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.
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.
Study Abroad Opportunities
with Santa Clara University
Philip Jimenez from Santa
Clara University will be at Chicago-Kent on
Thursday, February 24th at 12 p.m. in Room 170 to
discuss his school's summer study abroad programs for law students.
Come learn more about seeing the world while gaining law school credit!
are encouraged to attend.)
ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls: Cook County
The Disabled Adults Division of the Cook County Public Guardian is
currently accepting applications for volunteer externs for immediate PT
positions. Accepted applicants will have top priority for summer
externship opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to work
in a variety of practice areas including but not limited to Elder Law,
Disability and Mental Health Law, Probate, Trusts and Estates and Real
Estate. Law students with a 7-11 license will make frequent court
appearances for motions and have the opportunity to work on larger contested
litigation. Send resumes to Adam M. Stern,
Cook County Public Guardian's Office, 69 W. Washington, Suite 1800, Chicago,
Citizen Advocacy Center
The Citizen Advocacy Center, located in downtown Elmhurst, is a community
legal organization designed to strengthen the voices of citizens and their
civic skills and to make government more accountable to the people.
They are seeking volunteers who want to contribute to a wide range of legal
projects and to develp "law plus" skills, such as writing letters to the
editor, organizing democracy workshops, publishing "how-to" brochures,
and public speaking. See Asha Vishwanath or the the Grey Files in
the CSO for detailed information on the organization and how to apply.
ATTN: Minority Students:
Judicial Extern Opportunities
The Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association has just inaugurated
a special program to recruit and fund six minority law students to serve
as externs to Chicago-area federal and state Judges during summer 2000.
The program is eight weeks and externs receive a stipend of $1500.
Further information and application materials are available in the CSO.
Please see Asha Viswanath. Applications
are due March 1, 2000.
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.
Judicial Clerkships with
the State of New Jersey
The CSO has received extensive information on judicial clerkships with
the state of New Jersey. Please see the NALP Federal and State Judicial
Clerkship Directory on the CSO resource shelves if interested.
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.
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
Patrick Stewart Human
Founded in 1996 and fully funded by the actor and activist, Patrick
Stewart, and the Joseph Drown Foundation, the Patrick Stewart Human Rights
Scholarship provides a unique opportunity for student activists to do applied
human rights fieldwork. Recipients plan their own summer internship
with a local or global human rights organization or develop a summer project
lasting six weeks to four months to promote human rights awareness.
Brochure/application available from Amnesty International's National Field
Program in Washington D.C. at 202-544-0200 or email@example.com.
Applications are due March 15, 2000.
Proctor & Gamble Scholarship
The Proctor & Gamble scholoarship, in the amount of $5,000, is
for relocation and living expenses for a U.S. or Canadian law student who
spends a year as a FT, visiting student at Franklin Pierce Law Center.
The purpose of the scholarship is to aid members of under-represented groups
in the flow of new lawyers practicing patent law in the U.S. See
Asha Vishwanath, Resource Manager, for information and application form.
Applications are due April 30, 2000.
The Federal Communications
Bar Association Foundation's Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund:
Looking for Funding for a Summer Internship in Communications Positions
with Government Agencies? The Federal Communications Bar Association
Foundation will award stipends to several law students from its Robert
E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund. The Foundation will award
at least four $2500 stipends to law students employed as unpaid summer
interns in communications positions with government offices. See
Asha Vishwanath for application. Application
deadline is March 31, 2000.
Annual Patent Law Interview Program
Loyola University Chicago School of Law is coordinating
and hosting the 14th Annual Patent Law Interview Program. If you
have an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or a technical
science and you are interested in practicing patent law, you may want to
consider registering for the program. The program gives qualified
law students from across the country the opportunity to interview with
patent law firms, as well as law firms, corporations and government agencies
with patent law departments. Last year, 120 employers from across
the country participated, along with more than 900 registered students
from 115 accredited law schools.
The program will be held at the Chicago Marriott Suites O'Hare on Thursday,
August 3rd, Friday, August 4th, and Saturday, August 5, 2000.
There will be some employers who will interview one day, some who will
interview two days, and some who will interview all three days. To
register for the program, see Barbara Clemmer in the CSO ASAP. Registration
forms must be completed and returned to the CSO by February 25, 2000.
and Interviewing Workshop
The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar
Association is hosting a Networking and Interviewing Workshop on February
23, 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) 554-2056 to register.
