1L Summer Employment

1L Summer Employment by Type 2010
First Year student employment by type

1L Summer Employment by Geography 2010
1Ls employment by geography

The Class of 2012 worked in a wide range of legal positions in cities across the United States and the globe. Students were primarily employed in the law firms and in the public sector, with employers spanning the range from some of largest law firms in the world to small, local public interest organizations to state and federal government agencies. Students also found opportunities with numerous multi-national corporations and state and federal judges at the trial and appellate levels.

Below is a representative list of where the Class of 2012 worked after their first year of law school.

States and Countries Where the Class of 2012 Worked - Summer 2010






District of Columbia









New Jersey

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Costa Rica


Hong Kong






Puerto Rico

Employment by Areas of Practice – Summer 2008

Private Practice

Abrams Garfinkle Margolis & Bergen Los Angeles California
Arqis Rechstanwalte Munich Germany
Arqis Rechstanwalte Tokyo Japan
Baker Botts L.L.P. Dallas Texas
Chapman & Cutler  LLP Chicago Illinois
Dave & Girish & Co. Mumbai India
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Seattle Washington
Dorsey & Whitney LLP Minneapolis Minnesota
Estudio Beccar Varela  Buenos Aires Argentina
Fish & Richardson P.C. Boston Massachusetts
Fleming & Umland Peoria Illinois
Foley & Lardner LLP Madison  Wisconsin 
Frost Brown Todd LLC Cincinnati Ohio
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Dallas Texas 
Grippo & Elden, LLC Chicago  Illinois 
Heskia Hacmun Tel Aviv Israel
Howard & Howard Royal Oak Michigan
JS Barney Chicago Illinois
Jun He Law Offices Shanghai China
KamberEdelson, LLC Chicago Illinois
Keller Rohrback  L.L.P. Seattle Washington
Kim & Chang Seoul  South Korea 
Levin Riback Law Group Chicago Illinois
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP Chicago  Illinois 
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbery & Bergoff  LLP Chicago  Illinois 
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCLoy LLP New York New York
Miller Shakman & Beem LLP Chicago Illinois
Pacheco Odio & Alfaro Costa Rica Puerto Rico
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP Hong Kong China
Perkins Coie Brown & Bain P.A.  Phoenix Arizona
Perkins Coie LLP Madison Wisconsin
Proskauer Rose LLP Chicago  Illinois 
Sidley Austin LLP Chicago  Illinois 
Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal LLP Chicago Illinois
Trokie Landau LLP White Plains New York 
Vedder Price, P.C. Chicago  Illinois 
Yoon, Yang, Kim, Shin & Yu, Ltd. Seoul  South Korea 


Abbott Laboratories Waugekan Illinois
Aon Consulting Chicago Illinois
Children's Memorial Hospital, Legal Services Department Chicago Illinois
Exelon Chicago Illinois
FXCM (Currency Trading) Legal Dept. New York New York
General Dynamics Falls Church Virginia
Hyatt Hotels Corporation Chicago Illinois
Kaplan Higher Education Chicago Illinois
Mead Johnson Nutritionals Glenview Illinois
Microsoft Redmond Washington
Qualcomm San Diego California
Reyes Holdings Chicago Illinois
The Shilla (owned by Samsung) Seoul South Korea
Siemens Building Technologies Buffalo Grove Illinois
United Airlines Chicago Illinois
Walt Disney Corporation Los Angeles California


Chicago Park District Chicago Illinois
City of Chicago Law Department Chicago Illinois
Cook County Public Defender   Chicago Illinois
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, Felony Trial Division Chicago Illinois
Federal Trade Commission Chicago Illinois
New York City Division of Human Rights  New York New York
New York City Council’s Office of Government Affairs New York New York
San Diego Public Defender San Diego California
U.S. Attorney’s Office, N.D. New York Syracuse New York
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission New York New York
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Civil Rights Division Chicago Illinois
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Chicago Illinois
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division Washington District of Columbia
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Chicago Illinois
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission New York New York
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission Washington District of Columbia

