Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
December 4, 2000

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MISCELLANEOUS

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.
Please note office closings for the following dates:
  • 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
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 potential 
employers.

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.

Making 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 demanding schedule.

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.

Funding 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.
  • Equal Justice America Legal Service Fellowships - "general" source of funding for which students apply for funds after securing their volunteer positions.
  • KJF Fellowships
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Lyon & Lyon
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 recruit@lyonlyon.com.  

City 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.

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:

JOB FAIRS

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.


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