New track will prepare students for law school and careers in politics

Applications for Career Advancement’s Law & Politics track are now open

This autumn, University of Chicago Career Advancement is offering a new Law & Politics track for pre-law students to analyze the world’s biggest political questions through distinct programming and mentorship opportunities. Applications are now open for pre-law second-, third-, and fourth-year students to join the track for the 2020-2021 academic year.

The Careers In… programs at Career Advancement provide resources for undergraduates to explore different industries and gain professional experience. The new Law & Politics track is part of the Careers in Law program, which supports students and alumni who are interested in attending law school. Launching in an election year, the track will provide members of its inaugural cohort with an up-close look at the issues that interest them as they prepare for potential careers in politics.

“We are pleased to offer this new track, which will provide valuable mentorship experiences for undergraduates who wish to explore where a law degree may take them during their careers,” said Meredith Daw, executive director of Career Advancement.

Among other dynamic programming, students selected for the Law & Politics track will:

  • Engage with mentors who are current or former politicians, as well as lawyers who work for the government or non-profits in a non-legal capacity.
  • Participate in a capstone project: a campaign speech, a press conference or a political debate
  • Receive career support for securing internships and post-graduation employment

The Law & Politics track is a partnership between Career Advancement, the Office of Civic Engagement, the Institute of Politics, and the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse. Learn more about this track and its requirements on the application on UChicago Handshake. Applications close August 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM. For questions, email Bill Chamberlain, program director of Careers in Law: