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 an appointment.
Welcome New CSO Assistant Directors
We are pleased to welcome Melanie Kushnir and Elizabeth
Pohlman as Assistant Directors of the Career Services Office.
Melanie and Elizabeth replace Christine Sturman and Navreet
Heneghan who left us this past spring to be full-time moms.
Melanie earned her J.D. at The Ohio State University College
of Law and her B.A. at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. For
the past several years since her graduation from law school,
Melanie has practiced as an Assistant Public Guardian with
the Juvenile Division of the Cook County Public Guardian's
Office. During law school she served as the Facilitator
for the Child Protection Agency in Sarasota, Florida, clerked
at the Office of the Corporation Counsel in Washington,
D.C., and was a National Service Legal Corps NAPIL Fellow
with the New Hampshire Public Defender.
Elizabeth earned both her Juris Doctor and undergraduate
degrees at the University of Wisconsin. Following graduation
from law school, she was in private practice at a general
practice firm in the U.S. Virgin Islands. While in law school,
Elizabeth participated in a number of clinical programs
including the Innocence Project and the Prosecutor's Project,
and served as an extern with both Legal Assistance to Institutionalized
Persons and the National Labor Relations Board. She also
worked as a law clerk for the UW legal department and as
an Administrator for the Center for Public Representation
2003 Fall Interviewing Program Classes of
'04 & '05
Information regarding the Fall On-Campus Interviewing
Program ("OCI") will be available as of Monday,
July 14th at 5:00 p.m. through the career services office
web site. Check your e-mail that day for a message concerning
important program dates and password information.
Please note: a resume review by a career services
advisor prior to August 29th is mandatory for all who
choose to participate in the interview program. Please
call the office at (312) 906-5200 to make an appointment.
As appointments tend to fill up near the start of the academic
term, it is advised that you schedule an appointment soon.
The office is open during the summer months.
Please also note: On Tuesday, August 26 at Noon and 5:00
p.m. there will be a mandatory meeting for all new OCI
participants, which will outline the on-line bidding
system and provide other pertinent information. You may
attend either the noon or 5:15 p.m. session. If you participated
last year you need not attend the meeting unless you feel
you need a refresher on the bidding system.
Watch The Record in upcoming weeks for further information
about research sessions and mock interviews as well as information
about other fall career programming.
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.
Get Paid to Participate in a Market Research
On July 9th and 10th, Focuscope will be
conducting market research interviews to evaluate a prototype
for possible changes in an online legal research tool.
These interviews will take place at a downtown Chicago
location and will run about 1.5 hours. Participants will
receive $75 at the end of the discussion. If interested,
Environmental Protection Agency Summer
2004 Honors Program
The EPA Office of General Counsel is seeking
applications for the 2004 Summer Honors Program. Students
must have completed their 2nd year of law school (or third
year for evening students) by the time the program starts.
The program is 12 weeks and pays approximately $15/hour.
To apply mail a resume, cover letter, first year law school
transcript, writing sample, and list of references to;
Eduora Bow Heath, Hiring Coordinator U.S. Envionmental
Protection Agency, Office of General Counsel, Mail Code
2311A, Arial Rios North, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington,
D.C 20160. Application deadline
is October 3, 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.
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!).
New Resource: The Directory of Business
Information Resources, 11th edition
This directory provides details on associations,
newsletters, magazines, and trade shows for over 90
different industry groups, including the legal profession.
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
The Spring 2003 Judicial Yellow Book
is now available in the library as part of the reference
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
Last Fall the Chicago Area Law Firm List, also known
as the 4 or More List became available on-line in a
password protected searchable database. 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 for the password to access the list.
Please note, the password for this site is not the
same as your job posting password.