Spring Office Hours
The Career Services Office will close at 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Evening appointments with Career Strategists will be available for alumnae/i and evening students only by appointment on Thursdays, from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Office closings: February 5th, 6th, & 7th for Strategies
for Excellence: Law as a Profession 2002.
Alumni Advisor Network
To access the Alumni Advisor Network, follow the steps below:
If you log into web mail and do not see the "web for students"
icon, contact the computer help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Note: Don't forget to check out the "websites of interest" page on the Career Services Office web page for additional sites related to summer housing.
Wanted! Apartments to Sublet or Rent on a Monthly Basis
Mayer, Brown & Platt is seeking summer housing for their out of town summer associates. If interested in subletting or renting your apartment on a monthly basis this summer, e-mail Laura Kanter (email@example.com) with your contact information, address of apartment, amount of monthly rent, and whether the apartment is furnished or unfurnished. Additional information about the building, neighborhood, proximity to public transportation, etc. will help "sell" your sublet faster.
Interviewing Skills - RescheduledHow does a legal interview differ from other interviews? How do you prepare? How do you sell yourself effectively? On Tuesday, February 5th at noon, Room TBA, a panel of current students will discuss what it's like to interview for judicial externships and at law firms and government and public interest agencies. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from those who have gone before and succeeded in legal interviews.
"So I Didn't Make Straight A's, Now What?"
Worrying you won't get a summer job or permanent position because you didn't make straight A's your first semester or throughout law school? Then don't miss this ISBA program, on Tuesday, February 12th, at noon, in Room 510, when a panel of ISBA members will discuss their own job searches and what worked or didn't work in the absence of straight A's in law school.
Judicial Externship Informational Program for Summer & Fall 2002 Semesters - Minimum 3.25 GPA To Apply
On Tuesday, February 12th, at noon, in Room 580, there will be a meeting for all students who are interested in externing for a federal appellate, district or magistrate judge for the Summer or Fall 2002 Semesters. 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 writing, and to contribute to the resolution of those legal problems. 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 the Summer and Fall Judicial Externships will be available both in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600), and in the Career Services Office as of Friday, February 8th.
Completed applications for Summer Externships should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices, by Thursday, February 28th, at 5:00 p.m.
Completed applications for Fall Externships should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices, by Friday, March 15th, at 5:00 p.m.
Employment Related Opportunities
employment opportunities, paid or unpaid, clerking or volunteer, internship
or externship, or fellowship, 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. Remember to use the dashes in your Social Security
# when entering your username and password.
Ernst & Young Seeks 1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls
Ernst & Young will be interviewing 1Ls, 2Ls & 3Ls at Chicago-Kent on March 6, 2002. FT summer intern positions, with PT option during the school year, are available for 1Ls & 2Ls. FT employee benefits and compensation consultant positions are available for 3Ls for fall 2002. In order to be considered for an interview, students must be in the top 25% of their class (1Ls, just include your GPA on your resume), taken some tax classes or have a tax background and have a demonstrable interest in tax and employee benefits law. Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript and writing sample to the career services office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20th.
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: this employer refuses to sign Chicago-Kent College of Law's equal employment opportunity compliance form.
Air Force JAG Corps Seeks 2Ls & 3Ls
The Air Force will be interviewing 2Ls and 3Ls at the main campus on Tuesday, February 12th. Any interested students should send their cover letter and resume to Maj. Curtis L. Heidtke, Staff Judge Advocate, 440 AW/JA, 300 East College Ave., General Mitchell IAP-ARS, WI, 53207-6299. Please request to arrange an interview time with Maj. Heidtke in your cover letter. Deadline to apply is February 5, 2002.
Please Note - this employer refuses to sign Chicago-Kent's Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance Form.
The Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation's Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund:For the ninth consecutive year, the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation will award at least four $2,500 stipends to law students employed as unpaid summer interns in communications positions with government offices. Applicants will be selected on the basis of a demonstrated interest in the communications field, involvement in community activities, and their dependence on financial assistance in order to accept an unpaid internship. See the Resource Coordinator in the Career Services Office for applications. Applications are due March 15, 2002.
Adoption Law Summer Opportunities for 1Ls & 2L
Interested in adoption law and related fields like abuse, neglect and
dependency? Wondering where
American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Racial & Ethnic Minority Judicial Externship Program
The American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law is now accepting
applications for their racial and ethnic minority judicial externship
program. The Section of Antitrust Law will provide a $1,500 stipend
to minority law students who serve as externs for state and federal
judges in Chicago,
1Ls & 2Ls - John J. Curtin, Jr. Stipends Available for Public Interest Work During Summer 2002The 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 2002Since 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.
16th Annual Patent Law Interview Program
The 16th Annual Patent Law Interview Program will be held at the Chicago Marriott Suites O'Hare Thursday, August 1 - Saturday, August 3, 2002. If you have an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering or a technical science, you may want to consider registering for the program. This is a chance to interview with patent law firms, as well as law firms, corporations and government agencies with patent law departments. Last year, 165 employers from across the country participated, along with more than 900 registered students from 135 accredited law schools.
This program is only for law students returning to school in Fall 2002. It is not for students beginning school in the fall, students graduating this semester or summer, or alumni. The prospective positions are for summer associate and entry-level attorney positions for 2003. The only exception is for a law graduate studying for an LL.M. in Intellectual Property. If you have accepted a clerkship to begin after graduation (2003 or later), you may register to participate; the clerkships must appear on the registration form and your resume.
Registration forms can be picked up in the
Career Services Office and are due, along with a $25.00 non-refundable
check payable to Loyola School of Law, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February
Fourteenth Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference
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. The registration deadline for the job fair has passed, however, the conference includes a "table talk" program and a panel presentation regarding debt and public interest jobs from 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. This is an excellent opportunity to network with representatives from public sector organizations and learn about loan repayment options while working a public interest job.
Information about this year's participating employers will be available
in a binder in the Career Services Office after Monday, January 14th.
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 US SEC.
Eighth Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference
The Eighth Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference will be held at Yale Law School from February 15-17, 2002. This conference brings together public interest lawyers, activists, advocates, and students from around the country to explore innovative advocacy for social change. In addition to presenting panels and workshops of interest to law students, the Conference provides an excellent opportunity for students to network and make career contacts in the public interest legal community. If you would like electronic copies of the information sheet and registration form, please email Anna Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to www.reblaw.org.