Semester Office Hours
May 7th, the office will observe summer
hours as follows:
Counseling appointments will be available Thursdays,
from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Please call the office at 312-906-5200 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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 begin preparing 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 packet of information about the program
and the companion piece that provides 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.
The CSO has recently converted our print subscription of Federal Career
Opportunities to the Web based version. This resource is available
on one computer in the CSO Resource Center. To access the site, please
see the Resource Specialist for username and password.
Lawyers in Transition is an informational group
for law students and lawyers (practicing and non-practicing) which provides
career/vocational counseling resources, information about mentorship and
networking, and open discussions on issues affecting the legal community
and consequently, those engaged in the practice of law. For information
concerning Lawyers in Transition, please call David Vlcek at (708) 233-0500.
3Ls: Practice Skills for
Wondering how you're going to bridge the gap between law school and
successful practice? Then you won't want to miss the ISBA's Practice
Skills Series which is specifically designed for new lawyers going into
private practice, who need a general, broad-based knowledge of the practice
of law. The program will consist of 12 weekly sessions at the ISBA
Chicago Regional Office, in the Loop, every Wednesday evening from August
through October. Sessions will be taught by practicing lawyers who
will give you their insights and practice-oriented information. The
cost for ISBA members, and law school graduates not yet admitted to practice
in any state, is $195. If interested, e-mail contact information
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
Tuesday and Thursday from July 10th through July 31st.
A mailing will be sent within the next few weeks with details about the
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.
Be sure to stop by the CSO to sign up.
NOTE: The CSO Record
page will no longer have a separate Special
Opportunities & Record Handouts page.
Opportunities 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.
1Ls: Robert Masur Fellowship
in Civil Liberties
The Nation Institute is now accepting applications for the 2001 Robert
Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties. The competition is open to 1Ls
who intend to pursue significant activities during the summer in the areas
of civil rights and/or civil liberties. The recipient will receive
a $1,000 honorarium. See Handout #125 for information regarding
acceptable activities/projects and how to apply. Applications
are due May 31, 2001.
1Ls, 2Ls: Student Press
Law Center Media Law Internships - Arlington, VA
The Student Press Law Center, the only national organization
devoted exclusively to protecting the free press rights of high school
and college journalists, has media law internships available for fall
2001. Interns will research and write opinion letters, memoranda
and briefs on current, fast-breaking legal disputes. Client contact
is also a major part of the internship. A stipend based on the number
of hours worked is available as well as academic credit. Preference
is given to those with student or professional journalism experience.
See Handout #124 for detailed information.
are due June 1, 2001.
1Ls, 2Ls: Overseas Private
Investment Corporation (OPIC)
OPIC is an independent corporation, wholly owned by the U.S. Government.
It operates 3 main programs: it insures U.S. investors against certain
political risks; it finances private sector and mixed public/private projects
through loans and loan guaranties; and it provides preinvestment consulting
services to U.S. companies considering investing abroad. The Department
of Legal Affairs invites law students with strong academic records and
an interest in finance, as well as international law and development, to
spend fall 2001 at OPIC, in Washington D.C., as law clerks. Handout
#121 and the gray files have detailed information about the program.
are due June 1, 2001.
All: Food & Drug Law
Institute Summer Internship Program - June 18-22, 2001
The Food & Drug Law Institute is a nonprofit, educational organization
founded to advance the public health by providing a neutral forum for critical
examination of the laws, regulations, and policies related to drugs, medical
devices, other health care technologies and food. FDLI's summer internship
in Washington, DC is a comprehensive five-day course providing practical
instruction on the fundamentals of federal food and drug law and regulation,
the Food and Drug Administration, and that agency's programs designed to
ensure consumer safety. Enrollment is limited to twenty-five.
