Career Services Office:
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April 3, 2000

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CSO 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 constituency.

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: 1) 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, or stop by to make an appointment.

Volunteers Sought for Spring Job-A-Thon 
The CSO and the Student Careers Committee (SCC) seek volunteers 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 calling 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 the Job-A-Thon. 

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 1/2 hour and 1 hour increments 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 with the title, date and time of the program you wish to attend.  Walk-ins the day of the program are ALWAYS welcome. 

State's Attorney Richard Devine to Speak at Chicago-Kent
State's Attorney Richard Devine will speak at Chicago-Kent on Wednesday, April 19, 2000 at 3 p.m. in Room 570.  He will discuss recent allegations of prosecutorial misconduct, the death penalty moratorium and take questions from students and faculty.  Representatives from the eight internal Bureaus and Chicago-Kent alumnae/i working at the State's Attorney's Office will also be present to discuss their experiences and the job opportunities available to law students and graduates.  Those interested in working for the State's Attorney's Office, or other government/public service organizations, are highly encouraged to attend. 

"How to Get into IT Law Without a Technical Background"
Are you interested in computer technology and think you want to practice information technology law but don't have a technical background?   Then register online to attend "How to get into IT Law Without a Technical Degree."  The event, which  will take place on April 25th 2000 in the Auditorium, is sponsored by The Computer Law Association Society in conjunction with Career Services, IPLS, and The Coporate Law Society.  The event will run from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.  Lunch will be provided.

Please register for the event by visiting the Computer Law Association Website at

If you have any questions about the event please direct them to Bryan Sugar, Co-President of the Computer Law Assocation Society at


ATTN: ALL Students: Position Open on IIT's Main Campus
A FT secretary position is available in the residence halls of IIT beginning August 2000.  The position offers free tuition, a full benefit package, a competitive salary, flexible hours as well as a relaxed atmosphere, and the added bonus of eliminating the commute between school and work! 

All interested students are encouraged to forward a cover letter and resume via mail, fax or e-mail to: Doug Geiger, Associate Dean of Students, Residence Life Office, 3241 S. Wabash, Room 100, Chicago, IL 60616, Fax: 312-808-6401.  Don't miss this opportunity 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 time job.

ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls: Ashler, Gittler, Greenfield & D'Alba, Ltd. Summer Clerking Positions
Ashler, Gittler, Greenfield & D'Alba, Ltd. is a small firm that specializes in labor and employment law, representing labor unions, as well as fringe benefit trust funds (ERISA), and individual employees in employment-related matters.  They are seeking FT law clerks at $10 per hour, $15 per hour after 30 days, for summer.  Clerks primarily do research and writing and often assist in trial preparation.  Applicants are required to have completed at least an introductory course in labor and/or employment law.  Send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, transcript, a list of courses taken this semester and references to: Ms. Susan Brannigan, Asher, Gittler, Greenfield & D'Alba, Ltd., 125 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606.

ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls: Adoption Law Summer Opportunities
Interested in adoption law and related fields like abuse, neglect and dependency?  Wondering where to find jobs in these practice areas?  The Dave Thomas Center for Adoption Law at Capital University Law School has the answer.  Beginning April 1, 2000, students can log on to a Summer Jobs Clearinghouse designed to place law students from around the country in summer jobs in and around the field of adoption law.  The site,, will allow students to apply through the submission of an on-line application for any of the posted jobs.  The matching process is described on the web-site under the "Jobs Clearinghouse" button.  Students should indicate their preferences and submit their applications through the web-site by April 17th.  Students will be notified of placements by April 24th. 

Spring Interviewing Employers:

  • 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, 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 15, 2000.
ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls: Cook County Public Guardian
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, IL 60602. 

Record Handouts
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 entries include:

Job Fairs

ATTN: Students Who Registered for the 14th Annual Patent Law Interview Program
The Patent Law Interview Program materials have arrived in the CSO.  Please come to the CSO ASAP to pick up the information packet.  If you are unable to get to the CSO, the documents can be downloaded from the web at  Everything must be returned to the CSO by 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2000.

10th 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

Scholarship & Award Opportunities

Proctor & Gamble Scholarship
The Proctor & Gamble scholarship, 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.

Do 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, or check out Applications are due May 10, 2000.


Upcoming Women's Bar Association of Illinois Programs: 

    "Family Friendly Workplaces: Are They Hostile to Our Careers?: On Wednesday, April 5, 2000 at 11:45 a.m., join the WBAI at the Union League Club for a lunch program on "Family Friendly Workplaces."  For further information, contact the WBAI office at (312) 341-8530.
Issues in the Workplace as Relates to Employer and Employee
The North Suburban Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association are co-sponsoring a seminar entitled, "Issues in the Worplace as Relates to Employer and Employee", on Thursday, April 27, 2000 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Second District Court House, Room 201, 5600 Old Orchard, Skokie, IL.  The featured speaker will be Helen Gunnarsson, former Administrative Law Judge at the Human Rights Commission.  Reservations are required.  Call Mary Long at 847-272-0800.

Law Day 2000
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


Spring Office Hours
Starting Monday, January 17th, the CSO will observe Spring Hours as follows:

  • 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.
"Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project"
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. 

ATTN: Illinois State Bar Association Law Student Members

  • The ISBA's new Law Student Clerkship Networking Program is now available on their web-page at  The web-site 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 or
Free Sullivans Judicial Profiles
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. 

Summer Housing Web-site
Looking for an apartment to rent this summer? OR Trying to rent your apartment  for the summer?  Look no further!  Just log onto  to simplify you housing search.

Need 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 information below. 

  • 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:
  • Schiff Hardin & Waite - Forward detailed information about available apartments by email,, or mail to Lilly Beltran, Law Student Recruitment Coordinator, Schiff Hardin & Waite, 6600 Sears Tower, Chicago, IL 60606

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