Winter Office Hours & Holiday Closings
November 26th, the Career Services Office will close at 5
p.m. everyday. Evening appointments with Career Strategists will be
available by appointment only on Wednesdays, from 5 - 6:30 p.m., for
alumnae/i and evening students. The office will be closed
December 18th & 19th and Monday, December 24th until Tuesday, January
1st for Winter Break .
The office will re-open Wednesday, January
2nd at 8:30 a.m. for those of you who want to get a headstart
on your job search before the spring semester begins! Career strategists
will be available to answer any and all questions pertaining to resumes,
cover letters and researching potential employers.
Alumni Advisor Network
It has come to our attention that there's confusion about how to access
the Alumni Advisor Network. To access the Network, follow the steps
- Click on the Alumni Advisor Network link from the Career Services
Office web page. This will take you to the web mail log in.
- Log into web mail.
- Scroll down the left hand side and select the "web for students"
- Within "web for students" scroll down the links on the
left hand side till you come to the Alumni Advisor Link.
If you log into web mail and do not see the "web for students"
icon, contact the computer help desk at email@example.com.
Attention December Grads
Please stop by our office in Suite 360 to pick up a packet regarding our
services for alumnae/i and your alumnae/i ID.
A Message to 1Ls
Thank you for attending the initial workshops in our 1L programming
series. As finals approach, it is difficult to think about developing
legal experience. Don't become overwhelmed! The best investment you
can make in your career at this time is to focus on your final exams.
There is plenty of time to get legal experience and we look forward
to assisting you throughout that process.
Making the Most of Your Winter Break!
Whether you have just experienced your first semester of law school
or your third, congratulations on finishing what we hope was a challenging,
but successful, semester! You are most likely looking forward to a long,
relaxing break from school; however, these next few weeks are the perfect
opportunity to implement aspects of your job search that you were unable
to focus on or accomplish due to your demanding schedule.
Use the break to assess your skills and interests. Develop a sense
of where you want to go in the legal field and determine a plan of action
on how to get there. Work on your resume, whether it is your first or
your eighth revision, and have a career strategist review it for you.
Research practice areas in which you may be interested and employers
you would like to target in your job search. Keep in mind that researching
entails more than print and on-line resources. Talk to personal contacts
and consider informational interviews with practitioners, especially
Chicago-Kent alums, to learn more about specific practice areas, the
legal market, current legal issues, and possible job opportunities.
This is especially true for those of you who are planning to work outside
of Illinois. Now is the time to request reciprocity and visit your desired
location in order to familiarize yourself with the area, peruse local
newspapers and legal publications and begin networking within the legal
community. Remember, the more you know about yourself and the job search
process, the better prepared you will be when it comes time to secure
either your first clerking position or a new attorney position.
6th Annual Sweet Home Chicago Reception for Minority Students
The Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms is sponsoring
the 6th Annual Sweet Home Chicago Reception for minority students who
are considering Chicago as a place to practice law. The reception will
take place on Thursday, December 27, 2001 from
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and will be hosted by Kirkland &
Ellis at the Mid-America Club, 200 E. Randolph
Dr., 80th Floor. RSVP with
your name and school by December 21st
to 312-819-6908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Foley & Lardner Holiday Party for 1L Wisconsin Residents
Foley & Lardner is hosting a holiday reception at their Milwaukee
office for first year students who
are Wisconsin residents. The reception will be held Thursday,
December 27, 2001 from 5
p.m. till 7 p.m. in
the 40th Floor conference center at Foley & Lardner's offices, located
at Firstar Center, 777 E. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI.
If interested in attending, please stop by the Career Services Office
and sign up by December 13th. You
will receive an invitation to the reception at your home address (be
sure to consider where you will be so that the invitation reaches you
at the correct address.) Foley & Lardner asks that you bring your
current resume and undergraduate transcript to the reception. At this
time, Foley & Lardner does not know how many 1Ls will be joining
their 2002 summer program. Last year they had 15 1Ls. The decision will
be made some time in late January or early February. Don't miss this
exciting networking opportunity, especially if you're interested in
practicing in WI. To learn more about Foley & Lardner, check out
their Web site at www.foleylardner.com.
