1Ls, 2Ls: Cook County State's Attorney's Office
The Office of the Cook County State's Attorney is establishing a panel
of law students from the Chicago area law schools to meet with State's
Attorney Dick Devine throughout the next academic year. The panel
will meet every other month at the Daley Center and is intended to provide
a better understanding of the diverse practice areas and issues that the
Cook County State's Attorney's Office manages. The two representatives
from Chicago-Kent will also serve as liaisons between the State's Attorney's
Office, the CSO, and the student body regarding recruiting, career development
and other issues discussed at the meeting.
Interested students should submit a resume and brief statement of interest
to the selection committee, in care of Maureen Stimming in the CSO (Suite
360) by noon, Friday, March 3rd.
Preferred applicants will have a strong interest in public service, particularly
government, good communication skills and an interest in working closely
with the CSO staff.
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.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
How do your behavioral preferences (how you take in information, make
decisions, etc.) influence your career? Can you find a job that not
only challenges you intellectually, but supports your individual style
as well? The Myer-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a constructive
tool to increase your self-awareness and therefore improve your marketing
strategy when you approach employers about prospective career opportunities.
There are two separate, two part sessions offered. Feel free to attend
Space is limited so please register through our
office to secure a spot. You must complete the MBTI
instrument before Monday, March 13th in order to attend. The
indicator must be filled out in our office but only takes 20 minutes to
complete. An important note: all results from the indicator are confidential
and will be released only to you. The MBTI is not a "test" - there
are no right or wrong answers. Nor is it a career interest inventory.
However, it can be extremely helpful in your jo search - whether you know
exactly what you want to do, or are contemplating "why am I in law school?"
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|MBTI II: Tuesday, March 21st at
||MBTI II: Wednesday, March 29th
Don't let your first interview actually be your first interview.
One of the best ways to prepare for upcoming interviews is to participate
in a mock interview. On Wednesday,
March 15th and Thursday, March 16th Debbi Gutman will be conducting
mock interviews by appointment only
in the CSO. She requests that students drop off a copy of their resume
prior to the appointment and indicate what employer-type they would like
her to assume in the mock interview. Students are encouraged to come
dressed as they would for an actual interview and to bring a blank videotape
so the session can be filmed. You will receive a candid critique
of your current interviewing skills at the end of the session.
Study Abroad Opportunities
with Georgetown University
Interested in studying abroad this summer?
Earn up to six credits studying in Europe with one of Georgetown's exciting
Law Programs. The programs offer rigorous academic courses, taught
by Georgetown faculty, and incorporate cultural activities. Professor
Charles Abernathy, Director of Georgetown's Summer Law Programs in Florence
and Heidelberg, will speak to students on Thursday,
March 29th from 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. in
Room 581 to
discuss the programs and answer your questions about classes, housing,
professors, and travel. Pizza will be served! For more information,
contact Lisa Ferrante at LAF3@law.georgetown.edu.
(1Ls are encouraged to attend.)
Spring Interviewing Employers:
ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, 4Ls: Centro Romero:Centro
Romero is seeking applicants interested in immigration law, political asylum,
the Violence Against Women Act, adjustments of status, naturalization,
and family unity petitions. They require applicants to be in the
top 50% of their class and prefer law review, moot court, immigration coursework,
and Spanish fluency. Submit a cover letter,
to the attention of Ms. Angela M. Salse, a resume, and references to the
CSO by 5 p.m., Thursday, March 2nd.
ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, 4Ls: U.S. Air Force
JAG: Students interested in the U.S. Air
Force JAG must submit
a resume to the CSO by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 15th. Students
must contact Major Fred Wolfe at 1-800-647-1638, x5214, or via e-mail at
to set up an interview time. Interviews will take place onIIT's
main campus on Monday, March 20th, from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. NOTE:The
employer listed above refuses to sign Chicago-Kent College of Law's equal
employment opportunity compliance form.
