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Week of October 27, 2014

Information & Announcements

  • Community Based Federal Work Study Available for Spring 2015 - Deadline to apply January 9, 2015
  • Mandatory 1L Legal Resume Workshop
  • Makeup Procedure for Mandatory 1L Career Services Orientation Program
  • Launch of Lawcountability, J.D.: New Resource for Chicago-Kent students

On-Campus Interviewing

  • Fall Recruiting: Please Report Callbacks and Offers!

Programming

  • October 28: Environmental Law Society – Fall Career Panel and Networking Reception
  • October 28: CBA Young Lawyers Section Program - Ignite Your Job Search
  • October 29:  Meet the Public Service Employers Reception
  • October 31 and November 1: The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers - 7th Circuit Fellows' Fall Program for Law Students
  • November 5: Alternative Careers Day: Counseling Sessions and Informational Interviews. Sign ups start October 27th!
  • November 6: An Evening with Anita Alvarez: An Up-Close Look at the Criminal Law Profession
  • November 7: ABA Legal Career Expo
  • November 12: SBA "5 Under 5"Alumni Networking Event
  • November 13: "Practice Tracks" Networking and Informational Event
  • November 14: Government Career Fair

Employment Opportunities

  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI):  Applications open for 2Ls on October 15
  • American Bar Association Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • 2015 Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program application due November 2
  • Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program Application due January 9, 2015
  • Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for IP Law Students
  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. - Diversity In Patent Law Fellowship Program

Job Fairs

  • October 24-25: Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair
  • November 21-22: Full Access Student Summit for Students with Disabilities

Diversity

  • The LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program - Registration opens October 15th

Resources

  • 2014-2015 Guide to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice
  • Career Resources available in Symplicity's "Document Library"

CSO Information & Announcements

Community Based Federal Work Study Available for Spring 2015 - Deadline to apply January 9, 2015

Chicago-Kent will have Community-Based Federal Work Study available during the Spring 2015 semester.  Chicago-Kent 2L & 3L students who are Federal Work Study eligible may be paid though Federal Work Study funds to work at government and public interest organizations outside of the law school.  A limited amount of funds are available, and students who have a federal work study award must secure their job placement by the deadline.  Please visit the Chicago-Kent Community-Based Federal Work Study webpage for a more detailed explanation of this opportunity, as well as the form you need to complete in order to participate.  Forms are due in the Career Services Office by Friday January 9, 2015.  Please e-mail Michelle Vodenik (mvodenik@kentlaw.iit.edu) with any questions.

Mandatory 1L Legal Resume Workshop

The MANDATORY 1L Legal Resume Workshop video is now available to view.

All first-year law students must watch this brief video. This workshop includes detailed instructions for how to draft your legal resume.

First-year law students may begin meeting with a Career Advisor on Wednesday, October 15. Before your first career advising appointment, you must upload a legal resume to Symplicity. Please also bring a copy of your legal resume to your first appointment.

Watch the CSO: 1L Legal Resume Workshop online here.  Sign in to Panopto using your kentlaw username and password.

Makeup Procedure for Mandatory 1L Career Services Orientation Program

If you did not attend one of the three mandatory 1L Career Services Orientation programs on September 16 or 17, the makeup procedures are as follows:

  • Watch the video of the 1L Orientation program.  The videos of the orientation programs, along with all accompanying handouts, are posted online here: http://kentlaw.hosted.panopto.com  Login with your Chicago-Kent username and password.  (The video is available to view NOW!) To quickly view all Career Services videos, click on "See All Folders" at the top of your Panopto screen, and select "Career Services." 
  • Complete the 1L Registration Form or "Survey."  Please make sure that you complete the correct survey form based on your graduation year, and fill it out as completely as possible.  These survey forms are available online at the above link, or extra survey forms are available in the Career Services Office.
  • Return a completed survey form to the Career Services Office (Suite 360) ASAP if you have not done so already. You may email this form to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu.  

You must complete these makeup procedures in order to gain access to Symplicity, Chicago-Kent's online job posting system, and to be assigned a career advisor.  Please email kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu with any questions.

