HMB is driven to deliver a better client experience in all that we do and we hire law clerks and summer associates who embody this goal. The best candidates for our Law Clerk Program are professionals who are motivated to solve interesting problems and driven to make a difference for clients and colleagues.
Law clerks generally work with all five practice groups, enjoy a wide breadth of legal experience and work with associates and senior partners. At any given time, HMB may employ between 2 and 4 law clerks. Law clerks are paid on an hourly basis.
Law Clerk Candidate Requirements
To be eligible for law clerk interviewing at HMB, a law student must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Top 30% law school class rank;
- Year in law school when applying: 1L or 2L for summer positions; 2L or 3L for academic year positions; and
- Preferred prior law firm experience
If you meet the eligibility requirements, please submit a cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcript and a writing sample (less than 10 pages). Please submit all documents in PDF format, in one email to firstname.lastname@example.org. HMB will not review any candidate materials that are incomplete or submitted outside of the time frames specified below.
If you are interested in a full-time (40 hours/week) law clerk position for summer only, you must submit the documents referenced above between October 1st and November 30th of the immediately prior year. HMB’s Law Clerk Committee will review all applications between December 1st and December 10th. If you are selected for an interview, HMB will contact you between December 11th and December 15th to schedule an in-person interview at HMB’s office between January 5th and January 15th. All summer law clerks will be selected by January 31st for the upcoming summer.
Academic Year/Part-Time Positions
If you are interested in a part-time (15-20 hours/week) law clerk position during the academic year (September through April), you must submit the documents referenced above between April 1st and July 31st for the immediately following academic year. You must attend a Chicago-based law schools in order to clerk at HMB during the academic year.