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Student Law Clerks (PSC)

We continually strive for a workforce that reflects the growing diversity within the State of Illinois. A variety of employee backgrounds, perspectives, ideas and experiences are crucial to our ability to most effectively serve the public. Bilingual skills welcome

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Date:  Mar 22, 2023

Chicago, IL, US, 60661

Job Requisition ID:  24377

Agency: Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

Closing Date/Time: 03/31/2023

Salary: (2L-$15/Hr) (3L-$18/Hr) (G-$22/Hr)

Job Type: Hourly Part Time

County: Cook

Number of Vacancies: 20




Please attach a DETAILED Resume/Curriculum Vitae (CV), cover letter, and a copy of your transcripts or verification of law school enrollment to the MY DOCUMENTS section of your application. Please note that the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation must verify applicant will or has completed the first year of law school by June 30th, 2023 before any offer can be extended.

Job Responsibilities


The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation is looking for student law clerks who will have completed their first, second, or third years of law school by summer 2023. Preferences will be given to students who have completed their second year of law school and are eligible for their Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 licenses during the summer of 2023. A limited number of paid positions are available.


Opportunities are available within the Prosecution units of General, Business, Health-Related, Medical, and Real Estate. Additional opportunities are available within the Legal Affairs units of  Professional Regulations, Real Estate, Banking, Financial Institutions, Labor Relations, FOIA, and Administrative Hearing. Students will be given the opportunity to rank their preferred units, however, there is a chance selected candidates will be assigned to a different unit. 


Student Law Clerks will actively participate with Prosecutors and Legal Affairs staff in all phases of the regulatory and/or disciplinary process, including: researching administrative and case law, drafting legal memoranda, reviewing proposed legislation and administrative rules, drafting complaints, drafting and responding to motions, making appearances before administrative law judges at status and formal hearings, and/or attending settlement negotiations, all while gaining intimate knowledge of a variety of financial regulatory and professional Practice Acts. The various areas of regulation and professional statutes can be found on the Division's website:


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

PSC must be versed in legal research with both the internet and legal books.  PSC must be adept at legal writing and be able to draft a legal brief and complaint.


  1. Legal Research
  2. Legal Writing
  3. Drafting legislation and rules
  4. Assisting in the formulation and implementation of Department policy
  5. Photocopying
  6. Filing

Employment Conditions

  • Currently attending law school, not a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois.
  • Completion of at least one year of law school on or before 6/30/2023

Education Degree

  • Enrolled in an accredited Law School with completion of first year of law school.

Work Hours: Hourly - Monday - Friday

Work Location: 555 West Monroe Street, Chicago IL 60661

Agency Contact: Tyler Hanners


Job Family: Legal and Compliance


The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your “junk mail”, “spam”, or “other” folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:


Nearest Major Market: Chicago