Launch of Lawcountability, J.D.: New Resource for Chicago-Kent students

In a competitive job market, it helps for law students to find dynamic ways to stand out and distinguish themselves.  Lawcountability, J.D. is a powerful new technology platform that will help students:

  • Raise your profile
  • Improve your networking
  • Apply key job search strategies
  • Connect with prospective employers

Lawcountability, J.D. provides law students with:

  • On-demand programs that show you how to connect with the people you are trying to meet rather than collect random business cards
  • Automated e-mail reminders to help you execute your goals
  • The ability to identify your objectives and fit them into your busy schedule
  • A unique game-like point system to measure your performance and compare it to your peers

Using Lawcountability, J.D., students could see positive results by committing just ten minutes per week!   

Lawcountability, J.D. is open to all JD students and recent graduates of Chicago-Kent. 

Watch this presentation to learn how it works: http://alkaps.audioacrobat.com/playv/WYJlrcJW

Watch for your invitation to watch the ten minute program every Monday morning; or log-in at any time to http://www.lawcountabilityjd.com  

To log-in for the first time, enter your Chicago-Kent email address, and click on "forgot password," which will allow you to create your own password. 

You may opt-out if you do not wish to receive the messages from Lawcountability J.D. 

If you have trouble logging-in, email kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu.

On-Campus Interview

Fall Recruiting: Please Report Callbacks and Offers!

If you receive callbacks or job offers during the fall interview season, please report this to the Career Services Office by sending an email to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu (or email your career advisor directly).  Please include from what source you obtained the interview/offer (OCI, resume collect, CCBA job fair, Loyola Patent Fair, etc.).  We keep track of these in order to determine how students are doing and where our students end up working during the summer/after graduation.  Also, if you have any concerns about how your interviews are progressing or questions about the interview process, please make an appointment to talk with a career advisor.

Programming

Environmental Law Society – Fall Career Panel and Networking Reception

Date: Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Morris Hall – 10th Floor Event Room

Join the Chicago-Kent Environmental Law Society for its Fall Career Panel & Networking Reception.  A panel of Chicago-Kent alumni will share their experiences and how they succeeded in practicing environmental law. A networking reception will begin at 7 p.m. following the panel discussion, where alumni can network with and lend their expertise to current students studying environmental law.

Featuring:

Jennifer Burke – Illinois Pollution Control Board
John Watson – Chair of the Environmental Practice Group at Baker & McKenzie
M. Hope Whitfield – General Counsel for Suzlon Wind Energy Corporation
Todd Rettig – Director of the IL Department of Natural Resources Office of Land Management
Kristin Munsch – Senior Attorney and Policy Director at Citizen’s Utility Board

Please RSVP By October 24th at: http://bit.ly/ELSCareerPanel

CBA Young Lawyers Section Program - Ignite Your Job Search

Date: October 28, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Chicago Bar Association (321 S. Plymouth)

On October 28, 2014, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, at The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604, featured CBA Career Counselor Kathy Morris, UnderAdvisement Ltd. will be joined by a panel of career counselors who will share with you how to become self-directed, professionally confident, and effective in your job search. This fast-paced, multi-faceted program includes a full-group session & small group discussions.

Topics:
Analyzing Your Interests to Focus Your Search
Lauren Spira, Lauren Spira Career Coaching; Associate Director of Career Services, John Marshall Law School

Fine-Tuning Your Resume to Serve You Well
Hanna Stotland, Admissions Consultant

Networking to Expand Your Job Search Prospects
Sheila Nielsen, Nielsen Career Consulting

Interviewing Wisely in a Changing & Challenging Market
David Diamond, Assistant Dean, Center for Career Strategy & Advancement, Northwestern University School of Law

Identifying Alternative Careers
Murray A. Mann, Global Diversity Solutions Group, LLC

Meet the Public Service Employers Reception

Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson

Save the date for the Meet the Public Service Organizations Reception on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.  Come learn about non-profit and government agency volunteer, intern and employment opportunities!  The event will take place at Loyola University School of Law, 25 E Pearson St, in Kasbeer Hall on the 15th Floor.  Contact your career advisor with any questions.

