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Week of July 29, 2002

2002 Fall Interviewing Program
Class of '03 & '04

Information regarding the Fall Interviewing Program (on-campus employers, direct contact employers, joint employers and collect resume employers) is now available through the Career Services web site. Check your e-mail for password information for the web site and important dates for programming.

Reminder: If you are planning to participate in the on-campus interview program, you must make an appointment to have your resume reviewed by a career strategist. It you have already met with a strategist, and revisions were recommended, be sure to follow-up with the appropriate counselor regarding your revised version.

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.

Programs/Seminars

Researching Employers for the Fall Interviewing Program

Wondering 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 in the CSO as follows:
  • Tuesday, August 20th at 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 22nd at 5:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 28th at 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 29th at 5:15 p.m.

Mandatory Fall On-Campus Meeting for '03 & '04 Grads

On Tuesday, August 27th, at noon or 5:15 p.m., Room TBA, all students who plan to participate in the Fall Interviewing Program for the first time are required to attend an informational meeting that will answer all your questions about the process.  Prior to attending the program, students should read the 2002 Fall Interviewing Program: Student Information for 2003 & 2004 Graduates

6th Annual Prosecutorial Opportunities Symposium

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 to Cathleen Costello Jacobs at (312) 603-1849.

Employment Related Opportunities

New Job Posting System

The Career Services Office has recently upgraded to a new version of the job posting system. All employment opportunities, paid or unpaid, clerking or volunteer, internship or externship, or fellowship, posted before July 17th can be found in the internal password protected job posting system. Those positions posted after July 17th can be found in the new LawMatch system. If you have your old password and student ID, please continue using them. If you haven't received your password, please contact the Career Services Office to get it. Remember to use the dashes in your Social Security # when entering your username and password.

2003 Graduates: Skadden Fellowship with Now Legal Defense and Education Fund

NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund is seeking to sponsor 3Ls as Skadden Fellows for projects addressing the needs of low-income women. Fellowships are for two years. NOW Legal Defense performs a broad range of legal and educational services nationally in support of women's efforts to eliminate sex-based discrimination and secure equal rights. See www.nowldef.org for more detailsInterested students should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and a legal writing sample to Skadden Fellowship, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 395 Hudson Street, 5th Floor, NY, NY 10014 or by fax to 212-226-1066. Any questions should be directed to Heather Ronovech at hronovech@nowldef.org. Applications are due to NOW Legal Defense by August 23, 2002.  Skadden application, available in the CSO, is due to the Skadden Fellowship Foundation by October 7, 2002.

2003 Graduates: Now Legal Defense and Education Fund Fellowship Sponsor

NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund is seeking to sponsor 3Ls for Soros Justice Fellowships, NAPIL, Echoing Green, Kirkland & Ellis and a range of other fellowships for projects addressing the needs of low-income women. Fellowships are for two years. NOW Legal Defense performs a broad range of legal and educational services nationally in support of women's efforts to eliminate sex-based discrimination and secure equal rights. See www.nowldef.org for more detailsInterested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and a legal writing sample to Fellowships, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, 395 Hudson Street, 5th Floor, NY, NY 10014 or by fax to 212-226-1066. Applications are due to NOW Legal Defense at least four weeks before the application deadline for each fellowship.

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.

Miscellaneous

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.

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.

 

 

 


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