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. Please read the information
thoroughly before the mandatory meeting. See below for program
If you're planning to participate in the fall
interviewing program, you must make an appointment with
a career strategist to have your resume reviewed, regardless
if you've had it reviewed by a counselor last semester.
Remember, the vast majority of you have had some sort of
summer experience to add to your resume.
The last day for mandatory resume reviews has been extended
to Tuesday, September 3rd. If you have already
met with a strategist, and revisions were recommended, be
sure to follow-up with the appropriate counselor regarding
your revised version.
If you are planning to participate in the fall interviewing
program please notify our office immediately. We need to
switch your status to 2L in our database so you can bid
on all applicable employers.
In August 2001, the American Bar Associationís
Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and its
project, the Center for Pro Bono, published a brochure titled
Path to Pro Bono: An Interviewing Tool for Law Students,
designed to assist law students in assessing a law firmís
commitment to pro bono. The brochure is intended to educate
and empower law students to ask interviewing firms about
their pro bono efforts, policies, etc. and to assist students
in evaluating a firmís pro bono culture/commitment.
The brochure includes: a discussion of the importance of
asking firms about their pro bono commitment; sample interview
questions; testimonials about the importance of pro bono
from the Immediate Past President of the ABA, the Managing
Partners of Arnold & Porter and Mayer, Brown & Platt,
and an associate who incorporated pro bono into her job
search; information about ABA Model Rule 6.1; and information
about the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge.
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.
NALP's New On-line Workplace Questionnaire
NALP'S Employer Workplace Questionnaire
is now available to students on-line through the NALP
web site. They can be accessed by clicking on
the "Workplace Questionnaire" button at the
top of each listing in the on-line NALP Directory of Legal
Employers. The questionnaire provides invaluable information
regarding firm/agency structure & governance; associate
training & development as well as compensation &
benefits; parental leave/family care policies; pro bono
policies & practices; alternative work options; cultural
diversity; affirmative action/EEO; and discrimination
& harassment complaints.
NALP's 2002 Federal Legal Employment Opportunities
Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide is
now available online. This year, with help from The
Partnership for Public Service, NALP expanded
the Guide to include not only employment listings from
nearly 30 federal employers, but also a wealth of additional
information including an in-depth look at the federal
government's myriad departments and agencies. The Guide
also features government salary and benefits information,
a glossary of terms and forms unique to the federal application
process, tips on landing a government job, and more.
4 or More List
The Career Services Office has recently
updated the 4 or More List. We are currently in the process
of working with the computer center to convert the list
into an on-line, password protected, database. In the
meantime, the list is available in Excel via e-mail. E-mail
email@example.com to request a copy.
Additions or changes to the list will be
announced in the Record. The first update to the list
is Futterman & Howard's web site www.futtermanhoward.com.
The Yale Guide to Environmental Law
The Yale Guide to Environmental Law provides
an overview of environmental law, narratives from different
people who work in environmental law in various offices/agencies,
and a list of the various agencies - government, private,
non-profit - that have environmental law departments.
The list also includes contact information and websites
as well as electronic resources. A print version is available
in the CSO or on-line through the publications link on
the Yale Law
School Career Develpment site.
The Vermont Law School 2003 Guide to State
Judicial Clerkship Procedures
The Vermont Law School 2003 Guide to State
Judicial Clerkship Procedures contains the listings of
all current available clerkships in each state and the
guidelines for applying. Website, contact information,
application requirements, and salary information is aslo
included. A copy is available in the CSO or students may
access the entire publication and selected state information
on-line through the Vermont
Law School Career site by clicking on the link
at the top of the page for Judicial Clerkship Guide and
entering the User ID: clerkship
and the password: guide2003.
Interview Tips for Large Law Firms
On Tuesday, September
10th, at 12:00 p.m., in Room 170 and 5:00 p.m., in Room
510, the CSO is hosting a program to help students
prepare for fall interviews with large law firms. Students
who have participated previously in the fall interviewing
program will share their valuable perspectives on what
employers look for in a candidate and provide hints and
tips for making the most of your interviews.
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.
The American Intellectual Property Law
Association (AIPLA) Job Fair
The American Intellectual Property Law Association
(AIPLA) is hosting an Intellectual Property job fair on
October 19th at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C. In
order to apply for this job fair, you must be a member
of AIPLA. Interested students should
visit the AIPLA
web site to see if they
qualify for membership and for the membership application.
NOTE: To join the
organization, students need an AIPLA member to sign their
application. Interested students should see Professor
Dinwoodie or Professor Holbrook to sign off on their application.
Students must apply
by August 30th in order to be eligible for the job fair.
Once you become a member, the job fair information will
be sent directly to you.
Attention - Anyone who picked up Handout
#5 in the Career Services Office should stop by to pick
up a new one. Our office just received an updated copy.
Judge Aspen Seeks 2 Volunteers ASAP
Judge Marvin Aspen seeks 2 volunteers ASAP
for a short term project. Volunteers will work on finalizing
a book on the history of the U.S. District Court. Work
needs to be done within the next 2 weeks. Interested students
should contact Judicial Law Clerk, Darren Schmidt, at
2003 Grads - ACLU Seeks Fellowship Candidates
by September 6th
The ACLU of IL is seeking to sponsor applicants
for Equal Justice Works, Soros, Skadden and other fellowships.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to civil
rights and civil liberties, including the rights of the
poor and victims of government arrogance, discrimination
and abuse. Interested students should submit a letter
expressing interest, relevant experience and possible
project ideas; a resume; short writing sample; and unofficial
transcript to the ACLU of IL, 180 N. Michigan Ave., #2300,
Chicago, IL 60601.
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. In order to access this system, go to the
current job posting system and click on the link for LawMatch
Job Listings. Register yourself as a user, even if you
have previously registered with LawMatch through another
avenue. You will then be allowed to access the job postings.
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.
US 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 US Department
of Justice." Once submitted, students will receive
an e-mail 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, DC 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
US 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 prosecutes 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 US EPA's
Office of Regional Counsel
The US 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 US 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
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.