Fall Semester Office Hours
Beginning Monday, August 20th, the
CSO will observe fall hours as follows:
- Monday, Tuesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday & Thursday 8:30
a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
NOTE: The CSO will close at 5 p.m.
Wednesday, September 26th & Thursday, September 27th in observance
of Yom Kippur.
Please call the office at 312-906-5200, or e-mail
to set up an appointment.
Summer Experience Survey
Did you clerk at a law firm this summer? Volunteer for a public
interest organization? Serve as a summer associate? Research
for a professor? Work for a government agency? Take summer
classes or study abroad? If so, we want to know about it!
We would appreciate it if all returning students would take a few minutes
to complete our "Summer Experience Survey," available in the handout racks
inside and outside the CSO and in the cafeteria. Many of you
may remember using these surveys as a means of researching employers and/or
finding employers who hired 1Ls. Now it's time to repay the favor. Simply
return the form to our office to win one of a number of prizes.
Winners will be announced in the Record at the end of September.
Over the summer the CSO inventoried and revamped the resource center,
throwing away outdated books and ordering new resources. Unfortunately,
a large number of books remain outstanding. We are granting a one month
grace period to anyone who has overdue books. If you have any overdue
books, please return them to our office by the end of September in order
to avoid a late fee.
The Government Honors & Internship Handbook provides a listing
of summer and year long internships, fellowships, and honors programs
for both students and alumni that are available in the various government
agencies, including the CIA, FBI, Department of the Interior, Comptroller
of the Currency, Federal Election Commission, and State Department.
is also available on the web. See the Resource Specialist for the username
Full disclosure: The New Lawyer's Must-Read Career Guide includes
practical and candid advice on: finding the right legal job, writing
effective resumes and cover letters, succeeding in your on-campus and
second interviews, making the most of your summer associate position,
surviving and thriving in your new law firm, negotiating for alternative
work arrangements, and evaluating boutique firms and in-house counsel
Game, Set, Match: Winning the Negotiations Game is a step-by-step
approach to getting what you want from any negotiation. It provides
a "nuts and bolts" approach on how to conduct all types of
face to face bargaining and contains both hypothetical and real examples
to help illustrate points.
2001 Fall Interviewing Program
Class of '02 & '03
Now that fall interviewing is in full swing, the CSO staff wants to
wish everyone the best of luck. We know this is a stressful time
so remember to relax, be yourself and remain positive throughout the
Please pre-register for any of the following CSO programs by signing up
in the office, calling (312) 906-5200, or e-mailing email@example.com
with the title, date and time of the program you wish to attend (unless
- For the latest room assignments, be sure
to check the career services bulletin board every morning before your
- It's common for additional employers to contact our office later
in the process. For the most up to date information on collect,
on-campus and direct contact lists, check out the "2001
Fall Interviewing Program: Student Information for 2002 & 2003
Graduates" web page, or the CSO bulletin board, on a daily
- Bring an extra copy of your resume, a
transcript, and a writing sample to every interview.
- Allow ample travel time prior to an interview,
even if you are already on campus.
- Callbacks and Offers: Please let us know how you are faring
in the program! E-mail our office about any callbacks or offers
you receive from on campus interviews or job fairs. If
you accept an offer, please let us know so we can cancel the remainder
of your on-campus interviews.
- Policy for Missing an Interview: Please remember to talk
to Jeanne or Maureen if you have an emergency that will prevent you
from attending an interview scheduled through the fall interview program.
Any student who misses an interview for reasons other than an emergency
will not be permitted to participate in the remainder of the program.
Thank you for your cooperation.
- Thank You Notes: You do not need to send thank you notes
after on-campus interviews. Well written notes should be sent
after call backs or initial interviews in an employer's office.
- 2001 Summer Associates: Please let
us know how your summer went and what your plans are for the upcoming
year. If you receive an offer and accept, please let our office know
so we can cancel your interviews if participating in the program.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Informational Program
The US Securities and Exchange Commission will be at Chicago-Kent on
Wednesday, September 19th, from 3 - 4 p.m. in Room
210, for an informational
meeting about the SEC. Representatives will answer questions about their
office and discuss employment opportunities for 2Ls and 3Ls. If you're
interviewing on-campus with the SEC or considering them for future employment,
be sure to attend this program.
