Career Services Office
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of March 1, 2004
Job Search Strategies for the Small and
Midsize Firm Market
Interested in working for a small and/or
midsize firm? Hear what life is like in a small and/or
midsize firm from several practicing partners who have
chosen this career path. They will share their experiences
and provide you with invaluable job search advice on the
following topics: researching and identifying small/midsize
law firms; hiring methods and timelines; writing effective
resumes and cover letters; preparing for the interview;
and negotiating the salary and benefits. This program
will be held on March 2, 2004
at Noon in Room # 170. Please sign up in the career services
office or RSVP Melanie Kushnir at firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve a spot.
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Workshop
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is
a personality instrument used by career counselors to
help individuals identify jobs and work environments that
will be particularly satisfying. The MBTI can help you
identify what motivates & energizes you, how you gather
information, how you make decisions, and how you approach
your work day as well as your leisure time. It is an excellent
resource for those students uncertain about their future
career and/or curious about how to use their law degree
in a variety of settings.
Students MUST sign-up and complete the
MBTI inventory in advance of the program. Inventories
are available in the Career Services Office. Please allow
about 20 minutes to complete the MBTI form. The forms
must be completed and turned in by noon on Monday, March
The program itself will take place in two
consecutive sessions at Noon,
Tuesday, March 9th in Room C25 and Wednesday March 10th
at 3:00 p.m. in Room 370. Attendance is required
for both sessions as they will cover different topics.
Questions may be directed to Maureen Stimming at email@example.com,
who will facilitate both programs.
Government Services Career Fair
The YLS will host its Fifth Annual Government
Services Career Fair on Saturday,
March 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Association
Headquarters (321 S. Plymouth St.). The Fair will
consist of a panel discussion on legal careers in public
service followed by an opportunity to meet representatives
from local government offices. Resumes will be accepted
at the discretion of the government agencies. The cost
of the event is $10 for CBA Members and CBA Law Student
Members ($20 for nonmembers). To register, call CBA
Ticketing at 312-554-2056. For more information on
participating agencies and panelists, visit www.chicagobar.org/yls.html
closer to the event date.
National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)
Graduates to Leaders Workshop in Law
The National Italian American Foundation
(NIAF) is currently accepting applications for Graduates
to Leaders (G2L) - Law. G2L will host Italian American
law students for all-expenses paid workshops providing
in-depth lectures and discussions with Italian American
leaders in the legal field. Topics will include public
interest and advocacy law, statutory and administrative
law, criminal law and business law among others. Institutional
visits will involve the Supreme Court, Congress, the Judicial
Department and some of the top firms in Washington. Participants
will receive an "insider's" view into their
vocation, taking part in sessions which will delve into
important issues and key strategies helpful in maintaining
their professional lives.
In addition, the seminars will double as
a networking forums among participants, providing the
base of a professional support group of Italian Americans
involved in law. The seminars will be all-expenses paid,
including transportation, accommodations, meals and events.
Past speakers who have taken part in NIAF
Programs include: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia,
former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, General
Counsel of the SEC Giovanni Prezioso, N.Y. Supreme Court
Justice Dominic Massaro, and Louis Freeh, Former Director
of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The NIAF Graduates to Leaders Workshop in
Law will be offered May 23 -
26, 2004 in Washington, D.C. To be eligible
for the program, students must be 1st or 2nd year law
students at the time of application and be of Italian
heritage. Participants will be selected through an application
process. The application process includes background information,
an essay, a resume, a transcript and a recommendation
from a professor or legal professional. Applications
must be postmarked by April 1st, 2004 for consideration.
Further information about the program and applications
can be found on the website: http://www.niaf.org/G2L.
