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
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
312-258-4545 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Business casual attire
& 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 www.foleylardner.com.
Please stop by the CSO to pick up a packet regarding
our services for alumnae/i and your alumnae/i ID.
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
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.
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 www.napil.org.
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
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 www.dhhs.gov/ogc/.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.