Summer Semester Office Hours
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Counseling appointments will be available Thursdays,
from 11:00 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.
Please pre-register for any of the following CSO programs
by signing up in the office, calling (312) 906-5200, or e-mailing
with the title, date and time of the program you wish to attend (unless
Pathways to Employment in International Law
The Law Student and New Lawyer Outreach Committee of the American Bar
Association, Section of International Law, will host, "Pathways
to Employment in International Law," on Saturday,
August 4th, from 2 - 3:30 p.m., at the Drake Hotel. The
program will discuss possible avenues for employment in international
law and will feature a panel of ABA Section members who will give advice
and guidance on gaining practical experience and improving legal and
networking skills. To register for this free event, e-mail your name
and law school to Julie
Hulsey at hulseyj@
Researching Employers for the Fall Interviewing
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 with another session
to follow in early September:
- Wednesday, August 22nd at 3 p.m.& 5:15 p.m. in the CSO
Mandatory Fall Interviewing Program Meeting for
2002 & 2003 Graduates
On Tuesday, August 21st, at
noon or 5:15 p.m., all students who plan to participate in
the Fall Interviewing Program for the first time are required to attend
an informational meeting that will answer all your questions about the
process. Prior to attending the program, students should read
Fall Interviewing Program: Student Information for 2002 & 2003 Graduates.
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
PLI will be sponsoring the following events in the Chicago area in
August & September:
Understanding Basic Copyright Law - August 27
Understanding Basic Trademark Law - August 28
Patent Bar Review - September 5-9 ( Full scholarships are not
available for the Patent Bar Review.) For more info. check out patentbarreview.com.
To find out more about these and other PLI seminars and resources,
visit PLI's web site From there,
you can search for upcoming programs and other resources by title, area
of interest, etc.
Follow the links to the Law School Services area to find out about resources
offered to the law school community and how to apply for scholarships
to programs. If you are interested in attending a program on scholarship,
send a scholarship application ASAP. Scholarship applications are available
in the CSO or on line. PLI asks for one month's advance notice in granting
CSO receives job posting bulletins from various law schools across the
country. Although these bulletins are placed in the "Job Opportunities
Outside of IL" binder, they may contain opportunities in the Chicago
area which are not posted in LawCareer. From now on, such opportunities
will be highlighted in the "Outside of IL" binder for easier
Be part of the LEXISNEXIS Team!
LEXISNEXIS is looking for a motivated, energetic, 2L
or 3L to join our team as a LEXIS Associate at Chicago-Kent
College of Law. We offer a structured training program as well as mentoring
and alternative career opportunities. Work a flexible, 10 hours a week
schedule, promoting LEXIS use at Chicago-Kent and assisting students
with LEXIS research, while enhancing your communication, marketing,
and technology skills. Interested candidates should e-mail their resume
& cover to: Jonnell Simpson, Account Executive e-mail: email@example.com.
Questions? Call Jonnell at (312) 606-2775 or e-mail.
ATT. 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: NAPIL Fellowship with the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center
LA Gay & Lesbian Center's Legal Services Department seeks 3Ls to
apply for a 2 year NAPIL fellowship working with undocumented and legal
immigrants in the gay community, especially those seeking asylum. See
the Fellowship Opportunities Binder in the CSO and the LAGLC
web site for more information. Interested candidates should
submit a cover letter and resume by August
15, 2001. Upon selection of a candidate,
Legal Services will collaborate with her/him to develop and submit a
fellowship application to NAPIL.
U.S. Department of Justice: Application Deadline and Recruitment Information
This year's deadline for applications to the Attorney General's Honor
Program and Summer Law Intern Program is September
24, 2001. Applications must be received by the Department
of Justice by that date. Applications and legal recruitment brochures
will be mailed to law schools during the month of August, and will be
available on the Internet after August 1, 2001 at www.usdoj.gov/oarm.
The application forms available on the web will feature enterable fields.
