FALL INTERVIEW PROGRAM:
CLASS OF '01,
'02, & LLMs
Now that fall interviewing is in full swing, the CSO staff wants to
wish everyone the best of luck. We know this is a stressful time
so rembember to relax, be yourself and remain positive throughout the interviewing
Air Force JAG Corps Interviews
For the most up to date information on the Fall Interview Program, check
out the "2000
Fall Interviewing Program: Student Information for 2001 & 2002 Graduates"
page or the CSO bulletin board on a daily basis.
Bring an extra copy of your resume, a transcript,
and a writing sample to every interview.
Allow ample travel time prior to an interview, even
if you are already on campus.
Callbacks and Offers: Please let us know how you are faring in the
program! E-mail our office about any callbacks or offers you receive
from on campus interviews or job fairs. If you accept an offer,
please let us know so we can cancel the remainder of your on-campus interviews.
Policy for Missing an Interview: Please remember to talk to Jeanne
or Maureen if you have an emergency that will prevent you from attending
an interview scheduled through the fall interview program. Any student
who misses an interview for reasons other than an emergency will not be
permitted to participate in the remainder of the program. Thank you for
Thank You Notes: You do not need to send thank you notes after on-campus
interviews. Well written notes should be sent after call backs or
initial interviews in an employer's office.
The U.S. Air Force JAG Corps will have a representative
on the main campus Monday, October 16th
from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. to interview 2Ls & 3Ls.
To set up an interview, contact Major Fred Wolfe directly either through
or at 1-877-412-0126 AND drop off a resume and cover letter to the
CSO before 12
p.m. on Wednesday, October 11th.
Interviews will take place at the Career Development Office in the Galvin
PLEASE NOTE: The above employer refuses
to sign Chicago-Kent College of Law's equal employment opportunity compliance
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, by
appointment only, in the CSO on Wednesday,
September 13 from 10:30-7 p.m.
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 encouraged to bring their own blank videotape to the
Outside of On-Campus Interviewing
Wondering what else is out there aside from large
firm employment? Here's your chance to find out. On Tuesday,
September 12, at noon in Room 270, bring
your lunch and listen to a panel of practitioners from a small and a mid-size
firm, a corporation and a public interest organization discuss what it's
like to practice law in their firm or organization and provide tips and
strategies for finding employment outside of large firms. Don't miss
this opportunity to learn what else awaits you outside of large firm employment.
are welcome to attend!
of Justice Informational Program
Department of Justice representative Eleanor
Barry, Assistant Director in the Office of Attorney Personnel Management,
will speak at an informational meeting on Thursday,
September 14, at 5:30 p.m. at
Loyola University Chicago School of Law in Room 110.
The presentation will introduce students to the Attorney General's Honor
Program and Summer Law Intern Program and will answer questions about the
work of the Department, eligibility issues, the interview process, and
security and suitability issues. Students are strongly encouraged
to attend to get the inside scoop on the DOJ.
2001 Judicial Externship Information Meeting
& 3Ls with a minimum 3.25 G.P.A.
On Tuesday, September
26, 2000 at 12:00 p.m. in Room 370, there
will be a meeting for all students who are interested in externing for
a federal appellate, district, or bankruptcy judge or magistrate for the
Spring 2001 Semester. Professor Vivien Gross will describe the kinds
of experiences a judicial extern will have in the course of a semester,
as well as how to apply. If you are interested in a judicial externship
but are unable to attend the meeting, please see Professor Gross in Room
A judicial externship enables a student
to become involved in particular legal problems through research and writing,
and to contribute in the resolution of those legal problems. Depending
upon the judge, an extern may have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day
routine of a judge and discuss with the judge and the judge's law clerk
those legal problems which attorneys face in their profession, and the
specific problems which attorneys confront in their courtroom. Take
advantage of this prestigious learning opportunity while enhancing your
marketability in the legal world!
for Spring 2001 Judicial Externships will be available
both in the Law Offices Reception Area (Room 600) and in the Career Services
Offices as of Thursday, September 21st.
should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room
612, Law Offices, by Tuesday, October 10,
2000 at 5:00 p.m.
with the Office of the Attorney General
The Office of the Attorney General is interested
in working with Chicago-Kent students who are in need of an office in which
to complete their externship programs. During the fall semester,
there will be openings in the Medicaid Fraud Unit, Financial Crimes Unit,
Revenue Prosecutions Unit and the Environmental Crimes Unit. See
the Resource Manager for descriptions of each unit. If interested
in earning course credit for an externship, please see Vivien Gross.
Department of Justice
The Wisconsin Department of Justice is looking
for 2Ls to fill summer 2001 Law Clerk positions.
Application forms are available in the handout racks in the CSO and must
be sent directly to the employer. Although there is no specific due
date for completed applications, applicants should apply
ASAP as interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis for the
weeks of Sept. 18 andSept. 25. as applications
are received. Telephone interviews are available for out-of-town
Informational packets regarding opportunities
for entry-level attorneys and law students at the DOJ are available in
the handout racks of the CSO. Applications for the Attorney General's
Honor Program for 3Ls is also available in the handout racks. Applications
for the Summer Law Intern Program for 2Ls can be downloaded off the Web
at www.usdoj.gov/oapm. Both
applications must be received by the DOJ no later than September 25, 2000.
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 Public Interest Law Career Fair and Conference
The NAPIL Career Fair and Conference will take
place October 21-22, 2000
at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel.
This is 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 students should stop by the
CSO to sign up for the career fair and pick up employer/travel information.
Students must register separately for
the conference and awards dinner through individual registration
forms. Please note: Students
must submit resumes directly, via mail, to participating employers by September
Legal & Brobeck Phleger & Harrison
Pro2net Legal has teamed up with Brobeck Phleger
& Harrison to award four $2,000 scholarships to talented, articulate
law students. Scholarship applications will be judged on essays submitted
in response to a specified topic. Complete rules for the scholarship
can be found at http://lawstudents.pro2net.com.
Rights & Employment Law Seminar
The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Education
Fund is sponsoring a Civil Rights & Employment Law Seminar on Saturday,
September 23, 2000 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Chicago Athletic Association.
Participants will obtain a comprehensive,
up-to-date overview of employment law in Illinois, get practice tips for
the successful pursuit of a plaintiff's case, and receive valuable materials
you can put to use in your practice. The cost for law students is
$40 in advance, $50 at the door. See the Resource Manager for registration
Annual Prosecutorial Opportunities Symposium
The 4th Annual Prosecutorial Opportunities Symposium,
sponsored by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office and co-sponsored
by the National Hispanic Prosecutors Association and the National Black
Prosecutors Association, will be held on Saturday,
September 30, 2000, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at The John Marshall School
Of Law, 315 S. Plymouth Court.
The program is designed to provide information about career opportunities
with the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, the U.S. Attorney's Office
for the Northern District of Illinois, the Illinois Attorney General's
Office and the City of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office. Space
is limited to 100 students by RSVP only. Call Cathleen Costello Jacobs
at (312) 603-3418 no later than Tuesday, September 19, 2000 to register.
Career Guide to the Top Consulting Firms-
Provides an inside scoop on the top 25 consulting firms according to the
editors and analysts of Consultant News.
The Official Guide to Legal Specialities
by Lisa Abrams (Former Assistant Dean for the CSO)
Alternative Careers for Lawyers by Hillary
Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers by Gary Munneke
and William Henslee
Entertainment Law Careers by William Henslee
Careers in Labor Law by Ellen Wayne
Semester Office Hours
Starting Monday, August 21st, the
CSO will begin to observe Fall Hours as follows:
Monday, Tuesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.