There is no course fee for full-time students.
deadline: June 8, 2001. Application form is available
in the CSO as Handout #120. Further information can be found
2002 Graduates: Skadden
Fellowship with Farmers' Legal Action Group, Inc. (FLAG)
FLAG, a nonprofit law center that provides legal support to financially
distressed family farmers, farm advocates, grassroots farm organizations,
and rural attorneys nationwide, is seeking a public interest Skadden Fellowship
candidate for fall 2002. 2002 graduates or 2001 graduates with a
judicial clerkship for the '01-'02 year are eligible. The fellowship
provides salary and fringe benefits for 2 years. See the Resource
Specialist or www.flaginc.comfor
more details. Resume & letter of interest
is due to FLAG by September 5, 2001. Skadden application, available
in the CSO, is due to the Skadden Fellowship Foundation October 8, 2001.
3Ls, 4Ls, Alums: Community
Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) - Philadelphia
Community Legal Services, Inc. is looking to sponsor candidates for
post-graduate, public interest fellowships provided by the Skadden Fellowship
Foundation, the Independence Foundation, and NAPIL. CLS is
a large urban program which provides assistance on issues such as social
security, consumer protection, public assistance, landlord/tenant, public
housing, bankruptcy, family law, employment discrimination, energy, elder
law, and access to health care. See the CSO for more details or the
CLS Web site at www.clsphila.org.
should be sent to CLS ASAP but no later than July 15, 2001.
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 American 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.
25 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 October 8, 2001. Fellows
are selected by December 7, 2001. Interested second-year students
may pick up an application in the CSO.
Deadline Change - National
Black Prosecutor's Association Job Fair
The deadline for the National Black Prosecutor's Job Fair has been
extended. This fair provides a forum for law students, as well as
recent law graduates to meet and interview with prospective employers for
employment in prosecutors' offices at the state, local, and federal level
across the nation. This year, it will be held on Tuesday
August 21, 2001, at the Chicago Swissotel at 323 E. Wacker.
The NBPA will also host a Professional Development Series, covering topics
from "Surviving the Bar Exam" to "The Road to Becoming A Prosecutor".
A reception for participants is planned for the evening following the Job
Fair allowing them to intermingle with prospective employers. The
Job Fair is free to attend -- please stop by the CSO to pick up a registration
form. If you would like to attend the reception, the cost is $15.00,
with checks made payable to NBPA - 18th Annual Convention Committee. The
date to turn in the registration form (and check, if applicable) is June
1, 2001 at Noon.
Minnesota Minority Recruitment
The 2001 Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference will be held September
21 and 22, 2001, at the offices of Faegre & Benson in downtown Minneapolis.
A reception for judges, students, and employers will take place on Friday
evening, September 21, with all interviews being held on Saturday September
22. Each student may receive up to five interviews, depending on
the employers' criteria and each student's preference selections.
Interviews at the Conference will be assigned randomly by computer.
The resumes will not be prescreened and the Twin Cities Committee will
not prescreen the student selections except as to (1) year of graduation;
and (2) the existence of an undergraduate technical degree for those firms
whose members practice exclusively before the U.S. Patent and Trademark
Office. Additional interviews can be obtained after the Friday night
reception, during which all open interview slots are made available.
Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodations during
the Conference, as well as transportation to and from the Conference.
There is a Frederick McGhee Memorial Scholarship available for students
to receive reimbursement for travel/ lodging expenses. Please see
the CSO Bulletin Board for the requirements. Stop
by the CSO to pick up the registration form, which is due to our office
by 5:00 p.m. on Friday June 22, 2001. Information on the
employers is available in a binder in the Resource Center of the CSO.
Please note that in addition to firm interviews, Judicial Clerkship
interviews will also be held. Of particular interest is a one year
supreme court clerkship with the Minnesota Supreme Court. Applicants should
be 2Ls and have strong research and writing skills. Participants
interested in the supreme court clerkship should submit a resume, a writing
sample, a law school transcript, and 2 references from law school professors
to Justice Paul H. Anderson, Minnesota Supreme Court, 425 Minnesota Judicial
Center, St. Paul, MN, 55155. Applications
must be received by September 1, 2001. Please mark on
the outside of your envelope and in your cover letter that you are a participant
in the MMRC. Direct any questions to Justice Paul Anderson at 651-296-3314.