Are you looking to get great experience with a company, government agency, judge, or public interest organization in just about any practice area you can think of, to spend a full semester in Chicago, or to build your resume with great work experience? Consider doing the Notre Dame Law in Chicago program next fall. You don’t have to commit now but if you are interested in learning more, you might as well have a conversation about the program, right?
If you are interested in starting a conversation about the Chicago program for any semester, submit a short Expression of Interest form as soon as possible to get the ball rolling. You can fill it out in Google Forms.
Whatever practice area or practice setting you’re interested in, the Chicago Program gives you the chance to experience it.
Here are just a few examples of some of the places Chicago externs can work:
(Get the full list of placement sites here
although note that you can work somewhere not on this list too.)
Mérieux Nutrisciences Corporation: Merieux is an international network of accredited labs that does testing for for the food and beverage industry. This externship would involve a great deal of M&A work.
Levy Restaurants: The extern would do mostly sports law with some corporate and litigation work. Levy owns Cafe Spiaggia, a Michelin Star restaurant, and does catering for hundreds of sports stadiums across the U.S.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority: FINRA writes and enforces rules and regulations for every brokerage firm and broker in the United States, and examine broker-dealers for compliance with FINRA rules, federal securities laws. Externs will analyze whether a disciplinary action should be brought against a firm and/or broker, and draft the settlement agreement or Complaint.
Navy JAG Corps — This externship is located at the Great Lakes Naval Training Center in North Chicago, Illinois. Externs are assigned to a legal command or staff and gain experience in traditional Navy JAG Corps practice areas such as military justice (criminal prosecution and defense), legal assistance (providing general legal advice to Sailors and their families), and command services (advising military commanders and their staffs).
Northwestern Memorial Hospital. This externship is in the compliance department and the extern would work to research NW Memorial precedent to resolve patient disputes.
Extern in Chicago next semester!