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers - 7th Circuit Fellows' Fall Program for Law Students

Date: October 31 and November 1

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers will be holding its annual conference for law students at schools in the Seventh Circuit. It is a great opportunity to meet lawyers and other practitioners in the field and to learn about the hot topics being litigated today.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Networking Reception hosted by Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP, 123
North Wacker Drive, Suite 1800, Chicago, IL
, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. RSVP necessary for admission.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Program hosted by Winston & Strawn, 35 West Wacker Drive, 47th Floor, Chicago, IL.

  • 9:00 am: Registration and continental breakfast
  • 9:30 am: Hot Topics and the Realities of Practice I
    • Traditional Labor Law
    • Social Media Issues
    • EEO Law
  • 10:45 am Break
  • 11:00 am Hot Topics and the Realities of Practice II
    • Wage & Hour Law
    • Employee Benefits Law
    • ADR and the Workplace
  • 12:15 pm Lunch, with an opportunity to interact informally with Fellows of the College
  • 1:30 pm Getting Noticed, Getting Hired, and Being Successful
  • 3:30 pm Adjourn

An RSVP is required no later than Thursday, October 30, 2014. Jennifer Motley – 410.972.4711 jmotley@laborandemploymentcollege.org

Alternative Careers Day: Counseling Sessions and Informational Interviews

Date: November 5, 2014
Location: Career Services and 10th Floor Event Room (Morris Hall)

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014, the Career Services Office and the Young Alumni Council will present an entire day of activities geared towards students interested in Alternative Careers. Cheryl Rich Heisler, President and Founder of Lawternatives, will be on campus all day to assist students considering or even just "wondering" about an alternative to traditional legal practice. Alumni in alternative careers will also be available for informational interviews.

Schedule of Events:

Individual Career Strategy Sessions
Ms. Heisler will be available throughout the day for individual 30 minute strategy sessions with students interested in an alternative legal career. Meet with Cheryl in the Career Services Conference Room, Suite 360.  Sign up online beginning Monday, October 27, 2014. You may sign up here: http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/upgyt

Strategy Hour
Ms. Heisler will also be available in the Career Services Office, Suite 360, from 4 – 5pm to answer quick questions about alternative careers and provide tips on making the most of the evening informational interviews.

Alternative Careers: Informational Interviews
From 5 - 7pm, alumni using their legal education and experience in alternative careers will be available to meet with students individually for informational interviews in the 10th Floor Event Room (Morris Hall). Sign up online beginning Monday, October 27, 2014. You may sign up here: http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/kflcz

Networking Reception
Following the Informational Interviews, there will be a networking reception in the 10th Floor Event Room.  This reception will allow alumni and students to network with alumni working in alternative careers.

Attending professionals include:

Adam Bottner, National Sales, Director of Business Development, DTI
Dan Bower, Caseworker for US Senator Mark Kirk
Lauren Conway, Compliance Officer, Citadel LLC
Michael Jimenez, Compliance Investigator at Combined Insurance
Jeff Malach, Senior Business Development Director, Hilco Global Finance
Luke Novak, Vice President at Rothschild Investment Corporation
Kevin Saunders, Associate Managing Director, Compliance for The PrivateBank
…and many more!

An Evening with Anita Alvarez: An Up-Close Look at the Criminal Law Profession

Date: November 6, 2014
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Chicago-Kent Lobby and Auditorium

The Criminal Law Society presents “An Evening with Anita Alvarez: An Up-Close Look at the Criminal Law Profession” on Thursday, November 6th from 6:00 pm t0 8:30 pm in the Lobby/Auditorium. If you’re interested in criminal litigation, this is one event you cannot miss! You’ll meet Anita Alvarez, Cook County State’s Attorney, and hear about her background as a Chicago-Kent student and criminal law enthusiast. Then, you’ll meet and mingle with Assistant State’s Attorneys and Chicago-Kent Alumni currently working in the criminal litigation field. Food and beverages will be provided at the reception portion of the event. Bring your business cards! RSVP here by October 31st: http://goo.gl/E9r0MK

ABA Legal Career Expo

Date: Friday, November 7, 2014
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: ABA Offices (321 N. Clark St.)

