Second-Year Law Students

At Stoel Rives we hire the best and the brightest.

Our selection process for the summer program is rigorous as it is our goal is to extend full-time associate offers to successful summer associates.

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.

2L Summer Associate Positions: Summer Associates will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of assignments, from drafting transactional documents, writing legal research memos, drafting significant portions of briefs, to framing discovery requests, and learning the mechanics of closing deals. Additionally, summer associates will have the opportunity to collaborate on pro bono projects and work on business development initiatives. We offer formal training as well as community service opportunities and social activities. Each summer all of our summer associates gather in Portland for a two day Symposium to learn more about the Firm and to meet their colleagues and attorneys from other offices in a relaxed and fun environment.

For all of our offices that host summer programs, we generally look for summer associates interested in a variety of our practice areas. In addition, we are also looking for summer associates interested in intellectual property, specifically with an electrical and mechanical engineering background and undergraduate degree, in our Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Portland offices.

The application period for 2019 Summer Associate positions is now closed but please visit our Hiring and Selection Process to learn more about our program.


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