Below are some examples of lawyers who have decided to take a non-traditional career path.
What Can I Be with a J.D. (An ongoing series in the YLD Newsletter)
- Internet Entrepreneur, December 2010
- Assistant Dean for Career Services at The John Marshall Law School, June 2010
- Professor of Law, and Director of the Advocacy Center at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Feb. 2010
- Director of Attorney Recruitment and Professional Development Office of the Illinois Attorney General, October 2009
- Executive Director Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Foundation, April 2009
- Executive Director and Founder of the Special Education Advocacy Clinic at DePaul University Chicago College of Law, Feb. 2009
- Reference Librarian/Foreign and International Research Specialist at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Library, Oct. 2008
- Department of Homeland Security—Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Aug. 2008
- Program Director of P.A.D.S. Overnight Emergency Shelter, June 2008
- Director of Career Opportunities and Development and Adjunct Faculty Member, April 2008
- Illinois General Assembly Representative, Feb. 2008
- Thomson-West Sales Representative, Dec. 2007
- Associate Director of Enforcement for the NCAA, Oct. 2007
- Assistant Attorney General - Environmental Bureau, Aug. 2007
- Judicial Law Clerk for the Illinois Supreme Court, June 2007
- Senior Contract and Grant Officer in the Office of Sponsored Research at Northwestern University, April 2007
- Assistant General Counsel in the Office of Governor, Feb. 2007
- Office of the State's Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor, Dec. 2006
- Start Your Own Solo Practice, Oct. 2006
- Start Your Own Business, Aug. 2006
- Assistant Director of the Chicago Chapter of American Jewish Committee, June 2006
Who me? A law professor?—Southern Illinois University School of Law sponsors workshop for lawyers interested in law teaching
The Challenge, March 2008
In an effort to bring more diversity to the legal academy, faculty from the Southern Illinois University School of Law presented a workshop during the Illinois State Bar Association's December 2007 midyear meeting on how practicing lawyers can transition into law teaching jobs.
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