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.
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.
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
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.
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 details. Interested
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 email@example.com.
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
for more details. Interested
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
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.
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.