Summer Antitrust Law Clerk – LA1 #64052

Minnesota Attorney General's Office   Saint Paul, MN   Full-time     Legal
Posted on March 17, 2023
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Who May Apply: Open to all qualified applicants

Date Posted: 3/17/2023

Closing Date: 4/13/2023

Legal Assistant 1 Salary Range: $13.92 - $21.78 / hourly, $29,050 - $45,457 / annually

Job Summary

This law clerk position focuses on antitrust law in food and agriculture markets. The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office is offering law students a unique opportunity to work directly with Assistant Attorneys General and other staff of the AGO and gain hands-on experience including researching legal issues, drafting written product, and reviewing documents. This position allows law students to develop professional skills and expand their knowledge while performing meaningful and challenging work focused on antitrust issues in food and agriculture markets. We require our law clerks to assume a significant amount of responsibility over their files and put forth the very best work on behalf of the public. Although the Minnesota Farmers Union Foundation sponsors this position, the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office directs the work of the law clerk, and the Minnesota Farmers Union does not have knowledge of and is not involved in the investigatory work of the clerk. The clerk will have the option of working with the Minnesota Farmers Union and other partners on legal education.

Applicants should be prepared to work 40 hours a week during a ten/twelve-week period beginning in June. Law Clerks will receive a salary of $20/hour. 

Minimum Qualifications

The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office is committed to building the best public law office in the nation.  In order to reach that goal, we seek law students from diverse backgrounds, with a variety of experiences and skills, and a sincere interest in serving the public. First, second, and third-year students are eligible for this law clerk position.

All resumes submitted should clearly show the following qualifications:

  • Current student in good standing with an accredited law school
  • Strong academic credentials Excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills

Applicants must include a writing sample of up to 5 pages with a cover letter to be considered for this position.

  • Ability to:
    • Adapt in an inclusive, creative, and collaborative work environment
    • Show excellent judgement, character, and work ethic          

Why Work For Us 

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence, and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive service to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities.