Kim Ortleb, 3L, sought a summer job that would put her on a path toward a post-graduate position in environmental policy at a governmental level. She landed a clerkship with the White House Council on Environmental Quality in Washington, D.C. She appreciated the variety of real-world impact of her work, from editing a report to Congress to researching a legal issue related to the National Environmental Policy Act. She particularly enjoyed reviewing proposed rules from other agencies pursuant to an executive order issued to facilitate interagency cooperation.
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Minnesota Law students annually fan out across the country and around the globe to engage in a wide variety of summer job experiences. Students can use this time to begin amassing practical expertise in their chosen area of law, or to sample different areas of interest. Their experiences run the gamut from big law firms, to the in-house legal departments of Fortune 500 companies, to government agencies and non-profits, to legal services organizations handling capital cases. Whatever your area of interest, our award-winning Career Center will work with you in finding the opportunity you want to pursue.