Employer Ranking (U.S. Employers)

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Below is a list of current 10-week and 7-month internship employers and brief descriptions of their available positions. Additional employers may be added in the future.

Please review this list and then complete the ranking survey for the length of internship you are seeking. You can express your preference for up to five employers. The employer list is organized by practice setting: law firms; in-house legal department; new law, legal tech, and consulting; and public service.

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Law Firms

 

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Location: Denver, CO, Boulder, CO
Duration: 7 month
Department: Innovation team and/or Cantilever

The Innovation Team drives the firm’s innovation strategy and works with lawyers on solutions; Cantilever delivers legal ops solutions to law departments.


Chapman and Cutler

Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 7 month
Department: Practice Innovations

Chapman and Cutler's Practice Innovations Group provides process and technology solutions to enhance the delivery of legal services.


Fenwick and west

Location: Mountain View, CA
Duration: 10 week
Department: Knowledge and Innovation Delivery (KID)

The Knowledge and Innovation Delivery department offers a wide range of services, including knowledge management, process re-engineering, workflow analysis, and document automation.


Hermes Law

Location: Dallas, TX
Duration: 10 week

Hermes Law is a 30-person law firm that is a working model of the Next Generation firm described by Richard Susskind in The End of Lawyers? and Tomorrow's Lawyers. Interns will perform both substantive legal work and will do data analytics work.


Honigman

Location: Detroit, MI
Duration: 10 week
Department: Legal Project Management and Firm Operations

The Project Management and Firm Operations department performs a a variety of work, including budgeting engagements, tracking budget to actual, financial analysis of matter types, and assisting on firm-wide initiatives including project management and process mapping.


Katten Muchin Rosenman

Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 7 month
Department: Innovation Team

The Innovation Team is charged with helping legal practices to turn ideas into reality within practices and with clients.


Kean Miller

Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Duration: 10 week
Department: Client Services; Litigation Practice Groups; Business Practice Groups

The Client Services team manages business development and marketing. It responds to Requests for Proposals and Alternative Fee Arrangements from clients. The litigation practice groups manage significant litigation dockets, for which process improvement and project management are ongoing. The business practice groups handle business transactional matters for clients, and are in the process of developing standard forms.


Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant

Location: Washington DC
Duration: 10 week

The employer is finalizing details of this position.


Levenfeld Pearlstein

Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 10 week
Department: Likely Real Estate, Corporate & Securities, or Litigation practices; however, firm is willing to work with students who have an interest in other practice areas (Labor & Employment, Trusts & Estates, Intellectual Property, Community Association, Tax Planning or Banking & Restructuring) 

Participants in LP’s law student clerk program would provide services as the request of attorneys, paralegals and managers of the firm. Depending on a practice group’s needs and a law clerk’s interests, duties and responsibilities may be tailored to a specialized area of law.


Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe

Location: Wheeling, WV (10 week); Wheeling, WV or Washington, DC (7 month)
Duration: 10 week; 7 month
Department: Innovation Department

Interns will work on the Innovation Team, which brings novel legal products, streamlined processes, technology and tailored solutions to our attorneys and clients.


Perkins Coie

Location: Portland, OR; Seattle, WA
Duration: 7 month
Department: Knowledge Management (KM)

At Perkins Coie, the KM team connects attorneys with information, experience and improved processes to improve productivity and enhance client service. Our tools and resources range from traditional KM content to client collaboration platforms to AI-enabled workflows, including custom workflows to support alternative fee arrangements. Interns will be placed on teams working with specific clients.


Seyfarth Shaw

Location: Chicago, OH
Duration: 10 week
Department: Lean Solutions

Seyfarth Shaw's Lean Solutions Team interns work with project managers in support of Seyfarth Shaw attorneys and their legal clients with innovative process improvement solutions. Summer Interns will learn how to use our internal client collaboration tool (SeyfarthLink) and external tools such as SmartSheet and Task Map. Interns will assist project managers with process mapping sessions and building process maps for use with clients. Other projects include project management assistance to declaration campaigns, FLSA exempt status Audits, RFPs, and RIFs to name a few. Interns will also be involved in data analysis and preparing presentation of data charts & graphs for discussions with clients.


Thompson Hine

Location: Cleveland, OH
Duration: 10 week
Department: TBD

The employer is finalizing details of this position.

 

New Law, legal tech, & consulting


Actuate law

Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 10 week

Actuate Law is a technology/innovation subsidiary of a boutique law firm. Development of new, innovative legal services solutions through technology such as legal expert systems (Neota Logic) and natural language processing; first offering to market is Data Breach Advisor that does for 50-state rules on data breach notification what TurboTax does with tax code; other projects in process or planned for near- and mid-term apply similar frameworks to other areas of law.


cs disco inc.

