Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
January 22, 2001

Main Record Index
Chicago-Kent Home Page
E-mail Career Services

MISCELLANEOUS

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!
  • Seyfarth Shaw's 2001 Summer Associates are seeking housing for the summer.  If you're interested in subletting your apartment this summer, e-mail detailed information about the apartment to Carol Hogan at chogan@seyfarth.com or Dawn Norkus at dnorkus@seyfarth.com.
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. 

First Years -

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. in Room 170 as second and third year students talk about what they did the summer following their first year. 
 
 
 

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 should attend 1 session to receive password.  Sign up in the CSO for one of the following dates and times as space is limited. 
DATE
TIME
January 29th - Lab 700
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1 & 1 - 1:30
January 30th - Lab 700
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1, 1 - 1:30 & 5:15 - 5:45
January 31st - Lab 700 Day
                         CSO Evening
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1 & 1 - 1:30
5:15 - 5:45
February 2nd - Lab 700
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1 & 1 - 1:30 
February 5th - Lab 700
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1 & 1 - 1:30
February 6th - Lab 700 Day
                         CSO Evening
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1 & 1 - 1:30
5:15 - 5:45
February 8th - CSO
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1, 1 - 1:30 & 5:15 - 5:45
February 9th - Lab 700
12 - 12:30, 12:30 - 1 & 1 - 1:30 

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

SEMINARS

Legal Careers in Environmental Law
The CBA's Young Lawyers Section of Environmental Law and Energy Comittee will present its annual career day meeting in conjunction with the Environmental Law Society at Chicago-Kent on Tuesday, January 23, 2001 from 12 - 1:15.  Four environmental attorneys will discuss a typical day in their legal practice, steps they took to secure their positions, and their impressions of the future for environmental lawyers.

Law Student Interview Workshop
The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Assoication is hosting its fourth annual Law Student Interview Workshop on February 7, 2001 at the CBA, located at 321 S. Plymouth Ct.  The workshop is designed to give law students an opportunity to practice interviewing with attorneys from different practice areas and learn strategies to handle difficult interview questions.  Students will participate in six to eight one-on-one mock interviews with attorneys.  Call the CBA regarding program time and registration.

Meet the Firms Night
The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association is hosting the Meet the Firms Night on February 21, 2001 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the CBA, located at 321 S. Plymouth Ct.  Firm representatives will provide hiring and firm culture information.  No resumes will be accepted. Reservations are required.  Call (312) 554-2032 to RSVP.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

U.S. DOJ Volunteer Summer Legal Intern Positions
The CSO recently received copies of the DOJ's Volunteer Summer Legal Intern Positions booklet for summer 2001.  The booklet outlines the available opportunities for legal interns.  Booklets can be found in the grey files and on the web at www.usdoj.gov/oapm

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 2001 NAPIL Equal Justice Fellowships Opportunity Guide, Volume I & II, is now available on the NAPIL Web site at www.napil.org.  The guides contain descriptions of 2001 NAPIL Equal Justice Fellowships for which third-year law students and recent graduates can apply.  These two-year, postgraduate legal fellowships will start in September 2001.  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.

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:

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

14th Annual Robert M. Cover Public Interest Law Retreat
The 14th Annual Robert M. Cover Public Interest Law Retreat will take place March 2 - 4, 2001 at Boston University's Sargent Camp in Peterborough, NH.  If you are interested in public interest and are looking for job and career possibilities, don't miss this chance to learn about employment opportunities and make contacts with public interest minded people.  The cost of the conference is $100, which covers lodging, food, activities, and organizing expenses.  Stop by the CSO for more information.  Registration deadline is February 23, 2001. 


Main Record Index Top of Page