Judicial Externships Informational Meeting
On Tuesday, February
18th at 12:00 p.m. in Room 270 there
will be an informational meeting for all students who
are interested in externing for a federal appellate, district
or magistrate judge for the Summer or Fall 2003 Semesters.
Professor Vivian Gross will describe the kinds of experiences
a judicial extern will have in the course of a semester,
as well as how to apply. If you are interested in a judicial
externship but are unable to attend the meeting, please
see Professor Gross in Room 617. Students must have
a minimum 3.25 G.P.A. to apply.
A judicial externship
enables a student to become involved in particular legal
problems through research and writing, and to contribute
to the resolution of those legal problems. Depending upon
a judge, an extern may have the opportunity to observe
the day-to-day routine of a judge and discuss with the
judge and the judge's law clerk those legal problems which
attorneys face in their profession, and the specific problems
which attorneys confront in their courtroom. Take advantage
of this prestigious learning opportunity while enhancing
your marketability in the legal world.
Applications for the
Summer and Fall Judicial Externships are available
both in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600),
and in the Career Services Office. Completed applications
for Summer Externships should be submitted to Ms.
Carole Ross, secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of
Law Offices by Friday, February
28th, at 5:00 p.m. Completed applications for
Fall Externships should be submitted to Ms. Carole
Ross, secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices,
by Friday, March 14th, at 5:00
Law Student Interview
The Chicago Bar Association's
Young Lawyer Section is holding a workshop designed to
provide law students with an opportunity to "practice"
interview with attorneys, learn strategies to handle difficult
and inappropriate interview questions, and to meet attorneys
from different areas of practice, including law firm,
corporate, and government settings. There will be a brief
informal introduction , followed by one-on-one mock interviews
with attorneys. The workshop will be held on Thursday,
February 27th from 4-6 p.m. at The Chicago
Bar Association 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago. The
registration deadline is February
17, 2003. The
workshop is free to CBA members. Nonmembers pay
a fee of $12.00 which includes a free one-year membership
to the CBA. Checks should be payable to The Chicago
Bar Association and mailed to the Young lawyers Section,
CBA 321 Plymouth St. Chicago, IL 60604. Sign up sheets
can be found in Career Services.
Meet the Firms Night
The CBA's Young Lawyer's
Section is hosting Chicago's most influential law firms
at the CBA. Firm representatives are on hand to provide
you with hiring and firm culture information and answer
your questions about employment at the firm. The event
is being held on Thursday,February
20, 2003 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the CBA building
on 321 S. Plymouth St., Chicago. The event is free
to all CBA members and CBA law student members; nonmembers
can join at the door. Dress is business casual and resumes
are accepted at the discretion of the firms. To RSVP
call 312-554-2032 or e-mail YLS@chicagobar.org.
SALT's Public Interest
Law Retreat in Indiana
The second annual Norman Amaker Public Interest
Law Retreat, sponsored by SALT and Indiana University,
will take place in Indiana, February
28-March 2, just over three weeks away. The
retreat is a great opportunity for public interest-minded
students to connect with practitioners, professors and
other students and to be reminded of why they enrolled
in law school in the first place. The Retreat will focus
both on the challenges and rewards of practice and the
realities of working in the public interest. For registration
information, schedule, and speaker list go to http://indylaw.indiana.edu/students/pilretreat.htm
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.
Army Interviewing 1Ls & 3Ls on February
The US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps
will be on-campus on Thursday,
February 20th to interview 1L students for
the JAG's summer internship program and 3Ls for appointment
to active duty post graduation. Interested 1L or 3L students
should submit their resume and sign up for an interview
slot in the Career Services Office by
February 19th. Please note: This employer
does not sign Chicago-Kent's Equal Employment Opportunity
Summer Opportunities for 1Ls
Fellowship in Civil Liberties
The fellowship competition
is open to first-year students who intend to pursue significant
activities during the summer in the areas of civil rights
and/or civil liberties. The Fellowship recipient receives
a $1000 honorarium. See handout #45 for details or
go to www.nationinstitute.org.
Applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2003.
1L/2L Summer Internship in Beijing, China
The Beijing lawfirm of Lehman, Lee &
Xu has expressed interest in having Chicago-Kent students
intern with them this summer (no foreign language required)
. Details of the internship are in the process of being
established. 1L or 2L students who have an interest
in exploring this opportunity should e-mail Jeanne Kraft
(firstname.lastname@example.org) to inform us of your interest
in being considered, as well as submit
a resume to the Career Services Office by February
Lehman, Lee & Xu - China Lawyers, Patent and Trademark
Agents - is the largest and one of the oldest private,
full-service law firms in the People's Republic of China.
