Law Students

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The Labor & Employment Fellowship Program is a new approach to developing law students in preparation for greater success as labor and employment attorneys in a competitive marketplace. 

Each year the firm hosts a small group of second year law students as Labor & Employment Fellows for the summer. These law students possess strong academic credentials and a demonstrated interest in labor and employment law. This interest is evidenced though participating in or completing labor and employment law coursework or a certificate program, prior work experience in human resources and/or labor or employee relations, and a strong desire to develop a labor and employment law practice upon graduation.

During the Fellowship Program, Fellows are given the opportunity to develop robust, hands-on skills that build upon and complement their formal law school education through:

  • Specialized training curriculum, including substantive seminars on important labor and employment topics as well as training in ethics, client service, marketing, legal writing, communications, and finance. The specialized curriculum is taught by leading practitioners from Seyfarth Shaw.
     
  • Practical learning opportunities, including attending depositions, court appearances and client meetings.
     
  • Cutting-edge legal work on active cases and client projects.


The Fellowship Program has been highlighted in a number of publications, including Chicago Lawyer  and ALM’s The Recorder.

The Fellowship Program has received universally positive reviews from past Fellows. Recent accolades from Fellows include:
 

“The greatest strength of the Fellowship Program was the integration of all of our training sessions, assignments, and outside opportunities, which gave me a much more practical perspective of what it's like to be a practicing attorney.”

“I really enjoyed the combination of work projects and substantive curriculum. It was great that the presenters were actual practitioners who could share substantive and practical knowledge with the Fellows.”