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Week of October 14, 2002

2002 Fall Interviewing Program
Class of '03 & '04

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. 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 Dates
November 1st
December 1st
2L/3L student previously employed and offer made before September 15
2L/3L student 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
4 Offers
3 Offers
2 Offers
1 Offer
After October 15, maximum offers held by student
After November 1, maximum offers held by student with December 1 response deadline  

Maximum offers for student requesting employer's extension from November 1 to December 1

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.


National Black Law Students Association Academic Retreat

The Midwest Region of the National Black Law Students Association is hosting its Annual Academic Retreat in St. Louis Missouri. The registration deadline to attend is October 18th. The Retreat will be held at St. Louis University School of Law October 25-26th. The theme for this year's Retreat is "Preparing for Tomorrow...Uniformity within the Family and Community". The Acacdemic Retreat seminar includes: a career workshop which will include a discussion of alternative careers in law; a discussion about African-Americans in the legal profession and the current issues affecting the African-American community; a workshop in study skills and exam taking; a workship on searching for jobs, and a keynote address from a Federal Court Judge. In addition, a continental breakfast and lunch will be available for a small charge. Interested students should pick up the registration form in the Career Services Office.

Programs for 1Ls!

Career Services Orientation

Want the inside scoop on the Career Services Office and today's legal market? Well, here's your chance to find out. Staff members of the Career Services Office will provide you with an overview of who they are, what they do, dispel common 1L myths and provide advice on how to take control of your job search. In addition, representatives of the financial aid office will speak about law school loans and managing debt. Orientation will be offered at noon or 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29th, Room TBA. The time at which you attend is left up to you.

Resumes and Cover Letters for the Legal Market - Required for Resume &/or Cover Letter Review in Office

Wondering what employers in the legal sector look for in a resume and cover letter or how a legal resume differs from your current resume? Then don't miss out as members of the Career Services office discuss how to make your college and/or work experiences work to your best advantage as you begin applying for legal positions. Questions and concerns about format, structure, and content of legal resumes and general tips on writing strong cover letters will be addressed. Attendance is required for all students who wish to have their resume reviewed by a career strategist. The program will take place on Tuesday, November 5th at noon and 5 p.m., Room TBA. Please note: The evening program is reserved for evening division students only and will be geared toward students with professional experience prior to law school and/or working full-time during school.

The Judicial Clerkship Institute

The Judicial Clerkship Institute will be held at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, CA. The purpose of the Institute is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of judicial law clerks. Any law student or law graduate who has been selected for or has entered a clerkship with a federal district or federal appellate court judge is eligible to attend. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2002, but due to space limitations apply early. The Institute will be held January 2nd-4th, 2003. See for further information.

Job Fairs

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.

Employment Related Opportunities

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Spring/Summer Internships

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) will sponsor School-Year and Summer Internships at various public interest law agencies in the metropolitan Chicago area.

Spring Internships are available for 2Ls and 3Ls. The stipend for 200 hours of work is $2,250. Check out Job Posting # 55548 and Handout #20 in the Career Services Office for more information. Applications can also be obtained by logging onto the PILI web site. Applications are due by December 15, 2002, however, some agencies make decisions in October. Thus, the earlier you apply, the better.

Summer Internships are available for 1Ls and 2Ls, PILI will pay $4500 for 10 weeks of work. Check out Job Posting #55450 and Handout #18 in the Career Services Office for more information. Applications can also be obtained by logging onto the PILI web site. Applications are accepted beginning October 15 and are due by March 1, 2003, however, many agencies interview and hire before then. Thus, the earlier you apply, the better. 1Ls please note: you may not apply before December 1st.

2003 Grads - Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship in Nonprofit Law

The Rockfeller Brothers Fellowship in Nonprofit Law is awarded yearly to a U.S. law school graduate to pursue legal work in the public sector for one year at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York City. Fellows are selected for their scholarship, leadership, and commitment to practicing in the field of nonprofit law. All applications are due by 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 6, 2002. See Job Posting # 55701 and Handout #21 in the career services office for application information (call if you would like it mailed or faxed out to you.) Online applications are also available at

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.

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.


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 home page.

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. Beginning Monday afternoon, October 14th, the list will be available on-line in a password protected searchable database. Please check your e-mail Monday for information containing the link and user name and password.

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.



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