Hiring for Summer 2021
The clinical law program plans to hire a number of UChicago Law students to work in the various clinics in the summer of 2021. Paid summer positions will be open for the following clinics:
- Abrams Environmental Law Clinic
- Civil Rights and Police Accountability Clinic
- Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project Clinic
- Employment Law Clinic
- Exoneration Project Clinic
- Federal Criminal Justice Clinic
- Global Human Rights Clinic
- Housing Initiative Transactional Clinic
- Immigrants’ Rights Clinic
- Innovation Clinic
- Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
- Jenner & Block Supreme Court and Appellate Clinic
- Kirkland & Ellis Corporate Lab Clinic
Each of these clinics seeks energetic, dedicated and motivated students for these positions. Students selected for the summer program will be assigned to one clinic for the summer and will work on a variety of cases, transactions or other client matters. Students who work in the clinic over the summer are treated as returning clinic students in the fall and may continue with their clinic work during the following academic year.
Students hired for the summer program will work for eight weeks in the summer, on dates approved by their clinical supervisor. Students will receive approximately $5000 in compensation for the summer, payable as wages subject to withholding. Students who work in the clinics during the summer may not work as research assistants during the weeks when they are working in the clinic summer program.
Application materials, consisting of a questionnaire, cover letter and resume, may be submitted here from January 14th through January 19th.
Interviews will commence as early as January 20th. Offers will be made shortly thereafter, with subsequent rounds of offers continuing to be made until all positions are filled. Each student applicant will receive a single interview with a clinic faculty member. Students will likely interview with a faculty member from the clinic that the student listed as their first choice. If necessary to balance out the interviews and conduct them in a timely way, students might instead interview with faculty from the clinic that they listed as their second choice. Either way, students should be aware that they are being considered for both their first and second choice clinics. Students are encouraged to use their cover letter, if they wish, to elaborate on their preferences between their first and second choice clinics.
Questions about the summer hiring process should be directed to Jeff Leslie, Director of Clinical and Experiential Learning, firstname.lastname@example.org.