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Career Opportunities

Students researching career opportunities at the College of Law.


The small size of our student body allows the Office of Career Opportunities and Professional Development to provide students and alumni with personalized insight into and awareness of a wide-range of career options.

In addition to extensive one-on-one counseling, the office assists students and alumni with resume preparation, job search strategy, interviewing skills and advice on all phases of career and placement activity. 

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Job Bulletin

  • View our database of employment opportunities

Employment Summary Reports

  • Career paths for law school graduates are limitless. Our alumni pursue careers in law firms of all sizes, in public defender's offices, as solo practitioners, and in a variety of JD Advantage and alternative/non-traditional positions.
  • Find out more by reading NIU Law's employment summary reports, prepared by the National Association for Law Placement.

89% Employment Rate

The employment rate for NIU Law’s class of 2016 was of 89.4%, exceeding the national average of 87.5%.

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Office of Career Opportunities and Professional Development
Greg Anderson, Director
Swen Parson 280
(815) 753-0589



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Equal Employment Opportunity in Placement Process

It is Northern Illinois University College of Law’s firm requirement that employers who use the facilities and services of the law school for interviewing and other placement functions will observe the college’s principles of equal opportunity. Northern Illinois University College of Law is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, marital or parental status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, handicap, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in administration of its education policies, admissions and placement policies and other school administered programs. The services and the facilities of the Office of Career Opportunities and Professional Development are available only to employers whose practices are consistent with this non-discrimination policy. Any complaints of discrimination during the placement process will be investigated or referred to the proper authority for investigation.