Life after Chicago
Where will your Chicago degree take you? Anywhere you want it to. Chicago Law alumni live and work all over the country and all over the world, in every type of legal job (and many non-legal ones). They work in all levels of government, private practice, nonprofits, business, academia, and the judiciary. They use their Chicago educations to advocate on behalf of clients large and small, and to change the world.
We hope you will use our website to see where you might like to take your Chicago degree. Perhaps you want to think about clerking for a judge or becoming a professor. Maybe you're interested in working overseas or starting your own business. Look at the resources on our site, and visit our alumni magazine and other alumni pages to see what some Chicago alumni are doing. With a Chicago Law education as your foundation, the world is one big opportunity.
Our professional staff members provide extensive individual career counseling to both J.D. and LL.M. students and graduates on all aspects of career planning and job search techniques.
A judicial clerkship offers a unique and challenging post-graduate opportunity to develop a relationship with a judge, to observe lawyers "in action", and to reflect on many of the novel legal issues of our time. A sizeable percentage of our recent graduates and other alumni choose to clerk, and you can learn more about it here.
Once you've seen our incredible faculty in action, you may want to follow in their footsteps. This is a comprehensive guide to how to become a law professor, prepared by our own Professor Brian Leiter.
Want to see what we tell alumni? The Record is the Law School's magazine for alumni and friends, published twice a year. This online version includes special web-only content, as well as links to related stories, audio, and video.
Meet some of our alumni and see where their Law School education has taken them.