Semester Office Hours
Counseling appointments will be available Thursdays,
from 11:00 a.m. - 6 p.m. Please call the office at 312-906-5200 or
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.
NOTE: The CSO will close at 3 p.m. Tuesday,
July 3rd, and re-open on Thursday, July 5th, at 8:30 a.m.
Employers for the Fall Interviewing Program
Cheryl Kunkel, the CSO Resource Specialist, will share strategies and
techniques for researching employers for the Fall Interviewing Program.
Sessions will be held the following dates and times in order to give you
a hard start on researching before the new school year begins:
ATTN Recent Grads: Practice
Skills for New Lawyers
Tuesday, July 17th at 12 p.m. in the CSO
Wednesday, July 18th at 12 p.m. & 5:15 p.m. in the CSO
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, see materials outside the CSO
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Win a Scholarship 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. Two $1,000 scholarships toward 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 31st from 12 - 1 p.m.
Lunch will be available. Advanced registration
required. Stop by the CSO, call (312) 906-5200, or e-mail
by July 6th to sign up for
to Build and Manage an Entertainment Law Practice
This book, written by Gary Greenberg, an entertainment
law lawyer since 1986, will help lawyers and other legal professionals
build and manage an entertainment law practice. The book addresses
a variety of issues critical to establishing a successful entertainment
law practice, and discusses the basic differences between entertainment
law and other types of law practice and provides guidance for avoiding
common pitfalls. Lawyers considering entertainment law practice,
as well as those already practicing, will benefit from the guidelines,
tips, and examples presented throughout this book. Of particular
value is the author's extensive experience and his discussion on networking
and finding new clients. The book is available in the circulating
section of the resource center.
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.
NOTE: The CSO Record
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 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.
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 August 16th.
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. Please
submit your cover letter and resume to the CSO by Noon on August 2nd
if you are interested.
2002 Graduates: The Legal
Aid Society of New York, Immigration Unit
The Civil Division of The Legal Aid Society of New York City is looking
to sponsor candidates for post-graduate, public interest fellowships
provided by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, NAPIL, the Soros Foundation,
and Kirkland & Ellis. The Unit handles cases before immigration
judges and on administrative and judicial appeals in deportation, exclusion,
and removal cases involving a broad range of legal issues on behalf
of low-income non-citizens throughout the New York City area.
Applicants for fellowships may develop projects on immigration law involving
a wide range of issues.
See the Fellowship Opportunities Binder in the CSO or www.legal-aid.org
for application details. Applications
for fellowship applications with fall 2001 deadlines are due to the
Legal Aid Society of New York City no later than July 17, 2001.
NOTE: Check each fellowship (Skadden, NAPIL etc.) for individual deadlines.
2002 Graduates: The Legal
Aid Society of New York, Civil Division
The Civil Division of The Legal Aid Society of New York City is looking
to sponsor candidates for post-graduate, public interest fellowships provided
by the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, NAPIL, the Soros Foundation, and
Kirkland & Ellis. The Civil Division provides direct legal assistance
in more than 30,000 client cases through a city wide network of neighborhood
trial offices and the operation of specialized units and projects.
Applicants for fellowships may develop projects in a wide range of poverty-related
issues. See the Fellowship Opportunities Binder in the CSO or www.legal-aid.org
for application details. Applications for
fellowship applications with fall 2001 deadlines are due to the Legal Aid
Society of New York City no later than July 17, 2001. NOTE: Check
each fellowship (Skadden, NAPIL etc.) for individual deadlines.
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 Fellowship
Opportunites Binder in the CSO 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.
2002 Graduates: 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 Fellowship Opportunities
Binder in 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.
2001 Public Interest Law Career Fair and Conference
The NAPIL Career Fair and Conference represents
a unique opportunity for students to meet with public interest employers
from across the country in a single location. In conjunction with
the career fair, NAPIL will also host it's Annual Awards Dinner and National
Public Interest Conference. The career fair and conference will take
place from October 26 - 27, 2001 at American University in Washington,
DC. The annual Awards Dinner will be at the Grand Hyatt
Hotel, in downtown Washington, DC, on Friday, October 26. More information
will be posted in the upcoming weeks. Please stay tuned to the NAPIL
website at www.napil.org, and
to the CSO.