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Career Opportunities

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Since the College of Law maintains a small student body, the Career Services Office staff can provide students and alumni more personalized insight into, and awareness of, a wide range of career options. Extensive one-on-one counseling is offered to help students and alumni in the selection of suitable employment opportunities. The office refers qualified applicants to prospective employers and solicits potential employers wishing to conduct interviews with students. The Director of Career Opportunities and Professional Development maintains listings covering a wide range of opportunities in the legal profession as well as information on judicial clerkships and fellowships.

The Director of Career Opportunities and Professional Development is available to students and alumni for counseling and advice on all phases of career and placement activity. In addition to personal appointments with students, the Director provides assistance with resume preparation, job search strategy, and interviewing skills. A library of placement resources is maintained for both students and alumni. The Career Opportunities and Professional Development Office holds panels and programs in which various practitioners and alumni discuss their particular type of practice, both traditional and non-traditional. The office also participates in job fairs and graduates are kept apprised of current job openings.

Contact Information

The director of Career Opportunities and Professional Development, Greg Anderson, and his staff are located in Swen Parson 280. The Office can be reached by calling 815-753-0589, faxing 815-753-8073, or emailing

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Career path options for law school graduates are limitless. Our alumni pursue careers with both legal and non-legal employers. Find out more details from these employment summary reports.

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Phone: 815-753-8595
Swen Parson Hall 151

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Admissions Information: 815-753-8595
Swen Parson Hall 151

Other Questions: 815-753-1068
Swen Parson Hall 270

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Equal Employment Opportunity in Placement Process

It is Northern Illinois University College of Law’s firm requirement that employers who use the facilities and services of the law school for interviewing and other placement functions will observe the college’s principles of equal opportunity. Northern Illinois University College of Law is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, handicap, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in administration of its education policies, admissions and placement policies and other school administered programs. The services and the facilities of the Career Opportunities Office are available only to employers whose practices are consistent with this non-discrimination policy. Any complaints of discrimination during the placement process will be investigated or referred to the proper authority for investigation.