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
Kimm Walton: Best Selling Author to Speak
at Consortium Event
Kimm Walton, author of Guerrilla Tactics
for Getting the Legal Job of Your Dreams and What Law
School Doesn’t Teach You…But You Really Need to Know,
will be speaking to Chicago area law students on Tuesday,
March 4th at 3 p.m. The event is sponsored
by the Chicago Area Law School Consortium (of which Chicago-Kent
is a member) and DePaul University School of Law will
be hosting the program in the DePaul Center, room 8005
(25 East Jackson). Ms. Walton is a dynamic speaker
and has presented her program to law students across the
country. Whether you’re looking for a summer job, or your
first permanent job after graduation, this seminar is
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, by
appointment only, on
Tuesday, March 11th and Wednesday, March 12th 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.
Opportunities in the Government Sector
On Wednesday, March
12th in Room 210, find out how and when to
apply to government agencies for law clerk or attorney
positions, how you can best market yourself to government
employers, and hear tips on researching government organizations.
A panel of representatives from several local, state,
and federal government agencies will include: the Cook
County State’s Attorney, Cook County Public Guardian,
Illinois Attorney General, Cook County Public Defender,
and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshop
• Are you eager to discover a workplace
that better matches your work style?
• Do you wish you could find a job that
energizes rather than exhausts you?
• Do you know your personality strengths?
Do they match your job description?
• How do you persuade a dream employer that
you are perfect for the job?
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) can
help you understand the work environments that best suit
your skills and talents, and can give you insight into
your professional relationships and decision-making style.
It can also help you to interview more persuasively and
communicate better with prospective supervisors and colleagues.
Consultant Lisa Abrams (author of The Official
Guide to Legal Specialties) will guide you through completing
and scoring the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), a
personality inventory that can help you understand your
unique work preferences and communication style. Noon
on Tuesday, March 25th (Room TBA).
Please Note: Students MUST sign-up and
complete the MBTI inventory by noon
on Monday, March 24th. Inventories are available
in the Career Services Office. They must be completed
in the office and take about 20 minutes to complete.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paid Researcher Wanted for One Day Project
IIT/MTM Professor Jerry Field seeks a law
student for a one day project which entails researching
a number of aspects of a case filed in the Circuit Court
of Cook County. Compensation offered. For more details,
see job posting # 63401
JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: SUMMER AND FALL 2003
SEMESTERS - STUDENTS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM 3.25 G.P.A. TO
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 the 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
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 p.m. For those of you whose
Moot Court brief is also due that same Friday, should
you need an extra day or two to submit your applications,
please see Professor Gross about an extension.
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.
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.
Fall 2003 Internship
Opportunity with U.S. Attorney's Office
The U.S. Attorney's
Office, Northern District of Illinois will accept approximately
15 interns for its Fall 2003 Internship Program. Interns
will be expected to serve at least 16 hours/week in the
office. These are upaid internships, but course credit
may be available. For more information see Job posting
#63391. See handout #49 for application. Applications
are due by April 14, 2003.
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.
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
Directory of Environmental Web Sites
This 5th edition of the Directory contains
over 1,500 web site addresses. The organizations are
primarily national or international in their scope.
This edition also contains nongovernmental organizations,
a separate listing of environmental government agencies
in various countries around the world, and other groupings,
including one for law.
Environmental Law Careers Directory
The Careers Directory is designed to
assist law students and law school graduates in contacting
employers in the environmental law field. It is divided
into different sections, such as Government-Federal,
Nonprofit, Private Firms. It provides contact information,
description of work, and hiring qualifications, including
the level of student/grad they are seeking.
Updates to the Government Honors and
New information and internships have
been added to this book.
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.
Please note, the password for this site is not the
same as your job posting password.
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.