Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
September 18, 2000

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2000 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 process. 

Reminders:

  • 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" Web 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 your cooperation. 
  • 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. 
U.S. Air Force JAG Corps Interviews
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 e-mail, frederick.wolfe@generalmitchell.af.mil, 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 Library.

PLEASE NOTE: The above employer refuses to sign Chicago-Kent College of Law's equal employment opportunity compliance form. 

 PROGRAMS

Please pre-register for any of the following CSO programs by signing up in the office, calling (312) 906-5200, or e-mailing kentcso@kentlaw.edu with the title, date and time of the program you wish to attend (unless otherwise noted).

Spring 2001 Judicial Externship Information Meeting
2Ls & 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 617.

 A judicial externship enables a student to become involved in particular legal problems through research and  drafting opinions.  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!

Applications 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.

Completed applications 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.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Externships 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.

Wisconsin 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 applicants. 

Department of Justice
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. 

New 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 for details.

Student 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. 

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:

JOB FAIRS

NAPIL'S 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.  Note: Students must submit resumes directly, via mail, to participating employers by September 18, 2000.  Students must register separately for the conference and awards dinner through individual registration forms.   

SCHOLARSHIPS

Pro2Net 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.

SEMINARS

Representing the Start-Up Company
Presented by the Young Lawyers Section of the CBA, this seminar will take place on Thursday, September 21, 2000 from 8 - 9:30 a.m. at the CBA.  To register call 312-554-2056.  $15 per member/$25 per nonmember/Add $10 on-site.  

Civil 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 information.

4th 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.

NEW RESOURCES

The Official Guide to Legal Specialities by Lisa Abrams (Former Assistant Dean for the CSO)
Alternative Careers for Lawyers by Hillary Mantis
Nonlegal Careers for Lawyers by Gary Munneke and William Henslee
Entertainment Law Careers by William Henslee
Careers in Labor Law by Ellen Wayne
The 2000 Small Law Firm Ecomonic Survey - This survey is specifically directed toward sole practitioners and smaller law firms of 2-5 and 6-12 lawyers with the intention of aiding them in improving their economics and management.  
Careers in International Law - An indespensible guide to career paths and internships in international law.  
Jobs & JD - Employment and salaries of new law graduates for the class of 1999.  

MISCELLANEOUS

Fall 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.

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