The Career Services Office will close at 5 p.m. every day this week, however,
office tours will still take place at 5:15 on the 7th & 8th. Late
hours will resume the week of November 12th.
City of Chicago Informational Program for 1Ls
On Tuesday, November 6th, at Noon in Room 170,
William Shaver, Chief Assistant Corporation Council and Chairman of the
Summer Committee, will speak to 1Ls about the City of Chicago Summer Program.
Don't miss out on learning more about this excellent summer employment
opportunity and how to apply.
1L Tours of the Career Services Office
Cheryl Kunkel, the CSO Resource Specialist, will conduct office tours
for all 1Ls interested in
learning more about the resources available in the CSO. Tours will
be limited to 10 students at a time so be sure to sign up ASAP for
one of the following dates and times:
Monday, November 5th
Tuesday, November 6th
Wednesday, November 7th
3 p.m. & 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, November 8th
Noon & 5:15 p.m.
Friday, November 9th
The Environmental Law Society & The ISBA -
A Lunch Panel Discussion
On Tuesday, November 6th at Noon in Room C35,
the Environmental Law Society and the ISBA will present a panel discussion
in which environmental lawyers will share their experiences and what
led them to be where they are today, as well as provide advice to students
interested in the practice of environmental law and pin-point current
issues. Speakers include: Lillian Pinzon, Associate Regional Counsel,
US EPA, Region 5; Douglas Rathe, Bureau Chief, Environmental Crimes
Bureau, Illinois Attorney General; Karl Karg, Latham & Watkins;
Stefan Noe, Principal and Co-Founder of Illinois Wind Energy; and Angela
Foster-Rice, Gardner, Carton & Douglas. Lunch will be served.
Study Abroad Opportunities with Santa Clara University
Professor Philip Jimenez from Santa Clara University will be at Chicago-Kent
on Thursday, November 8th at 12 p.m. in Room
165 to discuss his school's summer study abroad programs for
law students. Come learn more about seeing the world while gaining law
Out of State Job Searches
If you're considering working in another state, don't miss this program!
On Tuesday, November 13th, at 12 p.m. in Room
370, members of the CSO will give you all the details about
available resources and answers to the most frequently asked questions
so that you can map out your job search wherever it may lead you!
Practising Law Institute (PLI)
PLI will sponsor Understanding the Intellectual Property License,
November 12-13th, in Chicago.
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 Career Services Office or on-line. PLI typically asks for one
month's advance notice in granting scholarships.
Practice Tracks 2001!
You've heard CSO staff talk over and over again about the importance of
information gathering in identifying a career path and conducting a job
search. We've recommended that you do some informational interviewing
with practitioners to help you decide what you want to do and how best
to market your skills.
1Ls are Strongly Encouraged to Attend!
Now our office, and the other members of the Chicago Area Law School Consortium,
have made the process even easier by bringing the practitioners to you!
On Saturday, November 17th from 10 a.m. -
12:30 p.m., J.D.s from over 60 practice areas will be at
Northwestern University School of Law, 375 E. Chicago, for
the express purpose of talking informally with students about careers
in different practice areas from Administrative Law to Zoning Law. It's
your chance to find out directly from practitioners how job seekers
are faring in a particular segment of the market, what it's like to
practice in an area, which credentials are helpful in finding employment
in the area, what skills you should stress in applying, and more! Note:
The participating attorneys have volunteered their time. Participation
in the program does not indicate job openings at represented organizations.
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.
Interested in Working in California?
Jeanne Kraft, Assistant Dean of Career Services, and Maureen Stimming,
Director of Career Services, will be in California November 7th - 9th
to meet with Chicago-Kent alumnae/i. Students interested in summer or
entry level positions in San Francisco, Los Angeles or San Diego are
encouraged to submit a resume to the Career
Services Office by Tuesday at 5 p.m., as well as a short statement regarding
the type of employment you are seeking. Jeanne and Maureen
will make alumnae/i aware of students' interests and enlist alumnaei/i
assistance in networking and job searching.
NOTE: As of Monday,
November 5th, all employment opportunities, paid or unpaid, clerking
or volunteer positions, internships or externships, or fellowships,
will be posted in the password
protected job posting system, which is updated daily. Be sure to
check the system on a daily or weekly basis and remember to peruse postings
within the past 3 months to avoid overlooking postings you may have
Army JAG Corps Seeks 1Ls & 3Ls
Captain Jackie Thomson from the Army JAG Corps is coming on
campus February 6th to interview 1Ls for their summer program
and 3Ls for full-time permanent positions. Interested students should
drop off resumes to the Career
Services Office by Monday January 28th at 5:00
p.m. to be considered.
Legal Externship Program for Spring 2002 - 3Ls Only
Do you wish to develop your legal skills, gain practical legal experience
in a specialized area of law with a corporation, firm or government
agency, and make yourself more marketable to prospective employers upon
graduation? If so, consider applying to the Legal Externship Program
for Spring 2002 Semester.
The Legal Externship Program is a 4-credit hour non-graded program.
The program is open to students in their last two semesters of law school.
The student selects the area of law in which he/she wishes to extern.
For the fieldwork component, students extern in a private or public,
civil or criminal practice and must work a minimum of 16 hours a week
at his/her designated placement. Externs interested in civil law may
select to work under the supervision of general counsel in major corporations
or under the supervision of designated teaching lawyers in well-known
firms or specific government agencies. Externs may specialize in such
diverse legal areas as tax, commodities, securities, corporate, health
care, medical malpractice, general corporate law, etc. Those interested
in criminal law may select to work with the States Attorney's Office,
Public Defender's Office, or the US Attorney's Office. Many externships
enable an extern to obtain a 711 student practice license and appear
Information about the program and an accompanying application form
are available in the Law Offices reception area and in the Careers Services
office. Applications must be turned in to Room
612 by 12:00 P.M. on Friday, November 9th.
All applicants must have scheduled and completed an interview with
Professor Gross prior to turning in their applications.
If you are interested in learning more about externship opportunities
or in applying to the program, please see Professor Vivien Gross in
Guide to Foreign Law Firms
List of law firms by country with addresses and phone numbers. Can be
found under "International" in the non-circulating section of
the Resource Center.
2001 Fall Interviewing Program
Classes '02 & '03
As the fall interviewing program comes to a close, we realize numerous
students' expectations weren't met. Please feel free to stop by or make
an appointment with a career strategist to provide us with your perspective
on the process and to discuss other options. Remember, the majority
of students do not obtain summer or full-time employment through the
fall interviewing program.
Additional Direct Contact Employer:
Pillsbury Winthrop LLP is actively seeking 2Ls with
technical backgrounds to be considered for patent positions in our
2002 summer program. Ideal candidates will possess an undergraduate
degree in one of the following disciplines: computer engineering, computer
science, electrical engineering, or physics. Submit resume and transcript
to: Denice Barnes, Attorney Recruitment
Manager, Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, 2550 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA
94304, Phone (650) 233-4640 , Fax (650) 233-4545, E-mail email@example.com.
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. Don't forget about the NALP standards for the maximum
number of offers students can hold open from the fall on-campus interviewing
process and response dates:
2L/3L Student Response Dates
|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
Number of Offers Students May Hold
|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.
Fall Semester Office Hours
- Monday, Tuesday & Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday & Thursday 8:30
a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Please call the office at 312-906-5200, or e-mail
to schedule an appointment.