The fields have been created using Acrobat Reader 4.0. Students can
still type on the application if they have an older version of Acrobat
Reader, but the typed information does not appear on the screen. Students
should also be aware that they can download a FREE upgrade of Acrobat
Reader 4.0 from the Adobe web site (www.adobe.com).
If you will be in the Washington, D.C. area over the summer and would
like to meet with Department of Justice staff to find out more about
these programs, as well as our recruitment programs for volunteers and
experienced attorneys, please call Eleanor Barry at (202) 514-8902 or
e-mail her at Eleanor.A.Barry@usdoj.gov.
2002 Graduates: Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) Fellowship Sponsor
PLA is interested in sponsoring 3Ls for a Skadden, Independence or
NAPIL fellowship. PLA provides free individual legal representation,
advice and referral to indigent Philadelphians and migrant agricultural
workers throughout PA. See the Fellowship Opportunities Binder in the
CSO or PLA's web site
for more information. Interested students should
send a cover letter, resume, 3 references, 2 legal writing samples,
and a transcript to PLA ASAP.
2002 Graduates: Skadden Fellowship with Now Legal Defense and Education
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund is seeking to sponsor 3Ls as Skadden
Fellows for projects addressing the needs of low-income women. Fellowships
are for two years. NOW Legal Defense performs a broad range of legal
and educational services nationally in support of women's efforts to
eliminate sex-based discrimination and secure equal rights. See the
Fellowship Opportunities Binder in the CSO or www.nowldef.org
for more details. Cover letter, resume,
transcript, and a legal writing sample are due to NOW Legal Defense
by August 17, 2001. Skadden application, available in the CSO,
is due to the Skadden Fellowship Foundation by October 8, 2001.
2002 Graduates: NAPIL Fellowship with the Center for Disability and
Elder Law (CDEL) in Chicago
CDEL is a not for profit organization that provides free legal services
to seniors and people with disabilities. They cordially invite 3Ls to
apply for a 2 year NAPIL fellowship, beginning September 2002, which
pays $37,500 a year and covers all loans. CDEL will work with
interested candidates to develop a project proposal. The only requirement
is to create a new program that serves a population of individuals who
have disabilities. One possible proposal involves the Fellow coordinating
a Special Education Program, which would educate parents about their
children's rights, provide outreach, and expand pro bono legal services.
See the Fellowship Opportunities Binder in the CSO or contact
Patricia Slotter at (312) 908-1567 for more information. The
application and proposal is due to CDEL in September 2001.
2002 Graduates: Now Legal Defense and Education Fund Fellowship Sponsor
NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund is seeking to sponsor 3Ls for
Soros Justice Fellowships, NAPIL, echoing green, Kirkland & Ellis
and a range of other fellowships for projects addressing the needs of
low-income women. Fellowships are for two years. NOW Legal Defense performs
a broad range of legal and educational services nationally in support
of women's efforts to eliminate sex-based discrimination and secure
equal rights. See the Fellowship Opportunities Binder in the CSO or
www.nowldef.org for more details.
Cover letter, resume, transcript, and a legal
writing sample are due to NOW Legal Defense at least four weeks before
the application deadline for each fellowship.
Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program
The PMI program is a recruitment tool of the federal government to
place newly graduated professional and graduate program students in
positions throughout the federal government. Students need to be nominated
for the program by the Dean. The application process takes place in
the fall of a student's final year, with applications postmarked by
October 31st of the filing year. The program is a two year commitment
in which interns are placed in salaried positions at the GS-9 level.
Upon completion of the program, PMI's may be eligible for conversion
to a permanent government position and further promotional opportunities.
Interested students should check out the Federal Government Gray File
for further information and application materials.
2002 Graduates: Skadden Fellowship with Farmers' Legal Action Group,
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 Opportunities 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
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 Fellowships
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.
NAPIL'S 2001 Public Interest Law Career Fair
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 web site at
www.napil.org, and to the