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.
Handouts and Video Available
Handouts from the Job Hunting in a Recession
and the Introduction to Fall On Campus Inverviewing programs
are available in the Career Services Office. There is
also a video tape of the Introduction to the Fall on Campus
Interviewing program available to be checked out.
LexisNexis Build Your Future Classes!
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:
April 30 12:00-1:00, 1:00-2:00,
2:00-3:00 (all in Lab 720). Lexis for Westlaw Users April
29 3:00-4:00, 4:00-5:00,
5:00-6:00, 6:00-7:00 (all in Lab 720). 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 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 email@example.com
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/
Women & Minority Conference - May 2
Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges
2003 Conference to Spotlight Women and Minorities
The CBA is set to host its Second Annual
"Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges" conference
on May 2, 2003, at
Association Headquarters. The conference will highlight
the achievements of women and minority attorneys while
disseminating relevant information on the law and the
The 2003 Conference will feature a roster
of over 40 expert speakers,
including: Dr. Mary Frances Berry, Chairperson of the
U.S. Civil Rights Commission; Anita Alvarez, Cook County
State's Attorney's Office; Hon. David H. Coar, U.S. Court
of Appeals; Lateef Mtima, Howard University School of
Law; Debbie K. Wright, Kraft Foods Inc.; and Michael Parks,
The Tribune Company.
Marvin Krislov, Vice President and General
Counsel of the University of Michigan, will present the
luncheon address "Affirmative Action: From the University
to the Supreme Court."
The Conference will feature two plenary
sessions, a luncheon at the Standard Club, and several
breakout sessions which will target special issues and
practice areas including: corporate law, litigation, diversity
in the profession, real estate law, and intellectual property
Cost of the Conference is: $99 full day,
$79 half day and lunch, and $49 lunch only (also special
rates for government lawyers and law students).
For complete information on the Conference
and to download a complete conference brochure, visit
or call CBA Ticketing at 312-554-2056.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com for the
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
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.
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 2003 Minority Student Job Fair
The Cook County Bar Association and the
on Minorities in Large law Firms is sponsoring
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.
Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference
The Twin Cities Committee on Minority lawyers
in large law Firms and the Hennepin County Bar Association
are once again sponsoring the Minnesota Minority Recruitment
Conference. It will be held on September
5-6, 2003. The conference
will again offer a judicial clerkship seminar, interviews
for judicial clerkships with local members of the judiciary,
a reception, and regularly scheduled interviews. Registration
information will be available mid-April. Visit www.hcba.org/mmrc.htm
for regular updates on participating employers. Student
registration will also be posted on site as well as mailed
to the Career Service Offices.
National Black Prosecutor
Association Job Fair
The NBPA is hosting
the 20th annual conference and job fair. The job fair
is being held on Tuesday, August
12, 2003. The registration fee is
$50.00 for the job fair and reception. If
a student wants to participate in other functions at the
convention which runs from August
10th-August 16th an additional $60.00
registration fee is required. Pick up registration
information and forms in the Career Services office. Registration
deadline is June 1, 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.