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The Chicago office of ArentFox Schiff LLP is accepting applications from second-year law students for its 2023 Summer Associate Program.

ArentFox Schiff LLP is internationally recognized in core industries where business and the law intersect. With more than 600 lawyers and policy professionals, the firm serves as a destination for an international roster of companies, governments, individuals, and trade associations.

ArentFox Schiff provides comprehensive, industry-focused transactional, regulatory, and litigation counseling from offices in seven US markets: Washington, DC, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, and Ann Arbor.

2023 Summer Program. Summer at ArentFox Schiff is a time for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you!
Summer associates at ArentFox Schiff quickly discover why our program is unique. They do real work for real clients, and their experience closely resembles the workload of a junior associate.

We want our summer associates to experience a variety of areas of the law and interact with attorneys across the firm. Based on personal interests and workflow, summer associates work on a wide range of assignments with ArentFox Schiff attorneys from around the country. And of course, there's time for fun too.

Summer associates leave the program with a solid understanding of the opportunities available to them after law school and a great sense of the people they'll be working with. Our culture, team approach, professional training, and social opportunities are why ArentFox Schiff stands apart.

Opportunities early and often. Our teams are small, and typically one partner and one associate work together. That means associates have early exposure both to clients and to important, substantive work, including appearing in court and participating in negotiations.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We are committed to actively opposing discrimination of all forms and types. We value giving back to our community and building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace. Diversity to us is not just about the numbers. It's about creating an environment where everyone feels welcome and where they can be and progress as their authentic selves. We are stronger together when diversity is rooted in equity and inclusion.

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

Applicants should have excellent research and writing skills and be committed to working in a large Chicago law firm following law school graduation. Prior work experience is a plus. Candidates must be attending an ABA-accredited law school in the United States. Please include a cover letter, resume, law school transcript and legal writing sample.

ArentFox Schiff LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.