Office Hours & Holiday Closings
December 4th, the CSO will observe Winter
Hours as follows:
Please note office closings for the following
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
The CSO will re-open
Tuesday, January 2nd at 8:30 a.m. for
those of you who want to get a headstart on your job search before the
spring semester begins! Career strategists will be available to answer
any and all questions pertaining to resumes, cover letters and researching
Friday, December 15th at 2 p.m.
Office Cleaning and Reorganization: Tuesday
& Wednesday, December 19th & 20th
Winter Break: Noon on Friday, December 22nd
- Tuesday, January 2nd
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
the Most of Your Winter Break!
Whether you have just experienced your first
semester of law school or your third, congratuations on finishing what
we hope was a challenging, but successful, semester! You are most
likely looking forward to a long, relaxing break from school; however,
these next few weeks are the perfect opportunity to implement aspects of
your job search that you were unable to focus on or accomplish due to your
Use the break to assess your skills and interests.
Develop a sense of where you want to go in the legal field and determine
a plan of action on how to get there. Work on your resume, whether
it is your first or your eighth revision, and have a career strategist
review it for you. Research practice areas in which you may be interested
and employers you would like to target in your job search. Keep in
mind that researching entails more than print and on-line resources.
Talk to personal contacts and consider informational interviews with practitioners,
especially Chicago-Kent alums, to learn more about specific practice areas,
the legal market, current legal issues, and possible job opportunities.
This is especially true for those of you who are planning to work outside
of Illinois. Now is the time to request reciprocity and visit your
desired location in order to familiarize yourself with the area,
peruse local newspapers and legal publications and begin networking within
the legal community. Remember, the more you know about yourself and
the job search process, the better prepared you will be when it comes time
to secure either your first clerking position or a new attorney position.
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
Lyon & Lyon, an IP firm with offices in Los
Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Silicon Valley, New York, and Washington,
DC, is seeking 1Ls & 2Ls with technical degrees in Electrical Engineering,
Computer Science or Physics for their summer program. For additional
information about the firm, visit www.lyonlyon.com.
Interested students should their resume to: Ms. Maria Marinelli, Supervisor
of Professional Recruiting, Lyon & Lyon LLP, 633 W. Fifth Street, Suite
4700, Los Angeles, CA 90071, fax (213) 955-0440, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. 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.
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.