Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
January 15, 2001

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MISCELLANEOUS

Welcome back from the CSO!  We hope everyone had an enjoyable break and that everyone is looking forward to a productive semester.

Spring Office Hours
Starting Monday, January 15th, the CSO will observe Spring Hours as follows:

  • Monday, Tuesday & Friday                                             8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday & Thursday                                                  8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Please note office closings for the following dates:
  • February 6th, 7th, & 8th for Strategies for Excellence: Law as a Profession 2001
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
Need to Sublet Your Apartment this Summer?
The NALP Apartment Exchange is a free on-line service to law students to help them find housing over the summer.  Students can list their apartments for sublet or look for a place to live in the city of  their summer job.  Visit www.nalp.org and click on the link to the NALP Apartment Exchange.  The service is available until May 1, 2001.  It doesn't get much easier than this!

PROGRAMS

To pre-register for any of the following programs, please stop by the CSO or e-mail kentcso@kentlaw.edu with the title, date and time of the program you wish to attend.  Walk-ins the day of the program are ALWAYS welcome. 

I Know What You Did Last Summer for 1Ls
Wondering how most students spend the summer after their first year?  Not sure what types of jobs are available or what the timeline is for hiring?  Then you won't want to miss this program on Tuesday, January 30th at 12:00 p.m. as 2Ls talk about what they did last summer from study abroad to clerking at law firms.  Location TBA. 

Law Career Training - Open to all 1Ls, 2Ls & 3Ls
Law Career is a database system that enables students to update their contact information, access employer information and job postings, and register for the fall on-campus interview program.  Several 1/2 hour training sessions will be held to familiarize students with the system.  1Ls must attend 1 session in order to receive their password.  You must sign up in the CSO for one of the following dates and times as space is limited.  Location TBA.
DATE
TIME
January 29th
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1, 1 - 1:30
January 30th
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1, 1 - 1:30 & 5:15 - 5:45
January 31st
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1, 1 - 1:30 & 5:15 - 5:45
February 2nd
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1, 1 - 1:30 & 5:15 - 5:45
February 5th
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1, 1 - 1:30
February 6th
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1, 1 - 1:30 & 5:15 - 5:45
February 8th
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1, 1 - 1:30 & 5:15 - 5:45
February 9th
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1, 1 - 1:30 & 5:15 - 5:45

Career Services Office Tours
Tours of the  CSO will be conducted the week of January 29th  to acquaint 1Ls and any other students with the specific resources in our office and our staff members.  Tours will be offered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 12 & 12:30 and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday at 5:15.  They will last for approximately 20 minutes.  Space is limited so please sign-up for a time in the CSO or by e-mailing the office at kentcso@kentlaw.edu

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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 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 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 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.

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 pdunton@atg.state.il.us.

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. 

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

NYU International Student Interview Program
Interview schedules will arrive in early January.  Please stop by the CSO after the New Year to see if they have arrived.

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.  Updated information regarding participating employers is now available in the CSO.  Submit all materials to the CSO by 10 a.m., Monday, January 22nd.  Questions?  Speak to Barbara Clemmer in the CSO.

CONFERENCES

Rebellious Lawyering Conference
The Rebellious Lawyering Conference is being held February 16 - 18, 2001 at Yale Law School.  The conference brings together public interest lawyers, activists, advocates, and students from around the country to explore innovative advocacy for social change.  The weekend will include panel discussions, workshops of interest to law students, and networking opportunities.  To learn more about the conference or to register, log on to www.reblaw.org


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