The Intellectual Property Litigation Committee of the
ABA is hosting a roundtable discussion titled: The Clash
Between the Right of Publicity and the First Amendment.
It will be held at Goldberg Kohn Bell Black Rosenbloom
& Moritz, Ltd. 55 E. Monroe, Suite 3700, Chicago,
IL 60603 on Wednesday, September
24, 2003. It starts
at 12:15; lunch will be provided. RSVP with Laura Ruiz
at email@example.com or 312-863-7211 no later
than Wednesday, September 17th.
There is no fee for students wishing to attend.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Currently,
applicants may not apply to both the Attorney General's
Honors Program and the Summer Law Intern Program at
the same time. If you are eligible for one Program,
you are not eligible for the other. If you do apply
to both Programs, you will be disqualified from both.
Additional information for 3rd year
students: A current third-year law student who
already has been selected for a judicial clerkship
and wishes to be considered for a compensated summer
law internship by OSG and/or OLC, or any other Department
component, should apply only to the Summer Law Intern
Program. To avoid being deemed ineligible, be sure
to provide the name of the court, the judge, and the
dates of the clerkship term.
A current third year student who has
applied for a judicial clerkship but will not know
the results by September 15, 2003, should apply only
to the Honors Program. An Honors Program applicant
who later receives a clerkship who wishes to be considered
for a compensated summer internship by OSG and/or
OLC should then go to the "Status of Application"
screen on our online system, log in using his or her
individual User ID and password, and take the following
1. Withdraw from the Honors Program
and indicate that it was based on acceptance of a
Judicial Law Clerkship.
2. Enter the following data in the appropriate
a. The name of the court.
b. The name of the judge.
c. The dates of the clerkship period.
d. Indicate an interest in OSG, OLC or both (in order
e. Save the changes.
This will change the original Honors
Program application by adding the clerkship information,
stripping the previously listed employment preferences,
and adding OSG, OLC or both. The application will
then be referred to OSG, OLC, or both, provided the
withdrawal occurs prior to the beginning of their
Third-year law students who have already
certified and submitted an application to the Summer
Law Intern Program, and wish to decertify their application
in order to apply to the Honors Program, must contact
AVUE Technologies at email@example.com in sufficient
time to permit corrective action prior to the September
15, 2003 application deadline. Once they send AVUE
a request for decertification, they may then apply
to the Honors Program under a new user ID. Please
note that all new applications must be certified and
submitted by the application deadline, September 15,
Neither OSG nor OLC have established
a cutoff date for receipt of applications. Accordingly,
we will leave the "withdrawal based on clerkship"
option available until such time as those offices
decide to begin their review process. At that point,
we will shut down the "withdrawal based on clerkship"
option and forward all eligible applicants from both
the Honors Program and the Summer Law Intern Program
to OSG and OLC for their consideration.
Please note that compensated summer
law internships with OSG and OLC are extremely competitive
and are limited to students who are entering a judicial
clerkship following law school graduation.
This option is only available to third-year
law students interested in a compensated summer law
internship with either OSG or OLC between graduation
from law school and the start of a judicial clerkship.
It is not currently available for compensated summer
internships with any of the Department's other components.
Third-year law students who apply to the Summer Law
Intern Program and do not provide specific details
of an existing judicial clerkship will be deemed ineligible.
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!).
Career Education Institutes
We have various publications available
in the Career Services Office. It is also possible
to view their publications on-line at www.Internships-USA.com.
Contact the CSO for the user name & password.
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.