Judicial Externship

Cook County Domestic Relations Court Chicago Illinois
Chief Justice Abrahamson, Wisconsin Supreme Court Madison Wisconsin
Judge Baer, S.D. New York New York New York
Magistrate Judge Baker, M.D. Florida Orlando Florida
Judge Berrigan, E.D. Louisiana New Orleans Louisiana
Judge Boyle, E.D. New York Central Islip New York
Judge Boyle, N.D. Texas Dallas Texas
Judge Castillo, N.D. Illinois Chicago Illinois
Judge Cleland, E.D. Michigan Detroit Michigan
Magistrate Judge Cole, N.D. Illinois Chicago Illinois
Judge Connelly, N.D. Illinois Chicago Illinois
Judge Cudahy (7th Cir. Court of Appeals) Chicago Illinois
Judge Dow, N.D. Illinois Chicago Illinois
Judge Glenn, S.D. New York New York New York
Bankruptcy Judge Goldgar, N.D. Illinois Chicago Illinois
Judge Huvelle, District of D.C. Washington District of Columbia
Magistrate Judge Jelderks, District of Oregon Portland Oregon
Judge Jenkins, District of Utah Salt Lake City Utah
Bankruptcy Judge Jury, C.D. California Riverside California
Judge Kendall, N.D. Illinois Chicago Illinois
Judge Kennelly, N.D. Illinois Chicago Illinois
Judge Kern, Massachusetts State Court Lawrence Massachusetts
Judge Kimball, District of Utah Salt Lake City Utah
Judge Kocoras, N.D. Illinois Chicago Illinois
Judge Kovachevich, M.D. Florida Tampa Florida
Bankruptcy Judge Kwan, C.D. California  Santa Ana California
Judge Leinenweber, N.D. Illinois Chicago Illinois
Judge Lefkow, N.D. Illinois Chicago Illinois
Judge Pechman, W.D. Washington Seattle Washington
Judge Polster, N.D. Ohio Cleveland Ohio
Judge Preston, Circuit Court of Cook County Chicago Illinois
Judge Pro, District of Nevada Las Vegas Nevada
Chief Judge Randa, E.D. Wisconsin Milwaukee Wisconsin
Judge Rice, Colorado Supreme Court Denver Colorado
Magistrate Judge Rodovich, N.D. Indiana Hammond Indiana
Judge St. Eve, N.D. Illinois Chicago Illinois
Magistrate Judge Schenkier, N.D. Illinois Chicago Illinois
Magistrate Judge Schwartz, District of New Jersey Newark New Jersey
Judge Shadur, N.D. Illinois Chicago Illinois
Judge Shaffer, King County Superior Court Seattle Washington
Judge Simon, N.D. Indiana Hammond Indiana
Bankruptcy Judge Sonderby, N.D. Illinois Chicago Illinois
Judge Surrick, E.D. Pennsylvania Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Judge Tunheim, District of Minnesota St. Paul Minnesota
Judge Vitaliano, E.D. New York Brooklyn New York
Judge Wu, C.D. of California Los Angeles California

Academic Research

Journal of Law & Social Policy Chicago Illinois
Professor Ronald Allen Chicago Illinois
Professor Kenworthey Bilz Chicago Illinois
Professor Robert Bennett Chicago Illinois
Professor Thomas Brennan Chicago Illinois
Professor Steven Calabresi Chicago Illinois
Professor Shari Seidman Diamond Chicago Illinois
Professor Lee Epstein Chicago Illinois
Professor Tonja Jacobi Chicago Illinois
Professor Stephen Presser Chicago Illinois
Professor Martin Redish Chicago Illinois
Professor Dorothy Roberts Chicago Illinois
Professor Leonard Rubinowitz Chicago Illinois
Professor Sarah Schrup Chicago Illinois
Professor Nancy Staudt Chicago Illinois
Professor Kristen Stilt Chicago Illinois

Non-Profit/Legal Services

Bluhm Legal Clinic, Center for International Human Rights Chicago Illinois
Bluhm Legal Clinic, Center for Wrongful Convictions Chicago Illinois
Bluhm Legal Clinic, Children and Family Justice Center Chicago Illinois
Bluhm Legal Clinic, Complex Civil Litigation
Bluhm Legal Clinic, Federal Appellate and Supreme Court Clinic Chicago Illinois
Bluhm Legal Clinic, Investor Protection Clinic Chicago Illinois
Bluhm Legal Clinic, Roderick MacArthur Justice Center Chicago Illinois
Bluhm Legal Clinic, Small Business Opportunity Clinic Chicago Illinois
Center for Youth Justice Washington District of Columbia
Chicago 2016 Chicago Illinois
Chicago Legal Aid Bureau Chicago Illinois
Children’s Rights New York New York
Citizen Works Chicago Illinois
Cook County Office of the Public Guardian Chicago Illinois
Coordinated Advice & Referral Program for Legal Services (CARPLS) Chicago Illinois
Criminal Defense and Appeals Clinic Chicago Illinois
DePaul Center for Justice in Capital Cases   Chicago Illinois
Documentation Center of Cambodia Phnom Penh Cambodia
Equip for Equality Chicago Illinois
Federal Public Defender Program Chicago Illinois
Humane Society of the United States Chicago Illinois
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing Chicago Illinois
Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law Washington District of Columbia
Legal Aid Society Clarksville Tennessee
Legal Assistance Foundation Chicago Illinois
Life Span Chicago Illinois
Midwest Center for Justice Evanston Illinois
Neighborhood Legal Services for L.A. County Los Angeles California
New York Legal Aid Society Brooklyn New York
Oakland Unified School District Oakland California
Sandra Day O’Connor Center on the Judiciary Washington District of Columbia
Searle Center for Law & Economics Chicago Illinois
Stanford Center for Internet & Society Palo Alto California
South Florida Immigrant Justice Miami Florida