Are you interested in how laws are created and enforced?
Do you enjoy gathering clues to find solutions to problems?
Have you ever wanted to be a police officer or a lawyer?
If so, you may want to participate in a Law and Public Safety Program
Senior Internships for 26-weeks per year at law firms, legal service centers, federal and circuit court, etc.
Job Shadowing for all juniors (example: Students may visit the Law Office of the Cook County Public Defender's Office)
Mock Trials - Students each take on a role (jury, prosecutor, defendant, etc.) and present their case to an actual judge.
Guest Speakers - hear what it is like to work in various fields relater to law and public safety from law students, lawyers, Chicago police officers, Judges, public guardians and others.
Field Trips - explore different locations where you may eventually enter your career such as Cook County Jail, Chicago Police Headquarters, Fire stations and Courts (sit and listen to actual trials).
Careers to Consider
With a College Degree or more:
- Hearing Officer: $49,782 – $94,553
- Lawyer: $71,090 – $173,630
- Law Clerk: $36,260 – $54,970
With a Professional Certification/Degree:
- Court Reporter: $48,250 – $66,510
- Paralegal: $35,620 – $62,790
- Correctional Officer: $51,860–$75,640
With a High School Diploma:
- Parking Enforcement Worker: $27,190 – $51,390
- Security Guard: $18,920 – $28,620