Your Career Works Here

Schiff Hardin occupies a unique place in the legal market. We are big enough to have high-quality legal work and are small enough to know and care about each other.

At Schiff you will find a community of talented lawyers who genuinely enjoy practicing law, share a commitment to professional excellence and an entrepreneurial spirit, and who value and support each other.

Our colleagues at all levels have the freedom to be the lawyers they want to be and the support they need to get there. At a firm of our size, you can build the practice you want, create a long and fulfilling career, and contribute to Schiff’s future.

  • Summer Program

    Summer at Schiff is a time for you to get to know us and for us to get to know you.

    Real Work.  Real Cases.  Real Clients.

    We want all of our summer associates to get a realistic look at what it’s like to practice law here, in terms of both the work we do and who we are. Our summer associates work with lawyers from different practice groups and different offices. That means you’ll experience the quality and range of our work and gain substantive experience in areas that interest you. Because our summer associates choose their own assignments from a wide range of options, you’ll have the chance to work on projects as varying as drafting appellate briefs, doing due diligence in connection with a merger agreement, and writing blog posts.

    At Schiff you’d also learn through trainings and observational opportunities. We have formal programs in which experienced Schiff attorneys provide hands-on litigation and corporate experiences and feedback to help develop new skills. We also lead group workshops and have attorney-coaches work one-on-one with every summer associate on building their legal writing skills. Finally, our summer associates learn how to develop new client relationships and nurture and maintain current ones in a business development/client skills workshop.

    And Real Fun too!

    We plan a mix of low-key social activities so that our summer associates and attorneys get to know each other as people. By the end of the summer, our summer associates have a good feel for the firm’s friendly culture.

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Schiff Receives Top 20 Rankings in 2021 Vault Associate Survey

We received top national rankings in the 2021 Vault Associate Survey, including a first-time recognition for our summer associate program. MORE

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Schiff Hardin Achieves Mansfield Certification for Second Consecutive Year

Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce the firm has achieved Mansfield Certified Plus status for 2020. This recognition demonstrates our continuing commitment to increasing diversity within the firm’s leadership ranks. MORE

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in 2020

Our 2020 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Annual Report highlights the profound effect this year has had on our continuing efforts to actively oppose discrimination in every form. Learn more about our evolving mission to create a more equitable and just law firm, profession, and world. MORE