Staff to Represent Chicago-Kent at National NALP Conference April 11-15
Several members of Chicago-Kent's CSO will be
attending the National Association for Law Placement annual conference
Tuesday, April 11 through Saturday, April 15 in Boston, MA. The conference
provides an opportunity for our office to market the law school and our
students to hundreds of legal employers from across the country.
In addition, we will attend training sessions to identify new and creative
ways to strengthen the services we provide to you and our diverse alumnae/i
Maureen Stimming, Director of Career Services,
is meeting with several alumnae/i and legal employers in Boston during
the conference. She would like to inform them about students who
are interested in relocating to the Boston area. Please
drop off the following to the CSO no later than noon on Friday, April 7:
a copy of your resume; 2) a short typed paragraph stating your preferred
practice area or employer type. She will ensure that employers and
alumnae/i are aware of your interests.
The Career Services Office will remain open during
this time. Counseling appointments with Kim Reynolds and Debbi Gutman,
our Career Strategists, will be available throughout the week. We
encourage students interested in meeting with a counselor to please call
our office at 312/906-5200, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by
to make an appointment.
for Spring Job-A-Thon
The CSO and the Student Careers Committee (SCC) seek vounteers for
the spring Job-A-Thon which will be held from Monday,
April 3rd through Friday, April 7th. Volunteers will spend
a few hours in the CSO callling legal employers to inquire about summer
positions, PT law clerk positions and FT attorney positions. In the
past, over 50 previously unknown job openings have been discovered through
What are the benefits of volunteering you might ask? How about
learning to speak to employers without getting tongue-tied; having access
to the new postings before the rest of the student body (callers have been
known to obtain summer positions this way); and learning about the SCC
for possible participation next year!
Still hesitant? Don't be. We make it easy by providing the
scripts, phones and office space! To volunteer for specific time
slots between the hours of 9 - 12 p.m. and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., please stop
by the CSO to sign up. You can sign up for as many hours as you wish.
If you're unable to get to the office to sign up, or if you have any questions,
please contact Christine Sturman
via e-mail or at (312) 906-5200.
To pre-register for any of the following programs,
please stop by the CSO or e-mail email@example.com
with the title, date and time of the program you wish to attend.
Walk-ins the day of the program are ALWAYS welcome.
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 (per approval by Chicago-Kent). 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.
are encouraged to attend.)
Adcock to Speak at Chicago-Kent
The Chicago Area Law School Consortium is pleased
to welcome Cynthia Adcock to Chicago-Kent on Thursday,
March 30th, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 570.
Ms. Adcock will examine the often heard argument of the opportunity costs
of pursuing a public interest career, using her own career path as evidence
tht the argument is illusory. Ms. Adcock has represented prisoners
since leaving a judicial clerkship in 1992. Since 1993, she has represented
death row prisoners in North Carolina. In 1995, she began teaching
the death penalty clinic at Duke University School of Law and went on to
become the Director of the Pro Bono Project at Duke. She is currently
on leave from the Pro Bono Project at Duke in order to serve as the Director
of the Pro Bono Project at the Association of American Law Schools.
If you're interested in a public interest law career but believe the costs
outweight the benefits, you won't want to miss Ms. Adcock's presentation.
ATTN: 1L, 2L Eve Minority
Students: Arnstein & Lehr Cocktail Reception
In anticipation of the fall 2000 recruiting season, Arnstein &
Lehr will be sponsoring a cocktail reception at their offices, located
at 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1220, for 1L and 2L Eve minority students
on Friday, April 7, 2000 from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m.
Information regarding the reception is
available in the CSO. If interested in attending, you must R.S.V.P.
to Kathi Hanus, Hiring Coordinator, at 312-876-7801 by Friday,
March 31, 2000.
ATTN: 3Ls, 4Ls, LL.Ms:
National Labor Relations Board's Honor Program for Entry-Level Attorneys
The National Labor Relations Board will hire a number of entry-level
attorneys through the Honor Program for its headquarters offices.
For eligibility requirements and detailed information on the application
process, see the Grey Files in the CSO or check out www.nlrb.gov.
Application packages should be received no later
than Monday, April 3, 2000.
ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls: Law Review
Office of Chicago-Kent College of Law
The Law Review Office of Chicago-Kent College of Law has an opportunity
for students to receive free tuition, a full benefit package, competitive
salary, and the added bonus of eliminating the commute between school and
work! The Law Review Office seeks an Administrative Assistant to
handle all phases of the publication process (e.g., billing, ordering,
correspondence, etc.). In addition, the assistant will perform some
proofing, editing and formatting of articles. The office is willing
to be flexible with scheduling.
All interested students are encouraged to forward a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
- feel free to contact Eric Moran through email or at the Law Review Office
at 312-906-5190 with any questions. This is a terrific opportunity
for students wishing to ease the financial burdens of law school and free
up time, while not giving up any of the benefits that come with a full
Spring Interviewing Employers:
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: 3Ls, LL.Ms:
DNA - People's Legal Services, Inc.: DNA - People's Legal Services,
Inc. is seeking applicants interested in the following practice areas:
welfare/food stamps, domestic violence/divorce, child custody and support,
guardianship, public housing/landlord/tenant, employment/labor, repossession,
and consumer and debt collection. They prefer candidates with law
review and moot court and those who have cross-cultural legal experience.
