Office Hours & Holiday Closings
December 4th, the CSO will observe Winter
Hours as follows:
The CSO will be closed
the following dates:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Office Cleaning and Reorganization: Tuesday
& Wednesday, December 19th & 20th
Winter Break: Noon on Friday, December 22nd,
re-opening Monday, January 3rd
Please stop by the CSO to pick up a packet regarding
our services for alumnae/i and your Alumnae/i ID.
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
Sources for Summer Public Interest Positions
NAPIL Summer Funding List - located at www.PSLawNet.org
under "Helpful PSLawNet Resources." The list is made up of "fellowships"
or "internships" wherein funding is tied to a specific position.
Justice America Legal Service Fellowships - "general" source of
funding for which students apply for funds after securing their volunteer
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
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
of Chicago, Department of Law
The law department for the City of Chicago is
accepting applications for their summer intern program, as well as for
entry level attorney positions. 1Ls
should submit application materials to the Career Services Office by January
17, 2001, or earlier if possible.
Interested 2Ls should submit their materials
by December 1, 2000. The summer
program begins June 1, 2001 and finishes August 10, 2001. The salary is
$7,129.00 for the 10 weeks and students get to pick their own projects
from a project book. There will be many social events as well as
educational programming each week. Students will also meet with various
judges and can utilize their 7-11 license, if applicable. Please
go to the employer's Web site at www.cityofchicago.org
and link to the law department, "Recruiting of Attorneys" for details on
materials needed to complete the application. Please Note:
The City of Chicago maintains a residency requirement for all employees.
3Ls must submit application materials by December
1, 2000 if
you are interested in an attorney position with the City of Chicago, Department
of Law. Please visit their Web site (listed above) for details.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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
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
Clemmer and sign up. You will be notified when the
job fair packets arrive in the CSO.
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.
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.
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.
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.