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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.

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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

Law Students

We will be hosting 2021 summer associates in our Des Moines and Minneapolis offices, and 2021 summer law clerks in our Bismarck, Fargo, and Mankato offices.

We will interview for Des Moines and/or Minneapolis 2L summer associates as part of the formal on-campus interview programs at the law schools listed below, as indicated. We will also accept applications for Des Moines and Minneapolis summer associate positions from students at schools or offices not listed below, starting now and on a rolling basis through early 2021, to accommodate various schools’ recruiting schedules. (All students are welcome to indicate interest early, even if we will be participating in the school’s formal program later.)

We will collect 2L applications for the Bismarck, Fargo, and Mankato law clerk positions starting now and on a rolling basis through early 2021, as well. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis.

To apply (or indicate early interest before your school’s OCI), email a cover letter specifying the office to which you are applying, resume, law school transcript and legal writing sample to Nancy Howard, Director of Recruiting, Inclusion & Diversity at

We will accept applications for 1L summer associate or law clerk positions starting November 1 and on a rolling basis.

Job Fairs

  • Lavender Law Conference Career Fair
  • Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference

On  Campus Interview (or virtual) Formal Programs:

  • Drake Law School (Des Moines) 9/8/2021
  • Indiana University, Mauer School of Law (Minneapolis) TBD
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Minneapolis) TBD
  • University of Iowa College of Law (Des Moines and Minneapolis) TBD
  • University of Michigan Law School (Minneapolis) TBD
  • University of Minnesota Law School (Minneapolis) 1/25/2021
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law (Minneapolis) 2/2/2021
  • University of Wisconsin Law School (Minneapolis) 2/1/2021
  • Washington University School of Law (Minneapolis) TBD

Students from schools above interested in cities not listed, please apply directly to as described above.

See more information on our summer program here.