Loyola University Chicago

Institute for Paralegal Studies

Career Resource Center

If you are interested in accessing the materials in the Career Resource Center (CRC), first contact the Institute Office to arrange a time. The CRC materials are housed within the paralegal office and the space is used for a variety of other purposes (i.e., administering student makeups, etc.). It is best to confirm the availability before use.

The Career Resource Center houses a collection of books on the paralegal and legal profession. The Institute maintains subscriptions to Paralegal Today, NFPA's Paralegal Reporter, NALA's Facts & Findings, IPMA Paralegal Manager, American Bar Association Journal, Chicago Lawyer, and Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.


Institute for Paralegal Studies Office
Lewis Towers—621
820 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.6820

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Career Assistance

Students may start a paralegal job search at any time. Students are more attractive to employers as they approach graduation. You should start a job search early in the semester in which you plan to graduate.

You may use the Institute's career assistance service in either or both of these methods:

  1. Browse the Job Board and reply directly to any posting that interests you.
  2. Submit a resume for the Institute's electronic resume database. Resumes will be critiqued (after completion of PLST 331 Introduction to Paralegal Studies) by the Director and/or Academic Program Coordinator, who then forwards suitable resumes from this database to employers on request. Almost all employers also ask that a notice be posted. We will alert the employers that they may receive some duplicate resumes in this situation. Please send your resume to paralegal@luc.edu as a Word or PDF attachment.


Resumes and cover letters are covered in the Introduction to Paralegal Studies class. The materials distributed in class are always available online within the Job Board (The "Helpful Handouts" link at the top of board). Once students have received their critiqued resume submitted for the Intro class, the director and/or academic program coordinator will be available by appointment to review revisions of resumes and cover letters and offer individual advice.

Ramblerlink System (University Career Center Job Listing)

RamblerLink is a web-based recruiting system designed for university career centers. Students and alumni of Loyola University Chicago can browse job postings, apply for positions, sign up for interviews and events, and publish resumes to employer-searchable resume books.