Summer Office Hours
The Career Services Office will be open throughout the
summer. We will close at 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Evening
appointments with Career Strategists will be available by
appointment only on Thursdays, from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
to the Class of 2002!
The Career Services Office wishes
all 3Ls and 4Ls congratulations on their upcoming graduation.
We have been continually impressed with your accomplishments
within and outside the law school and wish you the best
of luck on the bar exam and in your future careers.
Please stay in touch with our office and let us
know if we can assist you in any way in a current or future
Good Luck on Exams
of luck on exams and congratulations on the completion of
a very challenging year. We look forward to working
with you even more in the future. Please drop by to
let us know your summer plans or if we can assist you with
a current job search.
Class of '03, '04, & Domestic LL.M.s:
Use the Summer to Prepare for the Fall Interview Season
Although the 2002 Fall Interviewing Program begins in August,
it's best to prepare early. You will be amazed at
how quickly you need to research and preference employers
for registration once you return to school. If you
missed the preliminary fall interviewing program, check
out the videotape available in the Career Services Office.
Take the time this summer to assess your interests and research
law firms or government agencies you are interested in so
that you can find the best fit between your career goals
and potential employers who will be interviewing this fall.
Attention Class of 2002
Does Educational Debt Impact Your Career Choice?
Mortgage-size law school debts prevent even the most dedicated
law graduates from taking public interest jobs to help low
income people and communities. Additionally, government
agencies find it increasingly difficult to compete for the
talent they need to serve the public well.
NALP, Equal Justice Works (formerly NAPIL) and the Partnership
for Public Service are conducting a survey asking the Class
of 2002 to help illuminate how educational debt impacts
the career choice of law students
The results will be crucial to developing and implementing
more programs, such as loan repayment assistance programs
(LRAPs), that can help alleviate the debt burden faced by
new attorneys seeking to work in the public interest and
Please complete the survey by visiting: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/grad_survey/gradsurvey_home.html.
While the survey is designed to collect vital data, we
have attempted to keep it brief. The entire process should
take no longer than 10 minutes and will be available online
until May 8, 2002.
Questions? Please contact Sheila Siegel, Research and Advocacy,
Equal Justice Works (formerly NAPIL), 202-466-3686,firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project
Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project
is an annual day of service for attorneys in the Chicago
area. Nearly 400 attorneys volunteer their day at about
thirty agencies which serve women in a variety of ways.
The project has expanded over the last 3 years to include
both attorneys and non-attorneys and both men and women
volunteers. This year we are expecting hundreds of people
to spend Friday, May 17th volunteering
at one of many area agencies and shelters that serve women
in a variety of ways. For more information about the agencies
served by the Women Everywhere Project, please visit www.women-everywhere.org.
Sign up sheets are available in the Career Services Office.
In addition to the service project, a professional
clothing and accessories drive for Bottomless Closet, an
organization dedicated to promoting women’s economic self-sufficiency
by providing both career development skills and business
clothing and accessories, will be held. Bottomless Closet
accepts office-appropriate clothing and accessories (new
or slightly used professional shoes, handbags, jewelry,
scarves and new/unopened pantyhose). See the Bottomless
Closet web site for more information about
the organization. Clothing, which MUST be on hangers,
and accessories can be dropped off May
6th - 10th at the following locations: The Chicago
321 S. Plymouth Court (see the security guard at the front
desk for drop-off information) & Jenner & Block,
One IBM Plaza.
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 email@example.com.
Finding Fulfillment in the Practice
Diana Triplett Epstein, PHD, JD (Chicago-Kent '92) is a
both a practicing attorney and a personal and professional
life coach. As a coach, Ms. Epstein supports clients in
exploring their career and personal options as well as presents
seminars and workshops which deal with a variety of issues
facing lawyers. On Tuesday, April
30, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Room TBA), Ms.
Epstein will be at Chicago-Kent to present Finding Fulfillment
in the Practice of Law. During her ten years of practice,
Ms. Epstein has come to know many people who have spent
years studying to be an attorney only to find the experience
of practice less fulfilling than expected. During this one
hour "brown bag" seminar, Ms. Epstein will present
one approach to assist law students and young lawyers in
finding the fulfillment they seek in their practice. If
interested in attending, you must sign up in the Career
Services Office by noon, Monday, April 29th.
