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throwing away outdated books and ordering new resources.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.
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
ATTN: McAndrews Held & Malloy
is coming on-campus. The deadline to submit resumes is Monday,
September 24th at 5 p.m. Check out the web & the career
services bulletin board for hiring criteria.
Please pre-register for any of the following CSO programs by signing up
in the office, calling (312) 906-5200, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- For employer additions be sure to check
out the "2001
Fall Interviewing Program: Student Information for 2002 & 2003
Graduates" web page, or the career
services bulletin board, on a daily basis.
- 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.
Job Search Skills When You Aren't in the Top 10% (And Even If You
The ISBA will host "Job Search Skills When You Aren't in the Top
10% (And Even if You Are!)" on Tuesday,
September 25th, at noon, Room TBA. Speakers will discuss
their own job searches, what worked or didn't work, and answer student
questions. Pizza will be provided. If interested in attending, you must
sign up in the CSO.
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.
Choosing Small, Choosing Smart: Job Search Strategies for Lawyers
in the Small Firm Market
Donna Gerson, author of Choosing Small, Choosing Smart: Job Search
Strategies for Lawyers in the Small Firm Market, will present at
Chicago-Kent on Tuesday, October 2nd from 12
p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Room TBA. Ms. Gerson has
more than seven years of experience in placement, recruiting, and student
services at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She will share
her expertise in the area of small firm hiring in regard to small firm
hiring timelines, innovative ways to research small firms, and overcoming
obstacles to finding employment with a small firm.
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 password protected job posting system, which is
updated daily. Be sure to check the system 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 email@example.com
or call Ms. Renner at 312-435-3099.
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.
U.S. Immigration Court Externships, Chicago Office
The US Immigration Court in Chicago is seeking 2Ls and 3Ls for spring
2002 externships. Applicants must be US citizens and have previous
or concurrent course-work in immigration or refugee law. Duties include:
pre-hearing preparation involving motions and preparation of bench memoranda;
in-depth research and analysis of novel legal issues; and drafting of
decisions taken under advisement. 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 possible. Submit a cover letter, resume,
transcript and writing sample to the following: US Department of Justice,
EOIR - Immigration Court, Attn: Jaime Dowell, Judicial Law Clerk, 55
E. Monroe St., Suite 1900, Chicago, IL 60603-5701.
Applications must be received by November 2, 2001.
Office of the Secretary of Defense Honors Legal Internship Program
The Office of General Counsel for the Department of Defense is responsible
for advising high-level policy makers in the Office of the Secretary
of Defense. The Office seeks 2Ls for their Honors Legal Internship
Program during Summer 2002. During the 10-week program, interns
will assist in drafting and commenting on legislation, regulations,
congressional testimony, litigation materials, and legal opinions. See
job posting #13050 and handout #7 for detailed information. Applications
are due November 19, 2001.
US Securities & Exchange Commission
Summer Honors Program - The
10-week Summer Honors Program gives 2Ls the opportunity to become
acquainted with the regulation of the securities markets and the activities
of the Commission. Students work on a number of projects and participate
in seminars and workshops. Applicants should have at least a B average
and be selected on the basis of merit. See the grey files in the career
services office for application information. Applications
for the DC office are due November 26, 2001. Regional and district offices
have varying deadlines. Contact them directly for deadlines.
Student Observer Program - This program allows 2Ls and 3Ls
to work PT for a semester. Students will work with staff members on
regulatory or enforcement projects. Preference is given to students
with strong academic records and those with courses in corporate or
securities law. See the grey files in the career services office for
application information. Applications are accepted
on a rolling basis, but the deadline for Spring 2002 semester is December
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 October 1st, with no exceptions. Information
will also be available on the employers in our resource center once
we receive the materials.