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.
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 in
the Auditorium. The time at which you attend is left up
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 in Rooms C20 and C50 and at 5 p.m. in Room 510.
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.
1L Tours of the Career Services Office
Cheryl Kunkel, the CSO Resource Specialist, will conduct
office tours for all 1Ls interested in
learning more about the resources available in the CSO.
Tours will be limited to 10 students at a time so
be sure to sign up ASAP for one of the following dates and
Monday, November 4
Noon & 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6
Thursday, November 7
3 p.m. & 5:15 p.m.
Friday, November 8
CBA/YLS Career Assistance Committee-Meeting Notice
The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November
6th, at 12:15 p.m. at the Chicago Bar Association 321 S.
Plymouth Court. Cheryl Heisler Esq., President and Founder
of Lawternatives, will be speaking on "Law-Related
Career Alternatives for Attorneys". For questions about
this event, please contact the CBA at 312-554-2000.
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.
Legal Externship Program for Spring 2003
Do you wish to develop your legal skills, gain practical
legal experience in a specialized area of law with a corporation,
firm or government agency, and make yourself more marketable
to prospective employers upon graduation? If so, consider
applying to the Legal Externship Program for Spring 2003
The Legal Externship Program is a 4-credit hour non-graded
program. The program is open predominantly to students in
their last two semesters of law school.
An extern can choose a private or public, civil or criminal
practice and is required to work 16 hours a week for a minimum
total of 224 hours at his/her designated placement. Externs
interested in civil law may select to work under the supervision
of general counsel in major corporations or under the supervision
of designated teaching lawyers in well-known firms or specific
government agencies. Externs may specialize in such diverse
legal areas as tax, commodities, securities, corporate,
health care, medical malpractice, general corporate law,
etc. Those interested in criminal law may choose to work
with the States Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office,
or the US Attorney's Office. Many externships offer the
externs opportunities to obtain a 711 license and appear
Information about the program and an accompanying application
form are available in the Law Offices reception area and
in the Careers Services office.
All applicants must have scheduled and completed an interview
with Professor Gross prior to turning in their applications.
If you are interested in learning more about externship
opportunities or in applying to the program, please see
Professor Vivien Gross in Room 617.
Summer Internship in U.S. Attorney's Office Northern Dist.
If you are interested in exposure to and possible participation
in federal trial and appellate practice while assisting
the U.S. Attorney's Office in handling its multitude of
important cases pick up an application from Professor Gross
in room 617 or handout #26 in the CSO. Completed
applications must be received at the Office of the U.S.
Attorney by Tuesday, December 10, 2002. To
receive law school credit for this externship, should you
be selected by the U.S. Attorney's Office, you must enroll
in the law school's Summer Legal Externship program.
Professor Gross will be happy to answer any questions you
may have about either the Externship Program or this position
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 Rockefeller 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.
American Bar Association John J. Curtin
Jr. Justice Fund
The Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program
pays a $2,500 stipend to students who spend the summer months
working for a bar association or legal services program
designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent
clients or their advocates. See handout #29 for all the
information and application procedures. The
deadline is April 4, 2003.
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
As of Monday, October 14th, the Chicago Area Law Firm
List, also known as the 4 or More List became available
on-line in a password protected searchable database. E-mail
notification containing information about the link and
user name and password was sent out that afternoon so
be sure to check you e-mail. Although every attempt is
made at keeping the database current, some information
may become out of date due to firm mergers, contact people
leaving their firms, etc. It's suggested that all information
be double-checked prior to sending out any cover letters
and resumes. If you should learn of any changes, please
notify our office via e-mail so we can update the database
accordingly. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you
have any questions or concerns.
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.