Exciting Opportunity for 1L Law Students: Join Our Civil Rights and Complex Litigation Team as a Summer Associate

Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. (HSPRD), a Chicago-based law firm with a national practice, seeks a law student Summer Associate who is currently a 1L to work with the firm’s Complex Litigation group, which has a practice concentrated in the areas of Civil Rights & Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, and False Claims Act/Qui Tam litigation.

HSPRD has one of the nation’s leading civil rights, employment, and qui tam practices. Our cases fight discrimination in the workplace, in housing, in education, and at the polling place; vindicate our clients’ constitutional rights to speak freely and enjoy liberty, property rights, and equal protection of the laws; battle police and law enforcement misconduct and governmental misconduct generally; protect the rights of low-wage workers and immigrants; and protect whistleblowers and expose fraud against the government. For more information about the firm, visit www.hsplegal.com.

We seek a Summer Associate to work with the firm on complex civil litigation matters. The Summer Associate will assist attorneys in all aspects of litigation in federal and state court, including developing new cases, client contact, discovery and motion practice, and all stages of litigation. The Summer Associate will have the opportunity to work with a variety of partners and associates on our active litigation docket. The position will pay $1,000 per week for 8 to 10 weeks. The start date is flexible within the months of May or June, 2024. This is an in-office position with significant flexibility as HSRPD continues to operate with a hybrid model.

HSPRD is an equal opportunity employer that strives to promote a diverse and inclusive bar. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, immigrants, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with lived experience of poverty, and people from other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups.


Ideal candidates will have:

• Exceptional legal research, writing, and analytic skills;

• Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in complex litigation on issues related to constitutional law, discrimination, workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, government misconduct, and class actions;

• Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and persuasively;

• Excellent organizational abilities, attention to detail, and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously;

• Ability to work independently as well as within a team;

• Demonstrated experience with or commitment to one or more issues central to the group’s practice; and

• Fluency in Spanish is valued, though not required.

 Application Process

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to rortiz@hsplegal.com with the subject line “Summer Associate Position – Application Materials” by February 1, 2024. Candidates should be prepared to submit a writing sample and undergraduate and law school transcripts in the event they are invited to interview. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, starting January 15, 2024. No phone calls, please.

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified applicants with disabilities may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

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