Location: Austin, TX
Duration: 10 week
Department: Michigan Legal Help Program

Disco partners with law firms and corporate legal departments to improve legal outcomes by building and using great legal technology. One intern will work on the commercial team, which addresses the contractual needs of the organization. One intern will work on the international team, which is focused on the legal components necessary to ensure an effective go-to-market in new foreign markets.


elevate

Location: Denver, CO
Duration: 10 week
Department: TBD

TBD, based on various department needs


fastcase

Location: Washington, DC
Duration: 10 week
Department: Product Team

The Product Team oversees development, updates, and enhancements to its platform, content, and new technology. The team works with senior leadership to define our vision, gather requirements, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to build products that people love.


hbr Consulting

Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 10 week
Department: Legal Transformation + Innovation Practice

HBR works with corporate law departments and law firms on change initiatives largely focused on modernizing the delivery of legal services. Engagements vary from strategic, organizational evolution to discrete and targeted technical efforts.


km standards

Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 10 week
Department: TBD

The employer is finalizing details of this position.


neota logic

Location: New York, NY
Duration: 10 week
Department: Client Success & Implementation

The Client Success & Implementation team ensures that clients have the best resources, support, and information available to them in order to build and deploy expertise automation apps in the legal space. This involves training materials, support, knowledge engineering, design thinking, and many other aspects of the software development and legal tech development life-cycle.


quislex

Location: New York, NY
Duration: 10 week
Department: Corporate Services

This role in the Corporate Services department will have a particular focus on supporting strategic operational projects and consulting projects. The Corporate Services department helps legal departments manage tasks through turnkey solutions for their routine legal work and bespoke solutions for their complicated challenges. Everything from upfront building and consulting to back-end execution. The corporate service offerings include: contract management, M&A diligence, compliance & legal operations.


relativity

Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 10 week
Department: TBD

The employer is finalizing details of this position.

 

public service


carpls

Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 10 week; 7 month

CARPLS is an innovative legal aid organization that leverages technology and data to deliver excellent brief legal services to those in the community who cannot afford traditional legal services. Interns will work with the management team on a variety of projects, including data analysis, and will also engage in direct client services (advice, counseling, document review and document drafting) to low and modest income clients with legal issues in all civil and criminal subject areas, over a legal aid hotline and at four courthouse advice desks.


Colorado Legal Services

Location: Denver, CO
Duration: 10 week

This public service placement with Colorado's premier legal aid office provides an intern with the opportunity to work with CLS' technology team on projects designed to increase efficiency and access to justice. The intern will also have the opportunity to be placed with a substantive practice group to help with legal research, writing, and client representation.


illinois legal aid online

Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 10 week; 7 month
Department: Content Team

Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) is a public service organization that uses technology to help people solve their legal problems when they can't afford a lawyer. Interns will be placed on the content team, where they will help distill complex legal concepts into understandable information, forms and tools for self-represented persons. Interns will create legal problem toolboxes, instructional videos, how-to articles and social media posts that are legally accurate and meaningful for users. They will learn to evaluate online legal content for plain language, draft business requirements documents, and follow ILAO's content style guide. They will also analyze data to determine the impact of ILAO's work.


michigan legal help program

Location: Ypslanti, MI
Duration: 10 week; 7 month
Department: Michigan Legal Help Program

MLH provides online legal information, forms, and referral resources to people in Michigan who have legal problems along with bricks-and-mortar self-help centers. We create new legal content and automated forms, constantly strive to improve our user experience through user testing, ensure all information on the website is up to date, work with communities to hold expungement and drivers' license restoration clinics and open new self-help centers, collaborate with legal aid, the state bar, and the courts to bring innovations to the entire legal sector, and constantly work to improve all services to self-represented litigants and legal aid clients.


Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation

Location: Columbus, OH
Duration: 10 week
Department: Ohio Legal Help Website Project

The Ohio Legal Help Project is implementing a legal portal and information website in Ohio. At launch, Ohio Legal Help will guide and connect Ohioans to curated legal information, interactive tools and forms, and community resources. During the summer of 2019, Ohio Legal Help will be focusing on building out content, including user-friendly legal forms. The intern will gain experience with user-centered design, website content creation, document assembly/automation, and data analytics.


philadelphia legal assistance

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Duration: 10 week
Department: Law and Technology

The Law and Technology team improves efficiency and effectiveness through automation and data analysis.


step up to justice

Location: Tuscon, AZ
Duration: 10 week; 7 month
Department: TBD

The person selected for the position will work with Step Up To Justice staff members to implement new technology that will increase staff efficiency and improve access to services for clients.


upsolve

Location: Chicago, IL
Duration: 10 week
Department: TBD

Upsolve is automating personal bankruptcy for low-income debtors across the country who can't afford a lawyer. The intern will work on the Legal Product Management and Legal Process Management teams.