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Directory Year: 2022

Spencer Fane LLP - Spencer Fane LLP

Recruitment & Hiring

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Began Work In Expected
2020 Prior Summer
Associates
2021 Prior Summer
Associates
2022
LAWYERS
Entry-level NC NC NC NC NC
Entry-level (non-traditional track) NC NC NC NC NC
Lateral Partners NC NC NC NC NC
Lateral Associates NC NC NC NC NC
All Other Laterals (non-traditional track) NC NC NC NC NC
Post-Clerkship NC NC NC NC NC
LL.M.s (U.S.) NC NC NC NC NC
LL.M.s (non-U.S.) NC NC NC NC NC
SUMMER
Post-3Ls NC NC NC NC NC
2Ls NC NC NC NC NC
1Ls NC NC NC NC NC


Comments on hiring grid
Number of 2021 Summer 2Ls considered for associate offers
Number of offers made to summer 2L associates
Does the organization hire school-term clerks? Case-by-case
Does the organization hire 1Ls? Yes
When should 1Ls apply? December-January 1L Recruiting Season
Are split summers allowed? Case-by-case
Comments regarding Hiring

If we are not participating at your law school OCIs but you are still interested in applying, please view spencerfane.com/careers to find full information about our open positions and to apply.

2021 Summer Program

Do you accept applications for the 2023 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2025 or later? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2023 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2025? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2023 Summer Program from Judicial clerks? No
Do you accept applications for the 2023 Summer Program from students at non-US law schools? No

Hiring Outside Traditional Summer Programs

Does the organization hire 3Ls? Case by Case
How many entry-level hires outside the summer program did you hire in [directory year - 1]?

2

Post-clerkship hiring information

Do you hire post-clerkship candidates? Yes
If yes, when should they apply? As they prepare to end clerkship opportunity

Domestic LL.M.s

Do you hire US LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas?
Do you hire non-US LL.M.s? No
When should LL.M.s submit applications? Any time
Preferred application materials

Cover letter, resume and transcripts.

General Hiring Criteria

We look to hire the best attorneys to practice with our Firm and to further our mission to provide extraordinary service and value to our clients.

Campus Interviews Baylor Law School
SMU Dedman School of Law
St. Louis University School of Law
St. Mary's University School of Law
Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law
University of Colorado School of Law
University of Denver College of Law
University of Houston Law Center
University of Iowa College of Law
University of Kansas School of Law
University of Michigan Law School
University of Minnesota Law School
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
University of Oklahoma College of Law
University of Tennessee College of Law
University of Texas School of Law
University of Wisconsin Law School
Vanderbilt University Law School
Washburn University School of Law
Washington University School of Law
Belmont University College of Law
List Any Job Fairs / Consortia Attended (previous fall)

Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, St. Louis Diversity Job Fair, Colorado Diversity Pledge Program, NBLSA Job Fair. Planning to join more in 2022 and 2023.

Campus Interviews

Number of Schools Visited in 2021
Number of Job Fairs / Consortia Attended in 2021

Recruiting Policy Information

Provide a link to your recruiting policy or additional recruiting information https://www.spencerfane.com/careers/
Brief description of recruiting policy or additional comments

See above link for current open staff and attorney positions.

Application Materials

Required application materials Resume
Comments on application materials

Documents requested depend on job type. Only resume is needed unless otherwise specified on job posting. Summer Associate applicants are also asked to provide a cover letter and recent law school transcripts.

1L Summer Applications

1L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) Jan 1, 2023
1L Summer Application Deadline March 1, 2023
1L Summer Applications - Comments

Please see if we are hosting an OCI at your university and apply through your career services if so. Otherwise apply through the job posting found on our website: www.spencerfane.com/careers

2L Summer Applications

2L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) July 1, 2022
2L Summer Application Deadline September 30, 2022
2L Summer Applications - Comments

Please see if we are hosting an OCI at your university and apply through your career services if so. If not, please apply through our firm website at www.spencerfane.com/careers

3L Summer Applications

3L summer applications will be accepted starting (date) N/A
3L summer application deadline N/A
3L Summer Applications - Comments

We typically do not hire 3Ls for the summer associate program, though exceptions have been made.

3Ls Applying for Entry-Level Positions

3L (entry-level) applications will be accepted starting (date) Last Semester of Law School
3L (entry-level) application deadline No deadline
3L comments

If a 3L is interested in entry-level employment with any office at Spencer Fane, please apply to our "General Employment Inquiry" job posting found on the attorney open positions list found on www.spencerfane.com/careers.

1L Offers

How much time do you provide 1L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? 2 weeks
Do you require 1L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? No
If yes, how many days does a 1L student have to reaffirm their interest?

2L Offers

How much time do you provide 2L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? 2 weeks
Do you require 2L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? No
If yes, how many days does a 2L student have to reaffirm their interest?

3L Offers (Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students from your summer program to respond to an offer of entry-level employment? 2-4 weeks
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? No
If yes, how many days does a 3L (previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest?

3L Offers (Not Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students to respond to an offer of entry-level employment? 2-4 weeks
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? No
If yes, how many days does a 3L (not previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest?