Break Office Hours
The CSO will be open the following hours during
Spring Break, March 12th - 16th.
8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
& Friday and 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Thursday only. Normal hours,
as listed below, will resume on Monday, March 19th.
a great Spring Break!
Semester Office Hours
CSO Spring Semester Hours are:
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Cindy Stuyvesant
(email@example.com) 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 new 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 (until the new password becomes activated).
Sources for Summer Public Interest Positions
to Sublet Your Apartment this Summer (or rent in another city)?
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
Kent Justice Foundation Fellowships (contact KJF
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.
If you're looking to sublet your apartment for
the summer, the following Chicago firms also seek apartments for sublet
by their summer associates. If you're interested, 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.
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.
Cook County State's Attorney's
Office - Informational Program
Interested in a career as a prosecutor? The Cook County State's
Attorney's Office is the second largest prosecutor's office in the nation,
enforcing state laws applicable to Cook County. More than 900 assistant
state's attorneys handle hundreds of thousands of misdemeanors and tens
of thousands of felonies each year. The Office also enforces child
support orders, protects consumers and the elderly from exploitation, and
assists victims of domestic violence. The Office is divided into
eight bureaus: Criminal Prosecutions; Narcotics; Special Prosecutions;
Juvenile Justice; Public Interest; Civil Actions; Investigations; and Admnistrative
Services. Come hear representatives from each bureau discuss the
work they do and learn how to go about obtaining a position (summer or
attorney) with the CCSA. This informational program will be held
March 22nd from Noon - 1:00 p.m. in Room 590.
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 only in
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.
Westlaw for Working:
Summer Associate/Law Clerk Training 2001
Students who will be working as summer associates or law clerks this
coming summer are invited by Westlaw to attend a training session designed
to help you enhance your research skills for success on the job.
Learn cost-saving techniques from a 1999 summer associate at a large litigation
firm. Sessions will be held in Lab 700 on March 20th from 10:00am-10:40am
& 2:00pm-2:40pm; March 21st from 11:00am-11:40am & 3:00pm-3:40pm;
and March 22nd from 1:00pm-1:40pm. To sign-up
for a session, you may: 1) contact Westlaw Manager, Jill Ross at email@example.com
or 1-800-443-3075, ext. 7162; or 2) sign-up in the Career Services Office;
or 3) sign-up on lawschool.westlaw.com.
Lexis "Prepare to Practice"
Lexis' Prepare to Practice sessions focus on how much Lexis
costs in the "real world" and how to search on-line cost effectively. You
will learn how to get the most out of your time on-line and even how to
do some research for free. The classes are open to everyone, but
are highly recommended for students planning to work in a law firm this
summer, or graduating students who will begin practicing law next fall.
Sessions will be held in Lab 760 on Wednesday, March
7th and Thursday, March 8th at: Noon; 12:30pm; 2:00pm;
2:30pm; 3:00pm; 3:30pm; 4:00pm; 4:30pm; 5:00pm & 5:30pm. On Friday,
March 9th open individual or small group appointments will me held for
anyone who cannot attend the Wednesday or Thursday classes. Sign-up
for all training sessions will be held in the law school lobby on Tuesday,
March 6th from 11:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
1Ls/2Ls - Westlaw
Student Representative PT-Time Position
West Group is seeking a Chicago-Kent law student to serve as a Westlaw
student representative. Reps work approximately 8-10 hours per week
($10.00 per hour); are available specific hours each week in the Library
to assist students with Westlaw research; help promote and market the use
of Westlaw as a research tool to students; advertise and encourage students
to attend Westlaw training sessions; provide Westlaw passwords, software
and materials to students; and maintain Westlaw computer equipment.
To apply, submit a resume to: Jill Ross,
West Group, 161 N. Clark Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60601 or e-mail
2Ls/1Ls - Board
of Trade Clearing Corporation Summer Law Clerk
The Board of Trade Clearing Corporation, the world's leader in the
clearance and settlement of futures, options, and financial transactions,
functions independently as the trade processing and clearing entity for
the Chicago Board of Trade and the Mid-Amnerica Commodity Exchange.
The Clearing Corporation's five attorney Law Department seeks a summer
law clerk to assist with legal research, banking matters, contract matters,
etc. A minimum of 20 - 30 hours per week required. Qualifications:
Eye for detail; strong research and writing skills. Compensation:
$15/hour. Interested students should e-mail
resume to email@example.com or fax to Human Resources at (312) 786-9215.
Language Abilities - Earn $ Translating Legal & Business Documents
Foris, Inc. (Germany & New York) seeks law students for English-German/German-English
translations of legal and business documents. Students will be paid
per line and will be able to make $20 - $30 per hour depending on proficiency.
Applicants must be either native English speaker with professional knowledge
of the German language or a native German speaker with professional knowledge
of the English language. Applicants must have completed at least
one year of law school. Interested parties
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-868-7210. For more
information about Foris, Inc. visit their website at www.foris.com.
1Ls/2Ls - Minneapolis,
MN Public Defender Summer Clerkship
The Minnesota Fourth Judicial District Public Defender, which has jurisdiction
for Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs, seeks 1Ls and 2Ls for paid
Summer Law Clerk positions. Clerks will perform legal research
for attorneys representing defendants in criminal matters or in Juvenile
Court proceedings; make oral presentations of research results; draft briefs,
memoranda, pleadings, or other legal documentation; and assist attorneys
in trial prep. Interest or experience in public service is desirable.
Note: A high GPA/rank does not automatically qualify a candidate for an
interview nor does a low GPA/rank exclude a candidate. The office is interested
in candidates who offer a well-rounded academic and experiential background.
Compensation: $13.10/hour. Interested applicants should submit letter,
including statement of why you are interested in this clerkship; resume,
identifying relevant education or experience; and one (preferably short)
legal writing sample to: John Pederson, Administrator, Office of
the Public Defender, 317 2nd Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55401-2700.
Fax: (612) 348-6179. Application materials
must be submitted to the listed address by no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday,
March 12, 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
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
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: email@example.com.
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"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.