Semester Office Hours
January 15th, the CSO will observe Spring
Semester Hours as follows:
Sources for Summer Public Interest Positions
Monday, Tuesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
to Sublet Your Apartment this Summer?
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
Law, Business, Journalism
& Israel Experience Program
The NALP Apartment Exchange is a free on-line service
to law students to help you find housing over the summer or sublet your
apartment. 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
or Dawn Norkus at email@example.com.
Sciff Hardin & Waite's out-of-town 2001 Summer
Associates are seeking summer housing. Any availabilities, along
with all the details, should be forwarded to the attention of Lilly Beltran
by regular mail or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Law, Business, Journalism & Israel Experience Program enables
Jewish graduate students from around the US to explore Jewish approaches
to challenging issues confronting their future professions, contemporary
issues facing the Jewish people, Jewish thought, and to travel throughout
Israel. The program will run for 12 days in August 2001.
The cost of the program, covering airfare, tuition, room, tours and half-board,
is $80 for students eligible for the Birthright Israel Gift. Jewish
graduate students between the ages of 21-26 who have never traveled to
Israel on an organized educational program qualify for the Birthright Israel
gift and for this program. (The cost to students not eligible for
the Birthright Israel gift is $3,600.) Registration is conducted
online at www.birthrightisrael.org
with a March 7, 2001 deadline.
To pre-register for any of the following programs,
please stop by the CSO or e-mail email@example.com
with the title, date and time of the program you wish to attend.
Walk-ins the day of the program are ALWAYS welcome.
How does a legal interview differ from other interviews? How
do you prepare for an interview? What are hiring attorneys looking for
in new hires? How do you sell yourself effectively? On Tuesday,
February 20nd at 12:00 p.m. (Room TBA) the CSO will discuss
the basics of a legal interview, answer strategy questions and provide
resource suggestions to help you prepare for legal interviews.
Study Abroad Opportunities
with Santa Clara University
Philip Jimenez from Santa
Clara University will be at Chicago-Kent on
Thursday, March 1st at 11 p.m. (Room TBA) to
discuss his school's summer study abroad programs for law students.
Come learn more about seeing the world while gaining law school credit!
are encouraged to attend.)
Law Career Days
Confused about Careers? What area of law to pursue? What jobs
are out there? The Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association
invites you to its Fourth Annual "Career Days,"taking
place throughout the month of February on the 6th, 7th, 8th & 22nd.
You'll be able to meet with individuals from government agencies, large
firms, small firms, and corporations as they provide their perspectives
on how to conduct a job search and prepare for a career in the law.
All programs will be held over the noon hour at the CBA. Visit the
CBA website (see link below) for more information.
the Firms Night
As part of Career Days, the YLS is also hosting
the Firms Night on February
21, 2001 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the CBA, 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
NOTE: In addition
to the highlighted opportunities listed below, the CSO receives numerous
job listings which are posted daily in the password protected "LawCareer
Job Posting System" accessible through the CSO website pages. If
you are seeking employment, you should check those listings on a regular
basis. If you do not have a password for "LawCareer" please contact
Navreet Basati, CSO Administrative Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAG Corps Interviews
The Army JAG Corps will be interviewing 1Ls
& 3Ls on February 15, 2001
on the IIT main campus in Hermann Hall in Mezzanine 206. If interested,
e-mail or call Captain Mark Howze to set up an interview at: email@example.com
or at 309-782-8111.
PLEASE NOTE: This employer refuses
to sign the Chicago-Kent College of Law's equal employment opportunity
Meeting: Judicial Externships For Summer & Fall 2001 Semesters. Students
Must Have a Minimum 3.25 G.P.A. To Apply
On Tuesday, February
13, 2001, at 12:00 p.m. in Room 370, there
will be a meeting for all students who are interested in externing for
a federal appellate, district or magistrate judge for the Summer or Fall
2001 Semesters. Professor Vivien Gross will describe the kinds of
experiences a judicial extern will have in the course of a semester, as
well as how to apply. If you are interested in a judicial externship
but are unable to attend the meeting, please see Professor Gross in Room
A judicial externship enables a student to become
involved in particular legal problems through research and writing, and
to contribute to the resolution of those legal problems. Depending
upon the judge, an extern may have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day
routine of a judge and discuss with the judge and the judge's law clerk
those legal problems which attorneys face in their profession, and the
specific problems which attorneys confront in their courtroom. Take
advantage of this prestigious learning opportunity while enhancing your
marketability in the legal world!
Applications for the Summer and Fall Judicial
Externships are available
in the Law Offices reception
area (Room 600), and in the CSO.
