for the Fall Interviewing Program
Wondernig how to find the best information
about potentional employers coming on campus this fall?
Cheryl Kunkel, the CSO Resource Specialist, will share
strategies and techniques for researching employers for
the Fall Interviewing Program. Advanced
sign-up is required as sessions are limited to 10 students.
Sessions will be held the following dates and times in
order to give you a hard start on researching before the
new school year begins:
- Tuesday, July 23rd at 12 p.m. in the CSO
- Wednesday, July 24th at 12 p.m. & 5:15 p.m.
in the CSO
6th Annual Prosecutorial Opportunities
The 6th Annual Prosecutorial Opportunities
Symposium, sponsored by the Cook County State's Attorney's
Office, the National Hispanic and the National Black Prosecutors
Association, and the Asian American and Indian American
Bar Associations, will be held Saturday,
August 24, 2002, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., at The John
Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court.
The program is designed to provide information about career
opportunities with the Cook County State's Attorney's
Office, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District
of Illinois, the Illinois Attorney General's Office and
the City of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office. RSVP
Costello Jacobs at (312) 603-1849.
The Law Firm Interview: A Guide for
Law Students by Katy Schubert
Examines the interviewing process from beginning
to end. Contains information on resumes and cover letters,
preparation for On-Campus and Callback interviews, good
and bad interview questions, and advice from practicing
The Legal Career Guide: From Law Student
to Lawyer by Gary A. Munneke
Provides a complete overview from being
a law student to getting a job as an attorney. Gives advice
on how to assess your skills, where the various practice
areas are geographically, things to consider, how the
hiring process works, how to market yourself, and how
to handle offers.
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.
03 Grads - Fellowship Opportunities at
The Legal Aid Society of NYC, Civil Division
The Civil Division of The Legal Aid Society
of New York City is looking to sponsor candidates for
post-graduate, public interest fellowships provided by
the Skadden Fellowship Foundation, Equal Justice Works
Part A & B, the Soros Foundation, and Kirkland &
Ellis. The Civil Division provides direct legal
assistance in more than 30,000 client cases through a
city wide network of neighborhood trial offices and the
operation of specialized units and projects. Applicants
for fellowships may develop projects in a wide range of
poverty-related issues. See the Resource Specialist
in the CSO or www.legal-aid.org
for application details. Applications
for fellowship applications with fall 2002 deadlines are
due to the Legal Aid Society of New York City no later
than July 15, 2002. NOTE: Check each fellowship
(Skadden, Equal Justice, etc.) for individual deadlines.
2003 Equal Justice Works Fellowships (formerly
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.