Judicial Externship Informational Meeting: Spring 2002
Semester For 2Ls & 3Ls with a Minimum 3.3 GPA
On Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at 12:00 p.m.
in Room 580, there will be a meeting for all students who
are interested in externing for a federal appellate, district, or bankruptcy
judge or magistrate for the Spring 2002 Semester. Professor Vivien Gross
will describe the kinds of experiences a judicial extern will have in
the course of a semester, as well as how to apply. If you are interested
in a judicial externship but are unable to attend the meeting, please
see Professor Gross in Room 617.
A judicial externship enables a student to become involved in particular
legal problems through research and drafting opinions. Depending upon
the judge, an extern may have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day
routine of a judge and discuss with the judge and the judge's law clerk
those legal problems which attorneys face in their profession, and the
specific problems which attorneys confront in their courtroom. Take
advantage of this prestigious learning opportunity while enhancing your
marketability in the legal world!
Applications for Spring 2002 Judicial Externships will be available
in the Law Offices Reception Area (Room 600) and in the Career Services
Offices as of Thursday, September 20th.
Completed applications should
be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room
612, Law Offices, by Tuesday, October 9, 2001
at 5:00 p.m.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law and the American Bar Association,
Antitrust Law Section, invite you to attend "Why
Antitrust?" A Discussion of Antitrust As A Career Option on Thursday,
October 4, 2001, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., 5th Floor/ Faculty Lounge, Loyola
University Chicago School of Law, 1 East Pearson Street.
Speakers include: Roxane Busey, Gardner Carton & Douglas; Robert
Joseph, Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal; Marvin Price, US Department
of Justice, Antitrust Division; The Honorable Diane Wood, US Court of
Appeals; and Spencer Waller, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
(moderator). If interested in attending, RSVP to
Charlene Sneed at 312/915-7126 or csneed @ luc.edu
NOTE: This section
of the Record is generally reserved for fellowship opportunities, non-paid
positions and positions with quickly approaching deadlines. Opportunities
are listed according to deadline date. Additional paid opportunities
can be found in the lawcareer system, which is updated daily. Be sure
to check lawcareer on a daily or weekly basis.
US Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit - Volunteer Externship
The US Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, has an immediate PT (10-20
hours per week) externship position available for a 2L or 3L
for Fall 2001 and/or Spring 2002. Duties include assisting FT law clerks
with research and writing. Send a cover letter and a resume, with GPA
and rank included, to: Marilyn Renner at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Ms. Renner at 312-435-3099.
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. To learn more check out
the NAPIL Fellowship Binder on the resource shelves of the CSO or log
This year NAPIL is pleased to announce that their 2002 Fellowships Application
can be submitted online. They encourage students to use the online process,
rather than submit a paper application. To submit an application online,
access their web site, click on "Apply for a 2-year postgraduate
fellowship!", and then click on "apply on-line". You
will be redirected to a site that contains all of the instructions found
in the application booklet, as well as instructions on how to complete
a proposal online. At the site, applicants will fill out the application
form and compose their proposal narrative, eliminating the need to deliver
them in hard copy to NAPIL. The deadline to
submit a final application for Route A fellowships via the web site
for has been extended to 5:30 p.m., Friday, September 21.
US Attorney for the Northern District of IL - Spring 2002 Intern Program
The Office of the US Attorney for the Northern District of IL seeks
approximately 15 interns for the Chicago office for Spring 2002. Duties
include: assisting in all aspects of trial preparation; legal research;
writing memoranda of law; drafting pleadings and appellate briefs; assisting
in preparation and taking depositions; and assisting in pre-trial conferences
and the trials of civil and criminal cases. Each intern is expected
to work at least 16 hours per week. See job posting #12937 and Handout
#6 for more information and application form. Apply
ASAP as applications are due September 24, 2001.
NOTE TO 3Ls INTERESTED IN THIS OPPORTUNITY:
To receive law school credit for this
externship, should you be selected by the US Attorney's Office, you
must enroll in the law school's Legal (Advanced) Externship Program.