Working in NY this Summer & Need a Place to Live?
Each summer New York University hosts a Summer
Living in New York program. Student apartment style residences
are made available to summer interns and associates working in the NY
legal and business communities. The next session will run from May 26
- August 10, 2002. The application, as well as further information,
will be available online in January. If interested, be sure to apply
early as space fills up quickly each year.
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.
Swiss LL.M.s - Pestalozzi Lachenal Patry
The Swiss law firm, Pestalozzi Lachenal
Patry, intends to employ in 2002 & 2003 a number of Swiss
lawyers with a LL.M. or comparable degree from a U.S. law school. Candidates
should send a cover letter and resume to the attention of Dr. Robert Furter
at Pestalozzi Lachenal Patry, CH-8001 Zurich (Switzerland) - Lowenstrasse
Summer 2002 Externship Opportunity For Students Who Will Have Completed
Their Second Year Of Law School By May, 2002 With the US Attorney's
Office, Northern District of IL
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 Wednesday,
December 12, 2001.
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 available in Room 600, Law Offices. 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 Thompson, 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 e-mail their resume to Jackie.Thompson@hqda.army.mil
to be considered.
Please Note: The above employer
refuses to sign Chicago-Kent College of Law's equal employment opportunity
1Ls & 2Ls - John J. Curtin, Jr. Stipends Available for Public
Interest Work During Summer 2002
The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program is managed jointly by
the ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty and the Standing Committee
on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. The program will pay a $2,500
stipend to students who obtain employment during summer 2002 in a
bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness
or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates. Ideal candidates
will have a demonstrated interest in public interest law and experience
working with poor people or on issues affecting them. For additional information
and application materials, see the Resource Specialist in the Career Services
Office or visit the ABA
web site. Applications must be postmarked
no later than March 1, 2002 but early submissions are encouraged.
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.
Fourteenth Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference
(Please Note Deadline Information)
The Fourteenth Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference,
a job fair hosted by the Chicago area law schools, will be held on Saturday,
February 16, 2002 at Northwestern University School of Law.
This job fair brings together law students from the Midwest and public
interest employers from the Midwest and beyond. It is open to first,
second and third year law students who are seeking summer law clerk
or entry level attorney positions in the public sector. The program
also includes "table talk," an opportunity to network with
representatives from public sector organizations, and a panel presentation
regarding a relevant public interest law career issue.
Information about this year's participating employers will be available
in the Career Services Office in early January. Employers participating
in past years have included: Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (Toledo,
OH); Cabrini Green Legal Aid Clinic; Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice;
Citizen Advocacy Center; Cook County Public Defender; Cook County Public
Guardian; Equip for Equality; Farmworker Legal Services of Michigan;
First Defense Legal Aid; Illinois Dept. of Children & Family Services;
Illinois Migrant Legal Association Project; Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance;
Legal Aid of Western Michigan; Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago;
Michigan Legal Services; National Association of State Public Interest
Research Groups; National Coalition for Child Protection Reform; National
Labor Relations Board; Office of the General Counsel, US Health &
Human Services; Public Defender of Iowa; Public Defender of Miami; Illinois
State Appellate Defender; US Commodity Futures Trading Commission; Wisconsin
Coalition for Advocacy; Wisconsin State Public Defender; US EPA; and
To register, sign up in the Career Services Office OR email Navreet
Heneghan with your name, email address, and phone number. The
deadline for registering is 5:00 p.m., Thursday, January 17, 2002. You
will receive messages from eAttorney regarding resume submission and
employer preferencing after you register.
As the holidays approach and finals kick in, Career Services programming
has come to a close for the semester. A big thank you to everyone who
attended first semester programs. We hope you found the information helpful.
If you were unable to attend some of the programs, stop by our office
to see which events are available on video.
In addition, help us help you! We always welcome your feedback and
suggestions regarding new programming ideas or how to improve existing
programs. Come by our office or send us an email with your comments