Attn: Students Registered for the Patent Program
Important Patent Law Interview
Program Information: please
pick up a packet of employer NALP forms and registration
information in our office, suite 360. You should review
all information on the Patent Law Interview Program
web page at http://www.luc.edu/schools/law/career/patent/patmemo.htm.
The web page will be available on Monday, March 17th.
CSO Staff to
Represent Chicago-Kent at National NALP Conference April
22nd - April 25th
Several members of the CSO will
be attending the National Association for Law Placement
annual conference Tuesday, April 22nd through Friday
April 25th. The conference provides an opportunity
for our office to market the law school and our students
to hundreds of legal employers from across the country.
In addition, we will attend training sessions to identify
new and creative ways to strengthen the services we
provide to you and our diverse alumnae/i constituency.
The office will remain open during this time, however, counseling
appointments will not be available. If
you have not had an appointment this year, you should
make one before the end of the semester, especially
if you are a 1st year or 3rd year.
Attention 3Ls: Job Hunting in a Recession
As you already know, the downturn in the
economy and consequently in the hiring market for the
legal field, has made looking for permanent employment
challenging at best. Donít lose hope! This program will
address the strategies you need to implement to be successful
in your post-graduate job search. Tuesday,
April 8th at noon in room 270.
Intro to Fall on Campus Interviewing
15th at Noon, and at 5:15 p.m. Room 370
During the fall, legal employers will either
come on-campus to interview students, or request resumes
directly from students for summer associate and entry-level
attorney positions. Members of the CSO will discuss the
on-campus interview process, contacting employers directly,
what to do if you do not meet a particular employer's
hiring criteria and how to prepare over the summer. In
addition, the information will assist students participating
in the Patent Law Interview Program, Cook County Bar Association
Minority Job Fair and other interviewing opportunities.
1L Day students who plan to participate in the interview
program next fall are strongly encouraged to attend this
program. 2L Day/Evening & 3L Evening students who
have not previously participated but intend to next year
should also be sure to attend.
If you're a 1L evening student switching
to the day program and will fulfill all requirements to
graduate by May 2004, you must notify our office of your
Please note: 2004 graduates (including December
2003 graduates) interested in working for the Cook County
State's Attorney's Office must register for an on-campus
interview in order to be considered for employment with
LexisNexis Build Your Future Classes Start
Classes will focus on cost effective research
tools and "real-world" research strategies,
including but not limited to, online features that are
no additional cost, cost-effective search strategies and
online databases for "real world" research.
Classes will be geared toward specific employment sectors:
Judicial Clerks /Externs April
8, 2003 12:00-1:00 Room 510 Small/Midsize firms April
9, 2003 3:00-4:00 Room 520 Government/Public Interest
April 16, 2003 3:00-4:00 Room 520. Sign up
for a class in the Career Services office. Ask at the
desk for the Build Your Future binder or sign up by e-mailing
Westlaw Training for Cost Effective Legal
Research on Your Summer Job
During April, Westlaw will be offering training
sessions to help you enhance your legal research skills
and maximize your success at your summer job. These training
sessions will focus on conducting cost effective legal
research. Training sessions will
be held in Lab 760 on April 15th and April 22nd at 11:00
am - 12:00 pm and 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM; and on April 30th
at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 6:00
PM, and 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM To register for a
session please e-mail Westlaw rep Stacey Acquavella at
firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the time
and date you wish to attend.
Networking Opportunity Through Volunteer
The Women Everywhere: Partners in Service
project, is a unique opportunity to help women and children
in need gain exposure to new and different parts of our
community. On May 16, 2003,
several hundred volunteers from the Chicagoland legal
and professional community will participate in the fourth
annual Women Everywhere: Partners in Service project by
contributing all or part of their workday to numerous
service agencies committed to assisting women in need.
Collectively, these service agencies touch the lives of
tens of thousands of women each year. This project has
been an enormous success the past three years, and is
an innovative, fun way for lawyers and other professionals
to get out of the office, do something different, and
give back to the community.
While this project coincides with finals
for many students, please consider participating - both
male and female volunteers are welcome. It is a fun, rewarding
experience and can also be a great way to meet people
in the legal profession while helping women and girls
in need in the community.
To indicate your interest, please fill out
a volunteer form available in the career services office.
If you have questions about the event, please visit the
website at http://www.women-everywhere.org/.
National Conference for the Minority Lawyer:
A Unique Program for Litigators, Business Lawyers, In-House
Counsel and Government Lawyers
WHEN: June 5-6,
WHERE: Inn at the Union League, Philadelphia, PA
The ABA is hosting this annual conference.
Law students are welcome to attend this conference for
only $25. This may be a great chance to network and learn
from the pros!
You can find information about the ABA Commission
on Racial and Ethnic Diversity's National Conference for
the Minority Lawyer at the following site: http://www.abanet.org/buslaw/2003minoritylawyer/
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 e-mail email@example.com.
