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Hiring Criteria

Our Summer Associates program is the cornerstone for the Firm’s hiring. Our goal is to fulfill most of our recruiting needs though permanent offers to those who successfully complete our summer program. We also are interested in candidates from judicial clerkships.

In determining whether to make offers to law students and recent graduates, we give substantial weight to academic achievement and intellectual ability. We also evaluate each applicant in the light of his or her undergraduate performance, extracurricular interests, work experience, and those personal qualities that we believe help to make a successful lawyer. Faculty and professional recommendations are considered. A high percentage of the lawyers we hire are former law review members. We consider law review experience as a positive factor, but it is not a prerequisite to hiring.

In short, we are seeking motivated individuals who have demonstrated writing ability, a commitment to excellence and to the highest standards of professionalism. If you think Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis may be a firm where you would like to practice, please contact us on our legal opportunities page.