The CSO apologizes for the technical difficulties
students and alums have been experiencing while attempting to access the
LawCareer system to view job postings. We ask that you contact our
office at email@example.com
or 312-906-5200 with any problems you may encounter. We appreciate
your patience as we work with the computer center to rectify the situation.
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
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.
Tours will be held every Monday & Wednesday at noon, and every Tuesday
& Thursday at 5:15, from October 30th - November 10th.
Be sure to sign up and see what the CSO is all about!
of Management Consultants
The CSO recently received the Directory of Management
Consultants which contains a wealth of information about U.S. management
consulting firms. The book is non-circulating and can be found in
the Business/Industry section of the resource center.
Lawyer - Associate Speak Edition
The American Lawyer - Associate Speak binder
in the resource center now contains the latest information about firms
across the country from recent summer associate surveys. Check out
this valuable resource to get the inside scoop on firms from the
FALL INTERVIEW PROGRAM:
CLASS OF '01,
'02, & LLMs
As fall on campus comes to a close, we realize numerous students' expectations
weren't met. Please feel free to stop by or make an appointment with
the CSO to provide us with your perspective on the process and to discuss
other options. Remember, the majority of students do not obtain
employment through the fall on campus program.
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 Wednesday,
October 18, 2000. Please see the law firm's Web site,
and the grey file in our office for information about their practice.
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.
2001 LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM - 3Ls ONLY
Do you wish to develop your legal skills, gain
practical legal experience in a specialized area of law with a corporation,
firm or government agency, and make yourself more marketable to prospective
employers upon graduation? If so, consider applying to the Legal
Externship Program for the Spring 2001 Semester. The Legal Externship
Program is a 4-credit hour non-graded program. The program is open
to students in their last two semesters of law school. The student
selects the area of law in which he/she wishes to extern.
For the fieldwork component, an extern is placed
in a private or public, civil or criminal practice and is required to work
a minimum of 16 hours a week at his/her designated placement. Externs
interested in civil law may select to work under the supervision of general
counsel in major corporations or under the supervision of designated teaching
lawyers in well-known firms or specific government agencies. Externs
may specialize in such diverse legal areas as tax, commodities, securities,
corporate, health care, medical malpractice, general corporate law, etc.
Those interested in criminal law may select to work with the States Attorney's
Office, Public Defender's Office, or the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Many externships offer the externs opportunities to obtain a 711 license
and appear in court.
Information about the program and an accompanying
application form will be available in the Law Offices reception area
and in the CSO as of Monday, October 23, 2000. Applications
must be turned in to Room 612 by 12:00 P.M. on Friday, November 17th.
All applicants must have scheduled and
completed an interview with Professor Gross prior to turning in their applications.
If you are interested in learning more about externship opportunities or
in applying to the program, please see Professor Vivien Gross in Room 617.
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.
Advice Desk Position Open
The Advice Desk program has immediate openings
for law students to work with live clients in an exciting environment.
The Advice Desk is located at the Daley Center in Chicago. In this
program, senior law students interview, counsel, and advise clients, and
draft pleadings and motions for indigent defedants being sued in Cook County.
Students work under the supervision of an experienced liscensed attorney.
The Advice Desk, often referred to as the "E.R. of Law," offers a
unique opprotunity to receive mentored, on the job training and to learn
the workings of the Circuit Court of Cook County Municipal Division.
Students must be eligible for a 711 License, which requires that a student
has completed 52 or more credit hours in law school. Pay is $12.50
per hour, and we are seeking 20-40 hours of work per week. Prior
experience as an Advice Desk class student is preferred but not required.
We will provide all necessary training. If interested, contact Professor
Pamela A. Kentra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
& 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.
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
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.
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.
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
Negotiating Commercial Leases - November 2 at the
University of Chicago
Title Insurance - November 3 at the University of
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.