The law school's externship applications will be available in early
October in the Law Offices, Room 600, and in the Career Services Office.
Professor Gross will be happy to answer any questions you may
have about either the Externship Program or the externship position
with the US Attorney's Office.
US 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 are
available in the CSO and on-line 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).
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: US EPA New England Honors Attorney Fellowship
The US EPA New England Honors Attorney Fellowship is a 2 year fellowship,
beginning September 2002, designed for 3Ls who have a strong interest
in an environmental law career in the public sector. Fellows will receive
extensive training in and exposure to environmental law, policy and enforcement
work in the public sector. Starting salary will be at the GS-11 level
($45,117) or GS-12 level ($54,072) depending on experience. See the Fellowship
Opportunities Binder in the CSO or the US
EPA web site for additional details. Applications
for fall 2002 are due October 6, 2001.
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 students may pick
up an application in the CSO.
2002 Graduates: US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The Office of General Counsel selects new attorneys through the Honor
Law Graduate Program. Honor Law Graduates participate in a formal rotational
program to several divisions within the Office of General Counsel to
gain experience in the various facets of the agency's legal work. At
the end of the rotational program, attorneys are given permanent assignments
within the Office of General
Counsel. See the gray files or the agency's
web site for a brochure which describes the Program, the functions
and organizations of the agency, and the requirements for applying.
Applications must be postmarked by October
The Commission's Atomic Safety and Licensing Board Panel (the Panel)
is also seeking applicants to fill a 2-year law clerk position with
the Panel. The Panel, which is the trial-level adjudicatory body
within the Commission, has a docket comprised mainly of nuclear reactor
and nuclear materials licensing and enforcement cases. See the gray
files for a brochure describing the Panel in greater detail. A copy
of the resume which is sent to the Office of the General Counsel by
interested law school applicants will also be furnished to the Panel,
if applicants so desire. Apply ASAP.
2002 Graduates: Simon Karas Fellowship with the Ohio Attorney General's
The Simon Karas Fellowship, through the Ohio Attorney General's Columbus
Office, will enable a 2002 graduate to work on some of the most important
cases in which the State of Ohio is involved. The Fellow will work with
the State Solicitor on major appellate cases in both state and federal
courts, most or all involving cutting-edge constitutional issues. In addition
to the normal starting salary and benefits, a special stipend is offered
to the Fellow. See job posting #12928 and the Fellowship Opportunities
Binder in the CSO, or the Attorney
General's web site, for more details. Application
deadline is October 15, 2001.
2002 Graduates: BPI Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellowship
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI), a Chicago-based
not-for-profit law and policy center, seeks 3Ls to serve as the Alexander
Polikoff-Dorothy Geautreaux Fellow for one year, renewable for a second,
beginning in Summer or Fall 2002. BPI is dedicated to equal justice
and enhancing the quality and equity of life for all people living in
the Chicago region. Fellows will receive $37,500 and fully-paid medical
and dental coverage. Debt service on law school loans for the duration
of the Fellowship may be available, based on need. See the Fellowship
Opportunities Binder in the CSO for application information. Cover
letter, resume, writing sample, and references are due by October 31,
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 or www.usajobs.opm.gov
for further information and application materials.
2002 Graduates: Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Fellowship
The Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area
defends the rights of poor people, immigrants and people of color within
three priority areas - race, poverty and immigration. Applicants for the
Thurgood Marshall Fellowship should demonstrate a strong commitment to,
and experience in, civil rights law. The Fellowship lasts one year, beginning
September 2002. Interested candidates should refer to the Fellowship Opportunities
Binder in the CSO for detailed information and application process. Applications
must be received by November 1, 2001.
Environmental Defense, Rocky Mountain Office, Internship Program
The Rocky Mountain office of Environmental Defense is seeking 2Ls
for summer internships to work on projects related to air quality,
climate change and aquatic ecosystem protection. Internships are 10
weeks in duration, forty hours per week. Interns may research, write,
and present legal and policy documents for federal court litigation,
administrative litigation, national and state regulatory proceedings,
and various other policy venues. See the gray files for specific posting.
