1L Opportunities

Dentons US LLP is now seeking talented 1L law students to join our 2018 Summer Associate Program in select offices. Ideal candidates will have a combination of strong academic performance and leadership potential demonstrated by previous work experience. Please read below to learn more about our available 1L programs.

1L LCLD Scholars Program – St. Louis

The St. Louis office of Dentons US LLP will participate in the 1L Scholars Program through the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

The LCLD 1L Scholars Program is designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law students. The Dentons LCLD 1L Scholar will be part of a robust summer program that provides the opportunity to work side-by-side with some of the world’s most talented lawyers on real client matters. Additionally, the LCLD 1L Scholars Program also includes a retreat for all participating scholars and the chance to participate in the LCLD’s Law School Mentor Program, in which students are paired with a LCLD Fellow who will mentor them through bar passage.

Summer Associates work side-by-side with some of the world’s most talented lawyers on real matters for real clients. In addition to having the opportunity to work on sophisticated work assignments, the Summer Associate Program includes a mentorship program and training sessions specifically designed for young lawyers. Ideal Summer Associate candidates will have a strong record of academic success, extracurricular achievements and have drive and ambition to succeed.

Interested applicants can click here to submit an application for consideration. All applications should include a resume and cover letter; when available, please also include your first semester/quarter law school transcript.

1L Patent Prosecution Summer Program

The Dentons US LLP Patent Prosecution practice is recruiting 1L Summer Associates for our 2018 Summer Associate Program in our San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Denver offices.

1L Patent Prosecution Summer Associates are integrated into our multi-office team and work side-by-side with some of the world’s most talented lawyers on real matters for real clients. In addition to work assignments on cutting edge technology, the summer program includes a mentorship program and training sessions specifically designed for young lawyers. Join our team to gain invaluable career development and experience in a domestic and foreign prosecution practice, learning how to draft patent applications and responses to office actions, among other valuable skills.

While we do require candidates to qualify to sit for the patent bar by having a degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or an equivalent area, we do not necessarily value any one discipline over another. Instead, what we value most is that a candidate truly love technology.

Interested applicants can click here to submit an application for consideration. All applications should include a resume and cover letter; when available, please also include a fall semester law school transcript.

1L LCLD Scholars Program – Chicago

Applications are now closed for our 2018 Chicago Program.

In 2018, the Chicago office of Dentons US LLP will participate in the 1L Scholars Program through the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).

The LCLD 1L Scholars Program is designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law students. The Dentons LCLD 1L Scholar will be part of a robust summer program that provides the opportunity to work side-by-side with some of the world’s most talented lawyers on real client matters. Additionally, the LCLD 1L Scholars Program also includes a retreat for all participating scholars and the chance to participate in the LCLD’s Law School Mentor Program, in which students are paired with a LCLD Fellow who will mentor them through bar passage.