Women Everywhere: Partners in Service Project
Do you want to help others, but you do
not have a lot of time? If so, please consider spending
just ONE day, May 14, 2004,
away from the office doing rewarding work with other volunteers
on behalf of women in need. Now in its fifth year, members
of the Black Women Lawyers Association of Greater Chicago,
Inc., Chicago Bar Association Alliance For Women, Chicago
Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Women in the Law
Committee, DuPage Women Lawyers Association, Hadassah
Attorneys Council, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
Latina Lawyers Committee, Illinois State Bar Association
Minority and Women Participation Committee, Illinois State
Bar Association Women and the Law Committee, and the Women’s
Bar Association of Illinois collectively present the “Women
Everywhere: Partners in Service Project.” On May 14,
2004, Women Everywhere volunteers will contribute their
workday to a preselected community service agency dedicated
to helping women in need or to an educational project
benefiting young women and girls. Women Everywhere agency
activities include direct service tasks, such as painting,
building, gardening or cleaning, as well as legal education
projects, such as presenting topical seminars and workshops,
or providing job training information. If you are interested
in participating in any of these exciting activities,
please pick up a copy of an application form from the
Career Services Office or contact Melanie Kushnir at firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
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.
Fall 2004 Internship Opportunity
with US Attorney's Office
The US Attorney's Office, Northern
District of Illinois will accept approximately
15 interns for its Fall 2004 Internship Program.
Interns will be expected to serve at least 16
hours/week in the office. These are unpaid internships,
but course credit may be available. For more information
see Job posting #86223. See handout rack in
Career Services Office for application. Applications
are due by April 16, 2004.
Volunteer Summer Judicial Internships,
Law Division, Circuit Court of Cook County
The Law Division of the Circuit
Court of Cook County has a number of volunteer
summer intern positions available for first-and
second-year students who are interested in learning
more about the state trial court while honing
their research and writing skills. Students will
work directly with judges and, in some cases,
with current post-grad judicial clerks (not all
judges in the Law Division have judicial clerks).
This is an excellent opportunity to see the judicial
system in action. To
apply submit a resume and writing sample to the
Career Services Office by March 5th. See
job posting #84602.
FROM PROFESSOR VIVIEN GROSS
IRS summer legal externship and employment opportunities
-- Current 1Ls and 2Ls
The Department of the Treasury,
Internal Revenue Service, has two paid positions
and two for-credit, volunteer externship positions
available this summer in its Chicago office.
Applicants with prior expertise or experience
in tax matters are preferred, but the IRS will
consider all applicants.
are due by Wednesday, March 10, 2004.
Applications should include: brief cover letter,
resume, law school transcript and writing sample.
Applicants must also submit Form 6524 , available
Alternatively, to request a Form
6524 application, call Karen Lawrence at (312)
886-9225, x357, or fax requests to (312)
Applications should be mailed to
Area Counsel, IRS, Suite 2300, 200 W. Adams St.,
Chicago, IL 60606, Attention: Judith M. Picken.
For more information, please
see Professor Gross, Room 617. See job posting
Scholarship for the Cook County
Public Defender's Office
The Jack Carey Scholarship is awarded
to a law student who commits to being an intern
or extern at the Cook County Public Defender's
Office for one semester. The intern or extern
must be currently enrolled in law school and work
a minimum of 15 hours/week during the designated
semester. Only students eligible for a 711 license
can apply. The scholarship money is sent to the
law school to help pay tuition. If Tuition has
been paid, the money is released to the intern/extern.
Pick up an application in the Career Services
Office, handout #32. Application
deadline for Summer is March 26th.
Opportunity in the Illinois Attorney General's
The Antitrust Bureau of Illinois
Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office is currently
seeking law student interns for the summer of
2004 on a full or part-time basis. The positions
are unpaid, but it may be possible to obtain
school credit with prior approval from the student's
school. The student will serve as a volunteer
law clerk which will provide excellent opportunities
to improve his/her skills and knowledge in a wide
range of subject areas, including consumer protection,
government representation, civil rights, environmental
enforcement, antitrust and other complex civil
litigation, civil and criminal appeals, and criminal
law enforcement. Interested students should read
the description of the Office's law clerk program
Any interested student should print out a copy
of the application maintained on the web site
and return it to either the address or fax number
found at the web site. Please indicate Antitrust
as the first choice on that form and note in their
comments either that they heard of this opportunity
from the career services office or otherwise have
a primary interest in interning with the Antitrust
Bureau. We also ask each student to include a
copy of her/his resume with the application form.
