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
Clerkship Information Session: Special Attention to 2001 & 2002
A special program on the value of a judicial clerkship as an entry
level career opportunity will take place on Tuesday,
October 10th, at 12:00 p.m. in room 270. Former judicial
clerks and Professors Adam and Leslie will be presenting. Judicial
clerkships are post-graduate full-time positions on the staff of a judge.
Most federal judges hire clerks 12 to 18 months before employment starts;
state judges hire clerks 1 to 12 months before employment starts.
All students are invited to attend the program; however, experience
has shown that most clerkships are awarded to students in the top third
of their class. For first year students this will be an opportunity
to learn how to prepare and plan accordingly if you decide to pursue a
clerkship in the future. Students graduating
in 2002 are strongly encouraged to attend because applications for
clerkships must be made this fall. Students graduating
in 2001 should also consider attending as opportunities for clerkships
beginning next fall may arise throughout the year.
Want to become involved in public service?
Then come to the Chicago Area Law School Consortium's Public Service Reception
on Wednesday, October 11th, from 5 p.m.
- 7 p.m. at the the John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Ct., 2nd
Floor Student Lounge. Meet
representatives from Chicago area non-profits and government agencies and
learn about opportunities in their organizations. Check out the CSO
bulletin board for a sampling of participating organizations.
CSO Programs for 1Ls!
The CSO staff is looking forward to meeting all 1Ls. We will present
the following programs to introduce first year students to the office and
the legal job market.
Services Orientation - Mandatory for all 1Ls
Staff members of the CSO will provide you with an overview of today's
job market, advice on how to take control of your job search and information
about staff and available resources. Two meeting times are being offered.
Attendance at either program is mandatory if you wish to use the CSO while
at Kent; however, the day and time at which you attend is left up to you.
Tuesday, October 17th
12 p.m. in the Auditorium
Wednesday, October 18th
5:15 p.m. in the Auditorium
and Cover Letters for the Legal Market - Required for Resume Review
Wondering what employers in the legal sector look for in a resume and
cover letter? Now is the chance to find out. The CSO staff
will discuss how to make your college and/or work experiences work to your
best advantage as you begin applying for legal positions. They will
address questions and concerns about formats, structure, and content for
resumes and provide general tips on writing cover letters. Attendance
is required for all students who wish to have their resume reviewed by
a career strategist.
Tuesday, October 24th
3 Sections at Noon in Rooms 170, 270, C40
Wednesday, October 25th
5:15 p.m. in Room C40
of the Career Services Office
Asha Vishwanath, the CSO Resource Manager, will conduct office tours
for all 1Ls interested in learning about CSO resources and staff members.
Tour days and times will be announced shortly. Be sure to stop in
and see what the CSO is all about!
FALL INTERVIEW PROGRAM:
CLASS OF '01,
'02, & LLMs
Kopon, Shaughnessy & Spina Coming on Campus
Cremer, Kopon, Shaughnessy & Spina, a 21
attorney Chicago firm (with a branch office in Wheaton) will be on-campus
Tuesday, October 10th to interview 2Ls
& 3Ls for summer associate and entry
level associate positions. Top 25%
required; Law Review/Moot Court preferred.
Transcript, writing sample & references required at time of interview.
Primary practice areas: Complex Civil Litigation Defense including
Product Liability, Construction Law, Insurance Coverage, Commercial Litigation,
Drug and Medical Device Litigation, Employment Law, Toxic Torts, and University
and College Law. If interested in interviewing with this employer,
please e-mail Navreet
Basati or call her at 906-5203 no later than Noon on Monday,
& Young Coming On Campus
Ernst & Young will be coming on campus Friday,
October 20th to interview 2Ls &
3Ls. They require top 25% and tax courses/background. Law
Review is preferred. Submit materials
to the CSO by 12 p.m., Mo, October 13.
Please check the bulletin board and the Web page for further information.
