Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
November 6, 2000

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International Student Resume Directory
NYU School of Law is compiling an International Student Resume Directory for foreign-trained LL.M students interested in temporary or permanent associate positions in the U.S.  Directory forms are available in the CSO.  Interested students should submit the form and a copy of their resume to the CSO by 5 p.m., Friday, November 10th.  The directory will be mailed to U.S. employers who have expressed an interest in international students in the past.  In addition, employers participating in the International Student Interview Program will receive a copy upon request.


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 otherwise noted).

Tours 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!

Large Firm & Intellectual Property Summer Jobs for 1Ls 
Most employers who hire 1Ls for the summer begin their searches during the spring semester.  The CSO will be offering programs in the Spring on strategies for your summer search.  However, there are a limited number of employers, mostly the very large law firms and intellectual property law firms, that start looking at 1Ls in December.  Each firm may only hire one 1L, so the competition for these positions is fierce.  If you are interested in applying to these employers, plan on attending this program.  You'll find out about the process and the resources you'll need so that you'll be ready to send out your resumes and cover letters on December 1.
Tuesday, November 7, 2000
12:00 - 1:00 Room 270
Wednesday, November 8, 2000
5:00 - 5:45 Room 370

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. 

Lexis-Nexis Training for 1Ls
Ever wonder how to use Lexis-Nexis to conduct a job search?  Well, here is your chance to find out!  Learn how to find summer associate and judicial clerkship opportunities, research firms and interviewers, find alums at area law firms and much, much more.  Sign up for the following sessions on Wednesday, November 8th, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Lexis Table Day in the cafeteria:
Wednesday, November 8, 2000
3:00 - 3:30 Room 760
Wednesday, November 8, 2000
3:30 - 4:00 Room 760
Tuesday, November 14, 2000
12:00 - 12:30 Room 760
Tuesday, November 14, 2000
12:30 - 1:00 Room 760
Tuesday, November 14, 2000
1:00 - 1:30 Room 760
Wednesday, November 15, 2000
3:00 - 3:30 Room 760
Wednesday, November 15, 2000
3:30 - 4:00 Room 760

Out of State Job Searches
If you're considering working in another state, don't miss this program!  On Tuesday, November 14, 2000, from 12 - 1 p.m. in Room 270, members of the CSO will give you all the details about available resources and answers to the most frequently asked questions so that you can map out your job search wherever it may lead you!


Chicago Police Department (CPD)
The Chicago Police Department was on-campus last week to talk to students about joining the force and receiving tuition assistance towards law school.  If interested in this opportunity, see the Resource Manager for detailed information regarding their program, application dates, and exam dates. 

Clerkship Opportunities
The CSO recently received information regarding the availability of clerkships in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.  If interested, check out the Federal Clerkship Directory located on the shelves of the Resource Center.

Haynes and Boone - New Direct Contact Employer
Haynes and Boone, a Texas-based law firm with a global practice, is looking for 3Ls for the following:
Dallas - Erisa, Real Estate and IP (one associate in IP)
Richardson - Corporate
Houston - Labor and Employment
Interested students should submit their resume and a copy of their transcript to: Melanie Kraft, Haynes and Boone, LLP, 901 Main Street, Suite 3100, Dallas, Texas 75202-3789.  Information may also be faxed to (214) 200-0669.

Federal 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, or directly at

Spring 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 are available in the Law Offices reception area  and in the CSO.  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.

New 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

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:


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 Applications are due December 1, 2000.

Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) Scholarship Program for Law Students
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 Scholarship.

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.


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 Intellectual Property License - Nov. 13 & 14, 2000 - Drake 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.

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 dates: 
2L/3L Student Response Dates
November 1st
December 1st
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 must respond  
Number of Offers Students May Hold
4 Offers
3 Offers
2 Offers
1 Offer
After October 15, maximum offers held by student
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. 

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