To apply, send a cover letter, resume, references, transcript, and writing
sample to: Jennie Spencer, Office Manager, Environmental Defense, 2334
N. Broadway, Boulder, CO 80304. Applications are accepted immediately
and throughout the fall on a rolling basis.
Internet Public Interest Opportunities Program (IPIOP)
Semester & Summer Clerkships with the Electronic Privacy Information
Center (EPIC), Washington, DC
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is a leading Internet
civil liberties organization, based in Washington, DC, that works to
protect the public interest and to promote the Public Voice
in decisions concerning the future of the Internet. EPIC pursues public
interest litigation, conducts public education, testifies in Congress,
organizes conferences, coordinates grassroots advocacy,
publishes books, reports, and an online newsletter. EPIC also maintains
several well-regarded web sites, such as privacy.org,
A grant from the Samuelson-Glushko Foundation has made possible the
EPIC Internet Public Opportunities Program (IPIOP). IPIOP seeks outstanding
law students interested in public interest issues related to the Internet
to spend a summer or a semester at the EPIC office in Washington.
Clerks will learn about the legislation process, public interest litigation,
the Freedom of Information Act, online activism, and emerging Internet
Qualifications: Energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. Excellent writing
and communication skills. Knowledge of HTML. Strong interest in civil
liberties issues relating to the Internet, particularly free speech,
privacy, open government, and democratic governance. See the EPIC
web site for more information. Submit a letter of interest,
indicating the summer or semester, a writing sample, a resume, and a
recommendation letter to: Mikal Condon, IPIOP Coordinator, Electronic
Privacy Information Center, 1718 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 200, Washington,
DC 20009 Tel: 202 483-1140, Fax: 202 483-1248, E-mail: email@example.com.
City of Chicago, Sexual Harassment Office
The City of Chicago Sexual Harassment Office currently has openings for
the fall semester for internships, externships, fellowships, and
volunteer work. It's the first program of its kind in the country to provide
centralized investigation of complaints by City workers, training on sexual
harassment, and outreach to other agencies and employers working on this
will conduct legal research, prepare training program and materials, and,
depending on the student's availability, conduct complaint investigations.
Apply ASAP to: Andra Gomberg, Sexual
Harassment Officer, City of Chicago, Department of Personnel, DePaul Center,
333 S. State St., Suite 330, Chicago, IL 60604. For additional information,
call Christopher Owen at 312-747-8989.
US Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section - Summer
The US Department of Justice, Environmental Enforcement Section, in
Washington, DC, will hire approximately 35 volunteer law clerks for
the summer of 2002. Interns will assist EES attorneys with legal research
and writing, pretrial discovery and negotiations, depositions, hearings,
etc. Volunteers can gain practical experience in complex, federal litigation.
Students must have completed a minimum of 2 semesters of law school
and completed at least 1 introductory-level Environment Law Course and/or
have practical experience. Send cover letter, resume, grades and writing
sample ASAP as the program is highly
competitive. See the Resource Specialist in the CSO for application
International Internships & Externships
The Center for International Legal Studies (CILS) has available internships
for graduating 3Ls and summer externships for 1Ls & 2Ls. Check out
the CSO bulletin board and the CILS
web site for more information.
2002 Graduates: Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) Seek NAPIL
PIRGs across the country (and their 501(c)(3) affiliates) are eager
to partner with 3Ls on NAPIL
Fellowship applications for the coming year. They are interested in
compelling, creative projects in the environmental, consumer protection,
and good government issue areas. The states in which a
NAPIL Fellow could work with PIRG are: California, Colorado, Florida,
Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Maine,
Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio,
Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Utah, Washington
DC, Washington state, and Wisconsin.
If interested in discussing NAPIL Fellowship project ideas with PIRG,
visit www.pirg.org before contacting
Amy Perry, National Hiring Director, at (617) 747-4360.
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: 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.
NAPIL'S 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. If you are interested in attending,
please sign up in the Career Services Office. Once you are signed
up, we will register you on the NAPIL
website, where you can then go and view all the information regarding
the fair. All resumes are due directly to the employers by September
24th, with no exceptions. Information will also be available on
the employers in our resource center once we receive the materials.