Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
December 11, 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.
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 

5th Annual Sweet Home Chicago Reception for Minority Students
The Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms is sponsoring the 5th Annual Sweet Home Chicago Reception for minority students who are considering Chicago as a place to practice law.  The reception will take place on Wednesday, December 27, 2000 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Schiff Hardin & Waite, 66th floor conference center, Sears Tower, 233 S. Wacker Dr.  RSVP with your name and school by December 21st to 312-258-4545 or  Business casual attire requested.

Foley & Lardner Holiday Party for 1L Wisconsin Residents
Foley & Lardner is hosting a Holiday Reception at their Milwaukee office for first year students who are Wisconsin residents.  The reception will be held Wednesday, December 27, 2000 from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. in the 40th Floor conference center at Foley & Lardner's offices, located at Firstar Center, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI.  If interested in attending, please stop by the CSO and sign up by December 15th.  You will receive an invitation to the reception at your home address (be sure to consider where you will be so that the invitation reaches you at the correct address.)  Foley & Lardner asks that you bring your current resume and undergraduate transcript to the reception.  At this time, Foley & Lardner does not know how many 1Ls will be joining their 2001 summer program.  Last year they had 13 1Ls.  The decision will be made some time in late January or early February.  Don't miss this exciting networking opportunity, especially if you're interested in practicing in WI.  To learn more about Foley & Lardner, check out their Web site at

ATTN: December Grads
Please stop by the CSO to pick up a packet regarding our services for alumnae/i and your alumnae/i ID.

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 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

CSO Seeks New Resource Manager
The CSO is seeking a new Resource Manager to fill the shoes of Asha Vishwanath, who has completed her degree at Stuart School and will be leaving our office in January.  The Resource Manager is responsible for the resource center as well as job postings, the weekly publication of the Record, supervising student workers, and other miscellaneous duties.  The position offers tuition remission.  Interested students should submit a cover letter and resume to Christine Sturman, Assistant Director of Career Services. 

Public Interest Opportunities with NAPIL
The first volume of the 2001 NAPIL Equal Justice Fellowships Opportunity Guide is now available on the NAPIL Web site at  The guide contains descriptions of 10 2001 NAPIL Equal Justice Fellowships for which third-year law students can apply.  The two-year, postgraduate legal fellowships will start in September 2001. NAPIL anticipates publishing a second book  in mid- or late January that will contain profiles of additional 2001 fellowship opportunities.  Also available on the NAPIL Web site is information pertaining to summer opportunities through the NAPIL/VISTA Summer Legal Corps and the Summer Corps.  Be sure to check out both programs for eligibility information and program requirements.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Office of the General Counsel
The Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services anticipates that it soon will be authorized to fill one or more general attorney positions in the Chicago office.  Positions will be filled at Grades 11 through 14 (salary range from approximately $45,000 per year to $76,000 per year), depending on experience and other qualifications.  Attorneys provide advice and counsel to the Secretary of Health and Human Services and to the various agencies comprising the Department of Health and Human Services, including the Health Care Financing Administration (Medicare and Medicaid programs), the Administration for Children and Families (Head Start, welfare, adoption assistance) and the Indian Health Service, among others.  The majority of work involves administrative and court litigation with an increasing emphasis on preventing fraud and abuse and enforcing regulatory requirements to ensure the health and safety of program beneficiaries.  Further information concerning the Office of the General Counsel can be obtained by visiting  Interested 3Ls who possess strong academic credentials and have a special interest in litigation, health care law, and an enforcement practice should send a resume and a recent sample of their legal writing to the attention of Janice Rosiak, Office of the General Counsel, Region V, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 700, Chicago, Illinois 60601.  If you have any questions, call 312-886-1710.

Illinois Attorney General's Office
The Illinois Attorney General's Office is seeking volunteer interns for the environmental bureau.  Interested students should contact Phyllis Dunton at

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  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 

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 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:


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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