General Job Search Resources
USEFUL WEBSITES FOR LEGAL JOB SEARCHES
A list of links to outside websites that post legal jobs.
APPLICATION MATERIALS & INTERVIEWING ADVICE
Handouts on topics such as resumes, cover letters and interviewing techniques.
CONTRACT AGENCIES, RECRUITERS/HEADHUNTERS & LEGAL CAREER COUNSELORS
A list of links to the websites of contract agencies, legal recruiters, headhunters, and legal career counselors both in Illinois and nationwide.
RESOURCES BY PRACTICE AREA
Information and resources for some of the most popular legal practice areas.
Resources for those considering a nontraditional legal job.
EXPLORING THE COLLAR COUNTIES
Exploring legal job opportunities beyond Cook County, in the "collar counties" of DuPage, Will, Lake, Kendall, Kane, & McHenry.
MAJOR JOB APPLICATION DEADLINES
A collection of annual application deadlines listed on a month-by-month basis.
Reciprocity allows you to access the Career Services Office at another ABA accredited law school.
LOCAL & NATIONAL JOB FAIRS
A list of various job fairs held throughout the year both in Chicago and across the country.
OUT-OF-STATE JOB SEARCH RESOURCES
Looking for a job outside of Illinois? Use these resources to jump-start your search!
BAR ASSOCIATIONS & LEGAL ORGANIZATIONS
A listing of local & national bar associations and legal organizations. Joining one or more of these organizations is a great way to network in your field!
WESTLAW CAREER CENTER
Westlaw's career resources website.
LEXIS CAREER CENTER
Lexis's career resources website. Log in using your Lexis username & password, then click on the Career Development tab.
NALP GUIDELINES FOR THE TIMING OF OFFERS
Timing guidelines for accepting job offers from NALP law firms.