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
|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.
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
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
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 http://law.pepperdine.edu
for further information.
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.
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 www.law.nyu.edu/ncpl.
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.
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. 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.