Fall 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.
will be closed Monday,
September 1st, in observance of Labor Day and Tuesday September
2nd for on-campus interviewing preparation.
Summer Experience Survey
Did you clerk at a law firm this summer? Volunteer
for a public interest organization? Serve as a summer
associate? Research for a professor? Work for
a government agency? Take summer classes or study
abroad? If so, we want to know about it! We
would appreciate it if all returning students would take
a few minutes to complete our "Summer
Experience Survey," now electronically submittable
through the web. Many of you may remember using
these surveys as a means of researching employers and/or
finding employers who hired 1Ls! Now it's time to repay
the favor. Simply fill out the form and hit the submit button
for a quick and painless entry to win one of a number of
prizes. Winners will be announced in the Record
at the end of September.
Fall Interviewing Schedules
Fall interviewing schedules will be available
on Friday, September 5th.
They will be found under the schedules section in the LawMatch
job posting system.
For those of you signed
up for Mock Interviews, remember that they start this week.
If you cannot make your interview, please cancel as soon
as possible so that someone else can take that slot.
Interview Tips for Fall On Campus
On Wednesday, September 3rd,
at 3:00 pm in Room C40, the CSO is hosting
a program to help students prepare for Fall On Campus
interviews. Students who have participated previously
in the fall interviewing program will share their valuable
perspectives on what employers look for in a candidate
and provide hints and tips for making the most of your
Not Interested in On-Campus Interviewing?
It is still recommended that you make an appointment
with a career counselor to discuss your options, timeline
of your job search, and any questions or concerns you
may have about your future career. Also, keep an eye
on the Record and our bulletin board for announcements
of programming dedicated to students not interested
in large law firms.
Lavender Law 2003
The Annual Conference of National Lesbian
and Gay Law Association and National Lesbian and Gay
Law Foundation is taking place on Friday,
October 17, 2003 through Sunday, October 19, 2003 at
the Fordham University School of Law in New York City.
This year's conference features dozens of panels, symposia,
courses, and full plenary sessions on cutting-edge legal
issues affecting LGBT individuals and the community.
There is also a Career Fair, an exciting opportunity
for conference participants to network and obtain jobs
as attorneys and summer associates/intern with employers
from all over the country. More information and registration
can be found at www.lavenderlaw.org.
ATTN: IP Students
The American Intellectual
Property Law Association (AIPLA) is sponsoring its job
fair on November 1.
Read the forms
and information carefully; be
sure to read the forms to verify deadlines.
A lot of very good firms, especially patent firms, from
around the country interview here. To participate you
must be a member of AIPLA. The application must be received
by the AIPLA by September
8. Student membership costs $45, but is well
worthwhile. The form is at http://www.aipla.org/html/membappl.htm.
Should you need a sponsor either Professor Graeme B.
Dinwoodie or Professor Holbrook can serve in that capacity.
The Job Fair Participation Form must also be
submitted by September 8.
Resumes must be sent to participating
firms by September 29.
In 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.
Attorney General's Honors program and
Summer Law Intern Program
The Department of Justice is now accepting
applications for the Honors and Intern Programs. The
application and all information can be found on the
web page. Select "Opportunities for Attorneys
and Law Students" and then the Program you are
interested in. There is also a checklist that provides
information about what is needed to complete the application.
Most correspondence with applicants will be via e-mail
so be sure to use an account that will remain active
& that you will check frequently. Application
deadline is September 15, 2003.
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 US Environmental 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.
Spring 2004 Internship
with the US Attorney for the Northern District of
The Office of
the US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
will conduct a Spring 2004 Intern Program. The primary
goals of this program are to provide law students
with the greatest possible exposure to and participation
in federal trial and appellate practice and to obtain
excellent legal talent for the Office. They will accept
approximately 15 interns who will be expected to serve
at least 16 hours per week in the Office. These are
unpaid positions but course credit may be available.
Pick up applications in the Career Services Office,
handout #5. Application
deadline is September 26th, 2003.
2004 Equal Justice Works Fellowships
Brochure is now available
The brochure contains selection criteria,
deadlines and other program-related information. Go
(click on "Find an opportunity > Equal Justice
Works Fellowships > Apply for a Fellowship today!).
Government Honors & Internship
The 2004 version is now available
in the Career Services office and on-line. To
access the on-line version, contact the CSO for
the user name & password.
Vermont Guide to State Judicial
The 2004 version of this guide is
now available in the Career Services office and
on-line. The Guide contains information on judicial
clerkships for all 50 states. To access the on-line
version contact the CSO for the user name and
Reminder: Informational Handouts
All of our handouts on resumes,
cover letters, interviewing, job search strategies
and others are available on our web site under
the job search handout link.
All employment opportunities,
paid or unpaid, clerking or volunteer, internship
or externship, or fellowship, can be found in
the new LawMatch
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 and password.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for the password to access the list. Please note,
the password for this site is not the same as your
job posting password.