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Career Connections

Career Finder: Law and Legal Studies

Graduate with a diploma and an EDGE.

Want to be a lawyer? How about a law enforcement officer or an arbitrator? At Lake Forest, we prepare students to go on to a variety of careers in law.

At Lake Forest, you can participate in experience-intensive internships and meet with alumni mentors in your field of interest. The Pre-Law Advising Program supports students who are considering the field of law as a career goal and assists them in the often daunting law school application process.

Dual-degree programs with Loyola University School of Law, Vermont Law School, and Chicago-Kent School of Law allow motivated students to get a law degree one year earlier than a standard curriculum.

Students go on to law school at some of the country’s best universities, including:

  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Chicago
  • Northwestern University School of Law

We give our students the information and the edge they need to pursue careers in law and other legal fields.

Past internships:

  • Office of Senator Barack Obama
  • Office of U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin
  • The Atlantic Council of the United States
  • The Defender Association
  • Tom Cross, House Republican Leader
  • Congressman Mark Kirk
  • Kennedy Pierson & Strachan

Graduates’ Jobs:

  • Partner, Jenner & Block LLP
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney, The Northern District of Illinois
  • Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel, SEC
  • Senior Counsel, Staples, Inc.
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Bryan Cave LLP
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • K&L Gates LLP