ASSISTANT DEAN OF
Please join our office in extending a warm welcome
to the newest member of our staff, Jeanne Kraft, Assistant Dean of Career
Services. Jeanne is a former legal recruiter and was the Director
of Career Services at Northwestern University School of Law from 1991 until
this spring. She was also the Director of Career Services at Chicago-Kent
from 1988 to 1991. We are looking forward to Jeanne's return to Chicago-Kent,
beginning June 1st, and hope you'll stop by the CSO this summer, or in
the fall, to welcome her.
Equal Justice Fellowships - Chicago Presentation
In an effort to compete effectively with both
the growing public interest and private sector job markets, NAPIL has accelerated
their Equal Justice Fellowship application process. NAPIL Equal Justice
Fellowships are 2 year fellowships tht provide salary, loan repayment assistance,
training and other support to new and recent law graduates who work FT
on innovative public interest legal projects. NAPIL staff will be
in Chicago on Tuesday, June 13, 2000 from
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago, 111
W. Jackson, 3rd Floor, to speak about
program and the accelerated deadline dates. For additional information
about the fellowships and/or application, check out www.napil.org.
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.
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
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 two 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 attend
all sessions and submit the best overall personal marketing plan (as judged
by a panel of law firm marketers and members of the program faculty).
The program will be held every Tuesday and
Thursday from July 11 - August 1, 2000 from 12 - 1 p.m.
Lunch will be available. A mailing will be sent later this spring
with details about the program and the recent addition of "Using Technology
to Market Your Business". Advanced registration
required. Please sign up in the CSO if you would like
to attend this innovative program.
Alternative Career Resources Available in the CSO
If you have ever considered consulting or investment
banking as an alternative to the legal field but have been unsure where
to begin, be sure to check out the following resources in the CSO to get
you started on the right track:
Consulting for PhDs, Lawyers, and Doctors,
Wet Feet Press
So, You Want to be a Management Consultant, The
WetFeet.com Insider Guide
The Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in
Ace Your Case! The Essential Management
Consulting Workbook, Wet Feet Press
Killer Consulting Resumes, Wet Feet Press
So, You Want to be an Investment Banker, Thew
WetFeet.com Insider Guide
The Wet Feet Guide to Acing Your Investment Banking
Interviews, Wet Feet Press
The Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in
Annual BLSA Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference
The14th Annual BLSA Midwest Minority Recruitment
Conference will be held Thursday, October
5th - Saturday, October 7th at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Cleveland,
Ohio. If interested in participating,
sign up in the CSO. Registration packets will be available in the
CSO in mid-June.
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.
Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) Convention/Job Fair
The National Black Prosecutors Association will
convene it's 17th Annual Convention/JobFair from August
8 - 13, 2000 at the Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, D.C.
The job fair will take place on August 8, 2000 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The job fair will provide a forum for law students, recent graduates, and
experienced attorneys interested in relocating, to meet and interview with
prospective employers for employment in prosecutor's offices at the local,
state and federal levels across the nation. If interested in participating,
pick up registration materials in the CSO. Materials
must be returned to the NBPA by July 1, 2000.
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.
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.
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.