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 email@example.com,
or stop by to make an appointment.
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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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 www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/class/.
If you have any questions about the event please
direct them to Bryan Sugar, Co-President of the Computer Law Assocation
Society at email@example.com.
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
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
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
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: 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, IL 60602.
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
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 www.luc.edu/schools/law/career.
Everything must be returned to the CSO by 5
p.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2000.
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.
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.
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
WIL'S Annual Esther Rothstein
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.
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.
are due May 10, 2000.
Women's Bar Association of Illinois Programs:
in the Workplace as Relates to Employer and Employee
"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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
January 17th, the CSO will observe Spring
Hours as follows:
Course Offerings Through the Technology Law Center at the University of
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. -
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
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.
Illinois State Bar Association Law Student Members
The ISBA's new Law
Student Clerkship Networking Program is
now available on their web-page at www.ISBA.org.
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
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 your 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 rent this summer. Contact the following
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schiff Hardin & Waite - Forward detailed
information about available apartments by email, email@example.com,
or mail to Lilly Beltran, Law Student Recruitment Coordinator, Schiff Hardin
& Waite, 6600 Sears Tower, Chicago, IL 60606