to the Class of 2000!
The CSO wishes all 3Ls and 4Ls congratulations
on their upcoming graduation. We have been continually impressed
with your accomplishments within and outside the law school and wish you
the best of luck on the bar exam and in your future careers. Please
stay in touch with our office and let
us know if we can assist you in any way in a
current or future job search.
Class of 2000: Don't forget to pick up your new Alumnae/i ID
If you are graduating this semester and did not
get a chance to pick up your graduation materials from the CSO during the
Open House, please stop by our office to get, among other items, your Career
Services Alumnae/i ID card, which will give you access to the office in
Luck on Exams
The CSO wishes everyone the best of luck on their
exams and congratulations on the completion of a very challenging year.
We look forward to working with you even more in the future. Please
drop by to let us know your summer plans or if we can assist you with a
current job search.
ATTN: Class of '01, '02,
& LLMs: Begin Preparing Now for the Fall Interview Season
Although the 2000 Fall Interviewing Program begins in August, it's
best to begin preparing early. You will be amazed at how quickly
you need to research and preference employers for registration once you
return to school. If you missed the preliminary fall interviewing
program in April, check out the videotape available in the CSO. Also,
be sure to pick up the preliminary packet of information about the program
and the companion piece that provides tips on how to research employers
and attorneys. These items are available in our handout racks and
on our webpage (contact our office for the password). Take the time
this summer to research law firms or government agencies you are interested
in so that you can find the best fit between your career goals and potential
employers who will be interviewing this fall.
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
Class of 2002: Summer Reception at Whyte Hirschboeck Dudke S.C. in Milwaukee
Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek S.C. is hosting a summer
reception on Thursday, July 6, 2000 at
4 p.m. at their offices located at 111 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 2100, Milwaukee,
WI 53202. Students will learn about
the firm, their summer associate program, tour the facilities, and meet
with attorneys. To register and/or receive additional information
contact Ms. Tracy Jochims, Human Resources Associate, at (414) 223-5095
or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Win Scholarships this
Summer at "Client Development and Client Relationship Management: The Key
to Your Success as a Lawyer"
The CSO and members of the Chicago Legal Marketing community
will co-sponsor a seven-series program to help law students who have completed
two years of law school, or have three years of professional experience
prior to entering law school, and recent graduates learn essential marketing
and client development skills. "Client Development and Client Relationship
Management: The Key to Your Success as a Lawyer" will take place at Chicago-Kent
and run from July 6th to July 27th.
A mailing will be sent later this spring with details about the program
and the recent addition of "Using Technology to Market Your Business".
Please contact Christine Sturman
if you would like to sign up now.
A scholarship will be presented to the two students who complete the
program and submit the best overall personal marketing plan (as judged
by a panel of law firm marketers and members of
the program faculty). This is an excellent opportunity to learn
the basic skills required to develop a
successful law practice that go beyond being an excellent legal technician.
We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this innovative program.
All Students: Krislov & Associates, Ltd. Summer Positions
Krislov & Associates, Ltd., a small firm
specializing in complex class action matters, is seeking a FT law clerk/summer
associate with strong research and writing skills. Check out www.krislovlaw.com
learn more about the firm. Interested students can do one of the
following: contact Robert Stein, Partner, at (312) 606-0550 or email@example.com
; fax cover letter, resume, and writing sample to (312) 606-0207; or mail
the aforementioned materials to Mr. Robert Stein, Partner, Krislov &
Associates, Ltd., 222 N. LaSalle, #2120, Chicago, IL 60611.
All Students: Law Student Clerkship Networking Program
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, log on to the ISBA web-site or contact
Teri Litwiller at 1-800-252-8908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
Annual Cyber Law Recruitment Conference
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
will be hosting the 1st Annual Cyber Law Recruitment Conference September
27 - 28, 2000 at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. Employers
will be interviewing qualified students with expertise in internet and
e-commerce legal issues. Student registration materials are available
in the CSO or at www.lawww.cwru.edu/cyberlaw/cyberhome.
materials are due to the CSO by 5 p.m. on May 15, 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.
& Award Opportunities
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 email@example.com,
or check out www.dosomething.org.
are due May 10, 2000.
and Their Images in the Media"
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.
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.
Law Institute Educational Seminar
Practising Law Institute (PLI) is sponsoring an "Antitrust
Law Institute" May 18-19 in Chicago. Students may attend the
seminar free of charge by submitting a scholarship application at least
four weeks prior to the date of the programs. To obtain a scholarship
application or get further information regarding these programs, visit
PLI's web site at www.pli.edu/lawschooland
go to the "Student Lounge" page. Seminars are intended for attorneys,
but students are welcome to attend for both educational and networking
Semester Office Hours
Starting Monday, May 8th, the CSO
will begin to observe Summer Hours as follows:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturdays as follows (5/13, 6/17, 7/15, 8/19)
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The next U. S. Patent and Trademark Office exam
date is October 18, 2000. The filing deadline is July 7, 2000.
For more information and examples of past exam questions and answers, please
visit their Web site at www.uspto.gov.
Trial Lawyers College of Advocacy
The University of Illinois College of Law and
the Mirza Foundation for Advocacy and Justice will hold an intensive training
program in the principles and techniques of personal injury litigation
entitled, "The Jerome Mizra Professional Trial Lawyers College of Advocacy".
The training program will be held July
12 - 16, 2000 at the University of Illinois College of Law. Tuition
is $325. For more information, see
Asha Vishwanath in the CSO.
Course Offerings Through the Technology Law Center at the University of
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
Looking for an apartment to rent this summer?
OR Trying to sublet your apartment for the summer? Look no
further! The following web-sites will help you simplify your housing