NALP Directory of Legal Employers

Directory Year: 2021

Schiff Hardin LLP - Chicago, Illinois

http://www.schiffhardin.com

Recruitment & Hiring

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Began Work In Expected
2019 Prior Summer
Associates
2020 Prior Summer
Associates
2021
LAWYERS
Entry-level 11 11 1 1 9
Entry-level (non-traditional track) 0 0 0 0 0
Lateral Partners 3 0 4 0 0
Lateral Associates 5 0 5 0 0
All Other Laterals (non-traditional track) 0 0 0 0 0
Post-Clerkship 0 0 0 0 0
LL.M.s (U.S.) 0 0 1 0 0
LL.M.s (non-U.S.) 0 0 0 0 0
SUMMER
Post-3Ls 0 0 0 0 0
2Ls 14 0 5 0 5
1Ls 0 0 0 0 0


Comments on hiring grid
Number of 2020 Summer 2Ls considered for associate offers 5
Number of offers made to summer 2L associates 5
Does the organization hire school-term clerks? Case-by-case
Does the organization hire 1Ls? No
When should 1Ls apply?
Are split summers allowed? Case-by-case
Comments regarding Hiring

2020 Summer Program

Do you accept applications for the 2022 Summer Program from Joint degree candidates graduating in 2024 or later? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2022 Summer Program from evening students graduating in 2024? Yes
Do you accept applications for the 2022 Summer Program from Judicial clerks? No
Do you accept applications for the 2022 Summer Program from students at non-US law schools? No

Hiring Outside Traditional Summer Programs

Does the organization hire 3Ls? Case by Case
How many entry-level hires outside the summer program did you hire in [directory year - 1]?

0

Post-clerkship hiring information

Do you hire post-clerkship candidates? Yes
If yes, when should they apply? Applications accepted year-round

Domestic LL.M.s

Do you hire US LL.M.s? Yes
In what practice areas?

LL.M.s are hired to fill specific needs when those needs arise.

Do you hire non-US LL.M.s? No
When should LL.M.s submit applications? Applications accepted year-round
Preferred application materials

Resume, Transcript, Writing Sample

General Hiring Criteria

We look for candidates with varied backgrounds and experiences who have demonstrated strong analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills; outstanding academic achievement; engagement and leadership in school, work, and extracurricular and community activities; the ability to work independently and on a team; and the drive to gain experience and succeed in a client service business. 

Campus Interviews Chicago-Kent College of Law
Fordham University School of Law
Northwestern University School of Law
University of Chicago Law School
University of Illinois College of Law
List Any Job Fairs / Consortia Attended (previous fall)

Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair; Lavender Law; Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

Campus Interviews

Number of Schools Visited in 2020 5
Number of Job Fairs / Consortia Attended in 2020 3

Recruiting Policy Information

Provide a link to your recruiting policy or additional recruiting information https://www.schiffhardin.com/careers/join-us/law-students
Brief description of recruiting policy or additional comments

Application Materials

Required application materials Resume
Transcript
Writing sample
Comments on application materials

1L Summer Applications

1L summer applications will be accepted starting (date)
1L Summer Application Deadline
1L Summer Applications - Comments

2L Summer Applications

2L summer applications will be accepted starting (date)
2L Summer Application Deadline
2L Summer Applications - Comments

We follow each school's individual policy on timing.

3L Summer Applications

3L summer applications will be accepted starting (date)
3L summer application deadline
3L Summer Applications - Comments

3Ls Applying for Entry-Level Positions

3L (entry-level) applications will be accepted starting (date)
3L (entry-level) application deadline
3L comments

1L Offers

How much time do you provide 1L students to respond to an offer of summer employment?
Do you require 1L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer?
If yes, how many days does a 1L student have to reaffirm their interest?

2L Offers

How much time do you provide 2L students to respond to an offer of summer employment? We follow each school's individual policy on timing.
Do you require 2L candidates for summer employment to reaffirm interest in an offer? Yes
If yes, how many days does a 2L student have to reaffirm their interest? We follow each school's individual policy on timing.

3L Offers (Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students from your summer program to respond to an offer of entry-level employment?
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer?
If yes, how many days does a 3L (previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest?

3L Offers (Not Previously Employed)

How much time do you provide 3L students to respond to an offer of entry-level employment?
Do you require 3L candidates for entry-level employment to reaffirm interest in an offer?
If yes, how many days does a 3L (not previously employed) student have to reaffirm their interest?