The American Bar Association is hosting a Legal Career Expo on November 7th here in Chicago at the ABA offices (321 N. Clark St).  The expo will be a series of seminars and 1 on 1 coaching sessions.  Focuses will include resume and interviewing skills, financial coaching, and networking opportunities. Get more details at http://www.americanbar.org/groups/diversity/ODIExpo.html

SBA 5 Under 5 Alumni Networking Event

Date: Wedensday, November 12, 2014
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Chicago-Kent Lobby

Join the SBA for its "5 Under 5" Alumni Networking Event! Come meet, greet and network with five recent Chicago-Kent alumni who have graduated in the last five years and are now practicing law in a variety of different fields. This event is a great way network with alumni without any pressure. All of the featured attendees remember exactly what it's like to be in your shoes. The event even boasts a history of getting students jobs from their new connections!

"Practice Tracks" Networking and Informational Event

Date: Thursday, November 13, 2014
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:30pm
Location: Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court

Attorneys representing approximately 50 practice areas will attend Practice Tracks, a program held at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court (next to the John Marshall Law School) on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.  Practice Tracks provides students with the opportunity to talk informally with attorneys about careers in a variety of practice areas.  Practice Tracks is your chance to determine how job seekers are faring in a particular segment of the market, what it is like to practice in a specific practice area, which credentials are helpful in finding employment in that area, what skills you should emphasize when applying, and more!

Even though the participating attorneys volunteer their time and participation for Practice Tracks, that does not indicate job openings at represented organizations.  However, this program has proven to be an extremely effective means of networking and obtaining helpful information about prospective employers in a variety of different settings and practice areas.  To benefit from and make the most of this program, you may obtain business cards from practitioners in your areas of interest, and later reach out to those attorneys for an informational interview.

Government Career Fair

Date: Friday, November 14, 2014
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location:  University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center East, Illinois Room, 750 South Halsted Street, Chicago, IL 60607

This is a FREE professional networking event to meet government recruiters, learn about positions, and gain information about application processes.  This government career fair is NOT solely for legal positions.  Employers to attend include US Drug Enforcement Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, US Department of Energy, Schaumburg Police Dept., US Customs & Border Protection, Social Security Administration, IL Army National Guard, and US Navy.

For more information, go to http://www.thegcrc.org/.

Employment Opportunities

Please check Chicago-Kent's job posting system ("Symplicity") on a regular basis. Check out Symplicity's general instructions for more information.

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI):  Applications open for 2Ls on October 15

PILI's Law Student Internship Program connects law students from across the country with legal service agencies in Illinois. Interns work 400 hours full-time during the summer or 200 hours part-time during the school year, with PILI ensuring quality supervision by experienced agency attorneys, and providing extra educational, networking and mentoring opportunities.

PILI administers its Internship Program application through IllinoisProBono.org. You must register on this site before you can submit any applications.  The summer 2015 Internship application period opens on October 15 for 2Ls and December 1 for 1Ls. Click here to learn more about how to apply.

American Bar Association Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program

Apply to be one of nine students placed in the American Bar Association Business Law Section Diversity Clerkship Program for the opportunity to gain invaluable experience, work with accomplished business court judges, and earn a stipend.
The objectives of the Diversity Clerkship are:

  • To encourage more diverse law students to apply for clerkship positions
  • To foster relationships between business court judges and diverse law students
  • To provide students with a foundation in various aspects of business law
  • To provide opportunities for students to meet a wide variety of lawyers who are active in the practice of business law and are members of the Business Law Section
  • To establish a support system for diverse students who are pursuing business court clerkship positions and a possible career in business law

Students are placed in clerkships across the country. Applicants must be diverse first or second year students currently enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school, demonstrate financial need, and be a member of the ABA Law Student Division and Business Law Section.

To learn more and apply, go here:http://www.americanbar.org/groups/business_law/initiatives_awards/diversity.html

The 2014 Diversity Clerkship application is due by December 26, 2014.

Fellowships & Scholarships

2015 Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program application due November 2

The Office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City of Chicago is in the process of recruiting graduate students for the 2015 Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program.  The Mayor's Office Fellowship Program is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students in any concentration who will be enrolled during the summer and are interested in local government and public policy. Fellows have the opportunity to learn about municipal government and participate in a unique, hands-on experience in the development of new policy and program initiatives. Participants research policies and evaluate their potential benefit to Chicago, draft memoranda for Mayor’s Office senior staff on upcoming issues and new initiatives, and participate in a variety of talks and tours that provide insight into how City government operates. The application is due November 1.

