Win a Scholarship Toward Tuition
at the Client Development and Client Relationship Management:
The Key to Your Success as a Lawyer
This July the Career Services Office and members of the
Chicago Legal Marketing Association will co-sponsor a seven
series program entitled, "Client Development and Client
Relationship Management: The Key to Your Success as a Lawyer."
Participants will learn the essential marketing and client
development skills required to develop a successful law
practice that goes beyond being an excellent legal technician.
Students who have completed two years of law school, or
have two years of professional experience prior to entering
law school, and recent graduates are encouraged to attend. Scholarships
toward tuition will be available and
will be awarded to two students who attend all sessions
and submit the best overall personal marketing plan (as
judged by a panel of law firm marketers and members of the
program faculty). The
program will be held every
Tuesday and Thursday from July 11th through August 1st from
12 - 1 p.m. in Room
510. Lunch will be available.
Advanced registration is required. Stop
by the Career Services Office, call (312) 906-5200, or e-mail
June 28th to sign up for
this innovative program.
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
This conference, sponsored by the Twin Cities Committee
on Minority Lawyers in Large Law Firms and the Hennepin
County Bar Association, offers participants a judicial clerkship
seminar, interviews for judicial clerkships with local members
of the judiciary, a reception, and regularly scheduled interviews.
Stop by the CSO to pick up registration
information which is due to our office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday
June 21, 2002. Information on the employers
will be available in a binder in the Resource Center after
The 2002 conference will be held September
13th & 14th at the offices of Dorsey & Whitney in
downtown Minneapolis. A reception for judges,
students, and employers will take place on Friday evening,
September 13th. A number of federal and state court judges
will also be conducting interviews on Friday, September
13th for judicial clerkships. All other interviews will
be held on Saturday September 14th. Each student may
receive up to five interviews, depending on the employers'
criteria and each student's preference selections.
Interviews at the Conference will be assigned randomly by
computer. The resumes will not be prescreened and
the Twin Cities Committee will not prescreen the student
selections except as to (1) year of graduation; and (2)
the existence of an undergraduate technical degree for those
firms whose members practice exclusively before the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office. Additional interviews
can be obtained after the Friday night reception, during
which all open interview slots are made available.
Students are responsible for arranging their own accommodations
during the Conference, as well as transportation to and
from the Conference. There is a Frederick McGhee
Memorial Scholarship available for students to receive reimbursement
for travel/ lodging expenses. Please see the
Career Services Bulletin Board for the requirements.
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.
2003 Equal Justice Works Fellowships (formerly NAPIL)
With support from the Open Society Institute and participating
law firms and corporate sponsors, Equal Justice Works Fellowships
allow new law graduates and outgoing judicial clerks to
work on a wide range of public interest issues, such as
domestic violence, health care, community development, homelessness,
environmental justice, immigration, Native American rights,
children's health and welfare, and the death penalty. Approximately
75 Fellowships will be awarded to begin September 2003.
Fellowships are for two years. There are two different routes
to apply for fellowships, Route A & Route B. To learn
more about applying through either route, check out www.equaljusticeworks.org.
This year, fellowship applications must be submitted online.
Paper applications will no longer be accepted. To submit
an application online, access the web site, click on "Apply
for a 2-year postgraduate fellowship!", and then click
on "apply on-line". You will be redirected to
a site that contains all of the instructions found in the
application booklet, as well as instructions on how to complete
a proposal online. At the site, applicants can fill out
the application form and compose their proposal narrative.
The deadline to submit a final
application for Route A fellowships is September 17, 2002.
The deadline for Route B applications
is October 31, 2002.
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 in the 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.
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.
Informational CD's about Neal, Gerber &
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg has provided
the Career Services Office with informational CD's in anticipation
of the fall recruiting season. Be sure to stop by the Career
Services Office to pick up a CD in order to learn if Neal,
Gerber is a good fit for you.
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.
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.