The Career Services Office will close at 5
p.m. Monday - Friday. Evening appointments with Career Strategists
will be available for alumnae/i and evening students, by
appointment only, on Thursdays from 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Please call the office at 312-906-5200 to set up an appointment.
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.
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
On Tuesday, August
27th, at noon or 5:00
p.m., in the Auditorium,
all students who plan
to participate in the Fall Interviewing Program for the
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
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.
One of the best ways to prepare for upcoming
interviews is to participate in a mock interview.
Judith Saunders, former Assistant Dean of Career Services
at Chicago-Kent, will conduct mock interviews, by
appointment only, on Monday
& Tuesday, September 9th & 10th, from 8:30 a.m.
- 5:30 p.m., in the CSO.
Interested students should sign up in the CSO ASAP
as slots fill up quickly.
Additional slots may be available September
11th & 12th if needed. She requests that students
pick up a packet of information and drop off a copy of
their resume when signing up. Students are encouraged
to come dressed as they would for an actual interview.
Sessions are videotaped, after which students will receive
a candid critique of their current interviewing skills
while watching the video. Students interested in
keeping a copy of their session are encouraged to bring
their own blank videotape to the mock interview.
IIT Seeks Students for FT Positions
Illinois Institute of Technology has administrative,
student service, and development positions available at
both the South Loop and the 565 W. Adams campuses. Responsibilities
range from reception/general office to database maintenance
to special projects. Minimum requirements are 1+ yr of
admin experience, MS Office proficiency, typing skills,
ability to handle busy work pace, and a high level of
student /customer service. Junior, mid-career, and senior-level
opportunities are available and can be viewed at www.iit.edu/hr.
In exchange for your administrative talents,
students will receive tuition
benefits, growth potential, generous time off,
easy CTA access and free shuttle to and from campuses
to Union/NW train stations. If interested in a position,
reply to firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to write position title(s)
and job number(s) on the subject line of e-mail.
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.
U.S. Department of Justice: Application
Deadline and Recruitment Information
This year's deadline for applications to
the Attorney General's Honor
Program and Summer Law Intern Program is September 23,
2002. Applications are available on-line at
The on-line application allows more flexibility in regard
to employment preferences as candidates can indicate an
interest in working for as many of the participating components
as they wish (in past years students were limited to two
choices). Students who are completely open will have the
option of checking "anywhere in the U.S. Department
of Justice." Once submitted, students will receive
an email message confirming receipt of the application.
Students with disabilities or special needs who cannot
access the Internet or who need an accommodation may leave
a voice mail message at (202) 514-1175. The TDD number
is (202) 616-2113.
The majority of interviews for the Honors
Program will be conducted in Washington, D.C. over a three-week
period beginning in late-October. Most travel costs will
be paid by the Department. For more information, check
the "Frequently Asked Questions" portion of
their web page.
Summer Law Intern Program candidates may
be offered video-teleconference interviews from nearby
U.S. Attorney's Offices. This is a pilot program and is
still under construction, so keep checking the "Frequently
Asked Questions" portion of their web page.
Externship Opportunity at the City of Chicago
The City of Chicago Law Department's Building
and Land Use Litigation Division is looking for students
interested in municipal law, real estate or real-world
litigation experience. The division handles fire, building,
health & zoning code violations and procecutes cases
both in Circuit Court and at the City's Administrative
Hearings. See Job Posting #51952 for additional information.
To apply for a fall-semester externship forward your resume
to Patti Gregory-Chang via e-mail at email@example.com
and see Professor Gross about receiving academic credit.
Externship Opportunity with the U.S. EPA's
Office of Regional Counsel
The U.S. EPA Office of Regional Council
is seeking externs for the fall semester. Externs will
perform legal research, write legal memoranda and draft
legal documents to support U.S. EPA's civil environmental
enforcement cases. See Job Posting #51946 & Handout
#8 for detailed information and application procedures.
Interested students should also see Professor Gross about
receiving academic credit.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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.