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Fall Law Clerk

Minnesota Attorney General's Office
Saint Paul, Minnesota
$13.25 - $20.73/hourly; $27,667 - $43,292
Start date
Aug 5, 2022
Closing date
Sep 2, 2022

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Closing Date: 9/2/2022


Legal Assistant 1 Salary Range: $13.25 - $20.73/hourly; $27,667 - $43,292


Job Summary

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. 

This posting is for the fall session, 10-weeks. It is a paid position and Law Clerks receive a salary of $20/hour.


Minimum Qualifications

The Minnesota Attorney General’s Office is committed to building the best public law office in the nation.  In order to reach that goal, we seek law students from diverse backgrounds, with a variety of experiences and skills, and a sincere interest in serving the public. 

All resumes submitted should clearly show the following qualifications:

  • Current student in good standing with an accredited law school
  • Strong academic credentials
  • Excellent wring, analytical, and communication skills (a writing sample of up to 5 pages is required to be included with a cover letter within the application submission)
  • Ability to: Adapt in an inclusive, creative, and collaborative work environment Show excellent judgement, character, and work ethic          

Why Work For Us 

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is 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.


How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online through the State of Minnesota Careers website, which is the State’s official application and hiring site. The deadline for applications is Friday, September 2, 2022. Priority will be given to applications received on or before Friday, August 19, 2022.

  1. Go to;
  2. Apply for posting number 57943
  3. All applications must include a resume and a cover letter containing a writing sample of up to 5 pages

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If you have any questions about the application process, please contact K.C. Moua at or (651) 757-1279.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive service to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.


We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at (651) 259-3637 or email Please indicate what assistance you need.



The Attorney General is the chief legal officer for the State of Minnesota. The Office of the Attorney General represents the State of Minnesota on important legal matters that make a difference in the lives of our citizens and establishes and effectuates the legal policy for the State of Minnesota. The Office’s work involves significant and challenging constitutional, statutory, and enforcement matters.

Responsibilities and Opportunities Offered: The Office provides a range of legal practice opportunities to highly capable attorneys with the professional drive and abilities to perform exceptional legal work. We offer our lawyers the opportunity to do important legal work on behalf of the public, to assume a significant amount of responsibility over their files, and to expand on their litigation and courtroom experience.

Required Qualifications: Attorneys who wish to be considered for appointment as an Assistant Attorney General must have a proven and successful track record, superior academic credentials, outstanding analytical, research, writing, and communication skills, excellent judgment and character, and a professional deportment. Applicants must have the desire to serve the public with distinction and the professionalism, skills, and work ethic to put forth the very best legal work on behalf of the public. The selection process is highly competitive.

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445 Minnesota Street
St. Paul

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