Law clerk program
The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office (HCAO) is one of the Upper Midwest’s premier public law firms with the largest civil/criminal practice in Minnesota. The attorneys in our office come from a variety of backgrounds and bring diverse experiences to our office.
Each year, our office sponsors paid summer and academic-year law clerk programs that offer hands-on, challenging work experience to students from local and national law schools. The program is highly competitive due to the quality of the experiences offered.
In addition to research and legal writing, clerks will have the opportunity to work in-depth with prosecutors on specific cases, interview witnesses, attend depositions and appear in court. Law clerks will be assigned to work in one or more of ten divisions.
Law clerks work 32-40 hours a week during the summer and 17-19 hours during the academic year.
To provide law clerks with the opportunity to gain practical, substantive legal experience in a vibrant, diverse public law office. The law clerk program will help prepare law students for their legal career by allowing them to appear in court and perform legal research and writing.