you did not attend Law Career Training, you must watch the videotape in
order to receive your password. Remember, without your password you
will not be able to access the employer or job posting information in the
To pre-register for any of the following programs,
please stop by the CSO or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
with the title, date and time of the program you wish to attend.
Walk-ins the day of the program are ALWAYS welcome.
Opportunities at the Cook
County State's Attorney's Office
Ever wondered what type of volunteer or clerking opportunities are
available in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office? Guess no
further! On Tuesday, January 25th, at noon,
in Room 580, the Director of Recruiting/Hiring, Paula Holderman,
will be visiting Chicago-Kent with a distinguished panel of representatives
from various bureaus to talk about the State's Attorney's Office.
Services Office Tours
Resource Manager Asha Vishwanath will be conducting tours of the
CSO to acquaint you with the specific resources in our office and our staff
members. Tours will be held from Monday,
January 24th through Friday, January 28th. They will be
held daily at noon and on Thursday at 5:15 p.m. Tours should last approximately
20 minutes. Space is limited so please sign-up for a time in the
CSO or by e-mailing the office at email@example.com.
Summer Opportunities for
How do most students spend the summer? Are clerking jobs available?
How do you find a clerking job? What's the timetable for summer hiring?
How critical is it to gain legal experience during the summer? On
February 1st at 12:00 p.m. in Room 580, and again on Wednesday, February
2nd at 5:15 p.m. in Room 570, members of the CSO will address
the common concerns of first-year students regarding how they spend the
summer after their first year of law school.
Special Career Planning
Concerns For Evening Students
Evening students are faced with the question of how to develop practical
legal experience while working full time. On Thursday,
February 3rd at 5:15 p.m. in Room 570, members of the CSO will
address the special challenges faced by evening students, share practical
strategies for gaining legal experience, and suggest ways to devise a career
transition plan that will work for you.
Interviewing Skills for
How does a legal interview differ from other interviews? How
do you prepare for an interview? What are hiring attorneys looking for
in new hires? How do you sell yourself effectively? On Tuesday,
February 22nd at 12:00 p.m. in Room 580, and Wednesday, February 23rd at
5:15 p.m. in Room 570,
the CSO will discuss the basics of a
legal interview, answer strategy questions and provide resource suggestions
to help you prepare for legal interviews.
ATTN: 1L & 2L Asian-American
Students: Joint Asian American Bar Association & Cook County State's
Attorney's Office Internship
The Cook County State's Attorney's Office is co-sponsoring a summer
internship opportunity with the Asian-American Bar Association. They
seek 1Ls and 2Ls who are residents of Cook County for 2 positions.
Application materials are availabe in the CSO. See Asha Vishwanath.
materials must be received by February 1, 2000.
ATTN: 1L & 2L
Minority Law Students: Corporate Legal Fellowship
The Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and the Puerto Rican Legal Defense
and Education Fund have created a paid summer internship program
for 1Ls and 2Ls of color who are interested in pursuing careers in corporate
legal departments. Students will receive $7,000 for the 10 week summer
program. Interested students should send a
resume, cover letter, and writing sample by January
30th to: Ileana M. Infante, Education
Division Director, Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, 99 Hudson
St., 14th Floor, New York, NY 10013.
ATTN: 1L Minority Law
Students: Summer Internship Program
Gray Plant Mooty will be interviewing interested minority law students
for up to 2 1L intern positions that will last approximately 10 weeks during
summer 2000. Interns will be assigned mentors who will attempt to
provide meaningful feedback regarding the intern's legal research, writing
skills and general professional development. Candidates
should send a resume, including their LSAT scores, undergraduate transcript,
legal writing samples, and available first year grades to: First Year Minority
Internship Program, Attn: Linda M. Spotts, Recruiting Manager, Gray Plant
Mooty, 33 S. Sixth St., Suite 3400, Minneapolis, MN 55402 by
ATTN: 1Ls: Franczek Sullivan
Franczek Sullivan P.C., a 37 attorney labor, employment, and education
law firm in Chicago, is accepting applications for summer 2000. They
seek 1Ls who have excelled academically (top 15% of their class) and demonstrate
an interest in the practice of labor, employment and/or education law.
Information on the firm is available in the grey files in the CSO.
Candidates should send a letter of interest, resume,
law school transcript, and writing sample by February
1st to: Leah D. Gidron, Franczek Sullivan
P.C., 300 South Wacker Dr., Suite 3400, Chicago, IL 60606.
ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls: Office
of the District Attorney, Bronx County, NY
The Office of the District Attorney, Bronx County, NY is accepting
resumes from 1Ls and 2Ls interested in interning during summer 2000. Prospective
candidates should send their resumes, along with a cover letter, a copy
of their law school transcript, a writing sample, and three written reference
letters to: Maria T. Rivero, Assistant District Attorney, Director of Legal
Recruitment, Office of the District Attorney - Bronx County, 198 E. 161st
St., Bronx, NY 10451.
ATTN: 1L Day, 2L Eve,
3Ls: U.S. Army JAG
A representative from the U.S. Army JAG will be on the IIT
Main Campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 8, 2000. They
will be interviewing 1L day and 2L evening students interested in the Army
JAG's 2000 summer program. 3L students will also be interviewed for
active duty positions with the Army JAG. Interested students should
Captain Mark Howze at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an interview time.
Resumes should be submitted to the CSO by noon, Tuesday, February 1st.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS
EMPLOYER REFUSED TO SIGN THE CHICAGO-KENT NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY FORM.
City of Chicago/Department
The Detective Division of the Chicago Police Department seeks interns
for hands on participation in criminal justice related situations.
If interested, contact: Sergeant Jack Ridges, Central Homicide Evidence
and Support Squad - Unit 606, Room 1001, 1121 S. State St., Chicago, IL
60605, (312) 747-7157.
ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls: Centro
Romero Seeks Volunteers
Centro Romero, a non-profit institution founded in the 1980's to provide
for the economic and social well being of Hispanic immigrants, is seeking
volunteers to begin immediately. Interns will work under attorney
supervision on all types of cases involving family law and immigration
law, including political asylum. Centro Romero is also accredited
under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711. Interested
students should send or fax a resume to: Ms. Angela M. Salse, Director
of Legal Services at Centro Romero, 6216 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60660:
Fax (773) 508-5399.
Fitzgerald's Office Seeks Interns
Senator Fitzgerald's Chicago office is
currently seeking interns for the spring and summer. Interns will
have the opportunity to work alongside the Senator's staff assisting in
various duties including casework. The intern program is designed
for law students who have an interest in government. Interested students
should send a cover letter and resume to: Office of Sentaor Fitzgerald,
Attn: Laura Anne Miller, 230 South Dearborn, Suite 3900, Chicago, IL 60604.
Questions? Call Laura Anne Miller at (312) 886-3506.
Worker Positions Available
Want to earn some extra cash? If so, the
CSO is currently accepting applications for student workers. Interested
applicants should submit a resume and available times to our office (suite
360) as soon as possible.
- LISTED BY DATE
The CSO receives numerous notices throughout the year about internships
(paid & unpaid); fellowships; judicial clerkships; and miscellaneous
opportunities that would be of interest to our students. Detailed
descriptions are maintained on our Special
Opportunities & Record Handouts web page. Recent
the Firms Night
The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar
Association is hosting the Meet the Firms Night on February
2, 2000 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the CBA, located at 321 S. Plymouth Ct.
Firm representatives will provide hiring
and firm culture information. No resumes will be accepted.
Reservations are required.
Call (312) 554-2032 to RSVP.
Law Institute Educational Seminars:
Practising Law Institute (PLI) is sponsoring an educational seminar
in Chicago this February. Drafting
Corporate Agreements will be held on February 4th. Students
may attend this seminar free of charge by submitting a scholarship application
at least four weeks prior to the date of the programs. To obtain
a scholarship application or get further information regarding this
program, visit PLI's web site at www.pli.edu/lawschool
go to the "Student Lounge" page. PLI Seminars are intended for attorneys,
but students are welcome to attend for both educational and networking
and Cover Letter Workshop
The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar
Association is hosting a Resume and Cover Letter Workshop on February
9, 2000 from 8 - 9:30 a.m. at the CBA, located at 321 S. Plymouth Ct.
$15 for CBA members/$25 for non-members. Call (312) 554-2031 to register.
Student Interview Workshop
The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar
Assoication is hosting its third annual Law Student Interview Workshop
on February 16, 2000 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
at the CBA, located at 321 S. Plymouth Ct. The
workshop is designed to give law students an opportunity to practice interviewing
with attorneys from different practice areas and learn strategies to handle
difficult interview questions. Students will participate in six to
eight one-on-one mock interviews with attorneys. The
workshop is free to CBA members, $8 for non-members, and $10 at the door.
Register by Monday, January 31st in the CSO.
2000 Penny Severns Illinois Women in Government Conference Award Program
Illinois Women in Government (IWIG) is a bi-partisan
organization that encourages students interested in local, state, and federal
government to apply for paid attendance at the 2000 conference. The
17th annual conference will be held at the State
Capitol in Springfield April 26 - 28, 2000. The
purpose of the conference is to encourage more women to seek elective and
appointive office at all levels of government, educate women about governmental
issues and the political process, to promote participation in public affairs,
and to provide a forum for women's issues. The award will include
the cost of registration, conference meals, mileage allowance or train/bus
fare, and lodging costs. Each award recipient will be matched with
a mentor - either a state government official or private sector leader.
See Asha Vishwanath for application information.
Application deadline is March 10, 2000.
the Foundations: The West Coast Conference on Progressive Lawyering
The Shaking the Foundations Conference will be
held at Stanford Law School March 3 - 5,
The conference is organized by law students for
law students, activists, and legal practitioners. The goal is to
encourage law students to devote their careers to the stuggle for social
justice, to expose students to the broad range of work being done to further
progressive goals, and to provide a forum for discussion of creative legal
and non-legal strategies. Limited
travel stipends and registration waivers are available. See Asha
Vishwanath or visit www.law.stanford.edu
for details and upcoming deadline dates.
January 17th, the CSO will observe Spring
Hours as follows:
The CSO will be closed
the following dates:
Monday, Thursday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays as follows (1/22, 2/19, 3/11, 4/15, 5/13)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Strategies for Excellence: Law as a Profession 2000
February 8th, 9th, & 10th for Strategies for
Excellence: Law as a Profession 2000
Thank you to all 2Ls, 3Ls & 4Ls who have
already registered for Law as a Profession. As you know, the
program will be held February 9th
in lieu of regular classes. We hope you have read the Law as a
Profession record page to get a sense of what the program is all about
and who will be speaking. To reiterate, the program is not designed
to help students find employment. It's purpose is to introduce students
to the practice of law and the expectations of employers and clients as
a first year attorney. In keeping with the theme of the program,
attire is required. If you have
yet to register, please do so ASAP as space is becoming limited in breakout
to Sublet Your Apartment this Summer?
Chapman and Cutler's 2000 Summer Associates are
seeking housing for the summer. Any students interested in subletting
their apartments for the summer are encouraged to call Ann Rainhart at
(312) 845-2997 or to submit detailed information about the apartment to
the following address: Ann Rainhart, Legal Personnel and Recruitment
Manager, Chapman and Cutler, 111 W. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603.