The application process is a two-step process.  Prospective Fellows should visit www.cityofchicago.org/mayorfellowship to read more about the application steps and to begin the application process. 

Step 1 of the application process will close on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 11:59:59 p.m.  NO LATE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program

Franczek Radelet, a labor and employment boutique law firm in Chicago is pleased to continue its LEADS Fellowship Program designed to increase the placement of diverse lawyers at the firm and in private practice generally. Franczek Radelet’s Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity & Scholarship (LEADS) is an intensive eight week summer program designed for first and second year law students with the goal of providing concentrated labor and employment experience to diverse law students and developing a pipeline of highly qualified, diverse candidates for potential future employment at Franczek Radelet.

The LEADS application is available here. As outlined on the application, completed and signed applications and all required supporting documentation should be received by January 9, 2015 for 1L students. Please note that applications will be reviewed and applicants interviewed and selected on a rolling basis.

Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for IP Law Students

Banner & Witcoff is proud to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law 
students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff’s commitment to fostering the 
development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds. 
 
Eligibility 
Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an 
ABA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the Donald W. 
Banner Diversity Scholarship. Applicants may not be a current or past employee of 
Banner & Witcoff, or directly related to a current employee of Banner & Witcoff. 
 
Selection Criteria 
Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship 
review board based on the following criteria:

  • Academic merit (undergraduate, graduate and law school)
  • Commitment to the pursuit of a career in IP law
  • Member of a historically under represented group in IP law (including race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability)
  • Written communication skills
  • Oral communication skills determined through an interview of the law student
  • Leadership qualities and community involvement

Financial Award 
Recipients of the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship will receive $5,000 payable 
for the Fall semester of their second or third year of law school. 
 
Application Process 
Applications will be accepted September15, 2014 through January 12, 2015. Awards will be announced in April 2014. Find the application here.

McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. - Diversity In Patent Law Fellowship Program

In furtherance of the goal of promoting diversity in intellectual property law, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. is proud to announce its 2015 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program. This prestigious fellowship is a key component of McAndrews’ recruiting program.

Eligibility
Candidate must (a) be a first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school with a diverse  background that, in the firm’s view, would help to improve diversity in the field of intellectual property law; (b) have a degree in science or engineering; and (c) intend to practice patent law in Chicago, Illinois.

Program Components

The firm intends to award a paid summer associate (clerkship) position for a period of 10 to 12  weeks following the recipient’s completion of his/her first year of law school. The position is part of McAndrews’ Summer Clerkship program, which annually attracts some of the most promising IP-focused law students in the nation. The firm intends to award a $5,000 fellowship on or about September 1, 2015, at the completion of the clerkship. As a summer associate at the McAndrews office in Chicago, the Diversity Fellow will gain experience in a wide range of intellectual property law and will be eligible to receive an offer to return for a second summer. To facilitate the Diversity Fellow’s professional growth and learning, a member of the McAndrews Diversity Committee will serve as a mentor and resource. Given the collegial culture at McAndrews, the Diversity Fellow will also establish rewarding relationships with other attorneys.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted December 1, 2014, through January 15, 2015. In-person interviews  with finalists will be conducted on a rolling basis. To apply for the 2015 McAndrews Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship, candidates must fully complete the application (available in the Career Services Office) and submit it along with the following materials:

  • Resume, including description of science or engineering educational credentials;
  • Undergraduate transcript (with GPA); and
  • a 500-word personal statement explaining why you wish to pursue a career in patent law, why  you are interested in the McAndrews firm as a place to work, and how your background and/or life  experiences would improve diversity in the field of intellectual property law.

Job Fairs

October 24-25: Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair

Date: Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25, 2014
Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road Bethesda, MD 20852

Equal Justice Works (EJW) invites you to join them for the 2014 Conference and Career Fair.

