Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
September 25, 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 wishes everyone the best of luck.  We know this is a stressful time so remember to relax, be yourself and remain positive throughout the interviewing process. 

Reminders:

  • For additional on-campus & direct contact employers, 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. Army JAG Corps Interviews
The U.S. Army JAG Corps will have a representative on the main campus Thursday, October 5th to interview 2Ls & 3Ls.  If interested, contact Captain Mark Howze at howzem
@osc.army.mil or at 309-782-8111 to set up an interview. 

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 employers refuse to sign Chicago-Kent College of Law's equal employment opportunity compliance form. 

CTA Law Department - Extended Deadline
The CTA Law Department has extended their deadline for 2Ls & 3Ls in the Top 20% of their class.  Interested students should check the CSO bulletin board and the Web page for application information.

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.

Join the Cause to End Gun Violence: Monday, October 2nd 
The Career Services Office and Kent Justice Foundation are co-sponsoring First Monday 2000: Unite to End Gun Violence.  This is a national campaign coordinated by Alliance for Justice that "seeks to inspire and mobilize a new generation of advocates to further the cause of justice."  The organization highlights a different issue each year and schedules events at law schools throughout the country to coincide with the first day of the Supreme Court term. 

Stop by Spakateria on Monday, October 2nd between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to pick up information about the effects of gun violence in the United States and view "America: Up in Arms," a thirty-minute documentary film directed by award-winning filmmakers Liz Garbus and Rory Kennedy (the film will run continuously throughout the day).  Interested students and faculty members can also meet at 11:45 a.m. in the lobby to walk to the 18th Annual Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence: Rally Against Handgun Violence which will take place from noon to 1 p.m. at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Plaza (Jackson and Dearborn in Chicago).  For additional information about this event, please visit www.firstmonday2000.com or www.ichv.org.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

D'Ancona & Pflaum - 2001 Associate Positions
D'Ancona & Pflaum is seeking 3Ls with a genuine interest in corporate or real estate.  They prefer top 25% or a B+ average.  Interested students may send a cover letter, resume, and transcript to the attention of Dalene Bryl, Recruitment Coordinator, at 111 E. Wacker Dr., Suite 2800, Chicago, IL 60601 or fax same to (312) 602-3113.

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 and Sept. 25. as applications are received.  Telephone interviews are available for out-of-town applicants. 

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.  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.  Note: The deadline to submit resumes to employers was September 18, 2000.  However, some employers are still accepting resumes and scheduling interviews.  Consult employers' individual listings and contacts for extended deadlines.   For updated employer listings, check out www.napil.org.  Additional information can also be accessed through www.eattorney.com which has developed a searchable database of profiles on participating employers.

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.

National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA)
The NIABA is offering scholarships for the 2000-2001 academic year.  See the Resource Manager in the CSO for an application.

SEMINARS

Practising Law Institute (PLI)
PLI invites law students to attend the following seminars being held in Chicago free of charge through their scholarship program:

  • Understanding the Securities Laws - October 16-17 at the Fairmont Hotel
  • Cable TV Laws: Competition in Video, Internet & Telephone - October 19-20 at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
  • Employment Law Institute - October 23-24 at the Fairmont Hotel
Scholarship applications are available on the table outside of the CSO and from the Resource Manager.  PLI asks that applications be submitted about a month in advance.

NEW RESOURCES

The Official Guide to Legal Specialties by Lisa Abrams (Former Assistant Dean of 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
Careers in International Law - An indispensable guide to career paths and internships in international law. 
Jobs & JD - Employment and salaries of new law graduates for the class of 1999. 

MISCELLANEOUS

National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA)
The NIABA is seeking students to join their ranks and also promote a law student chapter at Chicago-Kent.  Information is available from the Resource Manager in the CSO.

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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