1L Opportunities

Each year, Dentons US LLP, Dentons Bingham Greenebaum and Dentons Cohen & Grigsby hire talented 1L law students to join our Summer Associate Program in select offices, through fairs, resume collections and write-in/online candidates. Below is more information on our current programs.

Dentons US LLP Patent Prosecution 1L Program

Dentons US LLP Patent Prosecution practice is recruiting 1L Summer Associates for our 2020 Summer Associate Program in our San Francisco and/or Silicon Valley office(s).

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.

Applications for our Patent Prosecution 1L Program have now closed. Check back in 2021 for future opportunities.

Dentons US LLP 1L LCLD Scholars Program

Through a partnership with Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), Dentons US LLP will hire a 1L Summer Associate for our 2020 Summer Associate Program in our Chicago Office.

The LCLD 1L Scholars Program is designed to strengthen the legal pipeline by expanding the number of opportunities for diverse first-year law students. This program gives students with strong academic performance and leadership potential the opportunity to work side by side with lawyers and other legal specialists in organizations.

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.

The ideal candidate will have a combination of strong academic performance, superior interpersonal skills, attention to detail and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ideal candidates will also have excellent judgment and a commitment to advancing diversity and inclusiveness.

Applicants for our Chicago LCLD Scholars program have now closed. Check back in 2021 for future opportunities.

Dentons Bingham Greenebaum Diversity Scholars Program

We are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful, and open culture made up of talented individuals of diverse backgrounds. We strive to sustain a work environment in which each individual’s perspective, background, skills, and abilities are valued. To achieve this mission, we are committed to hiring, retaining, and developing a diverse team of employees that reflect the various communities in which we work. We strive to create a climate of inclusion, grow our talent pool, and foster innovation and creativity.

As part of this ongoing commitment to diversity, we are pleased to offer the Dentons Bingham Greenebaum Diversity Scholars Program. The Scholars Program participant(s) will have a paid position in the firm’s summer associate program. At the completion of a successful first summer, including receipt and acceptance of an offer to return to the firm for a second summer, Scholars will receive $5,000. Further, Scholars who return for a second summer will receive $5,000 at the completion of a successful second summer, including receipt and acceptance of an offer to join the firm as an entry-level associate.

Applicants for the Dentons Bingham Greenebaum Diversity Scholars Program have now closed. Check back in 2021 for future opportunities.

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