Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
May 8, 2000

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Congratulations 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. 

Graduates - 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.

Good Luck on Finals
The CSO wishes everyone the best of luck on their exams and congratulations on the completion of a very challenging year. 

ATTN: Returning Students
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. 

PROGRAMS

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. 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

ATTN: 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.

ATTN: Class of 2000: National Service Legal Corps and AmeriCorps*VISTA Attorney Opportunities
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. 

Krislov & 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 to learn more about the firm.  Interested students can do one of the following: contact Robert Stein, Partner, at (312) 606-0550 or rob@krislovlaw.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.

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. 

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

1st 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. 

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.

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. All materials must be returned to the CSO by 5 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2000.

Scholarship & Award Opportunities

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 brick@dosomething.org, or check out www.dosomething.org. Applications are due May 10, 2000.

SEMINARS

Upcoming YLS Seminars - See the CSO bulletin board or Asha Vishwanath for more information

  • 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 - 5 p.m.
Practising 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 purposes. 

MISCELLANEOUS

Summer 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.
  • Wednesday                                                                      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.
Please note: The CSO will either close early or be closed on the following dates - 
  • 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
Patent Bar Exam
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.

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.

ATTN: 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 tlj@whdlaw.com or visit www.whdlaw.com

Professional 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.


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