A 3 year committment is required. If interested, send a cover letter,
resume, writing sample, and references by March
24th to: Ms. Claudeen Bates Arthur, Legal
Director, DNA-People's Legal Services, Inc., P.O. Box 306, Window Rock,
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, 3Ls: National Women's Law
Center: The National Women's Law Center is seeking applicants
for the summer and fall semester. Their primary practice area is
women's rights, including economic security, employment, education, and
health. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume,
transcript, writing sample, and 3 references to: Ms. Frances E. Thomas,
Vice President of Administration and Finance, 11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite
800, Washington, DC 20036.
ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls: Cook County
ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, 4Ls Interested in
IP: Marshall, O'Toole, Gerstein, Murray & Brown Seeks Applicants:
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 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,
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.
Annual Indiana Collegiate Job Fair (ICJF)
If you're thinking of re-locating to IN or considering
non-legal job opportunities, don't miss the 10th Annual Indiana Collegiate
Job Fair on April 17, 2000 from 10 a.m.
to 3 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The
registration fee is $5 until March 27th; after this date candidates may
register the day of the fair for $10. For information regarding participating
employers or resume submission, contact the Job Fair Hotline at (317) 274-2554,
ext. 4, or www.iupui.edu/~jobfairs.
& Award Opportunities
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.
Illinois State Bar Association Law Student Members
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.
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.
Something BRICK Award for Community Leadership
The Annual Do Something Brick Award for Community
Leadership honors and financially supports the best young leaders in America
who are building a better world every day. The award recognizes and
supports outstanding leaders under the age of 30 who are measurably strengthening
their communities. Winners are selected on the basis of a series
of essays and interviews in which applicants' leadership and entrepreneurial
skills, long-term vision for their community and the measurable results
of how their efforts have created lasting, positive change are evaluated.
Each winner receives a $10,000 grant to support their community work.
A national grand prize winner receives a $100,000 grant at a gala awards
event each fall. For application information call Do Something at
212-523-1175, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
or check out www.dosomething.org.
Applications are due May 10, 2000.
Women's Bar Association Programs:
Law Practice Model Using Hosted Technology
Women in the Criminal
Justice System: The WBAI is hosting "Women in the Criminal Justice
System" on Thursday, March 23, 2000 from
4:30 p.m. till 6 p.m. at the CBA.
A panel of speakers will consider the presence and influence of women as
victims, defendants, witnesses and prisoners, their treatment, and the
system's impact upon them. Featured speakers will include: Rita Fry,
Public Defender, Bertina E. Lampkin, Supervising Judge - Cook County Circuit
Court Criminal Division, Sheila Murphy, Justice Department Consultant and
Former Presiding Judge of the 6th Municipal District, and Paula Daleo,
Chief of Special Prosecutions Bureau - Cook County State's Attorney's Office.
The seminar is free of charge. R.S.V.P. to Tamaca Harris at (312)
Celebration of First
Women in U.S. District Court for the Northern District: Join
the CBA Alliance for Women, the WBAI, and the Honorable Marvin E. Aspen
in celebrating the first women in the U.S. District Court on Thursday,
March 30, 2000 at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse Building, Ceremonial Courtroom
(25th Floor), 219 S. Dearborn, Chicago. There
will be a panel discussion at 4 p.m. followed by a reception from 5:15
p.m. till 6:30 p.m. Featured speakers include the Honorable Susan
Getzendanner, the Honorable Susan Pierson Sonderby, the Honorable Olga
Jurco, Jean Powers Kamp, Esq., and the Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer.
There is no charge for attending.
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.
on Courtroom Skills for Women
The CBA's Alliance for Women is hosting "A Workshop
on Courtroom Skills" in which judges will provide practical advice on how
women can improve their performance in court. The program will take
place Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 12 p.m.
at the CBA and will feature Judge Paddy
McNamara, Magistrate Judge Nan Nolan and other distinguished jurists.
Geraldine Soat Brown of Miller Shakman Hamilton Kurtzon & Schlifke
will moderate. The program is free. Contact Lisa Kampwirth
at 312-554-2124 or at email@example.com
The Young Lawyers Division of the Illinois State
Bar Association is hosting a program in conjunction with the National Law
Day celebration. Law Day 2000 will be held on April
29, 2000 at the John Marshall School of Law, 315 S. Plymouth Ct.
The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will feature a panel of speakers
including a Judge, practicing lawyers from various areas, and Law School
faculty and Administration. Each
program is limited to 50 students.
If you are interested in participating in this terrific networking opportunity,
contact Teri Litwiller at 1-800-252-8908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 17th, the CSO will observe Spring
Hours as follows:
Everywhere: Partners in Service Project"
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. -
The CBA's Alliance for Women, in collaboration
with other bar associations and committees, is pleased to announce their
"Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project" scheduled for Friday,
May 10, 2000. Partners in Service
is a program where lawyers and law students will work together with women
in need in our community. Participants will provide volunteer services
to pre-selected community service agencies dedicated to helping women.
Registration forms are available in the CSO. An
open house to kick off the program will be held on Wednesday, March 29,
2000 from 4 - 5 p.m. at the Richard J. Daley Center, Courtroom 2005.
Illinois State Bar Association Law Student Members
Sullivans Judicial Profiles
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.
Looking for an apartment to rent this summer?
OR Trying to rent your apartment for the summer? Look no further!
Just log onto www.summerexchange.com
to simplify you housing search.
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