Semester Office Hours
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.
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 (email@example.com) or Cindy Stuyvesant
(firstname.lastname@example.org) via e-mail.
Job Posting System Reminder
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.
Once you get to the LawCareer database, either
through the method above or through http://lawcareer.kentlaw.edu, use your
social security number with the dashes (e.g. 111-22-3333) as your Student
ID and your assigned password.
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 email@example.com
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
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.
The following firms also seek apartments for sublet
by their summer associates from out of town. If you're interested
in subletting your apartment, send information with details (dates of availability,
monthly rent, furnished/unfurnished, studio/one/two bedroom, etc.) to:
Carol Hogan at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Dawn Norkus at email@example.com;
Schiff Hardin & Waite:
Lilly Beltran at firstname.lastname@example.org;
Jenner & Block:
Lena Gonzales at email@example.com.
Law, Business, Journalism
& Israel Experience Program
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 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.
Equal Justice Fellowships
NAPIL's Equal Justice Fellowships program is the nation's largest postgraduate
legal fellowship program. The 145 NAPIL Equal Justice
Fellows currently in the field are implementing innovative strategies to
address critical issues such as domestic violence, welfare reform, immigration,
community economic development, civil rights, education, and child welfare.
All students interested in pursuing a public interest career after graduation
are encouraged to attend one of two Equal Justice Fellowships information
sessions being offered in Chicago on February 27th & 28th. NAPIL
Executive Director David Stern will speak Tuesday,
February 27th, 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. at DePaul University College of Law,
903 Lewis Center, 25 East Jackson Blvd. and on February 28th, 11:45 a.m.
- 12:45 p.m. at Northwestern Law School, 357 E. Chicago Avenue, Room 175,
(No pre-registration required) This is
a great opportunity to learn about these postgraduate employment opportunities
and their application deadlines.
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.
Don't let your first interview actually be your first interview.
One of the best ways to prepare for upcoming interviews is to participate
in a mock interview. On Wednesday,
March 21st and Thursday, March 22nd Debbi Gutman will be conducting
mock interviews by appointment onlyin
the CSO. She requests that students drop off a copy of their resume
prior to the appointment and indicate what employer-type they would like
her to assume in the mock interview. Students are encouraged to come
dressed as they would for an actual interview. Please note that sessions
will be videotaped, after which you will receive a candid critique of your
current interviewing skills while watching the video. Students interested
in keeping a copy of their session should bring their own blank videotape
to the mock interview.
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. 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.
KPMG to Interview 3Ls
On-Campus March 8th
KPMG LLP seeks candidates for Tax Manager positions and will interview
3L students on-campus on March 8th (students who interviewed during the
fall semester will not be reconsidered). Required hiring criteria
includes top 50% class rank and a grade of B or better in legal writing.
An accounting background and/or completion of tax law courses is
preferred. Interested 3L students should submit
a resume and writing sample to the Career Services Office by 12 noon on
Friday March 2nd, 2001.
U.S. Air Force JAGC to
Interview 3Ls March 21st
The United States Air Force is seeking 3Ls to
fill positions in the JAG Corps upon graduation. They will also see
any students who are interested in learning about opportunities to serve
as lawyers in the JAG Corps. An Air Force representative will interview
at the main campus in the North Dining Hall of The Hermann building on
March 21st from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. If interested, please
contact Captain Stephen McManus at (414) 271-3400 to set up an interview
time. Please Note: This employer
does not sign Chicago-Kent's Equal Employment Opportunity statement.
3Ls/Barton Child Law &
Policy Clinic Fellows Program
The Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory School of Law in Atlanta
is sponsoring a one year Fellowship for new law school graduates to work
on issues of child neglect and abuse. Fellowship term is September
1, 2001 - August 2002. The Clinic, established to effectuate systemic policy
and process changes for the benefit of the children of Georgia’s child
welfare system, collaborates with Emory’s School of Public Health, School
of Nursing, School of Medicine and Center for Violence Studies, as well
as other Georgia graduate colleges and universities. The Fellow will
assist with supervision of students in the clinic; research and write a
law review article suitable for publication; collaborate with Clinic staff
on research and policy papers; and participate in on-going advocacy projects
with the Georgia General Assembly and child welfare agency leaders.
$37,500.00 annual salary. Qualifications: law school graduate
(class of 1998, 1999, 2000 or 2001); extensive computer, research, and
writing skills; and proven commitment to public service in child advocacy.
Forward resume, cover letter (including statement of interest and commitment
to long term child advocacy), transcript, reference list, and writing
sample to: Mary Margaret Oliver, Visiting Professor, Barton Child Law and
Policy Clinic, Emory University School of Law, 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta,
Georgia 30322. Applications also accepted by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
deadline: March 15, 2001, or until filled. For more
information, contact Professor Oliver at 404-727-0984, or visit the Clinic
web site at www.childwelfare.net.
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"
- Foley & Lardner Summer Associate Opportunities in IP Area
Foley & Lardner, a national law firm of 900+
attorneys in 16 offices, is recruiting 1L & 2L summer associates
(in the area of Intellectual Property only) for their 2001 summer program
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.
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!
Application Process: 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.
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.
must be received by March 2, 2001.
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.
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.