The Midwest Public Interest Law Career
Conference (MPILCC), a job fair for students interested
in the public sector and sponsored by the Chicago Area
Law School Consortium, will be held at Northwestern
Law School on Saturday, February 15, 2003.
All information and registration is on-line this year.
Registration should be completed by Wednesday,
January 22nd. Bidding for
the interviewing employers begins at noon on Wednesday,
January 22nd and ends Friday, January 24th. The
absolute registration deadline is Friday, January 24,
2003 by noon. To register and view
all information go to http://mpilcc.uchicago.edu
and click on Information for Students. Register
early to avoid a last minute scramble to bid on employers.
In order to provide
greater access to all of our students, all of our circulating
books have been moved up to the library. You can now check
them out from the library; all of their rules will apply.
If you currently have any books checked out, please return
them to the library by the due date. Videos and the non-circulating
resources are still located in our office and are accessible
during our regular office hours.
Summer Options for First Year Students
On Tuesday, January
28th at noon in room 590 a panel of second
and third year students will discuss 1L summer job opportunities.
Resources you should be familiar with, common hiring timelines
of employers, and how your summer job can fit into your
long-term career goals will be addressed.
Mock Interviews for International LL.M.
One of the best ways to prepare for upcoming
interviews is to participate in a mock interview.
Judith Saunders, former Assistant Dean of Career Services
at Chicago-Kent, will conduct mock interviews for International
LL.M. students, by appointment
only, on Wednesday,
January 22nd from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Interested
students should sign up in the CSO ASAP
as slots fill up quickly. She requests that
students pick up a packet of information and drop off
a copy of their resume when signing up. Students are encouraged
to come dressed as they would for an actual interview.
Sessions are videotaped, after which students will receive
a candid critique of their current interviewing skills
while watching the video. Students interested in
keeping a copy of their session are encouraged to bring
their own blank videotape to the mock interview.
Please Note - additional mock interview
dates will be available in February & March for J.D.
Working in NY this Summer & Need a Place to
Each summer New York University hosts a
Living in New York program. Student apartment
style residences are made available to summer interns
and associates working in the NY legal and business communities.
The next session will run from May 25 - August 9, 2003.
The application, as well as further information, will
be available online in January. If interested, be sure
to apply early as space fills up quickly each year.
National Apartment Exchange
Law students seeking summer housing and
students with housing available for the summer are invited
to participate in NALP's free online National Apartment
Exchange. It's easy-just visit www.nalp.org
and follow the link to the Apartment Exchange. The Apartment
Exchange will be available from February
1 until May 1, 2003.
addition to the highlighted opportunities listed
below, the CSO receives numerous job listings which are
posted daily in the password protected "Lawmatch Job Posting
System" accessible through the CSO website pages.
If you are seeking employment, you should check those
listings on a regular basis. If you do not have
a password for the job posting system please email email@example.com.
Summer Opportunities for 1Ls
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property
CCIPS of the Criminal Division of the U.S.
Department of Justice has positions for summer interns
who have completed at least one year of law school. See
job posting #57770 for details. The
deadline is January 31, 2003, but interviews are scheduled
on a rolling basis starting December 1, 2002 so apply
The 2003 Georges Fellowship for Conservation
at the John G. Shedd Aquarium is a unique opportunity
for first-year law students to get hands-on experience
in the direct application of environmental research. See
job posting #57717 and handout #33 for details. Applications
must be received by January 31, 2003.
New York Lawyers for the Public Interest
NYLPI is accepting applications for the
Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP Summer Associate Fellowship.
This program allows the Fellow to split the summer between
NYLPI and Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP. See job posting
#61000 and handout #44 for details.
Applications are due by February 7, 2003.
The law firm of Horwood
Marcus & Berk Chartered is seeking a full-time law
clerk for the Summer of 2003. See job posting #58287
The law firm Niro,
Scavone, Haller & Niro is accepting applications for
a second year summer associate. See job posting #58405
The General Counsel's
Office is seeking a part-time law clerk to work approximately
10 hours a week beginning after exams or early next semester
and continuing through the Spring 2003 semester. Hours
are flexible; salary is $10.00/hour. See job posting
#59533 for details.
Positions at the EPA in Chicago
The US Environmental
Protection Agency in Chicago has openings for Externs
for Summer 2003. These are unpaid positions, but outside
funding or course credit may be available. These positions
are available to all enrolled law school students. See
job posting #51946 and handout #8 for details. The
deadline for the Summer is April 15th.
Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Spring/Summer
The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)
will sponsor Summer Internships at various public interest
law agencies in the metropolitan Chicago area.
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.
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
Summer Funding Available
Equal Justice America is offering Legal
Services Fellowships of $3,250 to first and second year
law students who work during the summer for organizations
providing direct civil legal services for the poor. See
handout #36 for compete details. All
applications must be received by Equal Justice America
by March 17, 2003.
Request for Fellowship
Community Legal Services,
Inc. will sponsor candidates for post graduate public
interest fellowships provided by the Skadden Fellowship
Foundation, Independence Foundation, and Equal Justice
Works for positions to commence in September, 2004. See
handout # 43 for complete details. All
applications must be submitted by July 15, 2003.
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
NALP's annual First Year Hiring Index
The First Year Hiring Index, a popular
resource for 1L students seeking summer employment,
is now available online through the search feature at
Choose the 1L Criteria from the "Organizations
that Hire" along with any other criteria and click
Search. Please note that the employers included are
only those who indicated on the NALP forms that they
will consider hiring 1Ls. Also, decisions about hiring
first years are normally not made until December or
January. Since the Index is now on line, a hard copy
will no longer be published.
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.
Spring 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.