Out-of-State Job Searching
When planning an out of state job search, it's often a good idea to request reciprocity at a law school in the city where you'll be moving.
Many law schools provide reasonable access to their career resources for students and graduates from other law schools that agree to provide similar services. It is important to understand that each law school has its own reciprocity requirements. If reciprocity is granted, students/graduates should be sure to read and honor the reciprocity policy of the host school.
The National Association of Law Placement's website contains a compilation of the Reciprocity Policies of law schools nationwide.
LOYOLA ALUMS BY GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION (Excel)
Want to connect with alums in your area? Check out this list of Loyola alumni organized by geographic location. To find contact information for the alumni on this list, we suggest utilizing the lawyer search tool at www.martindale.com.
NATIONWIDE JOB SEARCH GUIDE (PDF)*
With information on all 50 states (plus Washington, DC), this guide is a great starting point for an out of state job search. It contains links to state and regional bar associations, specialty bar associations, major newspapers, and legal & business-related publications. Additionally, it has links to the law schools in each state where you might be interested in requesting reciprocity.
*Please note that this list is not comprehensive and that links are subject to change without our knowledge.
COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO BAR ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (PDF)
Published by the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the American Bar Association, this guide is helpful if you are planning to take the bar exam outside of Illinois.
LOCAL & NATIONAL JOB FAIRS
If you are planning to relocate after law school, attending a job fair in your intended geographic location is a great way to secure employment in that locale!
CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE
Most states do not have a comprehensive list of small and medium sized law firms, and finding this information for an out-of-state job search can often be difficult. Contacting the Chamber of Commerce in your city of choice is one way to search for pertinent information. This page allows you to search for the websites of local Chambers of Commerce by city and state.
LINKS TO LAW FIRMS OUTSIDE CHICAGO
This page contains links to law firms in Rockford, IL; Springfield, IL; Bloomington, IN; Indianapolis, IN; Michigan; Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN; Kansas City, MO; St. Louis, MO; Omaha, NE; Milwaukee, WI; and Madison, WI. Please note that these lists are not inclusive.