Assistant Director Christine Sturman
Adds "Mom" to Resume
Congratulations to CSO Assistant Director
Christine Sturman and her husband Jeff on the birth of
their son Gabriel!
Baby Sturman weighed in on October 28th at 6 lbs 12 oz.
Not surprisingly, Christine will be on maternity
leave for the next few months. In her absence, former
CSO Assistant Dean, Lisa Abrams will be returning to C-K
to assist with counseling appointments and programming.
Lisa, who has authored the National Association For Law
Placement's "Official Guide to Legal Specialties"
will also be on hand at our "Practice Tracks"
program on Saturday, November 16th (10:30 am - 12:30 pm
at the law school).
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. These can be found on www.nalp.org.
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.
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.
Day students A through Marcus meet
in Room C20. Day students
Markley through Z meet in Room C50. 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. All evening students
will meet in Room 510.
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 times:
Monday, November 4
Noon & 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, November 6
Thursday, November 7
3 p.m. & 5:15 p.m.
Friday, November 8
1L Orientation Video
For all the 1Ls who were unable to attend one of the Career
Services Orientation meetings, there is now a video available
that you can check out and watch. The handouts and surveys
are also available in our office.
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.
Out of State Job Searches
If you're considering working in another state, don't miss
this program! On Tuesday, November
12th, at 12 p.m. in Room 345, members of the
CSO will give you all the details about available resources
and answers to the most frequently asked questions so that
you can map out your job search wherever it may lead you!
Practice Tracks 2002
1Ls strongly encouraged to attend!!
You've heard CSO staff talk over and over again about the
importance of information gathering in identifying a career
path and conducting a job search. We've recommended that
you do some informational interviewing with practitioners
to help you decide what you want to do and how best to market
Now our office, and the other members of the Chicago Area
Law School Consortium, have made the process even easier
by bringing the practitioners to you!
On Saturday, November 16th from
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., J.D.s from over 60 practice
areas will be here at Chicago-Kent,
for the express purpose of talking informally with students
about careers in different practice areas from Administrative
Law to Zoning Law. It's your chance to find out directly
from practitioners how job seekers are faring in a particular
segment of the market, what it's like to practice in an
area, which credentials are helpful in finding employment
in the area, what skills you should stress in applying,
and more! Note: The participating attorneys have volunteered
their time. Participation in the program does not indicate
job openings at represented organizations.
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 US 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.
LCC Minority Outreach Program
The AFL-CIO has provided a list of union-side labor law
firms and union legal departments that are participating
in the LCC Minority Outreach Program. Students with an interest
in labor law are encouraged to participate in the program.
Be sure to reference the "LCC Minority Outreach Program"
in all correspondence. See handout #32 for the list
of participating firms and legal departments.
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.