Semester Office Hours
May 7th, the office will observe summer
hours as follows:
Counseling appointments will be available Wednesdays,
from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Thursdays, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Please
call the office at 312-906-5200 or e-mail email@example.com to set up
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
to the Class of 2001!
The CSO wishes all 3Ls and 4Ls congratulations
on their upcoming graduation. We have been continually impressed
with your accomplishments within and outside the law school and wish you
the best of luck on the bar exam and in your future careers. Please
stay in touch with our office and let
us know if we can assist you in any way in a
current or future job search.
Luck on Exams
The CSO wishes everyone the best of luck on their
exams and congratulations on the completion of a very challenging year.
We look forward to working with you even more in the future. Please
drop by to let us know your summer plans or if we can assist you with a
current job search.
ATTN: Class of '02, '03,
& Domestic LL.M.s: Begin Preparing Now for the Fall Interview Season
Although the 2001 Fall Interviewing Program begins in August, it's
best to prepare early. You will be amazed at how quickly you need
to research and preference employers for registration once you return to
school. If you missed the preliminary fall interviewing program in
April, check out the videotape available in the CSO. Also, be sure
to check out the preliminary information about the program and tips on
how to research employers and attorneys on the CSO Web site (contact our
office for the password). Take the time this summer to research law
firms or government agencies you are interested in so that you can find
the best fit between your career goals and potential employers who will
be interviewing this fall.
Resource for Students and Alumnae/i
Lawyers in Transition,an informational group
for law students and lawyers (practicing and non-practicing) will hold
an initial meeting at Chicago's Crossroads Center (located at Old St. Patrick's
Church), on Wednesday May 9th.
The group will provide career/vocational counseling resources, information
about mentorship and networking, and hold open discussions on issues affecting
the legal community and consequently, those engaged in the practice of
law. For information concerning Lawyers in Transition and details
regarding the May 9th meeting, please call David Vlcek at (708) 233-0500.
Staff to Represent Chicago-Kent at National NALP Conference
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, from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Please call our office at 312/906-5200,
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by to make an appointment.
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
Win Scholarships this
Summer at "Client Development and Client Relationship Management: The Key
to Your Success as a Lawyer"
The CSO and members of the Chicago Legal Marketing community will co-sponsor
a seven-series program to help law students who have completed two years
of law school, or have three years of professional experience prior
to entering law school, and recent graduates learn essential marketing
and client development skills. "Client Development and Client Relationship
Management: The Key to Your Success as a Lawyer" will take place at Chicago-Kent
during July. A mailing will be sent later this spring with details
about the program. Stop by the CSO to sign up.
A scholarship towards tuition will be eligible to two students who attend
all sessions and submit the best overall personal marketing plan (as judged
by a panel of law firm marketers and members of
the program faculty). This is an excellent opportunity to learn
the basic skills required to develop a
successful law practice that go beyond being an excellent legal technician.
We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this innovative program.
May 21st, the CSO Record page will no longer have a separate Special
Opportunities & Record Handouts page.
Opportunites once advertised on this page will now be posted 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 NAPIL Fellowships
With support from the Open Society Institute and participating law
firms and corporate sponsors, NAPIL Fellowships allow new law graduates
and outgoing judicial clerks to work on a wide range of public interest
issues, such as domestic violence, health care, community development,
homelessness, environmental justice, immigration, Native Amercian rights,
children's health and welfare, and the death penalty. Approximately
75 Fellowships will be awarded to begin September 2002. Fellowships
are for two years. Route A Fellowship applications
are due September 14, 2001. Route B applications are due February
27, 2002. To learn more about the application process
check out the NAPIL Fellowship Binder on the resource shelves of the CSO
or log onto www.napil.org.
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
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"
Fifteenth Annual BLSA
Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference
The Fifteenth Annual BLSA Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference,co-sponsored
by Case Western Reserve University School of Law, will be held Friday,
September - Sunday, September 9, 2001
at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio.
All African-American, Asian-American, Latino/Hispanic American and Native
American students from over 40 law schools throughout the Midwest Region
are invited to attend. Last year, the conference hosted thirty-eight
legal employers and over 250 law students from the Midwest Region.
You can see an updated list of this year's participating employers by going
Stop by the CSO to sign up and pick a registration form. The application
and resume (on regular bond, 8 1/2 X 11 inch paper) are due to the CSO
by Tuesday May 15 at Noon.
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.
Packets are available in the CSO. Registration forms and resumes
are due to the CSO by 10:00 a.m. May 15th.