Semester Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Face in the CSO
Please join us in welcoming Cheryl Kunkel to our staff. Cheryl
is an evening student at Chicago-Kent and our new Resource Specialist.
She replaces Asha Vishwanath who completed her MBA at Stuart School last
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.
Circuit Court Forum for
Minority Law Students
The Third Annual Circuit Court Forum for Minority Law Students will
be held Tuesday, April 3, 2001
from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Richard J. Daley Center in courtroom
2005. The presiding judges of the Circuit Court will discuss
the nature of the work required of law clerks in their respective divisions.
Participants will also be given a tour of the Daley Center and have the
opportunity to network with fellow law students, deans and judges.
Since the forum began 2 years ago, 31 minority law students have been hired
for paid summer and FT law clerk positions. If
interested in attending, please sign up in the CSO by Wednesday, March
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
South Riverside Plaza, Suite 1200. Students should RSVP
to Kathi Hanus, Hiring Coordinator, by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
March 30th. Don't miss this excellent opportunity to learn
more about their firm.
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 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).
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.
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.
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
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 10:00 am - 10:40 am & 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm; March 21st
from 11:00 am - 11:40 am & 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm; and March 22nd from 1:00
pm - 1:40 pm. Tosign-up for a session,
you may: 1) contact Westlaw Manager, Jill Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 1-800-443-3075, ext. 7162; or 2) sign-up in the CSO; or 3) sign-up on
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Do you like to make speeches in front of large groups or would you
rather be a member of the audience? Do you love mingling with others
at parties or would you rather stay home and read a book? Personality
types are many and varied and our personality often influences the career
we choose or the type of work-related tasks we enjoy. While one personality
may be better suited to trial law, another might be better suited to corporate
The MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) is a personality instrument used
in businesses around the world to help employees better understand the
strengths of their personalities. It’s also used by career counselors
to help individuals identify jobs and work environments that will be particularly
satisfying. The MBTI can help you identify what motivates & energizes
you, how you gather information, how you make decisions, and how you approach
your work day as well as your leisure time.
At Noon, Tuesday, March 27 in Room 580,
Ann Rainhart, J.D., Legal Personnel and Recruitment Manager at the law
firm of Chapman & Cutler, and Lisa Abrams, J.D., former Assistant Dean
of Career Services at Chicago-Kent and the author of The Official Guide
to Legal Specialties, will present an MBTI Workshop for all interested
students. They will help you interpret your personality type and
discuss how you can make the most of your personality strengths on the
job. Join these experienced legal professionals to learn more about how
this information can assist you in choosing a practice area that will be
a “good fit.” Pizza will be served.
Please note: Students MUST sign-up and complete
the MBTI inventory in advance of the program. Inventories are available
in the CSO. Please allow about 20 minutes to complete the MBTI form.
The forms must be completed by noon on Monday, March 26th.
The Guide to Legal Specialities
& Doing What Makes You Happy
Do you know what kind of law you want to practice? That question
can be daunting because of the wide range of legal careers and the varied
work environments available. Lisa Abrams, author of "The Official
Guide to Legal Specialties," will help you discover practice areas of interest
by describing aspects of practice areas and how they appeal to an individual's
work preferences. Lisa, former Assistant Dean of Career Services
at Chicago-Kent College of Law, has vast professional experience in the
law career field and also conducted numerous interviews with current practitioners
for her book. She talked with over 120 practitioners who love their
work and look forward to getting up in the morning! Some of these
practitioners work in law firms, others in government agencies, and still
others in corporations and public interest organizations. Join us
on Tuesday, April 3rd at noon in Room 510
and find out what makes practice areas not just exciting, but personally
rewarding! Copies of Lisa's book, The Official Guide to Legal Specialties,
will be available for purchase. Lisa will be available before and
after her presentation to sign your personal copy of her book and, after
talking with you, will suggest book chapters that will be most helpful
to you. Pizza will be served!
Don't miss this program!
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.
On-Campus Employer - M. Leslie Kite & Associates
M. Leslie Kite & Associates will be interviewing
are in the top 50% with Law Review and Moot Court preferred, on
April 3rd for summer clerking positions.
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.
2Ls Wanting to do a Summer or Fall 2001 Externship
Do you wish to develop your legal skills, gain
practical legal experience in a specialized area of law with a corporation,
firm or government agency, and make yourself more marketable to prospective
employers upon graduation? If so, consider applying to the Legal
Externship Program for Summer or Fall 2001 Semester.
The Legal Externship Program is a 4-credit
hour non-graded program. The program
is open to students in their last two semesters
of law school. The student selects
the area of law in which he/she wishes to extern.
For the fieldwork component, an extern is placed
in a private or public, civil or criminal practice and is required to work
a minimum of 32 hours a week for Summer Semester or 16 hours a week for
Fall Semester at his/her designated placement. Externs interested
in civil law may select to work under the supervision of general counsel
in major corporations or under the supervision of designated teaching lawyers
in well-known firms or specific government agencies. Externs may
specialize in such diverse legal areas as tax, commodities, securities,
corporate, health care, medical malpractice, general corporate law, etc.
Those interested in criminal law may select to work with the States Attorney's
Office, Public Defender's Office, or the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Many externships offer the externs opportunities to obtain a 711 license
and appear in court.
Information about the program and an accompanying
application form is available in the Law Offices reception area and in
the CSO. Applications should be turned
in to Room 612 by 12:00 P.M. on Friday, April 6, 2001.
All applicants must have scheduled and completed
an interview with Professor Gross prior to turning in their applications.
If you are interested in learning more about externship
opportunities or in applying to the program, please see Professor Vivien
Gross in Room 617.
Public Interest Opportunities with NAPIL
This summer marks the fourth year of the innovative and exciting NAPIL/VISTA
Summer Legal Corps. The program provides 60 1Ls & 2Ls with the
opportunity to serve for 10 weeks alongside full-time AmeriCorps*VISTA
members and other public interest advocates at pre-selected host sites
across the country. Rather than focus on providing direct legal services,
the NVSLC allows public interest-minded law students to engage in community-strengthening
projects. NVSLC fellows work on a variety of issue areas, including
housing, domestic violence, public benefits, immigration,
and migrant farmworker rights. In exchange for their service,
NVSLC fellows receive a modest living allowance and travel assistance and
earn a $1000 in loan repayment assistance upon completion of their term
Several NVSLC host sites have extended their application deadlines.
Interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
the NAPIL NVLSC/NLSC binder located on the shelves in the CSO or log onto
www.napil.org to view which sites have
Application materials can be obtained by contacting Lisa Weissman-Ward
at (202) 466-3686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
Burns Sports Celebrity Service
1007 Church Street, Suite 306
Evanston, IL 60201
No phone calls, please
& 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
learn more about the firm. Interested students can do one of the
following: contact Robert Stein, Partner, at (312) 606-0500 or email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to Human Resources at (312) 786-9215.
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
1Ls, 2Ls: Adoption Law
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
ATTN Class of 2002, 2003,
& Domestic LL.M. minority students: 18th Annual Minority Law Student
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
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/