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.
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 Program
Williams & McCarthy
Location: Rockford, IL
Attn: Mr. Marc C. Gravino
Title: Hiring Attorney
Years Hiring: 2L
Required Hiring Criteria: None Specified
Preferred Hiring Criteria: Top 33%, Law Review, Moot Court
**Submit resume, cover letter,
writing sample, and transcript to the Career Services Office
by Noon, Monday, October 10, 2003.
- Interview schedules are currently
available through LawCareer (same site as bidding process.)
Students are responsible for checking their individual
interview schedules daily for updates
or changes. If
you notice a conflict, inform our office immediately.
- Bring an extra copy of your resume,
transcript, and writing sample to every interview.
- Allow ample travel time prior
to an interview, even if you are already on campus.
- If there is an emergency that
prevents you from making a scheduled interview, you must
call our office as soon as possible, 312/906-5200.
Thank You Notes
You do not need to send thank you notes after on-campus
interviews. Well written notes should be sent after
call backs or initial interviews in an employer's office.
Callbacks and Offers
Please keep us informed about callbacks and offers as well
as any concerns you may have regarding the interviews.
E-mail our office about callbacks or offers you receive
from on-campus interviews or job fairs. If
you accept an offer, please let us know so we can cancel
the remainder of your on-campus interviews.
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 firm.
U.S. Navy JAG Corps Informational
Navy JAG Corps will hold an informational presentation
for 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls, and domestic LL.M.s on
Tuesday, September 30th, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Room
370. Their questionnaire is available at
the NALP website.
employer does not sign Chicago-Kent College of Law's
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement.
Careers in International Law
Interested in a Career in International Law? On October
7, 2003 at 5:15 p.m., in the auditorium,
the Illinois State Bar Association, presents a program
on careers in international law. Featured speakers will
be Jessica DePinto, a 1996 Kent alumni, and chair of
the ISBA's International & Immigration Section Council
who will speak on customs and international trade law;
Scott Pollock, who will discuss immigration law, and
Lewis Matusewich, who will speak on international business
transactions. Each speaker will spend a few moments
speaking about their particular career path and then
the floor will be opened for questions.
Meet the Public Service Employers Reception
Want to become involved in public service but don't
know what's out there or where to begin? Then come to
the Chicago Area Law School Consortium's Public Service
Reception on Wednesday, October
8th, from 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at Loyola University
Chicago, 25 East Pearson -15th Floor, Kasbeer Hall.
representatives from Chicago area non-profits and government
agencies and learn about opportunities
in their organizations.
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.
Agricultural Law Opportunity for Students
The University of Arkansas School of Law is co-sponsoring
the American Agricultural Law Association's Annual
Agricultural Law Symposium, October
17-18, 2003 at the Historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio,
Texas. Thanks to a generous grant, students
can attend this conference at very special reduced rate.
This two-day conference provides practical and timely
information. Nationally recognized speakers will address
agricultural issues involving environmental regulation,
water law, farm programs and federal farm policy, labor
and immigration law, food safety and labeling, taxation
and business planning, biotechnology, and international
trade. This conference offers an unparalleled opportunity
for agricultural law professionals from across the country
to network and discuss these important issues. For students,
it provides a wonderful opportunity to explore a new
area of law and to meet attorneys who are the leaders
in this area.
Students who join the AALA at the reduced student rate
of $30 can attend the conference for only $45. This
includes continental breakfasts and lunches for both
conference days. Hotel accommodations are available
at the Menger Hotel for $125/night for a double room.
There are a number of other hotels nearby that may be
available at even lower rates.
For more information, visit the AALA website at http://www.aglaw-assn.org
or contact the Graduate Program in Agricultural Law
at the University of Arkansas School of Law at firstname.lastname@example.org
1L Minority Student Workshop and Reception: "Why
a Big Law Firm"
The second annual "Why a Big Firm?" Workshop
and Reception at Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP
is being held on Thursday,
October 9th. The workshop begins at 4:30
pm in their offices at 190 S. LaSalle Street, 40th floor
in Chicago. The workshop will provide information
on the benefits of working at a big law firm and some
of the paths to get there. Please R.S.V.P. with Merisa
Baeza at email@example.com
Public Interest Law Job Opportunities Program and
Want to explore public service employment? Not sure
what "public interest law" means? Students
will gain an understanding of what public interest law
entails, how to best market oneself for public interest
employment, and learn job search strategies for finding
summer and post-graduate employment, internships, and
fellowships. The program will be held on Oct.