Please contact Blake L. Harrop at 312-814-1004
or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any questions about the Antitrust
Bureau or the application process. Deadline
is April 1, 2004. See job
note: See Prof.
Gross about obtaining academic credit.
Kent Justice Foundation Summer
The Kent Justice Foundation Summer
Fellowship Program provides grants of up to $4500
to students at the Chicago-Kent College of Law
who have secured unpaid or low paying public interest
legal positions during the summer. Summer Fellowships
are awarded to help compensate deserving and committed
students for working in public interest, as well
as provide much-needed legal assistance to public
interest organizations. The application form
and criteria information is available in hard
copy on the KJF bulletin board and in the career
services office. Applications
will be due on April 19, 2004. If you
have questions, please contact KJF President,
Aaron Garland at email@example.com.
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
CHCI has 22 fellowships available
for promising Latinos. Fellows gain hands-on experience
at the national level in the public policy area
of their choice. Fellows have the opportunity
to work in such areas as international affairs,
economic development, education policy, housing,
or local government. See job posting #84229
and handout #34 for complete details.
Application deadline is March 1, 2004.
Equal Justice America Summer $3,500
Legal Service Fellowships Available
Equal Justice America Legal Service
Summer Fellowships are available to law students
working in organizations providing direct civil
legal services to the poor. Students must secure
a full-time (minimum 35 - 40 hours per week) placement
for at least 10 weeks for a legal services organization.
Completed applications must be received no later
than March 17, 2004.
See job posting # 78323.
Public Interest Law Initiative
(PILI) Fellowship Programs
This Fellowship is for 3Ls who will
be incoming associates at participating law firms.
The Fellowships are during the summer and allow
adequate time to study for the Bar Exam. See
handout #18 and job posting #77682 for complete
This program is for 1Ls and 2Ls.
This is a 10-week program and pays a $4,500 stipend.
The internship provides a valuable and unique
opportunity to serve the needs of low-income people,
work on policy issues, and put your knowledge
to use in the public interest. Applications
must be received before March 1. See
handout # 19 and job posting #77691. NOTE:
1Ls cannot apply before December 1.
2004 Equal Justice Works Fellowships
Brochure is now available
The brochure contains selection
criteria, deadlines and other program-related
information. Go to www.equaljusticeworks.org
(click on "Find an opportunity > Equal
Justice Works Fellowships > Apply for a Fellowship
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
These are by no means all of the resources available
in our office. This section is for highlighting
new resources or existing sources that have
been updated, or as a reminder of existing resources
that are especially useful at certain times
during the year. To view the list of available
resources go to http://www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cso/book-inv.pdf
Environmental Law Careers Directory
The Careers Directory assists
law students and law school graduates in contacting
employers in the environmental law field.
It is divided into sections: corporations,
government, nonprofit organizations and private
firms, along with other helpful information
for those interested in environmental careers.
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, www.isba.org.
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
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.
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
Chicago Law Firms Seeking to
Sublet Apartments for Summer Associates
The following firms are seeking
to sublet apartments for Summer Associates who
will be coming in from out of town. If interested
in subletting your apartment, please contact
the following: Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw
- Mary Boxer , (312) 701-8439, fax (312) 706-9234,
Schiff Hardin - Lilly Tuller, 6600 Sears
Tower, Chicago, IL 60606, email@example.com;
Jenner & Block - Rebecca Eichenlaub,
Legal Recruiting Coordinator, (312) 840-8949,
Summer Housing Available in
If you will be spending your summer
in Washington DC for educational purposes (internships,
research and study) housing is available at
the Catholic University of America. For more
information and rates go to http://conferences.cua.edu
or contact them at 202-319-5291 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring Semester Office Hours
The Career Services Office is
open from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday -
Friday. Evening appointments with Career Strategists
will be available for alumnae/i and evening
students, by appointment only, on Thursdays
from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.
Please call the office at 312-906-5200 to
set up an appointment.