Law Internship, Hansford & Deckert

Hansford & Deckert LLP is a boutique, Chicago-based law firm. H&D was founded with the mission of bringing big-law competency to the client’s doorstep. We are looking for motivated interns with strong communication, writing, and research skills. Both of the firm’s founding partners are passionate about offering undergraduates the opportunity to obtain real exposure to the practice of law. Although students will work on projects for clients in the Chicago area, they will be based in the Champaign office and NOT expected to travel to Chicago.

Interns will be exposed to legal research (LexisAdvance) and ongoing client matters.  Additionally, interns will also be allowed to sit in on client meetings and participate in client engagement.

This internship requires enrollment (upon receipt of the internship) in ENGL 199-INT, the Internship Seminar: an online one-credit, eight-week class that meets in the second half of the fall semester. The internship will begin before the course does.

Application materials:

  • unofficial transcript: there is no GPA requirement
  • one-page writing sample: copy and paste one page of any recent writing sample of your choosing
  • cover letter: please provide a cover letter detailing your interest in a career in law


Please send all application materials to by Friday, August 31, 5pm.

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