15, 3:00 pm in room
Equal Justice Works Career Fair 2003
The 2003 Equal Justice Works Career Fair
and Conference will be held Thursday,
October 23 and Friday, October 24 at the Hilton Washington
Hotel in Washington, DC. This year's Fall
Events will feature individual and group interviews,
along with career development and substantive law sessions
on both days. All persons registered for the Career
Fair may participate in the one-on-one employer interviews,
Table Talk group interviews, and educational sessions
on how to advance a public interest career. Go to www.equaljusticeworks.org/careerfair/
for registration, deadlines, participating employers,
and other career fair information. If you have any questions
after reading the web site information, contact Melanie
Kushnir in Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org Please
note: all resumes must be submitted to employers
by September 24th.
In accordance with the National Association for Law
Placement's guidelines, you are not permitted to participate
in one-on-one interviews with employers. However, you
may participate in the Table Talk and career development
NYU International Student Interview Program
The NYU International Student Interview
Program will be held on Friday,
January 30, 2004. This program is for foreign
LL.M. students who possess foreign law degrees and are
enrolled as full-time students during the 2003-2004
academic year. It is a one-day program bringing together
over 1100 foreign-trained law students with 130+ employers
with positions in approximately 35 countries including
the US. The registration deadline
is October 29th at noon.
Additional information will be provided as it becomes
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.
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.
of Defense Summer Honors Legal Intern Program
The Office of
General Counsel is accepting applications from both
1L and 2L student for the Summer 2004 Honors Legal
Internship Program. 2L applications must be postmarked
by November 17, 2003.
1L applications must be postmarked
by January 5, 2004.
See handout #14 for all details and Application
Form 612. See
job posting #75962.
The Office of the General Counsel is
accepting applications for the Honors Program from
3Ls; this is a 2-year program. There are 6 month rotations
within 4 of the 5 divisions of the office. Mail resume,
cover letter, law school transcript with explanation
of grading system, legal writing sample, and references.
See gray files for details. See job posting #73430
for further information. Applications
must be postmarked by October 15, 2003.
QUALIFICATIONS: Upper 30% of class.
Must be a US citizen. Must be admitted to the Bar
within a year of reporting for duty.
NOTE: The Commission's Atomic Safety
& Licensing Board Panel is also accepting applications.
Applicants for the Honors Program can also have their
applications referred or apply separately.
Native American Joint Program
Quarles & Brady has joined forces
with the Gila River Indian Community of central Arizona
and the Forest County Potawatomi Community of Wisconsin
in designing a summer experience for law students
interested in Native American legal issues. In the
Native American Joint Summer Associate Program, a
student has the unique opportunity to work first-hand
with members of our Federal Indian and Gaming Law
and with the in-house counsel of the Gila River Indian
Community and the Forest County Potawatomi Community.
Interested first-year and second-year students
are invited to forward their resumes and writing samples
to Dori John in Phoenix for the Gila River program
at firstname.lastname@example.org, 602-229-5314 or Michelle Hemenway
in Milwaukee for the Potawatomi program at email@example.com,
414-277-5290. Selection decisions will be made
jointly by the Firm and the Gila River or Potawatomi
Indian Communities. For information on the Gila River
Indian Community, see http://www.gric.nsn.us.
For information on the Forest County Potawatomi Indian
Community, see http://www.fcpotawatomi.com.
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!).
ISBA Law Ed Series
The Illinois State Bar Association
offers high quality educational programs to its
members, the Law Ed Series. These practical and
affordable CLE programs are offered to law students
at no charge and to Newly Admitted attorneys at
a reduced tuition of $15.00 for a full-day program
and $10.00 for a half-day program. For a listing
of CLE programs available, visit the ISBA website,
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.