Completed applications for Summer Externships
should be submitted to Ms.Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room
612 of Law Offices, by Wednesday, February
28, at 5:00 p.m. Completed applications
for Fall Externships should be submitted by Thursday,
March 15, at 5:00 p.m.
Tribune Co. Law Department
Seeks Summer Intern
The Tribune Company law department is seeking a first- or second-year
student to work as an intern for the summer of 2001. The intern will
assist attorneys on broadcast, publishing, internet, intellectual property,
mergers and acquisitions, and new media related matters. Applicants
should have strong interest in media law and the multi-media business.
Some experience in a media related field helpful. Internship is paid
at a nominal hourly rate. Interested students should send cover letter,
resume, and law school transcript to: Rita Mirman, Counsel/Intellectual
Property, Tribune Company, Law Department, 435 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago,
Circuit Court Summer Internship
The 18th Judicial Circuit Court (DuPage County) is seeking to hire
a law student as a summer intern to assist the judiciary and two staff
attorneys in legal research and other duties. Internship is approximately
13 weeks, beginning June 1st. This is a full-time position (37.5
hour week) paid at $10.00/hr. Interested students should submit a
cover letter, resume, and GPA/rank to: Robert Fiscella, Court Administrator,
Judicial Office Facility, 505 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187-7706.
Resumes must be received by March 2, 2001.
American Judicature Society
The American Judicature Society, a national non-profit organization
dedicated to improving the administration of justice, seeks part-time research
associates to assist the AJS Hunter Center for Judicial Selection in conducting
a two year project of judicial selection in all fifty states. The
purpose is to provide a comprehensive source of neutral information on
judicial selection methods in each state. Applicants with background/knowledge
of law and the courts preferred. Candidates should also have superior
analytical and communication skills and have training in research methods
and data collectlion, analysis, and interpretation. This part-time position
is flexible but an average of 15 hours per week is expected. Salary
is $13/hr. Submit resume, law school transcript,
and two letters of recommendation by February 15, 2001 to: Malia
Reddick, Ph.D., Director of Research, American Judicature Society, 180
N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 600, Chicago, IL 60601-7401.
Summer Clerkship Opportunity/Omaha, Nebraska
Students from Nebraska or Iowa (or anyone interested in a legal career
in Omaha) are invited to apply for a summer clerkship with Abrahams Kaslow
& Cassman LLP, a twenty-four attorney, full service business law firm.
The firm's clerkship program includes attendance at client meetings
and court hearings, as well as the opportunity to do quality research,
writing, and legal drafting projects. Clerks are paid $21/hr.
To apply send resume, cover letter and transcript to Mr. Aaron D. Weiner,
Abrahams Kaslow & Cassman LLP, 8712 West Dodge Road, Suite 300, Omaha,
68114-3419 by February 13, 2001.
For more information about the firm visit the firm's web site at www.akclaw.com.
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.
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.
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
Midwest Public Interest
Law Career Conference
Reminder: The Midwest Public
Interest Law Career Conference, sponsored by the Chicago Area Law School
Consortium, will be held at Northwestern Law School, 357 E. Chicago Ave.,
on Saturday, February 17, 2001. Although
the deadline for interviewing registration has passed, students may still
take advantage of the "Table Talk" session the day of the conference (9:30
a.m - 11:00 a.m.). At least 22 participating employers will share
informational materials about their organizations. If you're interested
in a career in the public sector, this is a great networking opportunity!
A list of participating employers is available in the CSO.
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.
positions are for summer associate and entry-level attorney positions for
If interested in participating, sign up in the
CSO and pick up a registration form and preliminary packet of information.
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.
Annual International Law Society Career Day
The Chicago-Kent College of Law International
Law Society is pleased to announce the 13th
Annual International Law Society Career Day: Exploring Opportunities in
International Law. The event will
be taking place on February 23, 2001.
Career Day is a daylong conference designed to introduce students to International
Law and to opportunities available in this field.
Career Day begins with introductory remarks at
Chicago-Kent followed by a series of panels. Panelists will
highlight the importance of International Law in today’s society and introduce
students to careers in International Law by describing their particular
responsibilities. Practitioners on the panels also offer insight
into pursuing an international legal career. At the conclusion of
the panel presentations, speakers and hosts will join students for a luncheon,
which will include a presentation by a keynote speaker. Following
the luncheon, participating firms, corporations and organizations host
students for on-site presentations. These visits provide an opportunity
for each firm, corporation or organization to demonstrate its uniqueness
and for students to experience these environments. At the conclusion
of the day, the members of the International Law Student Association invite
you to join them for a cocktail reception at Chicago-Kent.
If you would like more information about Career
Day or to obtain a registration formplease
contact Sara E. Frank, firstname.lastname@example.org, Career Day Coordinator.
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.
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.