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The Legal Recruiting Coordinator will join a supportive and collaborative team. The coordinator will support the Legal Recruiting Manager with the planning and execution of the summer associate program and executing the firm’s 1L, 2L and 3L hiring strategy.  The coordinator will also assist the Lateral Recruiting Manager with lateral hiring needs, hiring of International LL.M. students and post judicial law clerk hiring.


  • Provide general support to the Legal Recruiting Manager and Lateral Recruiting Manager
  • Assist in coordinating and planning all aspects of the summer associate program (events, trainings, etc.)
  • Assist with summer associate onboarding and orientation as necessary
  • Attend summer associate program events as required
  • Coordinate mid-and-end-of-summer evaluations
  • Serve as a firm ambassador
  • Assists in setting up 1L and rising 2L events and sponsorships
  • Coordinates on-campus recruiting materials and post-OCI processing of callback decisions
  • Coordinates hiring meeting materials and assists with follow up
  • Assists in scheduling interviews as necessary
  • Oversee NALP reimbursement process
  • Maintain LawCruit database with accurate and complete records
  • Assist with Fall Associate onboarding and orientation as necessary
  • Assist lateral lawyer interviews, drafting offer letters, and onboarding lateral lawyers
  • Coordinate the firm’s LL.M. hiring process
  • Assist with the firm’s law clerk hiring process including a post judicial clerkship reception
  • Conduct office tours for summer associates, fall associates, and lateral associates
  • Must be willing to work overtime as requested, particularly in the months of May through August
  • Work collaboratively and across the team and other departments of the firm
  • Perform other duties as assigned or as judgment or necessity dictates


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below.  The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Possesses superior organizational and time-management skills, including the ability to prioritize projects and meet deadlines; excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work independently and be proactive
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint


  • Law firm or professional services experience

Other Skills and Abilities:
In addition to the above, the following may also be required of the successful candidate:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Able to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • Able to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities

Sidley Austin LLP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


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