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 firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
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 TBA. 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 fit."
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
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 12 p.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-
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.
Massachusetts Bar Foundation Legal Intern Felllowship
The Massachusetts Bar Foundation is offering four stipends,
of up to$6,000, to law students volunteering for ten weeks
at a non-profit organization that provides civil legal services
to low-income clients in Massachusetts during summer 2002.
Detailed information about the program and applications
are available through the Massachusetts
Bar Foundation web site. Direct all questions to
Elizabeth Lynch, Grants Manager, at 617-338-0534 or email@example.com.
Applications are due March 15,
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job
The Cook County Bar Association and Chicago Committee on
Minorities in Large Law Firms presents it's 19th Annual
Minority Student Job Fair. Registration materials will
be available in the Career Services Office after March 15th.
This year's fair will be held on Friday,
August 23, at the Omni Chicago Hotel located at 676 North
Michigan Ave. Last year's Job Fair attracted
over 90 law firms, corporations, and governmental agencies
located in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan,
Minnesota, and other states. Minority J.D. and domestic
LL.M. students in the classes of 2003 and 2004 are invited
to attend. Please watch the Record for further announcements.
Participants are strongly encouraged to have their resume
reviewed by a career strategist prior to submitting registration
NALP Apartment Exchange
NALP is pleased to announce that their annual Apartment
Exchange is now available online. Law students and
2002 summer clerks can search and post available summer
housing opportunities from all around the country. The service
is free and easy to use. The Exchange will remain active
online until May 1, 2002.
Summer Housing in Washington, D.C.
The Catholic University of America provides housing for
individuals who are in Washington, D.C. for educational
purposes during summer 2002. Housing is available from May
16th - August 4th. Students can chose from apartment-style
residence halls or single or double-occupancy residence
hall rooms. Rates start at $23 per night. Meals plans are
also available and start at $37 per week. To request more
information and an application, visit the Catholic
University web site, call 202-319-5277, or e-mail
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.
ABA Section of Business Law Career Forum
The ABA Section of Business Law will sponsor a Career Forum
& Job Fair for attorneys and law students at their spring
meeting. 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. Participation is
possible even if unable to attend. Resumes of those unable
to attend will be given to employers. Employers will contact
non-participants directly. The
forum will be held April 4th - 7th in Boston,
MA. Direct any questions to Jennifer
Horton at (727) 562-7815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Society of International Law (ASIL) Annual
The ASIL is holding its Annual Meeting
March 13 - 16, 2002 in Washington, D.C. Students
are invited to attend without any registration fee. Prominent
members of the international law community, including keynote
speaker Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, will discuss human
rights, trade and the role of international law in the post-September
11th world during four days of panels and presentations.
For more information, visit the ASIL
web site or call 202-939-6000.
First Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Retreat
The First Annual Midwest Public Interest Law Retreat will
be held March 22 - 24, 2002, at
Bradford Woods in Martinsville, IN. Registration
forms are available in the Career Services Office and are
due March 1st. The retreat will provide a unique
opportunity for public interest and social justice-oriented
law students, faculty, and practitioners to meet in a relaxed
environment, exchange viewpoints, explore career opportunities
and formulate strategies for social justice. The $100.00
registration fee include overnight accommodations and all
meals for the weekend. Financial assistance is available.
For more information, contact Robert Lancaster, Associate
Clinical Professor of Law, Indiana University School of
Law - Indianapolis, at 317-274-1911 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.