Wiley, Rein & Fielding
- Collect Resume
The law firm of Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington, D.C. is "eager
to receive materials from students who might be interested in our cutting-edge
IP and Internet practices." 2Ls and 3Ls are encouraged to
submit a cover letter to Mr. Jerry Nash, Director of Recruiting and a resume
to our office by Thursday, October 12.
Please see the law firm's Web site, www.wrf.com
and the grey file in our office for information about their practice.
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
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 employers refuse
to sign Chicago-Kent College of Law's equal employment opportunity compliance
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.
For additional on-campus & direct contact employers, check out the
Fall Interviewing Program: Student Information for 2001 & 2002 Graduates"
page or the CSO bulletin board on a daily basis.
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. Don't
forget about the NALP standards for the maximum number of offers students
can hold open from the fall on-campus interviewing process and response
2L/3L Student Response Dates
|2L/3L student previously employed and offer
made before September 15
|2L/3L student with an offer deadline of November
1 may extend to this date with employer's permission if student holds only
ONE OTHER offer
|2L/3L student previously employed and offer
made after September 15
|2L/3L student not previously employed
Number of Offers Students May Hold
|After October 15, maximum offers held
|After November 1, maximum offers held
by student with December 1 response deadline
|Maximum offers for student requesting employer's
extension from November 1 to December 1
|After December 1, maximum offers student
may hold with employer's consent
Negotiation to extend the decision deadline must occur with an employer
before the original deadline date. If you have any questions about
this, please see one of the CSO staff members or the FOCI web page.
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.
Management Intern Program
The Presidential Management Intern Program was
created "to attract to the Federal service outstanding individuals from
a wide variety of academic disciplines who have an interest in, and commitment
to, a career in the analysis and management of public policies and programs."
The program provides opportunities for recent graduates of masters-level
or doctoral-level programs to work for the federal government. Interns
receive an initial two-year appointment with a salary of $35,000 in the
and higher salaries in succeeding years. To qualify, you must satisfy
all graduation requirements by August 31, 2001, and must be nominated by
the Law School. If you are interested
in being nominated, please contact Assistant Dean Steve Sowle no later
than Wednesday, October 18. Applications
must be submitted by October 31.
For more information about the program, go to www.pmi.opm.gov.
Desk Position at the Daley Center
A PT, temporary, research assistant position
is available at the Advice Desk in the Daley Center. Interested students
should contact Professor Pam Kentra
via e-mail, by phone at 312-906-5139, or stop by her office in room 611..
& 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.
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.
2001 Judicial Externship - 2Ls & 3Ls with a 3.25 GPA or Higher
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
are available in the Law Offices Reception Area (Room 600) and in the CSO.
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. If
you have an questions regarding judicial externships, please see Professor
Gross in Room 617.
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.
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. 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
C. Arsht Scholarship
The Roxana C. Arsht scholarship is sponsored
by the Delaware State Bar Association in an effort to encourage attorneys
to work in public interest positions in Delaware. See the Resource
Manager for detailed information regarding criteria and application materials.
are due November 1, 2000.
Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) Scholarship Program for
The PRLDEF scholarship program ensures that talented
Latino law students have the resources needed to pursue a career in public
interest law. 2 scholarships are available: the Father Joseph P.
Fitzpatrick Scholarship Fund - $1,500 and the Puerto Rican Bar Association
Scholarship - $2,000.
See the Resource Manager in the CSO for application
forms. To be considered for both
awards, apply by November 15, 2000. Applications
received after this date will only be considered for the Father Fitzpatrick
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.
Every New Minority Lawyer Should Know"
The YLS section of Minorities in the Profession
is hosting "What Every New Minority Lawyer Should Know" on Thursday,
October 12, 2000 at 12:15 p.m. at the CBA.
Jeffrey Cummings, Partner at Miner Barnhill & Galland, and Victor Henderson,
Partner at Albert Whitehead, will address the hurdles that new minority
lawyers can expect to face and how to overcome them, as well as the rewards
the legal profession will afford them.
Law Institute (PLI)
PLI invites law students to attend the following
seminars being held in Chicago free of charge through their scholarship
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.
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
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.
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.