Semester Office Hours
Monday, Tuesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday
8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Staff to Represent Chicago-Kent at National NALP Conference April 30th
- May 6th
Several members of the CSO will be attending
the National Association for Law Placement annual conference Monday, April
30th through Sunday, May 6th in Phoenix, AZ. The conference provides
an opportunity for our office to market the law school and our students
to hundreds of legal employers from across the country. In addition,
we will attend training sessions to identify new and creative ways to strengthen
the services we provide to you and our diverse alumnae/i constituency.
The office will remain open during this time.
Counseling appointments will be available on Wednesday and Thursday, May
2nd & 3rd. Please call our office at 312/906-5200, e-mail us
at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by to make an appointment.
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
Westlaw or Lexis/Nexis representative to help you identify and research
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).
Attending Law School Part-time:
What You Need to Know
The Young Lawyer's Section of the Chicago Bar
Association, Law Week 2001 Committee, will present "Attending Law School
Part-time: What You Need to Know" on Wednesday, May 2nd from 4:00 -
6:00 p.m. at the CBA headquarters at 321 S. Plymouth Court. This
program will feature a panel of Chicago-area lawyers discussing the pros
and cons of attending law school on a part-time basis. Topics such
as time management, work/life balance, job opportunities, and much more
will be discussed. Panel speakers will include: Cynthia
Besecker (John Marshall '95) - City of Chicago Dept. of Law; Guy Maras
(John Marshall '95) - Hennessy & Roach; Charis Runnels (Chicago-Kent
'99) - Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz; Ron Schulze (John Marshall
'95) - CNA Insurance Companies; William Serritella, Jr. (DePaul '92) -
Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa; and Zygmunt Sokolnicki (John Marshall
'95) - Robert F. Blyth & Associates. Admission is free to all
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.
2002 Skadden Public Interest
Skadden Fellowships, sponsored by the law firm of Skadden Arps Slate
Meagher & Flom, provide support for new law graduates and outgoing
judicial clerks who want to work in the public interest for an organization
that provides civil legal services to the poor, including the working poor,
the elderly, the disabled or those deprived of their civil rights.
Twenty-five fellowships are awarded each year to law students from schools
nationwide. Fellowships are for one year but may be renewed for a
second year if requested and approved by the grantmaking panel. Class
of 2002 students who are interested in applying for a Fellowship must have
secured a position with an organization by the time of application. Applications
for 2002 Fellowships are due next fall on October 8, 2001.
Fellows are selected by December 7, 2001. Interested second-year
students may pick up an application in the CSO.
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.
Interested students should contact Navreet Heneghan by e-mail at email@example.com.