Rate for Publication
Students can receive
Internships 2003 for the promotional rate of $7.95, which
is $22.00 off the regular rate. Internships 2003 lists
hundreds of internships, fellowships and volunteer opportunities
with international companies and organizations. It also
includes valuable advice from international human resource
and recruiting professionals. NOTE: these are not all
law related internships, but are all international. If
interested, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the
Cocktail Reception for 1L Minority Law
In preparation for the upcoming recruiting
season, Arnstein & Lehr will be sponsoring a cocktail
reception on Friday, April 25th
from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at
their Chicago office on 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite
1200. Please RSVP to the Hiring Coordinator, Kathi Hanus
by e-mail at email@example.com on or before
Friday, April 1st.
at Bell Boyd & Lloyd
The Diversity Committee
is sponsoring an informal reception on Thursday,
April 24th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the
Chicago offices of Bell, Boyd & Lloyd on 70 W. Madison,
Suite 3300. Members of the Executive Committee, Department
Chairpersons, other lawyers and recent summer associates
will discuss career opportunities at the firm. Hors d'voeuvres
and soft drinks will be served. RSVP to Betsy Zukley via
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday,
at The National Center for Law & Adoption
There are summer openings, right now, for
law students interested in child welfare & adoption
law & policy. There are both paid and volunteer positions.
For more information and listing of available jobs go
CURRENT 2Ls WANTING TO DO A SUMMER OR FALL
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 Summer or Fall 2003 Semester.
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 a minimum
of 32 hours a week for Summer Semester or 16 hours a week
for Fall Semester 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 U.S. Attorney's Office. Many externships
offer the externs opportunities to obtain a 711 license
and appear in court.
Information about the program, placements,
student choices and an accompanying application form are
available in the Law Offices reception area and in the
Career Services office.
You must meet with Professor Gross prior
to turning in your application, so that you can discuss
your externship choice possibilities.
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 Opportunities for 1Ls
ATTN 1Ls From Florida
Akerman, Senterfitt & Eidson in Miami,
Florida will be hosting a reception at their offices in
August for any current 1Ls with ties to Florida, or who
will be working there this summer, and/or who plan to
practice in Florida upon graduation. Students interested
in receiving details should notify the Career Services
Office by e-mailing your name and address to email@example.com.
The CSO will forward your contact information to the firm,
which will forward a formal invitation.
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.
Summer Internships with the Office of the
State Appellate Defender, Second Judicial District
The State Appellate Defender, 2nd Judicial
Circuit, has openings for the Summer 2003 Internship Program.
2Ls are preferred, but 1Ls will be considered. These are
paid internships. See job posting #63969 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.
Fall 2003 Internship
Opportunity with U.S. Attorney's Office
The US 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 unpaid 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.
FALL 2003 SEMESTER: EXTERNSHIPS WITH US
ATTORNEY'S OFFICE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
If you are interested in exposure to and
possible participation in federal trial and appellate
practice while assisting the US Attorney's Office in handling
its multitude of important cases, please pick up an
application from Professor Gross in Room 617.
Completed applications must be received
at the Office of the US Attorney by Monday,
April 14, 2003. The reason for this accelerated
date is because each accepted extern must go through a
security clearance, which takes several weeks.
To receive law school credit for this externship,
should you be selected by the US Attorney's Office, you
must enroll in the law school's Legal Externship Program.
The law school's externship applications will be available
in early October in Room 600 Law Offices and in the Career
Professor Gross will be happy to answer
any questions you may have about either the Externship
Program or the externship position with the US Attorney's
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.
20th Annual Minority Student Job Fair
The 20th Annual 2003 Minority Law Student
Job Fair will take place on Friday,
August 22, 2003 at the Embassy Suites Hotel
Chicago-Downtown/Lakefront. 2Lís and 3Lís (students in
the classes of 2004 and 2005) and domestic LL.M students
enrolled in the fall of 2003 are invited to participate.
Everyone must register to participate, absolutely
no walk-ins will be allowed. The registration form
and information may be picked up in the career services
office, room 360. The DEADLINE
for registration is May 9, 2003.
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 Jim Flynn at
312-222-9350 or firstname.lastname@example.org with all the details.
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 email@example.com
Need to sublet your apartment for the
A number of Notre Dame law students are interested
in Chicago sublets for the summer months. If you would
like to hear from ND students, please contact Gail Peshel,
Director of Career Services at the University of Notre
Dame Law School at 574-631-7625 with details concerning
your apartment (location, size, dates available, monthly
rent, cost of utilities, parking availability, etc.).
Boston University Student Seeking Summer Housing
Charlotte Spears is looking for a one-bedroom sublet
in Chicago for the summer from mid-May through mid-August.
Please contact her 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.