Career Services Orientation for First Year Students
First year students are strongly encouraged to attend this introduction to the career services office where you will receive your job posting password, learn about the current legal market and identify strategies and resouces for obtaining a legal position.
Resumes and Cover Letters for the Legal Market
Wonder what employers in the legal sector look for in a resume and cover letter, or how a legal resume differs from your current resume? Questions and concerns about format, structure, and content of legal resumes and general tips on writing strong cover letters will be addressed. Attendance is required for all students who wish to have their resume and/or cover letter reviewed by a career strategist.
Attention Day Students: Please attend the program to which your section is assigned. The evening program is reserved for the evening division and is geared toward students with professional experience prior to law school and/or working full-time during school.
International Law Careers and Working Abroad
Martha Jean Baker, a Chicago-Kent graduate who received her LL.M in International Law, Human Rights at University College London and is currently working in London, England, will speak about her international work on behalf of several non-profit international groups and give advice on how to construct an international job search. She will be joined by Assistant Dean for International Law and Policy Development, Lydia Lazar and Visiting Assistant Professor Joseph Morrissey. Dean Lazar will comment upon her extensive background in international work and how students can take advantage of opportunities while in law school to promote their international law job search. Professor Morrissey will discuss his work for Mayer, Brown & Platt where he was employed in the Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Geneva and Moscow offices, and how students can best prepare for working out of the United States. Tuesday, October 30th at 5 p.m. in Room 510
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
PLI will be sponsoring the following events in the Chicago area in October & November:
Institute on Employment Law - Oct. 29-30
The Judicial Clerkship Institute
The purpose of the Judicial Clerkship Institute is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the judicial clerks. Any law student or law graduate who has been selected for or has entered a clerkship with a federal district or federal appellate court judge is eligible to attend. Deadline for applications is November 22, 2001. See http://law.pepperdine.edu for further information.
Careers in International Law
Careers in International Law presents the wide-ranging possibilities open to today's law students eager to practice international law. This edition explains the influence of the Internet on practicing law in small firms, provides an overview of the global expansion of law firms, gives insights on practicing international criminal law, describes the work of the international humanitarian lawyer, and features Internet resources for job seekers in international law.
NYU International Student Career Fair for LL.M.'s
New York University School of Law cordially invites all
full-time LL.M. students who possess
NOTE: This section of the Record is generally reserved for fellowship opportunities, non-paid positions and positions with quickly approaching deadlines. The newest opportunities are listed first with older opportunities listed according to deadline date. Additional 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 Securities & Exchange Commission - Midwest Office
The United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Midwest Regional Office is currently accepting applications for Law Clerk positions for the upcoming Spring semester and in the Summer Honors Program. Applications are due November 9, 2001 and contain the following: cover letter specifying when you would like to clerk, resume, writing sample, law school transcript and undergraduate transcript (optional).
Applicants must be enrolled as second year law students during Spring 2002 to be a law clerk during that semester and be enrolled as a third year law student in Fall 2002 to participate in the Summer Honors Program. Summer clerkships are paid full-time positions for 10 weeks; Spring clerkships are unpaid part-time (15 hours/week minimum). For further information, see Job Posting #13141 and pick up Handout #11. You can also visit The Securities and Exchage Commission website.
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 3, 2001.
U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois: Summer 2002 Intern Program
The primary goals of this program are to provide law students with the greatest possible exposure to and participation in federal trial and appellate practice and to obtain excellent legal talent to assist the office in handling its multitude of cases. Approximately 15 interns will be accepted (unpaid) and each intern is expected to serve at least 40 hours per week. Applications due no later than December 10, 2001, though applicants are encouraged to apply early. Pick up an application form at the front desk of suite 360.
ATTN 2Ls: Summer Law Clerk Position with Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo
Goldberg, Weisman & Cairo, a 30 attorney firm specializing in personal injury, seeks a 2L for their comprehensive law clerk program in summer 2002. The program involves direct client contact, substantial interaction with practicing attorneys, and attendance at argument on motions, depositions and trials. Clerks learn how to set up a claim, advise the client, engage in motion practice, conduct discovery, prepare pretrial materials, evaluate the value of the case and try the case from pretrial motions through post-trial motions. Candidates should be 2Ls with a B or better average and solid communication skills. They are looking to hire a student who can begin working following finals, FT through the summer months and move to PT hours during their third year. They offer a competitive wage and a flexible schedule. If interested, mail, fax, or e-mail a cover letter and resume ASAP to either Frank Perrone, Office Administrator, or John Kolb, Attorney, at: Goldberg, Weisman and Cairo, One E. Wacker Dr., 34th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601. Fax (312) 464-1212.
Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Spring Internships
In Spring 2002 the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) will sponsor
a School-Year Internship Program for 2Ls and 3Ls. During the
second semester of the 2001-2002 academic year, PILI will underwrite
10 internships at public interest law agencies in the metropolitan area.
The stipend for 200 hours of work is $2,250. Check out Handout
#9 in the Career Services Office for more information. Applications
can also be obtained by logging onto the PILI
web site. Applications are due by December
15, 2001; however, some agencies make decisions in October. Thus, the
earlier you apply, the better.
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, 2001.
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 FellowshipThe 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
|2L/3L student previously employed and offer made before September 15||
|2L/3L student with an offer deadline of November 1 may extend to this date with employer's permission if student holds only ONE OTHER offer||
|2L/3L student previously employed and offer made after September 15||
|2L/3L student not previously employed must respond||
|After October 15, maximum offers held by student||
|After November 1, maximum offers held by student with December 1 response deadline||
|Maximum offers for student requesting employer's extension from November 1 to December 1||
|After December 1, maximum offers student may hold with employer's consent||
Negotiation to extend the decision deadline must occur with an employer
before the original deadline
date. If you have any questions about this, please see one of the Career Services Office staff members or the OCI web page.
Please call the office at 312-906-5200, or e-mail email@example.com, to schedule an appointment.
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