Alumnae/i Advisor Network
Recent improvements to the Alumnae/i Advisor Network have
increased the search capabilities of the database. You can
now search for advisors by employer name, practice area,
membership in a student organization, geographic location
and other criteria. Alumnae/i Advisors have volunteered
to be contacted by students for informational interviews
and can provide valuable guidance in your career development.
The Career Services Office wishes to thank Rezi Andoni
of the computer center for his assistance in this project.
Continue to check the Advisor Network for new additions
as we are in the process of soliciting new members from
our alumnae/i base.
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.
Prosecutorial Opportunities in the City of
Chicago Law Department
Students from all Chicago area law schools are invited to
attend a career opportunity program sponsored by the City
of Chicago Law Department on Tuesday,
April 2nd. Ms. Dorothy Capers, Deputy Corporation
Counsel of Municipal Prosecutions, will speak on "Prosecutorial
Opportunities in the City of Chicago Law Department."
The program is open to all law students, and will advise students
of paid and volunteer job opportunities for 1L, 2L and 3L's
both during the school year and in the summer. The program
will take place from 12-1 p.m. at Loyola Law School, One East
Pearson Street. The room number will be posted at the entrance
to the school.
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.
Exciting Fall Externship Opportunity with the U.S.
Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois, for
Students Who Will Have Completed Their Second Year by July,
If you are interested in exposure to and possible participation
in federal trial and appellate practice while assisting
the U.S. 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 U.S. Attorney by Friday, April
12, 2002. 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 U.S. Attorney's Office, you must
enroll in the law school's Legal Externship Program. The
law school's externship applications will be available in
early October in Room 600 Law Offices and in the Career
Professor Gross will be happy to answer any questions you
may have about either the Externship Program or the externship
position with the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Legal Externship Program for Current 2Ls Wanting to Do
a Summer or Fall 2002 Externship
Do you wish to develop your legal skills, gain practical
legal experience in a specialized area of law with a corporation,
firm or government agency, and make yourself more marketable
to prospective employers upon graduation? If so, consider
applying to the Legal Externship Program for the Summer
or Fall 2002 Semester.
The Legal Externship Program is a 4-credit hour non-graded
program. The program is open predominantly to students in
their last two semesters of law school.
An extern can choose a private or public, civil or criminal
practice and is required to work a minimum of 32 hours a
week for Summer Semester or 16 hours a week for Fall Semester
at his/her designated placement. Externs interested in civil
law may select to work under the supervision of general
counsel in major corporations or under the supervision of
designated teaching lawyers in well-known firms or specific
government agencies. Externs may specialize in such diverse
legal areas as tax, commodities, securities, corporate,
health care, medical malpractice, general corporate law,
etc. Those interested in criminal law may choose to work
with the States Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office,
or the U.S. Attorney's Office. Many externships offer the
externs opportunities to obtain a 711 license and appear
Information about the program, placements, student choices
and an accompanying application form are available in the
Law Offices reception area and in the Career Services office.
You must meet with Professor Gross prior to turning in your
application, so that you can discuss your externship choice
If you are interested in learning more about externship
opportunities or in applying to the program, please see
Professor Vivien Gross in Room 617.
Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job
The Cook County Bar Association and Chicago Committee on
Minorities in Large Law Firms is hosting its 2002 Minority
Law Student Job Fair on Friday, August 23rd at the Omni
Chicago Hotel. Employers will be interviewing selected 2Ls,
3Ls, and Domestic LLM students. The
registration packets and lists of participating firms are
now available in the Career Services Office.
Please turn in the registration
form, resumes (one for each employer you choose), and the
list of preferenced employers to the Career Services Office
by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 25th. There will
be no walk-in interviews available for this job fair, so
it is important to register if you would like to attend.
Vault Guide To Law Resumes: Tips and examples for
putting together a legal resume. Samples are divided into
sections of interest, such as Government, Law Firm Associate,
etc. Located in the non-circulating section under Misc.
Vault Guide To The Top 100 Law Firms: Discover which
firms earned a slot in the Vault Top 100. Learn which firms
made their list of the Best 20 Firms to Work for. Find out
how firms rank by region and practice area. Read the detailed
investigative profiles to get the real scoop on the best
departments, bonuses, hours, cultural quirks and much more
- straight from the mouths of the lawyers themselves. Located
in the non-circulating section under Private Practice.
Vault Guide To The Top Finance Firms: Get the real
inside line on the top finance firms. Hear what insiders
have to say about pay, culture, hours and everything else
you need to know about the most prestigious companies in
the investment banking, investment and asset management,
commercial banking and financial services industries. Also
learn what it takes to get - and succeed at - top finance
jobs. Located in the non-circulating section under Business
Vault Career Guide to Investment Banking: Want to
enter the investment banking industry - but don't know where
to start? Are you currently an investment banker but seeking
a new job? This book takes you inside the industry - and
tells you where you fit in and how to get ahead. Located
in the non-circulating section under Business & Industry.
Vault Guide To The Top 50 Consulting Firms: Do you
have what it takes to be a consultant? Read this book and
prepare yourself for the next round of success in life -
jobs with the most prestigious consulting firms in the world.
Check out Vault's career advice and in-depth company profiles.
Review the Top 50 rankings to find out how the firms stack
up. Located in the non-circulating section under Business
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.
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.