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Week of May 20, 2002


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 by June 28th to sign up for this innovative program.

Job Fairs

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

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 Monday. 

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 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.

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

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 & Eisenberg

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 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





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