Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
January 29, 2001

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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.
ALL STUDENTS: Unite to End Gun Violence - February 5th & 6th
Chicago-Kent students will have the opportunity to join thousands of other law students and community groups across the country to unite in their effort to end gun violence.  First Monday is an annual, national initiative coordinated by the Alliance for Justice in conjunction with Physicians for Social Responsibility.  The campaign highlights a different social justice issue each year.  As started in 2000 and continuing in 2001, First Monday is focusing on gun violence in America. 

The month of February will focus on closing the gun show loophole to require background checks for all gun purchases.  On this day, students around the country will host action tables with information on gun violence and gather signatures on postcards urging legislators to close the gun show loophole.  These postcards will be collected and delivered to their respective members of Congress.

If you would like to fill out a postcard to send to your congressional representatives, join us in the Spak on Monday, February 5th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and again on Tuesday, February 6th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and help close the gun show loophole.

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

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 from 4 - 6 p.m. 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 and inappropriate interview questions.  Students will participate in one-on-one mock interviews with attorneys.  Sign up in the CSO by January 31, 2001 to attend.

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 from large and mid-sized firms will provide hiring and firm culture information.  Visit www.chicagobar.org closer to the event for a list of participating firms.  Don't miss out on this excellent networking opportunity!  The program is free to all law students but reservations are required.  Call (312) 554-2032 to RSVP.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Krislov & Associates Seeks Law Clerks
Krislov & Associates, Ltd., a small firm specializing in complex class action matters, is seeking 2Ls & 3Ls with strong research and writing skills to begin clerking immediately.  For 2Ls, the position will include a full time clerkship over the summer.Check out www.krislovlaw.com to learn more about the firm.  Interested students can do one of the following: contact Robert Stein, Partner, at (312) 606-0550 or rob@krislovlaw.com ; fax cover letter, resume, and writing sample to (312) 606-0207; or mail the aforementioned materials to Mr. Robert Stein, Partner, Krislov & Associates, Ltd., 222 N. LaSalle, #2120, Chicago, IL 60611.

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

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.  Information is also available in the CSO resource center.

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

15th Annual Patent Law Interview Program
The 15th Annual Patent Law Interview Program sponsored by Loyola School of Law will be held Thursday, August 2, through Saturday, August 4, 2001 at the Chicago Marriott Suites O'Hare.  Last year, the program included 155 patent law employers, 125 law schools, and 900 registered law students from across the country. 

The program is only open to law students who will be returning to school in Fall 2001.  It is not for students beginning school in the fall, students graduating this semester or summer, or alums. Prospective positions are for summer associate and entry-level attorney positions for 2002.  The only exception is for a law graduate studying for an L.L.M in Intellectual Property.  It is not open to lawyers who are currently studying toward a technical degree to qualify to sit for the patent law bar exam or for graduates in judicial clerkships.  However, if a student has accepted a clerkship to begin after graduation (2002 or later), s/he may register to participate -- please indicate the clerkship on the resume and Registration Form.

If interested in participating, sign up in the CSO and pick up a registration form and preliminary packet of information. The registration forms and a non-refundable registration fee check for $25 made payable to Loyola School of Law is due to the Career Services Office by February 23, 2001 at 5:00 p.m.  If you have any questions, please stop by 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

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. 


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