Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshop
Do you like to make speeches in front of large groups or
would you rather be a member of the audience? Do you love
mingling with others at parties or would you rather stay
home and read a book? Personality types are many and varied
and our personality often influences the career we choose
or the type of work-related tasks we enjoy. While one personality
may be better suited to trial law, another might be better
suited to corporate deal making.
The MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) is a personality
instrument used in businesses around the world to help employees
better understand the strengths of their personalities.
It's also used by career counselors to help individuals
identify jobs and work environments that will be particularly
satisfying. The MBTI can help you identify what motivates
& energizes you, how you gather information, how you
make decisions, and how you approach your work day as well
as your leisure time.
Lisa Abrams, J.D., former Assistant Dean of Career Services
at Chicago-Kent and author of The Official Guide to Legal
Specialties, will present an MBTI Workshop for all interested
students at Noon on Tuesday, March 5th (Room to be announced).
She will help you interpret your personality type and discuss
how you can make the most of your personality strengths
on the job. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about
how an understanding of your own your personality type can
assist you in choosing a practice area that will be a "good
Please note: Students MUST sign-up and complete the MBTI
inventory by noon on Monday, March 4th. Inventories are
available in the CSO. They must be completed in the CSO
and take about 20 minutes to complete.
Finding International Law Jobs
and Summer Abroad Programs
Still contemplating summer abroad options and/or interested
in working in the international arena? Then come hear Herbert
(Bert) Lazerow, Professor of Law and Director, Institute
on International & Comparative Law at University of
San Diego Law School, as he talks about international law
jobs and summer abroad programs on Monday,
February 18th, at 11:30 a.m., in Room 370.
Cook County State's Attorney Informational Program
Interested in a career as a prosecutor? The Cook County
State's Attorney's Office is the second largest prosecutor's
office in the nation, enforcing state laws applicable to
Cook County. More than 900 assistant state's attorneys handle
hundreds of thousands of misdemeanors and tens of thousands
of felonies each year. The Office also enforces child support
orders, protects consumers and the elderly from exploitation,
and assists victims of domestic violence. The Office is
divided into eight bureaus: Criminal Prosecutions; Narcotics;
Special Prosecutions; Juvenile Justice; Public Interest;
Civil Actions; Investigations; and Administrative Services.
Come hear representatives from each bureau discuss the work
they do and learn how to go about obtaining a position (summer
or attorney) with the CCSA. This informational program will
be held Tuesday, February 19th,
at noon, in Room 510.
Choosing Small, Choosing Smart: The Secrets of Small Firm
The Chicago Area Law School Consortium will hold its annual
spring program on Tuesday, February
26th, at 3:30 p.m., at 8005 DePaul Center, 1 East Jackson
(at State). The program will feature Donna Gerson,
J.D., author of Choosing Small, Choosing Smart: The Secrets
of Small Firm Hiring. The program will cover small firm
hiring timelines, innovative ways to research small firms,
how to create compelling resumes & cover letters, successful
interview skills & follow-up, and overcoming obstacles
to finding small firm employment.
CBA/YLS Meet the Firms Night
The Young Lawyers Section of the CBA invites all Chicago-area
law students to mingle with some of Chicago's most influential
law firms at "Meet the Firms Night" on Thursday,
February 28th, from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the CBA, 321 S.
Plymouth Ct. Firm representatives will be on
hand to provide hiring and firm culture information. Resumes
will be accepted at the discretion of the firms. Cocktails
and hors d'oeuvres will be served and the program is free
to all law students. See the Career Services bulletin board
or visit the CBA
web site for a list of participating firms. Don't
miss out on this excellent networking opportunity! Call
(312) 554-2032 or e-mail email@example.com to RSVP.
One of the best ways to prepare for upcoming interviews is
to participate in a mock interview. Judith Saunders, former
Assistant Dean of Career Services at Chicago-Kent, will conduct
mock interviews, by appointment only, on Tuesday
& Wednesday, March 5th & 6th, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
in the Career Services Office.
Interested students should sign up in the CSO ASAP as slots
fill up quickly. She requests that students pick up a packet
of information and drop off a copy of their resume when signing
up. Students are encouraged to come dressed as they would
for an actual interview. Sessions are videotaped, after which
students will receive a candid critique of their current interviewing
skills while watching the video. Students interested in keeping
a copy of their session are encouraged to bring their own
blank videotape to the mock interview.
Government Services Career Opportunities Forum
Thinking of a legal career in the government sector? Then
be sure to attend the Government Services Career Opportunities
Forum on Saturday, March 9th, from
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CBA, located at 321 S. Plymouth Ct.
The event will begin with a panel discussion, from 9 - 11
a.m., by government attorneys discussing their experiences
in the government sector as well as how they landed their
current job. Immediately following the discussion, representatives
from local goverment legal offices will provide information
to CBA members. Check out the CBA
web site for a complete listing of participating agencies
closer to the program date. The cost is $10 for members, $20
for non-members and includes a continental breakfast. To register
for the program, pick up a registration form in the Career
Services Office or call CBA ticketing at (312) 554- 2056.
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.
Judicial Externships for Summer & Fall 2002 Semesters
- Minimum 3.25 GPA To Apply
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
are available in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600),
and in the Career Services Office.
Completed applications for Summer & Fall Externships
should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor
Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices. Summer
applications are due Thursday, February 28th, by 5:00 p.m.
Fall Externships are due Friday,
March 15th, by 5:00 p.m.
NAPIL 2002 Summer Corps
The National Association for Public Interest Law (NAPIL)
is pleased to announce that they are accepting applications
for their 2002 Summer Corps program. The Summer Corps is
an AmeriCorps-funded program which provides law students
with the opportunity to earn a $1000 education award voucher
for spending the summer of 2002 in a public interest internship.
For more information and a link to the Summer Corps 2002
Online Application check out the NAPIL
web site. Questions about the Summer Corps should
be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Interns will work with HRS benefits attorneys
and other professionals on a wide variety of projects addressing
Internal Revenue Cod, ERISA, and human resource issues related
to an employer's compensation and benefits program, as well
as other strategic business matters. 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.
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
to find jobs in these practice areas? The Dave Thomas Center
for Adoption Law at Capital
University Law School has the answer. Students can log on
to a Summer Jobs Clearinghouse designed to place law students
from around the country in summer jobs in and around the
field of adoption law. The site, www.law.capital.edu/adoption,
allows students to apply for any posted positions through
the submission of an on-line application. Matches are made
on a rolling basis so it's best to apply early. The matching
process is described on the web-site under the "Jobs
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,
Houston, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles next summer.
See job posting # 13453 for further information.
Interested applicants can e-mail email@example.com
or call 312-988-5550 for an application .
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
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.
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
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 22nd.
ABA Section of Business Law Career Forum
The ABA Section of Business Law will sponsor a Career Forum
at their spring meeting in Boston, MA, from April 4th -
7th. The Career Forum will include a job fair and career
related seminars for attorneys and law students. Participation
is possible even if unable to attend. Resumes of those unable
to attend will be given to employers on April 7th. The employers
will contact non-participants directly. Resumes should be
sent to Jennifer Horton, Career Services Coordinator, Stetson
University College of Law, 1401 61st St. South, St. Petersburg,
FL 33707 by March 18th. Direct any questions to Jennifer
Horton at (727) 562-7815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Alumni Advisor Network
To access the Alumni Advisor 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" icon.
- Within "web for students" scroll down the
links on the left hand side till you come to the Alumni
If you log into web mail and do not see the "web for
students" icon, contact the computer help desk at email@example.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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.