Career Development

At Chicago-Kent, our highest priority is providing you with a solid academic and practical foundation for your career, whether you aim to pursue a career in legal practice—as a law firm associate, criminal defense attorney, prosecutor, in-house counsel, public interest attorney or other type of lawyer—or in an allied profession.

Not sure which field of law is the best fit for you? Explore a variety of possibilities in our online Career Paths section. Whatever your professional goals, you'll benefit from the scholarly excellence of our distinguished faculty, our robust skills-training programs and our extensive career development resources.

Our location—in the heart of Chicago's vast legal marketplace—affords a breadth of networking and practice opportunities available only in the nation's largest cities. You'll study within walking distance of one of the world's largest unified court systems, the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; major banks and financial markets; emerging and established national and international businesses; prominent public interest organizations; federal and state government agencies; and numerous law firms of all sizes and types—many with strong connections to Chicago-Kent through our faculty and alumni.