Each year, the EJW Conference and Career Fair brings together 1,200 law students with more than 125 public interest employers from around the country under one roof.
The EJW annual Conference and Career Fair is the largest national public interest legal career fair in the country.  More than 1,200 students from 165 law schools attend for two days of interviews, workshops, networking and other career opportunities.  Public interest employers conduct interviews for internship and full-time positions and meet with students in informal “table talk” settings to discuss public interest legal opportunities.  The Conference and Career Fair also features workshops on various public interest careers and job search advice, resume and cover letter review, mock interviews, and more. 

To see a list of registered employers to date, click here.

Full Access Student Summit for Students with Disabilities

Date: November 21 -22, 2014
Location: Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn's Landing, 201 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

This Student Summit themed "Full Access," is destined to give students with disabilities 'full access' to the corporate ranks. Additional information and resources are available throughout the website, so please review all information and submit your application to attend.  The deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 29th, 2014.  Click here to apply.

Diversity

The LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program - Registration opens October 15th

Ask any successful attorney: Nothing propels a legal career like having a great mentor. That’s especially true when the mentor is at the top of the legal profession and takes an active, personal interest in the development of the young lawyer he or she is advising. The primary objective of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Success in Law School Mentoring Program is to ensure that talented and diverse students received the mentoring and preparation that they need to maximize their potential in law school and beyond.

The LCLD Success in Law School Mentoring Program includes two programs: The Individual Mentoring Program (IMP) and the Group Mentoring Program (GMP).

The IMP is a comprehensive initiative for first year law students from diverse backgrounds based on the principals of legal excellence and personal involvement. Each student is matched with an LCLD mentor attorney, who is a leader in the legal profession and taken an active personal interest in the development of the Mentee law student. The goal of the IMP is to ensure that talented law school student receive the mentoring they need to maximize their potential, both during law school and afterward, as they prepare for the bar exam and launch their careers. The sign-up for a LCLD mentor will begin on October 15! For more information visit here.

The GMP allows diverse 1L, 2L, and 3L students to receive advice and support from successful attorneys from the LCLD Member law firms and corporations. GMP events are scheduled during the school year and designed to provide guidance in an information, interactive, and collegial setting. Many GMP events include a networking session and a panel presentation by experienced attorneys about a variety of topics including networking and relationship building, interviewing skills, professionalism, practice area choice, and attorney evaluation. For more information about GMP events, please visit: www.lcldnet.org/GMPevents.

Kirkland & Ellis LLP Diversity Fellowship Program

Franczek Radelet LEADS Fellowship Program

Resources

2014-2015 Guide to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice

Back by popular demand, Law Students for Reproductive Justice is pleased to share the latest edition of the 2014-15 Guide to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice.  This one-of-a-kind tool can help guide interested law students toward summers, semesters, or careers in reproductive justice advocacy.  The Guide contains listings for legal internships and fellowships at non-profit organizations across the country. The Guide may be accessed in the Symplicity Document Library; please log onto Symplicity, click on the "Documents" tab, and then click on "Document Library."

CSO Resources

The Chicago-Kent Career Services Office has access to hundreds of helpful career resources. A majority of these resources are available in Symplicity under the red "Resources" tab (in the "Document Library"). Some of these resources include:

  • 2014-2015 Government Honors and Internship Handbook
  • Chicago Area Law Firm List
  • 2013-2014 Guide to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice
  • Updated Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships
  • BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank
  • DePaul Law School International Guide and Job Resource
  • Music Attorney Registry
  • Prosecution Handbook
  • Public Defender Handbook               
  • Public Interest Job Search Handbooks
  • Various handouts related to the job search, including “Researching Legal Employers,” “The Out of State Job Search,” “Salary Negotiations” and “Writing Samples”

And many more!

Chicago-Kent students can also access various websites like: Policy Jobs (www.policyjobs.net), Political Jobs (www.politicaljobs.net), Human Rights Jobs (www.humanrightsjobs.com), Ethical Jobs (www.ethicaljobs.net), and Journalist Jobs (www.journalistjobs.net) by using the Login details that can be obtained in the Symplicity "Document Library" (under the Resources tab).

Speak with your Career Advisor today about the various resources available through the Career Services Office!

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