2002 Fall Interviewing Program
Class of '03 & '04
Direct Contact - D'Ancona & Pflaum
For the most up to date information on how
to apply to these employers and any other collect, joint,
on-campus and direct contact employers, check out the Fall
Interviewing Program web pages and the CSO bulletin
board on a daily basis.
- Students are responsible for
checking their individual interview schedules daily for
updates or changes.
- For the latest room assignments,
be sure to check the career services bulletin board every
morning before your first interview.
- Bring an extra copy of your resume,
transcript, and writing sample to every interview.
- Allow ample travel time prior
to an interview, even if you are already on campus.
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
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 on-campus interviews. Don't forget
about the NALP standards for the maximum number of offers
students can hold open from the fall interviewing process
and response dates:
2L/3L Student Response
|2L/3L student previously
employed and offer made before September 15
with an offer deadline of November 1 may extend to this
date with employer's permission if student holds only
ONE OTHER offer
|2L/3L student previously
employed and offer made after September 15
|2L/3L student not
previously employed must respond
Number of Offers
Students May Hold
|After October 15,
maximum offers held by student
|After November 1,
maximum offers held by student with December 1 response
Maximum offers for student requesting
employer's extension from November 1 to December
|After December 1,
maximum offers student may hold with employer's consent
Negotiation to extend the decision deadline must occur
with an employer before the original deadline
date. If you have any questions about this, please see one
of the CSO staff members or the fall interviewing web page.
Finding Fulfillment in the Practice
Diana Triplett Epstein, PHD, JD (Chicago-Kent '92) is a
both a practicing attorney and a personal and professional
life coach. As a coach, Ms. Epstein supports clients in
exploring their career and personal options as well as presents
seminars and workshops which deal with a variety of issues
facing lawyers. On Tuesday, October
1st, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m., in Room 580,
Ms. Epstein will be at Chicago-Kent to present Finding Fulfillment
in the Practice of Law. During her ten years of practice,
Ms. Epstein has come to know many people who have spent
years studying to be an attorney only to find the experience
of practice less fulfilling than expected. During this one
hour "brown bag" seminar, Ms. Epstein will present
one approach to assist law students and young lawyers in
finding the fulfillment they seek in their practice.
Chicago Bar Association/Young
The CBA/YLS Career Assistance Committee will present, Career
Change: Recognize Burnout, Confront the Barriers, Make New
Choices, on Wednesday, October 2nd, at 12:15 p.m. at the
CBA, 321 S. Plymouth Court. Jill Eckhert, Legal
Career Specialist of the ABA Career Resource Center, will
be the presenter. Ms. Eckhert provides job search and career-enhancing
advice to lawyers and law students by conducting initiatives
and outreach, and creating legal career publications and
presentations on and off the web. Ms. Eckert is co-author
of the publication Direct Examination. . . A Workbook for
Lawyer Career Satisfaction, and maintains the ABA's Career
Counsel website, http://www.abanet.org/
careercounsel. For questions about this event, please contact
the CBA at: 312/554-2000.
"Learn About Justice" - Employment opportunities
at the U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago
Patrick J. Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney, Northern District
of IL, invites students to attend a reception to learn about
the rewarding employment opportunities at the U.S. Attorney's
office in Chicago. Present and former Assistant U.S. Attorneys,
including Z. Scott, Sergio Acosta, Judge Ann Williams, Judge
Patricia Holmes, Cynthia Giacchetti, Andrea Zopp, Brian
Ellis, and Sheila Finnegan, will talk about their experiences
in the office, and will discuss the application process.
The program is scheduled for Thursday,
October 10, 2002, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
at the Dirksen Federal Building, 219 S. Dearborn, 5th Floor
(North Bank of Elevators.) Because of building security
procedures, you must reserve in
advance by calling Carol Bithos at (312) 886-2053.
Equal Justice Works 2002 Public Interest Law Career Fair
The annual Equal Justice Works Career Fair & Conference
attracts more than 200 employers and 1,200 students and
graduates from across the country and offers law students,
law graduates and employers a unique opportunity to meet
and interview in a single location. Sign
up in the CSO by October 9, 2002 at 5:00 p.m.
to attend the nation's largest public interest law career
fair. The fair will take place Friday, October 25th &
Saturday, October 26th at
the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington,
DC. This year's event features individual and group
interviews and career development sessions on both days.
