CBA/YLS Career Assistance Committee Final
The Career Assistance Committee will hold
its final meeting for the 2002-2003 season on Wednesday,
June 4th at 12:15 p.m. at
the Chicago Bar Association, 321 Plymouth Court. The topic
is "What to Do When you Hit the Wall in Your Job
Search". The speaker will be Arlene Hirsch, the principal
in Arlene Hirsch and Associates,a career counseling firm
and author of two best-selling books.
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/
ABA Career Resource Center Career Teleconference
Mistakes Lawyers Make, A 60-minute Teleconference
for Summer Associates, Prospective and New Lawyers is
being held on Thursday, June
12th from 1:00-2:00 EDT. Teleconference
Tuition: Individuals may participate for only $60. (For
MCLE credit, add $20 per individual).
This program is designed to help summer
associates, third-year hires and new lawyers anticipate
and avoid classic mistakes, common missteps, and core
misconceptions, including faulty assumptions, fundamental
time wasters, and foundational ethics problems. Through
the shared experience of others, aid lawyers to become
successful contributors to any organization.
Moderated by Kathy Morris, long-time legal
career counselor and director of the ABA Career Resource
Center, with special participation by George Kuhlman,
ABA Ethics Counsel and Associate Director of the ABA's
Center for Professional Responsibility, this Teleconference
program features prominent faculty members with a range
of practice experience and backgrounds.
For more information and to Register:
Phone: 800.285.2221 select option "2" weekdays
from 8:30 am to 6:30 pm EDT
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.
Noelle-Elaine Media, Inc. is seeking volunteers
to work at a symposium, Navigating the Path to Transparency-One
Goal, Multiple Perspectives, here in Chicago on June
2 & 3 at the Mid-Day Club. This is a temporary
unpaid position. Attendees & speakers will be from
the legal, regulatory, financial and investment communities.
Phone or e-mail Alisa Payne or Marie St. Aude at 646-424-9750
or email@example.com for more information.
Summer 2003 Volunteer Positions Available
The Cook County State's Attorney's Office
still has some openings for Summer 2003 volunteer law
clerks. There are positions available in several Bureaus,
with many openings in the Criminal Prosecutions Bureau.
Students can work 20-40 hours per week. If interested,
go to www.statesattorney.org
and print out and submit a law clerk application as soon
Fall Law Clerk Positions with the SEC Midwest
The Midwest Regional Office of the SEC is
accepting applications for Fall 2003 Law Clerks. These
are unpaid positions. Must be enrolled as a 2nd year law
student during the Fall of 2003. Mail a resume, cover
letter specifiying when you want to clerk, writing sample,
law school transcript, and undergraduate transcript (optional)
to John J. Sikora, Jr., United States Securities and Exchange
Commission, Midwest Regional Office, 175 W. Jackson Blvd.
Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60604-9911 by June
20, 2003. For
further information go to www.sec.gov/jobs.shtml.
2003 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Opportunities
Equal Justice Works has several Route B
Fellowships available for third year law students and
recent grads. Check their website at www.equaljusticeworks.org
for all information and deadlines. These fellowships are
all across the country with various agencies. All Fellows
are eligible to apply for Equal Justice Works Loan Repayment
Assistance Program. All Fellows will also attend two Equal
justice Works retreats and participate in a national network
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
has summer law clerk positions available
SEIU (Service Employees International Union),
is the leading advocate for the rights of low wage workers
in the American labor movement. SEIU is seeking three
law clerks right away for positions that just opened up
in their Los Angeles Regional Office. In addition to a
salary of $600/week, SEIU will provide transportation
to and from Los Angeles, a car, cell phone, laptop and
housing. See job posting #67710 for all details.
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
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.
CURRENT 2Ls WANTING TO DO A FALL 2003 EXTERNSHIP:
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 the 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 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
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.
Hispanic Lawyers Scholarship Fund of Illinois
2003 Summer Fellowship Application Available
The HLSF Summer Fellowship program provides
four Latino/a law students a $4,000
stipend to work in a government/public interest position
at either the Chicago Legal Clinic in Chicago's Pilsen
neighborhood, the Cook County State's Attorneys Office,
or the Aids Legal Clinic of Chicago. Applications
are due ASAP and can be picked up in the Career
Services Office. If you have any questions, please contact
Jesse H. Ruiz, Gardner Carton & Douglas LLC at (312)
569-1135 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
2004 Equal Justice Works Fellowships Brochure
is now available
The brochure contains selection criteria,
deadlines and other program-related information. Go to
(click on "Find an opportunity > Equal Justice
Works Fellowships > Apply for a Fellowship today!).
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 at the offices
of Faegre & Benson in downtown Minneapolis.
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. Visit www.hcba.org/mmrc.htm
for regular updates on participating employers. Registration
information and materials are now available in the Career
Services Office. The registration
deadline is Friday,
June 13, 2003.
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.
Reminder: Informational Handouts Available
All of our handouts on resumes, cover
letters, interviewing, job search strategies and others
are available on our web site under the job search
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
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.
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 Jim Flynn at
312-222-9350 or email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
Summer Semester Office Hours
The Career Services Office will be open
throughout the summer. We will close at 5 p.m. Monday
- Friday. Evening appointments with Career Strategists
will be available by appointment only on Thursdays,
from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Call 312-906-5200 to schedule