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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Congratulations to Peter Mcleod and Steven Weiss,
winners of $2,000 scholarships for their award winning marketing plans
in the "Client Development and Client Relationship Management: The Key
to Your Success as a Lawyer" seminar held this summer at Chicago-Kent.
We hope that all attendees found the program beneficial. If you turned
in a marketing plan for review, you will be notified when they are ready
for pick-up in our office. Please keep in mind that this program
will most likely be repeated next summer. If you missed this year,
make sure to attend in summer 2001. We'll announce registration in
the late spring.
Careers Committee Seeks Volunteers
Here's an opportunity to help us help you! The CSO has a working
committee of student volunteers called the Student Careers Committee (SCC).
The SCC works with the CSO to increase resource materials available to
students and outreach efforts to the legal community. This is a pro-active
committee and student volunteers should have an interest in people-intensive
activities and career development issues. The SCC meets a few times
each semester to discuss programs, organize the annual Spring Jobathon,
and work on other projects with our staff. SCC involvement is a perfect
opportunity for you to learns the ins and outs of the CSO and how we help
students find jobs.
If you would like to volunteer on this committee, stop by the CSO to
pick up an application form. Applications
are due Wednesday, November 1, 2000. The first meeting
will take place sometime in early November. If you are interested
in applying and/or have any questions, please contact Christine
Sturman, Assistant Director of Career Services.
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.
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.
Attention Day Students: Please attend
the program in the room assigned to your section. If you are not
able to attend on Tuesday, you are welcome to come to the evening program
on Wednesday. Please keep in mind however, that the evening program
will be geared toward students with professional experience prior to law
school and/or working full-time during school.
Tuesday, October 24th
Noon in Rooms:
Section A1 - Room 170
Section B1 - Room 270
Sections A2/B2 - Room 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!
heard CSO staff talk over and over again about the importance of information
gathering in identifying a career path and conducting a job search.
We've recommended that you do some informational interviewing with practitioners
to help you decide what you want to do and how best to market your skills.
Now we, and the other members of the Chicago Area Law School Consortium,
have made the process even easier by bringing the practitioners to you!
On Saturday, November 4th from 10 a.m. - 12:30
p.m., J.D.s from over 60 practice areas will be at Northwestern
University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago, for the express purpose
of talking informally with students about careers in different practice
areas from Administrative Law to Zoning Law. It's your chance to
find out directly from practitioners how job seekers are faring in a particular
segment of the market, what it's like to practice in an area, which credentials
are helpful in finding employment in the area, what skills you should stress
in applying, and more! Note: The participating attorneys
have volunteered their time. Participation in the program does not
indicate job openings at represented organizations.
If you are interested in attending Practice Tracks 2000, please stop
in the CSO to register or e-mail us at email@example.com
we know how many handouts to copy. 1Ls are strongly encouraged
to attend and walk-ins are welcome!
ABA/IPL Section Panel
on Practicing Intellectual Property Law
Interested in practicing Intellectual Property Law? Then don't
miss the ABA/IPL Section Panel on Practicing Intellectual Property
Law on Tuesday, November 7, 2000, from 12 - 1:30
p.m. in the Ogilvie Auditorium. Traci Ellis, in-house
for Transamerica, Stephen M. Heaton, partner at ArthurAndersen, Cristen
Kogl, in-house at OpenTV Inc., Susan Meyer, Kent alumn and solo practitioner,
William Schaller, Chair of the ABA/IPL subcommittee on inevitable trade
secret disclosure, and Timothy Vezeau, partner at Katten, Muchin &
Zavis, will describe their backgrounds, explain their current positions,
discuss the most interesting case/ project that they've worked on and review
current IP topics.
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
Law Clerk Information System
On Monday, October 2, 2000 a new Federal Law
Clerk Information System (FLCIS) was launched. FLCIS is intended
to provide prospective law clerk applicants a single, free, accessible
source of information on clerkship opportunities. Applicants can
search for vacancies by searching on type of court, court location, name
and type of judge, starting date, "open" or "filled" status, and/or type
of clerkship. FLCIS can be accessed through the federal judiciary's
Web site at www.uscourts.gov,
or directly at http://lawclerks.ao.uscourts.gov.
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.
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.
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
Program for LL.M. Candidates
New York University School of Law cordially invites
all full-time LL.M. students who possess foreign law degrees to participate
in the 15th Annual International Student Interview Program (ISIP). ISIP
will take place at New York University School of Law on Friday, January
26, 2001, from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. This
one day consortium brings together 100+ employers with positions in approximately
35 countries, including the U.S., and over 700+ foreign trained law students.
Interested students should pick up an information packets in the CSO ASAP.
Applications must be returned to the CSO by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October
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.Applications
are due December 1, 2000.
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.
Negotiating Commercial Leases - November 2 at the
University of Chicago
Title Insurance - November 3 at the University of
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.
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.
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.