To submit resumes and schedule interviews, log on to the
Employer database through the Equal
Justice Works website. The database lists all of
the employers who are attending the Career Fair, their contact
information, hiring needs and a brief organizational description.
Once you have identified opportunities of interest, follow
the instructions outlined in the "How to Apply"
section of each employer's database record. Employers will
review your materials and contact you directly before the
event if they wish to set up an interview. Equal Justice
Works does not arrange interview schedules for the Career
Attendees also will want to attend the Equal Justice Works'
Awards Dinner and join in the annual recognition of public
interest-minded law students and lawyers. The 2002 dinner
is October 25th and honors the public interest work of David
R. Andrews, General Counsel of PepsiCo, as well as that
of law school deans, law students and public interest student
First-year students - In accordance with the National
Association for Law Placement's guidelines, you are not
permitted to participate in one-on-one interviews with employers.
However, you may participate in the Table Talk and career
NYU's International Student Interview Program
The deadline to register for the Seventeenth Annual International
Student Interview Program is October
14th at 5:00 p.m. in
the CSO - no exceptions!! All resumes and the
Interview Request Form must be turned in by this date and
time. Interested students should stop by the Career Services
Office to pick up a packet of information containing the
Interview Request Form, the Student Instructions, Frequently
Asked Questions, a List of Employers, and Employer Websites.
A binder of all the Employer Registration Forms is available
in the Resource Center -- please stop by to take a look
and get more information on the employers in which you are
interested. The program will take
place on Friday, January 31, 2003 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00
p.m. at New York University School of Law.
Spring Judicial Externships For 2Ls & 3Ls With
a Minimum 3.25 GPA
Judicial Externship is a 4-credit hour non-graded program
open to 2Ls & 3Ls who want to do legal research and
writing for federal court judges and magistrate judges.
The program provides externs with the opportunity to work
with a judge and/or the judge's law clerks by researching
law, writing memoranda and drafting opinions. An extern
also has the opportunity to observe the day-to-day routine
of the courtroom and to discuss with the judge or the judge's
law clerk those legal problems which judges confront in
Take advantage of this prestigious opportunity while enhancing
your marketability in the legal world!
If you have any questions about the program or the application
process, contact Prof. V. Gross in Room 617 or via e-mail.
Applications for Spring 2003 Judicial Externships are available
both in the Law Offices Reception Area (Room 600) and in
the Career Services Office. 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.
2003 Grads: Department of the Treasury Legal Division
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.
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, can be found in the new LawMatch
system. 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.
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 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 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.
Behind the Bench - The Guide to Judicial
Debra M. Strauss draws from the experiences
of clerks and judges to explain all aspects of judicial
clerkships and demystify the application process.
Guide to America's Federal Jobs, 2nd ed.
The most comprehensive resource on federal
employment for job seekers and federal employees. This
book will help you navigate the federal government's complex
system to find the information you need and get the job
Provides step-by-step advice for getting through the
complicated application process (for special agents as
well as support positions); details on the FBI's four
internship programs (excellent preparation for a career
in federal law enforcement); and exactly what to expect
in the testing and interviewing phases, including practice
America's Top Military Careers, 3d ed.
Provides a useful and easy-to-understand format for learning
about service occupations. Introduces procedures, training,
and education available, working conditions, physical
demands, projected openings, advancement opportunities,
duty locations, pay and benefits, and many other details.
Organizes military careers into major clusters of similar
jobs for both enlisted personnel and officers, making
it simple to explore careers based on interest and experience.
PSLawNet Fellowship Corner
Interested in pursuing a fellowship upon
graduation? Then be sure to check out PSLawNet's new "Fellowship
Corner" which includes the full text of Yale's Fellowship
Application Tips for 2002-2003, along with the expanded
Appendix listing print and online fellowship resources.
The site also contains a Fellowship Calendar with a chronological
listing of application deadlines--a big help for potential
applicants in planning and preparing their materials.
Students can access the Fellowship Corner at the top of
the left sidebar menu on the PSLawNet
Chicago Area Law Firm List
The Career Services Office has recently updated the Chicago
Area Law Firm List, also known as 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.
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
NALP's 2002 Federal Legal Employment Opportunities
Federal Legal Employment Opportunities Guide
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.
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.