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!
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.
Employment Related Opportunities
NOTE: As of Monday,
November 5th, all employment opportunities, paid or unpaid, clerking
or volunteer, 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 missed previously.
1Ls & 2Ls - City of Chicago Application Process
The City of Chicago Law Department will begin accepting applications
for their summer intern program on December 1st. The salary is $7,300
for 10 weeks and students get to pick their
own projects from a project book. There will be many social events as
well as educational
programming each week. Students will also meet with various judges and
will be able to utilize their 7-11 license, if applicable. For further
information, visit the City's
web site. Candidates should submit a resume, 2 legal references
(1 from a Legal Writing professor, and 1 from another law professor),
undergrad transcript, and 1 writing sample to the Career Services Office
by Noon on December
7th. All materials will be sent to the City that day.
Although the final deadline for applications is January 15th, it's best
to turn materials in to the Career Services Office by the specified
date because decisions are made on a rolling basis. For students who
miss the Career Services deadline, materials should be sent directly
to the City ASAP but no later than January 15th.
Please Note: The City of Chicago maintains a residency requirement
for all employees.
Externships With the U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District
Of IL - Spring 2002 Semester
If you are interested in exposure to and possible participation in
federal trial and appellate practice while assisting the US Attorney's
Office in handling its multitude of important cases, please pick up
an application from Professor Gross in Room 617.
Completed applications must be received at the Office of the US Attorney
by Monday, December 10, 2001. The
reason for this accelerated date is because each accepted extern must
go through a security clearance, which takes several weeks.
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
are also available in Room 600 Law Offices reception area 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.
1Ls - McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff 2002 Summer Program
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, an Intellectual Property Law
Firm located in downtown Chicago, seeks 1Ls for their 2002 Summer Program.
Technical or scientific degrees are required and advanced degrees are
preferred. Submit a resume along with an undergraduate, and graduate
transcript, if applicable, to the Career Services Office by 5:00
p.m. on Thursday, December 13th.
2002 Graduates: The Deborah Hauger International Public Interest Fellowship
The Deborah Hauger International Public Interest Fellowship was created
to help law school graduates pursue career opportunities in human rights,
democracy building, peacemaking or other international public interest
work. The program provides the opportunity for a law school grad, working
in one of the above mentioned areas, to receive financial assistance ($5,000
per year for 2 years) for education loan repayment. Applications are available
in the Career Services Office and must be submitted by December
Army JAG Corps Seeks 1Ls & 3Ls
Captain Jackie Thomson, from the Army JAG Corps, will interview 1Ls
for their summer program and 3Ls for full-time permanent positions at
IIT's main campus on February 6th, 2002. Interested students
should drop off resumes to the Career Services
Office by Monday January 28th at 5:00 p.m. to
Please Note: The above employer
refuses to sign Chicago-Kent College of Law's equal employment opportunity
1Ls & 2Ls - Equal Justice America Funding for Public Interest
Work During Summer 2002
Since 1993, Equal Justice America has been funding law students all over
the country to work meeting the legal needs of the poor. They are offering
$3,250 fellowships to 1L & 2L Chicago-Kent students who choose
to work FT for a 10 week period for organizations providing direct
civil legal services for the poor in summer 2002. To apply: send
a cover letter describing commitment and interest in providing legal services
to the poor; a resume; 2 letters of recommendation and an employment confirmation
letter from the hiring organization to: Equal Justice America, 3010 Fox
Chase Drive, Midlothian, VA 23112. All materials must be sent together
and be received by March 18, 2002.
Stress Management for Lawyers outlines the reasons why law is one
of the most stressful professions and presents self-help methods that
are particularly appropriate for attorneys.
Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters- Through letters to their sisters
and daughters, 84 multicultural women attorneys serve as mentors as
they offer practical advice and inspiration that can aid anyone on the
road to a successful career. Compiled by the ABA Multicultural Women
Attorneys Network, the letters represent decades of experience from
the best in the profession.
Double Billing, A Young lawyer's Tale of Greed, Sex, Lies, and the
Pursuit of a Swivel Chair - By turns hilarious and horrifying, Double
Billing is a clever and sobering expose of the legal profession. Writing
with wit and wisdom, Cameron Stracher describes the grueling rite of
passage of an associate at a major New York law firm. As Stracher describes,
Harvard law School may have taught him to think like a lawyer, but it
was his experience as an associate that taught him to behave-or misbehave-like
one. Double Billing is a biting glimpse into the world of corporate
law from the perspective of the low man on the totem pole.
Transforming Practices - Finding Joy and Satisfaction in the Legal
Life - Explores how to transform one's practice of the law in order
to gain greater fulfillment from the profession. Author Steven Keeva,
senior editor of the ABA Journal, skillfully examines how lawyers can
find deeper meaning in their work, practice more compassionately, and
enjoy what they do more, all by developing a greater awareness of and
respect for their inner lives. Filled with inspiring profiles of lawyers
who have changed the way they practice the law, Transforming Practices
reveals that working from the heart leads not only to a more gratifying
professional life, but also to better and more successful lawyering.
International Public Interest Law: A Guide to Opportunities in the
United States and Abroad - Aims to facilitate the process of career
exploration for law students and recent graduates interested in public
international work. This guide focuses on employment opportunities within
three broad categories of organizations: Inter-Governmental Organizations,
US Government Agencies, and Non-Governmental Organizations.
Public Interest Job Search Guide 2001 - 2002 - Designed both
to facilitate the exploration of public interest career alternatives
available to law students and lawyers and to provide the nuts and bolts
necessary to help them find a satisfying public interest job with as
little personal angst as possible.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.