Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
June 19, 2000

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NOTE: Openings 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. 

Research 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.

ATTN: 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. 

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. 

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. 

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

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:


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. 


New 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 Insider Guide
  • The Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in Management Consulting
  • 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 Insider Guide
  • The Wet Feet Guide to Acing Your Investment Banking Interviews, Wet Feet Press
  • The Harvard Business School Guide to Careers in Finance
Job Fairs

ATTN: Cyber Law Recruitment Conference Participants
Employer information is now available in the CSO or on-line at
cyberLaw/cyberHome.html.  Interview selections are due to the CSO by 5 p.m., Thursday, June 22, 2000.

14th 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.

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.

National 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.


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 - 
  • 12 p.m., Monday, July 3rd
  • Tuesday, July 4th - Independence Day
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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