The CSO Staff
would like to welcome everyone back to campus. We hope you had an
enjoyable summer and look forward to working with you again this year.
Please let us know how we can assist you--whether it is a current transition,
preparing for graduation or just a "quick question." Individual appointments,
programming and a wealth of resources are all available through our
office. Please read the Record and frequent the bulletin
board outside our office for information on upcoming programs, employment
opportunities and articles of interest.
Semester Office Hours
Starting Monday, August 21st, the
CSO will begin to observe Fall Hours as follows:
Please Note: We
will have extended hours the week of August 21st to assist with fall interviewing
preparation and the transition back to school. We will remain open
until 7 p.m. Monday - Thursday. We
will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 25.
Monday, Tuesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Job Posting System
August 21, 2000, job postings will no
longer be accessible via the internal Web page. Students will be
able to access job postings via the internet and the local area network
on the LawCareer password-secured site. Current
students must pick up their password in the CSO.
Passwords will not be given out over the phone.
Did you clerk at a law firm this summer?
Volunteer for a public interest organization? Serve as a summer associate?
Research for a professor? Work for a government agency? Take
summer classes or study abroad? If so, we want to know about it!
We would appreciate it if all returning students
would take a few minutes to complete our "Summer Experience Survey," available
in the handout racks outside the CSO and in the Spakateria. Simply
return the form to our office and fill out a raffle ticket to win one of
a number of prizes. Winners will be announced in the Record at
the end of September.
FALL INTERVIEW PROGRAM:
CLASS OF '01,
'02, & LLMs
Information regarding the Fall Interview Program
(on-campus employers, direct contact employers, joint employers and collect
resume employers) is now available in the CSO and on our Web page
(contact our office for password). Please
read the information packet thoroughly. There will be
a mandatory program for all students
interested in participating on Tuesday, August
22nd at either noon or 5:00 p.m. in Ogilvie
Auditorium. See below for more information.
LawCareer passwords are available in our
office and need to be picked up in order to access the system and bid for
emplyers. Please note: if you picked up your password last year,
it has been changed. Stop by the CSO to receive your new password.
NOTE: Any 3rd year student who has clerked or volunteered for
the Cook County State's Attorney's Office is eligible for an interview
with their office regardless of meeting their
hiring criteria. Information regarding this opportunity
will be presented at the mandatory meeting. You
must go through the on-campus interviewing program to be condsidered for
employment with their office.
Please pre-register for any of the following
CSO programs by signing up in the office, calling (312) 906-5200, or e-mailing
with the title, date and time of the program you wish to attend (unless
Don't let your first interview actually be your first interview.
One of the best ways to prepare for upcoming interviews is to participate
in a mock interview. Debbi Gutman will conduct mock interviews,
appointment only, in the CSO on the following days:
Wednesday, August 30th
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday, August 31st
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday, September 13
10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Please submit a resume 24 hours in advance
of your appointment and indicate the employer-type you want her to assume
in the mock interview. You are encouraged to come dressed
as you would for an actual interview. Sessions are videotaped, after
which you will receive a candid critique of your current interviewing skills
while watching the video. Students interested in keeping a copy of
their session are encourgaed to bring their own blank videotape to the
Mandatory Fall Interviewing
Program Meeting for '01 & '02 Graduates
On Tuesday, August
22nd, in the auditorium, all students who wish to participate
in the Fall Interviewing Program are required to attend an informational
meeting that will answer all your questions about the process. Prior
to attending the program, students should read through the packet titled,
Fall Interviewing Program: Student Information for 2001 & 2002 Graduates",
on the Web and in the CSO. For students who have participated
in the Fall Interviewing Program before, you have your choice of attending
from 12:00 - 12:15 p.m. or 5:00 - 5:15 p.m.
First time participants should attend from 12:15
- 1:00 p.m. or from 5:15 - 6:00
to Research Employers via Lexis on the Web
Lexis consultants will provide hands-on training
for students on how to research employers using Lexis on the Web and other
traditional Lexis methods. An intro to Lexis on the Web; Lexis career
sources; finding firms to apply to; networking; researching before an interview;
and how to find even more legal job information in the Lexis Career Center
will also be covered. Be sure to sign up for training on one of the
following dates and times at the Lexis table
day on Tuesday,
August 22nd, from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 23, 2000
Thursday, August 24, 2000
9 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
5:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Summer Associate Table
On Wednesday, August 23rd, at 3 p.m.,
come talk informally with 3Ls and 4Ls who spent this past summer as summer
associates at large law firms. At least thirty students representing
twenty- nine different law firms will be on hand to answer questions about
their summer experience. Don't miss this unique
opportunity to get the inside scoop about the law firms you might be interested
Tips for Large Law Firm Employment from the Employer and Student Perspectives
29th at 12:00 p.m., the CSO is hosting
a program to help students prepare for fall interviews with large law firms.
Attorneys involved in on-campus recruiting for law firms and students who
have participated in previous fall on-campus interviewing will share their
valuable perspectives on what employers look for in a candidate and provide
hints and tips for making the most of your interviews.
York Law Firm Interested in German Attorneys
Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, an international
law firm with offices in New York, Washington, Paris, Brussels, London,
Frankfurt, Rome, Hong Kong and Tokyo is sponsoring a symposium for German
attorneys (who have completed their 1st date exam) in November. Please
contact Maureen Stimming
Worker Positions Available in the CSO
Want to earn some extra cash? If so, the
CSO is currently accepting applications for student workers. We seek
applicants who can work days and one evening shift on Wednesday until 7
p.m. Interested applicants should submit a resume and available times
to Asha Vishwanath ASAP.
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
2000 Publice Interest Law Career Fair and Conference
The NAPIL Career Fair and Conference represents
a unique opportunity for students and graduates to meet and interview with
employers from across the country in a single location. Last year,
more than 225 employers and over 1,100 students and graduates from 167
law schools attended. For more information check out www.napil.org.
interested in participating in the career fair, sign up in the CSO.
conjunction with the career fair, NAPIL will also host it's Annual Awards
Dinner and National Public Interest Conference. Students must
register separately for the conference and awards dinner through individual
registration forms. The career fair and conference
will take place October 21-22, 2000
at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel.
note: Students must submit resumes directly,
via mail, to participating employers by September
Public Interest Resources
The CSO recently purchased a new book titled,
Service and International Law. The book is a guide to professional
opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. It provides valuable information
about legal jobs in the public sector around the world, including U.S.
government jobs and positions with intergovernmental and non-profit organizations.
Fellowships in the international realm are also identified and described.
Interested students can find the book in the Public Interest section of
the Resource Center.
Chicago-Kent recently became a member of PSLawNet,
a global network of more than 120 schools and 10,000 public service organizations.
The organizations provides listings of pro bono and public service opportunities
and offers vast resources and expertise. As a member school, students
have access to the jobs database and the opportunity to post their resumes
on-line. Take advantage of this new resource by logging on to www.pslawnet.org.