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Week of April 1, 2002

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 below:

  • 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 Advisor Link.

If you log into web mail and do not see the "web for students" icon, contact the computer help desk at pchelp@kentlaw.edu.

Programs/Seminars

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 Related Opportunities

NOTE: All 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, 2002

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 Services office.

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 in court.

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 possibilities.

If you are interested in learning more about externship opportunities or in applying to the program, please see Professor Vivien Gross in Room 617.

Job Fairs

Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair

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.

New Resources

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. Reference.

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 & Industry.

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 & Industry.

Summer Housing

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 cua-summer@cua.edu.

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 (lkanter@mayerbrown.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.

Miscellaneous

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.

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