Career Services Office:
News & Announcements for the Week of
March 12, 2001

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Spring 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. 

Have a great Spring Break!

Spring 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.
MISCELLANEOUS

ATTN 1Ls: Cook County State's Attorney's Office 
The Office of the Cook County State's Attorney established a panel last year of law students from
Chicago area law schools to meet with State's Attorney Dick Devine.  The panel meets approximately every other month at the Daley Center and is intended to provide a better
understanding of the diverse practice areas and issues that the Cook County State's Attorney's
Office manages.  The two representatives from Chicago-Kent also serve as liaisons between the
State's Attorney's Office, the CSO, and the student body regarding recruiting, career development and other issues discussed at the meeting. 

Interested students should submit a resume and brief statement of interest to the selection committee, in care of Maureen Stimming in the CSO (Suite 360) by noon, Friday, March 23rd Preferred applicants will have a strong interest in public service, particularly government, good communication skills and an interest in working closely with the CSO staff. 

Arnstein & Lehr Cocktail Reception for 1L Minority Students
In anticipation of the Fall 2001 recruiting season, Arnstein & Lehr is hosting a cocktail reception for 1Ls who are African-American, Asian-American/ Pacific-Islander, Hispanic/ Latino/a or Native American.  The reception will take place on Friday, April 20th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in their Chicago office located at 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1200.  Don't miss this excellent opportunity to learn more about their firm. 

Volunteers Sought for Spring Job-A-Thon
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 (sgallagher@kentlaw.edu) or Cindy Stuyvesant (cstuyvesant@kentlaw.edu) via e-mail. 

LawCareer 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 [:s] drive.
2)  Double click on the LawCarer (it's spelled wrong) folder.
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).

Need to Sublet Your Apartment this Summer (or rent in another city)?
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 rent in NYC this summer, check out Educational Housing Services at www.studenthousing.org or call 212-977-9099.

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: Seyfarth Shaw: Carol Hogan at chogan@seyfarth.com or Dawn Norkus at dnorkus@seyfarth.com;
Schiff Hardin & Waite: Lilly Beltran at lbeltran@schiffhardin.com; or Jenner & Block: Lena
Gonzales at lgonzales@jenner.com.

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. 

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 14th.

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 Administrative 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 Thursday, March 22nd from Noon - 1:00 p.m. in Room 590.

Mock Interviews
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 jill.ross@westgroup.com or 1-800-443-3075, ext. 7162; or 2) sign-up in the CSO; or 3) sign-up onlawschool.westlaw.com.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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 nbasati@kentlaw.edu.

Spring On-Campus Employer - M. Leslie Kite & Associates
M. Leslie Kite & Associates will be interviewing 2Ls who are in the top 50% with Law Review and Moot Court preferred, on Tuesday, April 3rd for summer clerking positionsResumes are due to the CSO by Monday, March 26th at Noon.  Writing samples (no more than 4 pages long) should be brought to the interview.

Burns Sports & Celebrities, Inc. 
Burns Sports & Celebrities, Inc., a sports and entertainment marketing company founded in 1970, seeks volunteer summer interns (limited paid positions may be offered).  This internship will offer students a unique look at all sides of the sports and entertainment business world.  Burns Sports matches corporations with celebrities for endorsements, speaking engagements and appearances (they are not sports agents).  If you are interested in using your legal skills in an alternative setting focusing on sports and entertainment, think about this opportunity.  This company hires full-time employees through its intern program (several Chicago-Kent grads are employed with Burns Sports).  For more information about the company see their web site at:  www.burnssports.com.  Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter by FAX or regular mail only (e-mail applications NOT accepted) to:

Kevin Hoffman
Burns Sports Celebrity Service
1007 Church Street, Suite 306
Evanston, IL  60201
Fax:  847-491-9778
No phone calls, please

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) 606-0500 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., 20 North Wacker Dr., Suite 1350, Chicago, IL 60606.

3Ls/4Ls: U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Legal Honors Intern Program - Extended Deadline
HUD has extended its deadline for the 2001 - 2002 Legal Honors Intern Program, the primary means of hiring at the entry level.  See the CSO for application materials and the grey files for more information about HUB.  Applications are due March 19, 2001.

Judicial Externships Fall 2001.  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!

Application Process
Applications are available in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600), and in the CSO.
Completed applications should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices, by Thursday, March 15, at 5:00 p.m.

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 to: jill.ross@westgroup.com.

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 jobs@botcc.com or fax to Human Resources at (312) 786-9215.

2Ls/3Ls/LLMs w/German 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: hello@foris.com or call 212-868-7210.  For more information about Foris, Inc. visit their website at www.foris.com.

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: mmoliver@law.emory.edu. Application 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" button.

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

ATTN Class of 2002, 2003, & Domestic LL.M. minority students: 18th Annual Minority Law Student Job Fair 
The Cook County Bar Association and the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms is holding their 18th Annual Minority Law Student Job Fair on Friday Aug. 17th, 2001 at the Omni Chicago Hotel.  The anticipated states represented by employers will include Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.  The anticipated 85 employer participants consist of large and medium-sized law firms, corporations and government agencies.  All minority students are encouraged to attend -- please see the CSO after April 9, 2001 for registration information.

Second Annual Cyber Law Recruitment Conference
The Second Annual Cyber Law Recruitment Conference, hosted by Case Western Reserve University School of Law and co-sponsored by The Internet Law Journal ("TILJ"), will be held on Friday, August 17, 2001, at the Sheraton Cleveland City Centre Hotel.  The conference is designed to bring together employers and students to interview for positions in the practice areas of cyber law, e-commerce, Internet, high-tech legal consulting and other technology-based issues.  The conference is only for law students returning to school in the Fall of 2001.  The positions are for summer associate and entry-level attorney positions.  Please stop by the CSO to pick up an information sheet and registration form, which is due in our office by 12:00 p.m. on April 2nd.  Additional information regarding the conference will be forwarded to our office during the semester and general information can also be found at http://lawwww.cwru.edu/cyberLaw/
cyberHome.html.


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