Fall Semester Office Hours
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.
Summer Experience Survey
Did you clerk at a law firm this summer? Volunteer for
a public interest organization? Serve as a summer associate?
Research for a professor? Work for a government agency?
Take summer classes or study abroad? If so, we want
to know about it! We would appreciate it if all returning
students would take a few minutes to complete our "Summer
Experience Survey," now electronically submittable
through the web. Many of you may remember using these
surveys as a means of researching employers and/or finding
employers who hired 1Ls! Now it's time to repay the favor.
Simply fill out the form and hit the submit button for a quick
and painless entry to win one of a number of prizes.
Winners will be announced in the Record at the end of
2002 Fall Interviewing Program
Class of '03 & '04
*New Joint Employer
- Public Defender's Office of Miami*
Defender's Office of Miami will be interviewing
3Ls at Loyola School of Law on September 24, 2002 from 9:30
a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Candidates must have clinical participation
in order to be considered for an interview. Please
submit your resumes to the Career Services Office by 5:00
p.m. on Monday, September 9, with the name of the employer
on the back in pencil.
- Interview schedules will be
available through LawCareer (same site as bidding process)
beginning late afternoon on September 9th. Reminder:
Students are responsible for checking their individual
- On campus interviews begin
Thursday, September 12th.
- It's common for additional employers to contact our
office later in the process. For the most up to
date information on collect, on-campus and direct contact
lists, check out the Fall
Interviewing Program web pages and the CSO bulletin
board on a daily basis.
- Bring an extra copy of your resume,
a transcript, and a writing sample to every interview.
- Allow ample travel time prior
to an interview, even if you are already on campus.
- Callbacks and Offers: Please let us know how
you are faring in the program! E-mail our office
about any callbacks or offers you receive from on-campus
interviews or job fairs. If you accept an offer,
please let us know so we can cancel the remainder of your
- Policy for Missing an Interview: Please remember
to talk to Jeanne or Maureen if you have an emergency
that will prevent you from attending an interview scheduled
through the fall interview program. Any student
who misses an interview for reasons other than an emergency
will not be permitted to participate in the remainder
of the program. Thank you for your cooperation.
- Thank You Notes: You do not need to send thank
you notes after on-campus interviews. Well written
notes should be sent after call backs or initial interviews
in an employer's office.
- 2002 Summer Associates: Please
let us know how your summer went and what your plans are
for the upcoming year. If you receive an offer and accept,
please let our office know so we can cancel your interviews
if participating in the program.
U.S. Navy JAG Corps Informational Program
Navy JAG Corps will hold an informational presentation
for 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and domestic LL.M.s on
Friday, September 20th, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Room 305.
Their questionnaire is available at the NALP
website. The Navy JAG Corps hires those in the top
40% of their class, with Law Review and Moot Court as preferred
This employer does not sign Chicago-Kent College of Law's
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement.
Free ABA Law School Pro Bono Resource Available
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 The
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.
The 2002-2003 Comprehensive Fellowship
Guide -The Ultimate Resource for Law Students and Lawyers
The guide contains a list of available fellowships
across the country. It provides the name and type of fellowship,
the location, contact information, a description of the
fellowship, qualifications & deadline information, application
procedures and available stipends.
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
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 Updates
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
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.
Mock Interviews - New Date Added
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,
has agreed to conduct additional mock interviews, by
appointment only, on Wednesday,
September 11th from 10 a.m. till 5:15 p.m.,
in the CSO. Interested students should
sign up in the CSO ASAP.
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.
Informational Meeting for Spring 2003 Judicial Externships
For 2Ls & 3Ls With a Minimum 3.3 GPA
On Tuesday, September 24, 2002
at 12:00 p.m. in Room 320, there will be a meeting
for all students who are interested in externing for a federal
appellate, district, or magistrate judge for the Spring
2003 Semester. Professor Vivien Gross will describe the
kinds of experiences a judicial extern will have in the
course of a semester, as well as how to apply. If you are
interested in a judicial externship but are unable to attend
the meeting, please see Professor Gross in Room 617.
A judicial externship enables a student to become involved
in particular legal problems through research and drafting
opinions. Depending upon the judge, an extern may have the
opportunity to observe the day-to-day routine of a judge
and discuss with the judge and the judge's law clerk those
legal problems which attorneys face in their profession,
and the specific problems which attorneys confront in their
courtroom. Take advantage of this prestigious learning opportunity
while enhancing your marketability in the legal world!
Applications for Spring 2003 Judicial Externships will
be available both in the Law Offices Reception Area (Room
600) and in the Career Services Offices as of Monday, September
23rd. Completed applications
should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor
Gross, Room 612, Law Offices, by Friday,
October 11, 2002, at 5:00 p.m.
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.
2003 Grads: Department of the Treasury
Legal Division Honors Program
The Department of the Treasury Legal Division
Honors Program is now accepting applications from students
graduating in 2003. Positions are available with various
offices. See handout #14 for all the information and
application procedures. Additional information can be
found on the Treasury's
web page. The deadline
is November 1, 2002.
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 312-435-5621.
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.
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.
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
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 credit.
2003 Graduates: Now Legal Defense and Education Fund
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 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.