Volunteers Sought for
The CSO and the Student Careers Committee (SCC) seek volunteers for
the Spring Job-A-Thon which will be held Tuesday,
March 20th through Wednesday, March 28th. Volunteers will
spend hour increments in the CSO calling legal employers to inquire about
available summer positions, PT law clerk positions and FT attorney positions.
In the past, over 50 previously unknown job openings have been discovered
through the Job-A-Thon.
What are the benefits of volunteering you might ask? How about
learning to speak to employers without getting tongue-tied; having access
to new postings before the rest of the student body (callers have been
known to obtain summer positions this way); and learning about the SCC
for possible participation next year!
Still hesitant? Don't be. We make it easy by providing the
scripts, phones and office space! To volunteer for specific time
slots between the hours of 9 a.m. & 5 p.m., please stop by the CSO
to sign up. You can sign up for as many hours as you wish.
If you're unable to get to the office to sign up, or if you have any questions,
please contact Sarah Gallagher (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cindy Stuyvesant
(email@example.com) via e-mail.
In order to change your assigned LawCareer password
to something that's easier to remember, follow these steps while accessing
the system within the law school:
1. Open up Windows Explorer and go to the
2. Double click on the LawCarer (it's spelled
3. Double click on student.exe, which will
be over to the right, and next to the 2nd fox icon.
4. Enter your Student ID and originally
assigned password, then press F2 on your keyboard.
5. Follow the prompts to change your password.
Please Note: The password you have selected
will not be activated until the following day.
Interested in Taking the Massachusetts Bar?
Students at other Chicago area law schools have
expressed interest in lobbying BarBri to offer their Massachusetts Bar
Review Course in Chicago this summer. At least ten students are needed.
If you are contemplating practicing law in Massachusetts and would like
to participate in a Massachusetts Bar Review Course, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
with your name and contact info.
Sources for Summer Public Interest Positions
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).
Jenner & Block is looking for summer sublet opportunities
for their 2001 summer associates. E-mail specific sublet details
to Lena Gonzales at email@example.com.
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.
Semester Office Hours
January 15th, the CSO will observe Spring
Semester Hours as follows:
Monday, Tuesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
To pre-register for any of the following programs,
please stop by the CSO or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
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? How do you sell yourself effectively? On Tuesday,
February 20th at 12:00 p.m. in Room 170 a
panel of current students will discuss what it's like to interivew for
judicial externships and at law firms and government and public interest
agencies. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from those who have
gone before and succeeded in legal interviews.
Special Career Planning
Concerns For Evening Students
Evening students are faced with the question of how to develop practical
legal experience while working full time. On Wednesday,
February 28th at 5:00 p.m. in Room 590 members of the CSO will
address the special challenges faced by evening students, share practical
strategies for gaining legal experience, and suggest ways to devise a career
transition plan that will work for you.
Study Abroad Opportunities
with Santa Clara University
Philip Jimenez from Santa
Clara University will be at Chicago-Kent on
Thursday, March 1st at 11:30 a.m. in Room 580 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.)
Jobs & Job Search
Skills When You Are Not in the Top 10% of the Class (And Even If You Are!)
The ISBA, in conjunction with the CSO, will host "Jobs & Job Search
Skills When You Are Not in the Top 10% of the Class (And Even if You Are!)"
on March 20th at Noon in Room 590.
Chicago-Kent alums will address job searching when you fall outside of
the Top 10% and answer student questions. Pizza will be provided.
If interested in attending, you must sign
up in the CSO by March 9th.
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,"
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
Services Career Opportunities Forum
Thinking of a legal career in the government
sector? Be sure to attend the Government Services Career Opportunities
Forum on Saturday, March 10, 2001 from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CBA, located at 321 S. Plymouth Ct. Meet
with representatives from government agencies who will be on hand to answer
questions, provide information on hiring practices, and collect resumes.
The forum will expose young lawyers and law students to a wide range of
government employers. Check out www.chicagobar.org
for a complete listing of participating agencies closer to the program
date. The cost is $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Registration
forms are available in the CSO or register by phone at (312) 554- 2056.
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 email@example.com.
ATTN: 1Ls, 2Ls: Adoption
Law Summer Opportunities
Interested in adoption law and related fields like abuse, neglect and
dependency? Wondering where to find jobs in these practice areas?
The Dave Thomas Center for Adoption Law at Capital University Law School
has the answer. Beginning February 26, 2001,
students can log on to a Summer Jobs Clearinghouse designed to place law
students from around the country in summer jobs in and around the field
of adoption law. The site, www.law.capital.edu/adoption,
will allow students to apply for any posted positions through the submission
of an on-line application. Positions will
be posted through May 17th with final matches made by May 24th.
Matches are made on a rolling basis so it's best to apply early.
The matching process is described on the web-site under the "Jobs Clearinghouse"
1Ls: Accenture (FKA Andersen Consulting) Legal & Commercial Group Summer
Accenture's Legal & Commercial Group is seeking
a law clerk for summer 2001 and approximately 20 hours per week during
the school year. Qualifications include: top 20% of class;
desire to learn and develop expertise in eCommerce & Information Technolgy
Law; excellent legal writing & communication skills; strong analytical
skills; mutitasking; team work; and prior work experience, a plus.
Interested candidates should send a copy of their resume, writing sample
and law school transcript by February 23,
2001 to Latricia Whitley, Accenture, 100
S. Wacker, Room 511, Chicago, IL 60606 or fax 312-652-1560 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
the same. Employer requests no telephone inquiries.
Foley & Lardner, a national law firm of 900+
attorneys in 16 offices, is recruiting 1L & 2L summer associates
for our 2001 summer program as follows:
1. Los Angeles, CA - IP (EE)
2. Madison and Milwaukee, WI - IP (EE and Mechanical)
Candidates would possess strong undergraduate
credentials and should be in the top of their law school class. For
consideration, please forward a resume (along with photocopies of undergraduate
and law school transcripts) to: Chele K. Diederich, Recruiting Coordinator,
Foley & Lardner, P.O. Box 1497, Madison, WI 53701-1497.
Externships For Summer & Fall 2001 Semesters. Students
Must Have a Minimum 3.25 G.P.A. To Apply
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.
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
Bar Association Section of Business Law Career Forum
The American Bar Association Section of Business
Law will sponsor a Career Forum at their spring meeting in Philadelphia,
PA, March 22 - 25, 2001. The Career
Forum will include a job fair and career related seminars for attorneys
and law students. Resumes should be sent to Jennifer Horton, Stetson
University College of Law, 1401 61st St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33707
by March 9,2001, whether or not you can
attend. For students who are unable
to attend the forum, resumes will be given to employers on March 25th.
Direct all questions to Lynn Howell, Assistant Dean, Stetson University
College of Law at (727) 562-7850 or at email@example.com.
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,
Prospective positions are for
summer associate and entry-level attorney positions for 2002. 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.
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.
2001 Penny Severns Illinois Women in Government Conference Award Program
Illinois Women in Government (IWIG) is a bi-partisan
organization that encourages students interested in local, state, and federal
government to apply for paid attendance at the 2001 conference. The
18th annual conference will be held at the State
Capitol in Springfield April 18 - 20, 2001. The
purpose of the conference is to encourage more women to seek elective and
appointive office at all levels of government, to educate women about governmental
issues and the political process, to promote participation in public affairs,
and to provide a forum for women's issues. The award will include
the cost of registration, conference meals, mileage allowance or train/bus
fare, and lodging costs. Each award recipient will be matched with
a mentor - either a state government official or private sector leader.
See the CSO or www.illinoiswomeningov.org
for application information. Application
deadline is March 9, 2001.