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Attorneys & Law Students

Attorneys & Law Students

Where Law and Business Meet.

Clients rely on us to help them minimize legal risks and maximize business benefits, combining law and business for great solutions.

Attorney Positions

Law Student Positions

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Most people notice it as soon as they walk through our doors. The energy of entrepreneurship. The easy confidence of being surrounded by individuals who take the time and energy to support each other’s professional goals. That’s part of what makes us such a strong firm…not to mention a pleasant place to be every day.

At Fredrikson & Byron, we’re idea people. Action people.  We support our attorneys in their quest to implement unique ways of doing business, expand their practices, or serve their client bases with foresight and ingenuity. We’re continually growing, but that growth is smart: planned growth in response to client needs.

We know our associates and shareholders are more than their jobs.  They’re family members, parents, friends, unique individuals with diverse background and insights, experiencing milestones, triumphs and everyday concerns outside the scope of professional lives. Our lawyers work hard and we pay them well for that good work, but we also honor their sense of balance and work hard to help protect it.

Summer Program

We are now hiring for our 2023 Summer Programs!

We will host Summer Associates in our Des Moines and Minneapolis offices and Law Clerks in our Bismarck, Fargo and Madison offices.

For Des Moines and Minneapolis:
We will interview 2L Summer Associates (2024 J.D. candidates) as part of the formal on-campus interview programs at the law schools included in the list below. We will also accept applications for Des Moines and Minneapolis Summer Associate Programs from students at schools not listed below and for our other offices, as applicable, on a rolling basis through August 1, 2022.

For Bismarck, Fargo and Madison:
We will accept applications for 2L Law Clerks (2024 J.D. candidates) through our online application process.

For 1L Summer Associates:
We will begin accepting applications for 1L Summer Associates (2025 J.D. candidates) in October 2022.

To apply for any of the above positions, please click here to complete an application. Applicants will be asked to submit the following:

  • Cover letter (addressed to Nancy Howard, Director of Recruiting, Inclusion & Diversity)
  • Resume
  • Law School Transcript
  • Legal Writing Sample

Applications must be submitted online and will not be accepted by email. For assistance with the application process, or to request any accommodations, please contact

See more information on our summer program here.

Job Fairs

  • Lavender Law Conference Career Fair (7/29)
  • Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (8/5)

On Campus (and virtual) Interview Programs

  • Boston College (7/25)
  • Drake Law School (Des Moines) (8/12)
  • Howard (8/5)
  • Indiana University, Mauer School of Law (Minneapolis) (8/9)
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Minneapolis) (7/25)
  • University of Iowa College of Law (Des Moines and Minneapolis) (7/25)
  • University of Michigan Law School (Minneapolis) (8/3)
  • University of Minnesota Law School (Minneapolis) (8/4)
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minneapolis) (7/25)
  • University of Wisconsin Law School (Minneapolis) (8/2)
  • Washington University School of Law (Minneapolis) (7/27)