Their peers and regional legal publications have consistently
rated them among the top firms in China. Lehman Lee &
XU was selected as the top law firm in China for the Asian
Law Awards 2000, and a number of their lawyers have been
rated as top lawyers by Asia Law & Practice in the
fields of banking, finance, litigation, intellectual property,
information technology, labor, and mergers and acquisitions.
If you would like to know more about the firm, please
visit their website at www.lehmanlaw.com.
Office of Banks
and Real Estate - Real Estate Division
OBRE has a paid internship
position in its Real Estate Division. They are looking
for someone to work full time through the summer and 15-20
hours during the school year. See job posting #63066.
Applications are due March 1st.
An overview of OBRE can be found at www.obre.stat.il.us.
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.
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.
The Frankel Fellowships
This is a summer fellowship
for 1Ls and 2Ls. There are two fellowships available,
each with a $1000 stipend. The deadline to apply
is March 1, 2003. See
handout #47 for details.
17th Annual Patent Law Interview Program
Attention 1Ls, 2Ls:
The 17th Annual Patent Law Interview Program
will be held at the Chicago Marriott Suites O'Hare Thursday,
July 31 - Saturday, August 2, 2003. If you
have an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering
or a technical science, you may want to consider registering
for the program. This is a chance to interview with patent
law firms, as well as law firms, corporations and government
agencies with patent law departments. Last year, 155 employers
from across the country participated, along with more
than 900 registered students from 135 accredited law schools.
This program is for law students returning
to school in Fall 2003. The only exception is for a law
graduate studying for an LL.M. in Intellectual Property.
The prospective positions are for summer associate and
entry-level attorney positions for 2004. If you have accepted
a judicial clerkship to begin after graduation (2004 or
later), you may register to participate; the clerkships
must appear on the registration form and your resume.
can be picked up in the Career Services Office and are
due, along with a $25.00 nonrefundable check payable to
Loyola School of Law, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February
The YLS is hosting
its Fifth Annual Government Services Center Fair on Saturday,
March 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at
321 S. Plymouth Court. The
Fair will consist of a panel discussion on legal careers
in public service followed by an opportunity to met representatives
from local government offices. Resumes will be accepted
at the discretion of the government agencies. The cost
for CBA members and CBA Law Student members is $10; for
nonmembers the cost is $20. To register,
call CBA Ticketing at 312-554-2056. For more
information on participating agencies and panelists go
closer to the event date.
American Bar Association Section of Business
Law Career Forum
The Career Forum includes both a job fair
and Career Related seminars. It is being held in Los
Angeles, CA on April 3-6,
2003. You can participate
even if you are unable to be in Los Angeles. Resumes will
be given to employers, and they will contact you directly.
If interested, all resumes must be submitted to Career
Services by noon on Friday, March
Federal Communications Bar Association
The FBCA will award stipends from its Chairman
Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund. There will
be at least four $2500 stipends to law students employed
as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and
other government agencies or entities with jurisdiction
over the communications industry. See handout #48 for
complete details and the application. Applications
are due by March 21st.
20th Annual Minority Student Job Fair
The classes of 2004 and 2005 and domestic
LL.M. students are invited to participate in the 2003
Minority Job Fair. It will take place at the Embassy
Suites Hotel Chicago-Downtown/Lakefront on Friday,
August 22, 2003. Registration
materials will be available in Career Services in April.
The registration deadline is May
10, 2003 so start getting your resume ready
All employment opportunities,
paid or unpaid, clerking or volunteer, internship
or externship, or fellowship, can be found in the
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
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
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
email@example.com if you have any questions or concerns.
Working in NY this Summer &
Need a Place to Live?
Each summer New York University hosts
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 through 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.
Summer Housing Wanted
Mayer, Brown Rowe & Maw is seeking
apartments to sublet or rent on a monthly basis for
incoming Summer Associates from Mid-May through August.
Contact Mary Boxer at 312-701-8439 (ph) 312-706-9234
(fax) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your
contact information, address of the apartment, monthly
rent, and if apartment is furnished or unfurnished.
Jenner & Block is seeking summer housing
for incoming Summer Associates. Contact Angie Lindsay
at 312-840-8949 or e-mail email@example.com with all
Schiff Hardin & Waite is seeking summer
housing for out-of-town Summer Associates. Contact Lilly
Beltran with availability and details by regular mail
or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.