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.
Please drop by to let us know your summer plans
or if we can assist you with a summer job search. Also, remember
to provide the registrar with your summer address, if it's going to change,
so that you'll receive the CSO mailing regarding the Fall Interview Program.
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.
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"
This July the CSO and members of the Chicago Legal Marketing community
will co-sponsor a seven series program entitled, "Client Development and
Client Relationship Management: The Key to Your Success as a Lawyer."
Participants will learn the essential marketing and client development
skills required to develop a successful law practice that goes beyond being
an excellent legal technician. Students who have completed two years
of law school, or have two years of professional experience prior
to entering law school, and recent graduates are encouraged to attend.
A scholarship towards tuition will be awarded 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).
The program will be held every
Tuesday and Thursday from July 10th through July 31stfrom
12 - 1 p.m. Lunch will be available. Advanced
registration required. Stop by the CSO, call (312) 906-5200,
by July 6th to sign up for
NOTE: The CSO Record
page no longer has a separate Special
Opportunities & Record Handouts page.
Opportunities once advertised on this page are now 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.
ATTN Recent Grads - Wisconsin
Public Defender's Office
The Wisconsin Public Defender's Office is coming on-campus to interview
Chicago-area recent graduates on July 6th and
July 13th. They are looking to hire about 22 new lawyers
this summer who are interested in public interest work. For those
graduates who are taking the Illinois Bar Exam, only the essay portion
of the Wisconsin bar exam in February will need to be completed.
submit your cover letter and resume to the CSO by Noon on June 27th if
you are interested.
ATTN 2Ls & 3Ls: Fall
Externship with the U.S. Immigration Court in Chicago
The U.S. Immigration Court in Chicago is seeking 2Ls and 3Ls for
fall 2001 externships. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have
previous or concurrent course-work in immigration or refugee law.
Duties include: pre-hearing preparation; in-depth analysis of novel legal
issues; and drafting of decisions taken under advisement. The externship
offers extensive experience in asylum law and an excellent opportunity
to hone research, writing, and analytical skills. Externs are expected
to work a minimum of 14-16 hours per week for a minimum of 10-12 weeks.
Positions are unpaid but school credit may be available. See Job
Posting #12580 for application details. Applications
must be received by July 15, 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. Further information can be found at www.fdli.org.
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.
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.