How large is Schiff Hardin’s summer program?
Our summer programs range from 4-5 associates.
Which Schiff Hardin offices hire summer associates?
We host summer programs in our Chicago and New York offices.
What does Schiff Hardin look for in a law student candidate?
We give substantial weight to academics, including law school grades and other honors. We also look for candidates who have a record of leadership and achievement in school, work, and extracurricular and community activities; strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills; the ability to work both independently and on a team; and the drive to gain experience and succeed in a client service business.
Where does Schiff Hardin interview on-campus?
In 2020/2021 we are interviewing at the following law schools and job fairs:
Chicago-Kent College of Law
Fordham University Law School
Northwestern University School of Law
University of Chicago Law School
University of Illinois College of Law
Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job
Fair Lavender Law
Loyola Patent Law Job Fair
What law schools does Schiff Hardin collect resumes?
In 2020/2021 we are collecting resumes at the following law schools:
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Columbia Law School
DePaul University College of Law
Georgetown University Law Center
Howard University School of Law
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
New York University School of Law
UIC John Marshall Law School
University of Michigan Law School
University of Notre Dame Law School
University of Wisconsin Law School
Vanderbilt Law School
Washington University School of Law
How do I apply directly?
We welcome direct resume submissions. If we do not interview on campus or collect resumes at your law school but you are interested in spending your 2L summer here, please email us your application materials (resume, law school transcript, and writing sample) to Lily Yanow, Legal Recruiting Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Schiff Hardin is committed to equal employment opportunity and diversity in the workplace. We maintain a policy of considering all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion or creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, citizenship status, order of protection status, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, physical or mental disability, parental status, source of income, military or veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. We will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Vets/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
Schiff Hardin provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a position please send an email to email@example.com with the subject line "Accommodation Request."
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What is the interview process?
Typically, the first step is a preliminary interview, which is conducted either during on-campus interviewing, on the phone, via video conference, or in the office. If the preliminary interview goes well and there is mutual interest in continuing the process, we will invite you back for a callback interview. The callback interview consists of two 30-minute interviews with pairs of Schiff lawyers and a panel interview. We will conduct our callback interviews in 2020 and early 2021 virtually.
The panel interview is with three or four Schiff lawyers who take turns asking questions designed to gather more information about your academic, work, and other life experiences. The panel format helps us to get to know candidates better, and it gives candidates more time to describe their achievements.
Do you allow summer associate splits?
We consider requests to split your summer between Schiff Hardin and another firm on a case-by-case basis. We usually discourage this practice, however, because we prefer you to spend ten weeks at Schiff Hardin to fully experience our work, people, and culture.
Do you hire 1Ls in your summer program?
No, we do not have a 1L summer program.