Semester Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
or More List
A number of students have inquired about the
Area Law Firm List of Four or More Employers. We apologize for
the delay in its distribution, but are confirming that the information
we received from other law schools is correct. We will announce the
availability of the handout on our bulletin board and in the Record.
In the meantime, we recommend that you utilize the "Lawyer Locator" through
to assist you in your research. Also, feel free to contact either
the Westlaw or Lexis/Nexis representative to help you identify and research
ATTN 1Ls & 2Ls From
Florida or Working there this Summer: Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson
Akerman, Senterfitt & Edison
invites 1Ls & 2Ls who are from Florida, or who will be working there
this summer, to a social event in their Miami office in August. Any
students with ties to Florida, or who will be there this summer and
would be interested in attending the event, should contact Maureen
Stimming in the CSO.
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 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.
1Ls, 2Ls Day & 2Ls, 3Ls Eve - Introduction to the Fall On-Campus Interviewing
During the fall, almost 200 legal employers will either come on-campus
to interview students, or request resumes directly from students for summer
associate and entry-level attorney positions. On Tuesday,
April 17th at 12:00 p.m. in Room 590 and Wednesday, April 18th at 5:00
p.m. in Room 590, members of the
CSO will discuss the on-campus interview process, contacting employers
directly, what to do if you do not meet a particular employer's hiring
criteria and how to prepare over the summer. In addition, the information
will assist students participating in the Patent Law Interview Program,
Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair and other interviewing opportunities.
If you're in the Class of 2002, 2003 or an LL.M., be sure to attend this
If you're a 1L eve student switching to the day program and will
fulfill all requirements to graduate by May 2003, you must notify our office
of your division change.
Please note: 2002 graduates (including December 2001 graduates)
interested in working for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office must
for an on-campus interview in order to be considered for employment with
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 Heneghan,
Administrative Manager, at email@example.com.
91st Legal Support Organization
- Army Reserve JAG Unit Open House
The 91st Legal Support Organization of the U.S. Army Reserve is hosting
a JAG Corps Orientation Open House on Saturday,
May 5, 2001. The event will begin
at 10:30 a.m. and will include a briefing on the JAG Corps and an
optional golf outing. Interested students should contact Jude Soundar,
Class of 1997, at 312-602-8272, or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
This employer does not sign Chicago-Kent's Equal Employment Opportunity
CURRENT 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 are
available in the Law Offices reception area and in the CSO. 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
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. 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 16, 2001 for registration information.
Black Prosecutor's Association Job Fair
The National Black Prosecutor's Association is
holding it's annual Job Fair on Tuesday,
August 21, 2001 at the Chicago Swissotel.
This provides a forum for law students and recent law grads to meet and
interview with propsective employers for employment in prosecutors' offices
at the state, local, and federal level across the nation. A reception
for the Job Fair participants is planned for the evening following the
Job Fair, allowing the participants an opportunity to intermingle with
prospective employers (cost to student is $15.00). If you wish to
participate in the Job Fair, please stop in the CSO to sign up and pick
up the registration form. The form
and the check for $15.00, if you are attending the reception, is due to
the CSO by 12:00 p.m. on Monday April 23, 2001.