First-Year Law Students

At Stoel Rives we hire the best and the brightest.

Our Summer Associate Program is an integral part of our First-Year Associate hiring process. Our goal is to find highly motivated individuals with excellent academics who share in our commitment to our communities and who are committed to practicing in the regions where we have offices.

Our clients look to us for results, so our lawyers are regularly challenged to be trusted advisors and experts in their practices. We embrace lawyers with different backgrounds, talents, interests, and personalities. We particularly value work experience prior to attending law school.

Successful summer associates possess many of these traits:

  • Sound judgment
  • Integrity
  • Drive and initiative
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to self-motivate
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Strong work ethic

Do you possess these attributes? Are you ready to find a place to put your talents to the test and to start your career? If so, we’re interested in speaking with you! Please find information below about our current openings.

1L Diversity Fellowships
We are proud to offer annual 1L Diversity Fellowships to first-year law students in many of our offices. This year, we are offering the Fellowship in our Portland, Salt Lake City and Seattle offices. Our Sacramento office participates annually in their 1L Diversity Fellowship Program. Please visit the Sacramento County Bar Association’s website for more information. The application period for our 2019 1L Diversity Fellowship applications is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Portland

1L Patent/Intellectual Property Summer Associate
We are recruiting for a 1L Summer Associate for the Patent Prosecution or Business IP group in the Portland office. For this position, we are looking for 1L student candidates interested in patent and/or intellectual property law. Patent prosecution summer associates should have an undergraduate or graduate degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, optics, or other related Patent-bar eligible discipline. Strong applicants with other engineering or science backgrounds will also be considered. Please click here to apply.

Salt Lake City

1L Corporate Summer Associate - Ideal candidates will have prior experience or demonstrated interest in business transactions, operations/management, or finance. Work experience and student activities are important, as well as demonstrated leadership ability, intellectual curiosity, and professionalism. Please click here for more information and to apply.

1L Technology/IP Summer Associate - Ideal candidates will have an interest in intellectual property law, and have a technical background, undergraduate or graduate degree in life sciences (chemistry, biology) or engineering (mechanical, electrical, software, computer) fields. Strong applicants with other engineering or science backgrounds will also be considered. Please click here for more information and to apply.

1L Litigation Summer Associate - Ideal candidates will have a demonstrated interest in commercial litigation. Work experience and student activities are important, as are legal research and writing skills. Please click here for more information and to apply.

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