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.
- Don't forget to pick up your new Alumnae/i ID
If you are graduating this semester and haven't
picked up your graduation materials, please stop by our office to get your
Career Services Alumnae/i ID card and information regarding alum services.
Luck on Finals
The CSO wishes everyone the best of luck on their
exams and congratulations on the completion of a very challenging year.
Please drop by to let us know your summer plans
or if we can assist you with a summer job search. Also, remember
to provide the registrar with your summer address, if it's going to change,
so that you'll receive the CSO mailing regarding the Fall Interview Program.
ATTN: Class of '01, '02,
& LLMs: Begin Preparing 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 web page (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.
Win Scholarships this
Summer at "Client Development and Client Relationship Management: The Key
to Your Success as a Lawyer"
In July, the CSO and members of the Chicago Legal Marketing community
will co-sponsor a seven series program entitled, "Client Development and
Client Relationship Management: The Key to Your Success as a Lawyer."
Participants will learn the essential marketing and client development
skills required to develop a successful law practice that goes beyond being
an excellent legal technician. Students who have completed two years
of law school, or have three years of professional experience prior
to entering law school, and recent graduates are encouraged to attend.
A scholarship towards tuition will be awarded to 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).
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 sign up in the CSO if you would like to attend this innovative program.
2Ls: Judicial Clerkships with the New Jersey Judiciary
The CSO has received information regarding 430
possible judicial clerkships available for the 2001-2002 court year
in New Jersey. Interested 2Ls should check out the back of the NALP
Federal and State Judicial Clerkship Directory, on the shelves of the Resource
Center, for more information.
Class of 2000: National Service Legal Corps and AmeriCorps*VISTA Attorney
The CSO has received extensive information about
attorney positions through the National Service Legal Corps and AmeriCorps*Vista.
If you're interested in public interest law, this is a terrific opportunity
to work with low-income communities while gaining hands-on, substantive
legal experience. Check out the NAPIL Post-Graduate National Service
Programs binder located on the shelves of the Resource Center.
& Associates 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
; 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.
Position Open on IIT's
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
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.
Registration 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.
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
will take place September 15th and 16th
at the offices
of Dorsey & Whitney, located at the Pillsbury Center in downtown Minneapolis.
Over 30 Minnesota law firms and state agencies will be participating.
The conference has 2 new features this year: a scholarship to receive reimbursement
for travel expenses and the participation of several federal and state
judges who will be interviewing students at the conference for judicial
clerkships. Registration materials are available in the CSO.
materials must be returned to the CSO by 5 p.m., Friday, June 23, 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.
YLS Seminars - See the CSO bulletin board or Asha Vishwanath
for more information
Law Institute Educational Seminar
An Overview of Basic Probate Practice - May 10, 2000
from 3 - 6 p.m.
Disability Discrimination in Employment: Perspectives
from Federal and Local Agencies - May 11, 2000 from 3 - 6 p.m.
Americans with Disabilities Act Trends - May 16,
2000 from 3 -6 p.m.
Cook County Walk Through - May 26, 2000 from 2 -
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:
Please note: The CSO will either close early or
be closed on the following dates -
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.
3 p.m., Friday, May 26th
Monday, May 29th - Memorial Day
Wednesday & Thursday, June 14th & 15th for
Cleaning and Re-Organization
3 p.m., Monday, July 3rd
Tuesday, July 4th - Independence Day
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.
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
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.