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Law Students

Gislason & Hunter maintains a summer law clerk program for summer associates to join our Mankato and New Ulm offices. We strive to provide “real world” work and to show you what it is like to live and practice in Southern Minnesota. You will have an opportunity not just to see the practice of law in action, but also to meet and get to know our attorneys and staff through a number of planned and impromptu outings. Our summer associates are expected to contribute and assist in reaching our clients’ goals while fully taking advantage of the opportunity to shadow and learn the ropes on how to actually practice law.

Gislason & Hunter regularly conducts on campus (and virtual) interviews at the following midwestern law schools:


  • Creighton University Law School
  • Drake Law School
  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law
  • University of Iowa College of Law
  • University of Minnesota Law School
  • University of St. Thomas School of Law
  • University of Wisconsin School of Law

If your law school is not listed, feel free to reach out with your application, including cover letter, resume, unofficial law school transcript, and writing sample to careers@gisalson.com

See what some of our recent summer associates have to say

“Gislason & Hunter’s summer associate program provides an excellent preview into what it is like to work as an attorney at the firm. From day one, I was given meaningful assignments that tested my research and writing skills while providing value to the firm and its clients. Each summer associate receives an assignment mentor to offer guidance, but I was able to work with and learn from attorneys in each of Gislason & Hunter’s practice areas. The diverse and practical experience I received during the summer helped me to confidently pursue my career goals after law school.”

Jake Brekke

Associate Attorney, University of Minnesota School of Law (Summer Associate 2022)

“Gislason & Hunter’s Summer Associate Program provides a great opportunity to learn what it is like to work in a high-quality law firm. The attorneys and staff cultivate an excellent work environment and were always willing to help when I had a question. Whether it was about how things worked in the office or regarding a project I was assigned, someone would always take the time to answer and give great advice. Immediately, on the first day of my summer, I was given substantial projects to work on. Gislason made sure I was exposed to many different kinds of assignments and areas of law which helped foster my research, writing, and legal analysis skills. I was not limited to work from just one attorney. Instead, I was able to work with everyone in the office, which allowed me to get a feel for both the areas I would want to practice in and what it would be like working at the firm after graduation. I was always welcome to sit in on depositions, hearings, mediations, etc.  The Summer Associates were also included in fun activities outside of the firm, which gave the opportunity to get to know who we were working with outside of the office setting. With so much exposure and the ability to discuss cases and projects with the attorneys, I learned an immense amount that I could then apply in my following years of law school and gained a strong understanding of what it is like being an attorney in the profession.”

Christopher Jenkins

Creighton University School of Law (Summer Associate 2022 & 2023, incoming associate fall 2024)

If you are interested in joining a sophisticated Mankato and New Ulm law firm with an exceptional platform to grow and advance your career, please send your resume, cover letter, and law school transcript to careers@gislason.com. We are always looking for high quality candidates to join our exceptional team of attorneys and staff.