2L Summer 2014 Clerkship Sponsored by NBLSA & Northwestern Mutual

Northwestern Mutual is pleased to partner with the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA)  to provide a 2014 summer clerkship opportunity to a second-year law student. Through the partnership, the NBLSA assists Northwestern Mutual in selecting a NBLSA member student to join Northwestern Mutual’s summer program for a 10-week clerkship located at Northwestern Mutual’s headquarters in Milwaukee, WI.  For more details on this opportunity, see the following information.

Clerkship Description and Responsibilities

Northwestern Mutual’s law clerks are exposed to the full range of the law department’s practice. Law clerks work with experienced attorneys in the in-house law department and with management and staff of the company on a variety of assignments.

The law clerk will work approximately 30 hours per week, paid approximately $30 per hour, and may work with all practice areas of Northwestern Mutual’s law department, including: insurance, investments, real estate, litigation, general corporate law, and taxation. The clerk will be paired with a mentor attorney during the summer. All work assignments are cleared through the Clerkship Coordinator, and clerks will have weekly workload meetings with the Clerkship Coordinator.

The summer clerkship will run early June and the beginning of August, 2014. The clerkship is not guaranteed to lead to an offer for a permanent position. It is structured as a learning opportunity for law students.

How to Apply

Candidates must be a 2L and maintain a grade point of at least 3.0, and should be interested in financial services. Candidates should be well-rounded and organized with strong communication skills.  This clerkship does not require a background in insurance or financial services. Note that this clerkship position requires locating to Milwaukee for the 10-week period.

To apply, you must submit a brief cover letter stating why you are interested, a resume, a list of two references, a writing sample, and an unofficial copy of your transcript to: nblsajobs@nblsa.org

Please write “Northwestern Mutual NBLSA Clerkship” in the subject line of all correspondence. All materials should be received by Friday March 21st, 2014, The final candidate will be selected and notified 1-2 weeks after the submission deadline.


More About Northwestern Mutual

Founded in 1857, Northwestern Mutual (www.northwesternmutual.com)  is a mutual insurance company with assets of over $200 billion and life insurance in force of over $1.4 trillion.  Northwestern Mutual does business in all states, and its investments span the United States and also include foreign investments. The Law Department of Northwestern Mutual, which presently consists of over 70 lawyers headed by the General Counsel, acts as legal counsel for Northwestern Mutual and some of its subsidiaries.  The department is involved in all phases of the company’s insurance and investment operations.

Northwestern Mutual’s law department has attracted graduates of Arizona, Boston College, Chicago, Duke, Georgetown, Indiana, Iowa, Harvard, Marquette, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York University, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Northwestern, St. Louis University, Virginia, and Wisconsin law schools.


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