Minnesota Attorney General's Office

Address: 445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1400, Saint Paul, MN 55101
Phone: 651-757-1279
Website: www.ag.state.mn.us

About the Minnesota Attorney General's Office

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of Minnesota. The Office of Attorney is one of Minnesota’s largest public law offices. We help Minnesotans afford their lives and live with dignity, safety, and respect.

Primary Area of Practice

The Office provides legal representation to over 100 state agencies, boards, and commissions and represents the State of Minnesota in state and federal court and administrative hearings. In some cases, the Office provides legal assistance to rural county prosecutors in major felonies and criminal appeals. The Office enforces state consumer protection and antitrust laws, regulates charitable institutions, and advocates for people and small businesses in utilities matters. We provide hands-on training, weekly practice tips, informal mentorships, and networking opportunities within/outside of the office.

Pro Bono/Community Involvement

The Attorney General's Office is a public law office serving the State of Minnesota and its citizens. Our office has a pro-bono committee and support attorneys/employees wishing to explore this work. 

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. We are 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.

Summer Associate/Clerkship Description

The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office offers law students a unique opportunity to work directly with Assistant Attorney Generals and gain hands on experience reviewing documents, researching legal issues, drafting written product, and appearing in court.  This position allows law students to develop professional skills and expand their knowledge while performing meaningful and challenging work on a wide variety of issues.  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.  

Successful Candidate Qualities

Current student in good standing with an accredited law school
Strong academic credentials
Excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills 
Ability to adapt in an inclusive, creative, and collaborative work environment and show excellent judgement, character, and work ethic

Summer Clerkship Salary and Benefits