Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
November 20, 2000

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Winter Office Hours & Holiday Closings
Starting Monday, December 4th, the CSO will observe Winter Hours as follows:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday     8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday                                                     8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The CSO will be closed the following dates:
  • Thanksgiving: Noon on Wednesday, November 22nd, re-opening Monday, November 27th
  • Office Cleaning and Reorganization: Tuesday & Wednesday, December 19th & 20th
  • Winter Break: Noon on Friday, December 22nd, re-opening Monday, January 3rd
ATTN: December Grads
Please stop by the CSO to pick up a packet regarding our services for alumnae/i and your Alumnae/i ID.

A Message to 1Ls
Thank you for attending the initial workshops in our series of 1L Orientation programs.  As finals approach, it is difficult to think about developing legal experience.  Don't become overwhelmed!  The best investment you can make in your career at this time is to focus on your final exams.  There is plenty of time to get legal experience and we look forward to assisting you throughout that process.

Funding Sources for Summer Public Interest Positions

  • NAPIL Summer Funding List - located at under "Helpful PSLawNet Resources."  The list is made up of "fellowships" or "internships" wherein funding is tied to a specific position.
  • Equal Justice America Legal Service Fellowships - "general" source of funding for which students apply for funds after securing their volunteer positions.
  • KJF Fellowships

As the holidays approach and finals kick in, CSO programming has come to a close for the semester.  A big thank you to everyone who attended first semester programs .  We hope you found the information helpful.  If you were unable to attend some of the programs, check out our 
programming page  to see which events are available on video.

In addition, help us help you!  We always welcome your feedback and suggestions regarding new programming ideas or how to improve existing programs.  Stop by our office or send us an email with your comments or ideas. 


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. 

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:


Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference
The Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference will be held at Northwestern University on February 17, 2001.  Public interest and government employers from throughout the country will be invited to interview and/or participate in the informational "Table Talk" session.If you're interested in participating, please stop by the CSO to speak to Barbara Clemmer and sign upYou will be notified when the job fair packets arrive in the CSO.


The American Bench, Judges of the Nation
This is a non-circulating book composed of over 2000 pages.  Provides judicial boundary maps and court outlines, which depict the judicial structure of each state by providing descriptions of judge selection methods, jurisdication, geographic boundaries and lists of judges serving the courts.  Biographic data on judges is included as well as contact info for federal court clerks and supreme court clerks.  At the beginning of the book, the alphabetical name index provides instant access to over 18,000 judges.

State and Local Government 2000-2001
Collection of articles and up to date views on a wide range of issues.  Discusses problems faced by state governments from Internet voting to term limits to redistricting.


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.

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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