Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
April 10, 2000

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CSO Staff to Represent Chicago-Kent at National NALP Conference April 11-15
Several members of the 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.

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.

Thank You to All Job-A-Thon Volunteers
The CSO and the SCC would like to extend a big thank you to David Piell, Larry Dick, Kaushal Gupta, Chris Tichenor, Matt Fannin, Patrick Markey, Eric Bourget, Peter McLeod, Steven Weiss, Linda Watson, Amy Epton, and Suni Kartha for participating in the Spring Job-A-Thon during the week of April 3rd.  Due to their perseverance and savvy calling techniques, they were able to bring in over 40 new job postings to the CSO last week.  This number is bound to grow as we continue to contact more employers this week.  Thanks again for making the Job-A-Thon a huge success! 

ATTN: Students Working in Washington D.C. This Summer
The law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding, a nationally recognized firm serving domestic and international clients in a variety of practice areas, is interested in hosting a reception this summer for students working in the D.C. area.  If you will be in D.C. this summer and would be interested in attending such a reception, please contact Maureen Stimming.


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. 

Introduction to the Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program
On Tuesday, April 18th at 12:00 p.m. in Room 210 and on Wednesday, April 19th at 5:15 p.m. in Room 570, several members of the CSO will explain the Fall Interview Program and how students can prepare themselves during the summer.  We will discuss the on-campus interview program, contacting employers directly ans what to do if you do not meet a particular employer's hiring criteria.  In additions, the information provided will assist students participating in the Patent Law Interview Program, Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair and other interviewing opportunities.

During the fall, over 200 legal employers will either come on-campus to interview students, or request resumes directly from students for summer associate and entry-level positions.  If you're in the Class of 2001, 2002 or an LL.M., don't miss this chance to find out how you can take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! 

Please note: 2001 graduates (including December 2000 graduates) interested in working for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office must register for an on-campus interview in order to be considered for employment with their office.

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. 

ATTN: 2000 Graduates: Graduate Career Services Open House
Graduation is fast approaching and you are about to become alumnae/i of Chicago-Kent!  In celebration of graduation, the CSO invites you to a graduation open house to find out what services are available to you after you graduate and how we can help you in your job search even after you leave Chicago-Kent.  The office will provide you with a packet of information, including an alumnae/i ID card, as well as refreshments and raffle prizes, too!  So stop by outside the CSO on Tuesday, April 25th, between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., to celebrate your graduation and learn how we can help you as you begin the next phase in your career. 

"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 2000in 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: CSO Seeking Student Workers
Interested in earning some extra cash this summer?  If so, the CSO is currently accepting applications for student workers.  Interested applicants should submit a resume and available times to Asha Vishwanath as soon as possible.

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.

ATTN: 2001, 2002, & LL.M. Minority Students: Cook County Bar Association's 17th Annual Minority Student Job Fair
The 17th Annual Cook County Bar Association's Minority Student Job Fair will take place on Saturday, August 26, 2000 at the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel at 30 E. Hubbard St. Over 75 employers from large and small law firms, corporations, and government agencies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin will be present.  Information on the job fair is now available in the CSO.  Materials must be returned to the CSO by 3 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 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

WIL'S Annual Esther Rothstein Award
Each year, the Society of Women in Law presents the Esther Rothstein Award to a current Chicago-Kent student who has demonstrated initiative and dedication to women's issues.  Interested candidates of either gender can pick up applications on WIL's C-level bulletin board.  Applicants must be currently enrolled at Chicago-Kent and must submit the following materials by 5 p.m., Friday, April 14:  current resume and a personal statement explaining how you have shown initiative and dedication to women's issues.  The award will be presented at the WIL Alumae/i Reception on Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at approximately 6 p.m. and will consist of an honorary plaque and $250. 

ATTN Everyone!  Kent Justice Foundation Summer Fellowships
Applications for Kent Justice Foundation Summer Fellowships are now available on the KJF Bulletin Board on the C-level.  Completed applications are due in the KJF mailbox (on the 2nd floor) by 5 p.m., Thursday, April 20, 2000.  If you have any questions, contact Heather Fritsch.

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:

  • "Women and Their Images in the Media": On Wednesday, May 3, 2000 at 11:45 a.m., join the WBAI at the CBA for a lunch program entitled, "Women and Their Images in the Media."  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.
Summer Course Offerings Through the Technology Law Center at the University of Maine
Interested in developing your legal skills in one of the hottest new growth industries while increasing your job marketability?  Then consider summer courses in Technology Licensing Law or Biotechnology Law through the Technology Law Center at the University of Maine.  See Asha Vishwanath, Resource Manager, for course descriptions and enrollment information. 

"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
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 your 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 rent this summer.  Contact the following people 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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