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Summer Associate - Chicago

Jackson Lewis
Chicago, IL 60602

Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.

The Firm is ranked in the First Tier nationally in the category of Labor and Employment Litigation, as well as in both Employment Law and Labor Law on behalf of Management, in the U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms.

We are recruiting summer associates who have a demonstrated interested in labor and employment law, excellent academic credentials, and strong extracurricular activities.

We strive to provide our Summer Associate with a realistic understanding of what it is like to practice law at Jackson Lewis. The Summer Associate will be encouraged to assume significant responsibility and will be exposed to a broad range of practice areas and professional experiences. In addition to legal research and writing assignments, the Summer Associate will have the opportunity to attend significant events related to the cases to which he/she is assigned, such as depositions, court hearings, arbitrations and client meetings. Our attorneys are committed to ensuring the Summer Associate receives feedback on his/her work product and they will take time to help the Summer Associate better understand what it takes to be a successful attorney at our firm. In addition, we sponsor social events during the summer that will allow the Summer Associate to interact with our attorneys.

Hiring Criteria include:

  • Successful completion of one or two years of law school
  • Outstanding academic credentials; top third of class
  • Interest in labor and employment law
  • Solid legal research, writing and decision-making skills
  • Ability to think critically and problem-solve
  • Ability to read and understand complex legal documents
  • Strong persuasion skills

Second-year law students who have ten consecutive weeks to commit in the summer of 2024 are eligible to apply, by submitting a cover letter, resume, recent writing sample and unofficial transcript.

Jackson Lewis understands that embracing our differences makes us a stronger, better firm. We appreciate the importance of having a workforce that reflects the various communities in which we work, and we strive to create an inclusive environment where diverse employees want to work and where they can flourish professionally. In furtherance of our culture, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Posted: 2023-09-12 Expires: 2023-10-13

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