"Lawyer's Workshop" Sponsored by the ISBA
The ISBA is sponsoring a "Lawyer's Workshop"
on Saturday, May 4th
at the John Marshall Law School. The workshop will allow
practitioners to be exposed to changes, trends and developing
areas of the law. Law students are invited to attend the
program and luncheon for $25. Registration forms are available
in the Career Services Office.
NALP Directory of Legal Employers
Directory of Legal Employers is now available online.
The online directory connects students to comprehensive
information on more than 1,500 legal employers. In addition
to employer NALP sheets, the directory includes NALP Workplace
Questionnaires, which provide a sense of an employer's culture
and work environment, and NALPline, which offers expanded
information on an employer's salaries. The directory is
fully searchable, free to all users and available 24/7.
Don't overlook this important resource when researching
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.
ABA Internships Available
The ABA has a variety of internships available with several
organizations. See job posting #13923 and handout #56 in
the Career Services Office for a list of internships and
2003 Skadden Public Interest Fellowships
Skadden Fellowships, sponsored by the law firm of Skadden
Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, provide support for new law
graduates and outgoing judicial clerks who want to work
in the public interest for an organization that provides
civil legal services to the poor, including the working
poor, the elderly, the disabled or those deprived of their
civil rights. Approximately twenty-five fellowships
are awarded each year to law students from schools nationwide.
Fellowships are for one year but may be renewed for a second
year if requested and approved by the grantmaking panel.
Class of 2003 students who are interested in applying for
a Fellowship must have secured a position with an organization
by the time of application. Applications
for 2003 Fellowships are due next fall on October 7, 2002.
Fellows are selected by December 6, 2002. Interested
second-year students should check out job posting #13811
and pick up an application in the CSO.
BLSA Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference
This conference, sponsored by Case Western Reserve University
School of Law, invites all African American, Asian American,
Latino/Hispanic American and Native American students to
participate. Interested students need to sign up and pick
up registration materials in the Career Services Office.
All registration materials are
due to the Career Services Office by 5:00 p.m. on June 10,
2002 -- no exceptions!
The conference will be held from Friday,
September 13, through Sunday, September 15, 2002 in Cleveland,
Ohio. The conference has brought together approximately
600 different employers and 3000 law students over the past
sixteen years. Last year there were 38 legal employers and
over 250 law students from law schools in the Midwest Region.
The BLSA Midwest Regional Minority Recruitment Conference
is completely student run by Case Western Reserve University
BLSA and National BLSA Midwest Regional volunteers. Employers
from all areas of legal practice are invited to attend the
conference. You can see an updated list of participating
employers at www.cwrublsa.org/emplist.asp.
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
The Twin Cities Committee on Minority Lawyers in Large
Law Firms and the Hennepin County Bar Association are once
again sponsoring this year's job fair to be held on September
13-14, 2002 in Minnesota. The conference offers a judicial
clerkship seminar, interviews for judicial clerkships with
local members of the judiciary, a reception, and regularly
scheduled interviews. Travel scholarships will be available
through the Frederick L. McGhee scholarship. Please check
the Record or the Career Services Office in the beginning
of May regarding registration information.
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.
Apartment Share in Brooklyn New York - Recommended by
Current C-K Student Visiting in NY
A sunny and FURNISHED(!) two-bedroom duplex (2 floors)
apartment in Prospect Heights. Bedroom has a dresser, closet,
twin bed, bookcase, desk, television & VCR. Apartment
has wood floors, a dishwasher and kitchen appliances. Building
has a laundry room and 24 hour security (doorman). No smoking
and no pets allowed. Rent: $650 per month includes all
utilities (and even includes cable.)
Alicia, the roommate, works during the day and goes to
school at night. She is able to offer cheap rent because
she owns the apartment and likes to rent to students who
understand her need to study. If you are interested please
contatct her on her cell phone at 646-345-6148.
Transportation: 20 minutes from Manhattan by Subway, access
to the: 2/3, 4/5, Q, and N/R subway lines. Apartment is
very close to the Brooklyn Public Library, Prospect Park,
the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, and
Park Slope (a trendy area in Brooklyn.)
Summer Housing in Washington, D.C.
The Catholic University of America provides housing for
individuals who are in Washington, DC 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
NY Summer Housing Options
Barnard College, located directly across the street from
Columbia University in the Moringside Heights neighborhood
of NYC, offers summer housing at moderate rates to interns,
associates and students from June 3rd until August 3rd,
for summer housing are now available online. Check
out the website, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the
Office of Special Events and Summer Programs at 212-854-8212
for more information.
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.