming and More

Are you excited? you should be! You are going to make great connections this week and Friday. Don’t spend too much time worrying about what to wear and whether it’s appropriate, we’ve got you covered.

Check out some safe examples and guidelines below. Still have questions? stop by the Career Center or send us a a photo of your outfit to: or text 314.548.9276.



  • Wear a blazer
  • Knee length skirt
  • Check that the fit is correct
  • Minimal Make-up
  • Minimal jewelry
  • Closed toe shoes
  • Consider flesh tone hosiery (if wearing)
Attending Employers:
Alston & Bird
Armstrong Teasdale LLP
Baker Botts
Baker McKenzie
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Young Lawyers Division
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
Buckley Sandler LLP
Chapman and Cutler LLP
City of St. Louis Law Department
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Dowd Bennett LLP
Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale
Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Husch Blackwell
Jackson Walker LLP
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Knobbe Martens
Latham & Watkins LLP
Lathrop Gage LLP
Lewis Rice LLC
Locke Lord LLP
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing & Opportunity Council
Mound City Bar Association
Norton Rose Fulbright
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
Paul Hastings LLP
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Pillsbury Law
Roderick & Solange MacArthur Justice Center
Ropes & Gray LLP
Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard, P.C.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Stinson Leonard Street
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Taft law
Thompson Coburn LLP
U.S. Bank
Voices for Children
Winston & Strawn LLP