for summer clerking positions continue to be received by our office.
If you haven't secured summer employment and are interested in clerking,
check out the job posting Web site for the latest opportunities.
Assistant Position with Professor Steven Harris
Professor Steven Harris is looking for a student
to assist in the preparation of a new edition for a casebook on UCC Article
9. Tasks will include researching discrete topics, cite- and source-checking,
and proofreading. Applicants who have completed the Secured Transactions
course are preferred. If interested, contact Professor Harris directly.
1Ls, 2Ls: Office of the Cook County State's Attorney
The Office of the Cook County State's Attorney
continues to seek volunteer law clerks for the summer. If you're
interested in public interest or government, don't miss this opportunity
to gain valuable experience. Law clerking application forms are available
in the CSO handout racks.
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 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.
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. Advanced registration
required. Stop by the CSO, call (312) 906-5200, or e-mail
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
Cyber Law Recruitment Conference Participants
Employer information is now available in the
CSO or on-line at http://lawwww.cwru.edu/
Interview selections are due to the CSO by
5 p.m., Thursday, June 22, 2000.
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,
stop by the CSO to sign up and pick up registration packets. Registration
materials are due to BLSA by August 1, 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.
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.
Trial Lawyers College of Advocacy
12 p.m., Monday, July 3rd
Tuesday, July 4th - Independence Day
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.