ATTN: 3Ls, LL.Ms: Parrillo, Weiss &
O'Halloran: Parillo, Weiss & O'Halloran is seeking applicants
interested in insurance defense litigation. They require candidates
to be in the top 50% of their class and prefer moot court or trial ad.
Interested students should submit their resume
to the CSO by 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 21st.
Interviews will occur at Chicago-Kent on Tuesday, March 28th.
ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, 4Ls: Center for Citizen
Advocacy: The Center for Citizen Advocacy, formerly known as
the Citizen Advocacy Center, is seeking students
interested in civic rights. Candidates should submit their
resumes to the CSO by 5 p.m., Thursday, March 23rd. Interviews will
occur at Chicago-Kent on Friday, March
31st. For more information about
the organization see the Grey Files in the CSO or www.essential.org/cac.
ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls: Oneida County
Public Defender, Criminal Division - New York
ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, 4Ls Interested in
IP: Marshall, O'Toole, Gerstein, Murray & Brown Seeks Applicants: Marshall,
O'Toole, Gerstein, Murray & Brown is seeking intellectual property
applicants. They require a science or engineering degree and a superior
academic background. Send a resume, cover letter, transcript, and
writing sample to Ms. Lisa Glancy, Marketing Coordinator, Marshall, O'Toole,
Gerstein, Murray & Brown, 6300 Sears Tower, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago,
IL 60606. Application deadline is April
The Criminal Division of the Oneida County Public Defender in New York
seeks student interns. Legal interns generally choose assignment
to the Chief Investigator's office to enhance their interviewing skills
and learn fundamental investigative and forensic techniques. Interested
students need to request an application in writing from Frank J. Nebush,
Jr., Oneida County Public Defender, Criminal Division, Historic Union Station,
Suite 250, 321 Main St., Utica, NY 13501.
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,
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.
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
Bar Association Section of Business Law Career Forum
The American Bar Association Section of Business
Law will sponsor a Career Forum at their spring meeting in Columbus,
OH, March 23 - 26, 2000. As in past
years, well over 1,400 business lawyers are expected to attend. The
forum will provide a job fair atmosphere as well as career related educational
programming for attorneys and law students. Resumes will be accepted
on March 23rd. Employers will select candidates and interviews will
be arranged from March 24th to the 26th. If you have questions, contact
Lynn Howell, Assistant Dean of Stetson University College of Law, at (727)
562-7850 or at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
are due March 15, 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.
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.
are due April 30, 2000.
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 Practice Model Using Hosted Technology
The North Suburban Bar Association and the Illinois
State Bar Association are co-sponsoring a bread & butter luncheon seminar
entitled "New Law Practice Using Hosted Technology." The seminar
will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2000
from 12 - 1:30 p.m. at the Second District Court House in Room 201, located
at 5600 Old Orchard, Skokie, IL. Dr.
Fredrick W. Huszagh, Esq. is the featured speaker. Dr. Huszagh teaches
law practice economics, strategy and technology at the University of Georgia
School of Law, Athens, Georgia. Reservations are required.
Call Diane Damico at 847-724-1696.
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 be open the week of Spring Break; however, the office will remain
open until 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 7th, but
close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8th.
Make the most of Spring Break by visiting the CSO to meet with our career
strategists, research employers, and work on cover letters and resumes.
Remember, the more you accomplish now in terms of your job search, the
more time you will have to devote to finals!
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.
for Illinois Children
Voices for Illinois Children, a non-profit, non-partisan
advocacy organization for children throughout Illinois, is launching a
"Charter for Illinois Children" in several communities throughout the state.
This will be a unique opportunity for students interested in legislative
issues affecting children to learn more about the agency and network with
other participants. The Chicago venue
will be at the Chicago Public
Library - Washington Library Center, Winter Garden Room, 400 S. State St.
(enter Plymouth Ct.)
on March 14th at 10 a.m. For further
information or to volunteer, please contact Kim Fitzgerald at 312-516-5557
or at email@example.com.
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