The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar
Association is hosting an Estate Planning Career Day on February
24, 2000 from 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. at the CBA, located at 321 S. Plymouth
Ct. It will be a forum discussion
by hiring partners who will discuss all aspects of an estate planning career.
of Special Needs Trusts
The North Suburban Bar Association and the Illinois
State Bar Association are co-sponsoring a bread & butter luncheon seminar
entitled "Drafting of Special Needs Trusts." The seminar will be
held on Thursday, February 24, 2000 from
12 - 1:30 p.m. at the Second District Court House in Room 201, located
at 5600 Old Orchard, Skokie, IL. Brian
Rubin, noted estate planning attorney for disabled persons, is the featured
speaker. Reservations are required. Call Howard Augustus at
Services Career Opportunities Forum
Thinking of a legal career in the government
sector? Be sure to attend the Government
Services Career Opportunities Forum on Saturday, March 4, 2000 from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at the CBA, located at 321 S. Plymouth Ct. Meet
with representatives from over twenty-five government agencies who will
be on hand to answer questions, provide employment contact information,
and collect resumes. The forum will expose young lawyers and law
students to a wide range of government employers. See the CSO bulletin
board for a sampling of participating employers. The cost is $10
per person. Registration forms are
available in the CSO or register by phone at (312) 554- 2056.
Law Career Day
The International Law Career Day is being held
on February 25, 2000
at Chicago-Kent. This is a day long conference designed to introduce
students to International Law and to opportunities available in this field.
The day will begin with introductory remarks at Chicago-Kent followed by
a series of panels. Lunch will include a presentation by a keynote
speaker followed by on-site presentations for students by participating
firms, corporations and organizations. You can find more information
about the day and register on-line at www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/ilsa/careerday.html.
The Rebellious Lawyering Conference is being
held February 25 - 27, 2000 at Yale Law
School. The weekend will include
panel discussions and the keynote address by Peter Neufeld, Co-Founder
and Director of the "Innocence Project." To learn more about the
conference or to register, log on to www.reblaw.org.
of Virginia School of Law Conference on Public Service and the Law
The University of Virginia School of Law's first
Conference on Public Service and the Law will be held March
3 - 4, 2000. The conference will
allow law students from across the country to participate in informal workshops
with lawyers from various fields of public service practice. There
are no registration fees for attending the conference. A limited
number of travel stipends are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To learn more about the conference, check out www.geocities.com/uvaconference.
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.
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.
January 17th, the CSO will observe Spring
Hours as follows:
CSO will only be open until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7th, the week of Spring
Break. We will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8th.
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.
Illinois State Bar Association Law Student Members
Sullivans Judicial Profiles
The ISBA is seeking nominations for the Law
Student Division Public Service Award.
The award is awarded annually to a law student participating in activities
that enhance professional responsibility and provide service to the public.
Nomination forms are available in the CSO. Nominations
must be submitted by March 31, 2000.
The ISBA's new Law
Student Clerkship Networking Program is
now available on their webpage at www.ISBA.org.
The website not only gives students an opportunity to view several placement
positions are once, but it also offers ISBA member firms and lawyers in
need of a clerking service, the availability of listing their position
right on the site. If you want more information regarding the Law
Student Clerkship Networking Program, contact Teri Litwiller at 1-800-252-8908
The CSO has extra copies of the 1998-1999 Illinois
Judicial Directories. If you are interested in a hard cover book
to add to your legal library that will give you insight on federal, state,
and county judges who may be hearing your cases, please see Asha Vishwanath
in the CSO.
Hearings on Adult Guardianship - Your Input is Vital!
On March 7, 2000
from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 11 E. Adams St, Suite 500,
public hearings will be held on the adult guardianship system in Illinois
to share your concerns and experiences. The public hearings are being
sponsored by the Guardianship Reform Project to help develp a model for
reforming the state guardianship system. Written, e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and oral testimony (5 minute limit) are welcome. For more information,
call E.G. Enbar at 1-800-537-2632, ext 312.
to Sublet Your Apartment this Summer?
If you are leaving town this summer and need
a subletter, summer associates of various firms in the Chicago area are
looking for apartments to sublet this summer. Check out the contact
Chapman and Cutler - Call Ann Rainhart at
(312) 845-2997 or 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.
Lord, Bissell & Brook - Send information
regarding address, rent, parking, etc. to Kerry Jahnsen, Recruiting Coordinator,
Lord, Bissell & Brook, 115 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60603.
Fax (312) 896-6455. Email: email@example.com.
Schiff Hardin & Waite - Forward detailed
information about available apartments by email, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or mail to Lilly Beltran, Law Student Recruitment Coordinator, Schiff Hardin
& Waite, 6600 Sears Tower, Chicago, IL 60606