Important Patent Law Interview
If you registered for the 2004 Patent
Law Interview Program, please pick up a packet of
employer NALP forms and registration information in our
office, suite 360. You should review all information in
the packet and on the Patent Law Interview Program web page
(go to the Career Services section).
All materials are due back to
the Chicago-Kent Career Services office by 5:00 p.m. on
Friday, April 9th. We will then forward all materials
to Loyola. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth
Pohlman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative Careers for Lawyers: The Business
Were you torn between the option of an MBA
or a JD? Are you wondering how your law degree can help
or hinder you in pursuit of a career in banking, human
resources, investment banking, or other corporate areas?
If so, come hear a panel of law school graduates discuss
how they have used their law degree to further their career
in the business sector. Tuesday,
March 30th at noon in room 370.
Think Globally, Network Locally Connecting
with International Organizations in Chicago or You Don't
Have to Practice International Law to be Involved
Do you find yourself drawn to international
issues although your career is focused elsewhere? Are
you among the growing number of attorneys finding their
practice expanding globally? If so, please come to an
informal presentation and discussion about becoming involved
in international organizations and events in the city
of Chicago. Hear from prominent alumnus whose volunteer
work in local organizations led to appointments to the
U.S. Commission for the Preservation for America's Heritage
Abroad and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation;
find out how to meet foreign lawyers and other professionals
visiting Chicago, and learn about Chicago-Kent's numerous
international projects. Bring a friend and a lunch, and
connect with Chicago-Kent's international community. Tuesday,
March 30 from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. at the ISBA Chicago Offices,
20 S. Clark St, Suite 900.
John Pikarski '69, Gordon & Pikarski; Peggy Parfenoff,
Executive Director, International Visitors Center of Chicago;
Lydia Lazar, Assistant Dean for International Law and
Policy, Chicago-Kent College of Law. Moderated by the
Honorable Barbara Disko, Circuit Court of Cook County,
Chair of the Board of Overseers Committee on International
Law and Policy.
You may order a box
lunch for $11 by contacting Nekeda Kirkwood at 312-906-5240
by Thursday, March 25th.
LexisNexis Build Your Future Classes Start
Get Two Weeks Free Lexis to use at your summer job!
Employers want efficient researchers and
cost conscious employees. Classes will focus on cost effective
research tools and "real-world" research strategies,
including but not limited to, online features that are
no additional cost, cost-effective search strategies and
online databases for "real world" research.
See the schedule below for course content, dates and times!
Attend a BYF class and receive 500 LexisNexis Ultimate
Rewards points. Also, all students who attend will be
entered into a drawing for a $150 Best Buy gift card!
Sign up for a class on the Chicago-Kent Lexis My School
page at http://myschool.lexis.com/
(then click on the link for Chicago-Kent and look for
the training schedule) or sign up by e-mailing email@example.com.
Classes are scheduled for the following
dates and times:
Class Date Time Location
Cost Effective 3/24/2004 2-2:30 Lab 760
Statutory Research 3/24/2004 3-3:30 Lab 760
Cost Effective 3/24/2004 5-5:30 Lab 760
Litigation 3/24/2004 6-6:30 Lab 760
Cost Effective 3/25/2004 12-12:40 room C40 (lunch served,
max of 30 students)
Cost Effective 3/31/2004 3-3:30 Lab 760
Cost Effective 3/31/2004 4-4:30 Lab 760
Cost Effective 3/31/2004 5:20-5:50 Lab 760
Cost Effective 4/6/2004 12-12:30 Lab 76
Networking Tips for Young Lawyers
Renowned speaker, journalist (The New York
Times, L Magazine, among others), and lawyer Marci
Nusbaum will be speaking on issues of importance to
your career and job search. Don’t miss this exceptional
speaker whose legal career presentations have been called
by a current law student “one of the most dynamic and
helpful presentations” that he had ever attended.
Program will occur on Thursday,
April 8th from 2:00 to 4:00 at DePaul Center
1 E. Jackson Room 8005 Chicago, Illinois 60604. This
event is jointly sponsored by the Chicago Area Law School
Legal Career Day
The Law Bulletin Publishing Company, Zurich,
and Corboy & Demetrio are co-sponsoring an informational
and networking opportunity for law students and job seekers.
The program will take place
from 3 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13th at the Chicago
Athletic Association (12 S. Michigan Ave).
The event will consist of panel presentations on “Presenting
Yourself in Today’s Job Market,” a lawyer roundtable on
“Alternative Legal Careers,” and “The Legal Job Forecast.”
In addition, several law firms and LL.M. programs will
sponsor booths for law students to meet with representatives
and inquire about future job opportunities.
To RSVP, email your name, address, and
email address to Classifieds@LBPC.com
(please include Legal Career Day in the subject line).
Or you can fax information to 312/644-1215.
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 US 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 #36 in
Career Services Office for application. Applications
are due by April 16, 2004.
Fall 2004 Extern Opportunity with
The United States Securities and
Exchange Commission's Midwest Regional Office
is currently accepting applications for Extern
Law Clerk positions for the upcoming Fall semester.
Interested students should see job posting
#87632 for details. Applications
are due by May 1st.
Volunteer Summer Internship Program
in the Wisconsin Judicial System
The Wisconsin court system seeks
1st and 2nd year law students to work as unpaid
interns with circuit court judges throughout our
state during the summer of 2004.
Wisconsin has a single level circuit court of
general jurisdiction consisting of 241 branches
in 72 counties. Students are encouraged to apply
for internships in countries outside of Milwaukee
and Dane Counties, our two most populous counties.
Although interns will not be paid and cannot be
reimbursed for expenses incurred in participating,
these internships have much to offer. In addition
to solid practical experience, students will enjoy
a summer in Wisconsin where the weather is wonderful
and recreational opportunities abound. Credits
may be available for completing this internship
and we encourage the student to check with their
law school to discuss this possibility. Applications
will accepted through April 16, 2004.
The application may also be accessed at our website
and interested students should forward an application
and resume. See handout #37 in the Career Services
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 Professor Vivien
Gross. This is an excellent opportunity to improve
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 at http://www.ag.state.il.us/jobopps/lawclerk_application.htm.
Applicants should print out a copy
of the application maintained on the web site
and return it to either the address or fax number
found onthe web site. Please indicate Antitrust
as the first choice on that form and note in the
comments section that you heard of this opportunity
from the career services office or otherwise have
a primary interest in interning with the Antitrust
Bureau. Please include a copy of your resume
with the application form. Contact Blake L.
Harrop at 312-814-1004 or by 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
Kane County Resume Bank for Law
The Kane County Bar Association
is pleased to announce the formation of a "Resume
Bank" for law students interested in working
in Kane County on a temporary or part-time basis.
This program will increase job opportunities for
law students and also be a resource for Association
members who are looking to fill "summer associate,"
law clerk or other temporary law student positions
in their firms.
Interested law students are invited
to mail a completed brief questionnaire and a
current resume to the KCBA office. A writing sample
and references should be included with the application.
The questionnaire and submitted materials will
be kept on file in the KCBA office. See handout
#39 in the Career Services Office for the application.
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.
Equal Justice Works Route B Fellowships
It's not too late to become a 2004
Equal Justice Works Fellow! All 2004 Route B Fellowship
opportunities begin in September 2004 and are
available only to third-year law students. These
opportunities are posted at http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/routeblistings.php.
Additional postings will continue to be made weekly
through April, on a rolling basis as more fellowships
become available. Don’t let these exciting public
interest opportunities pass you by. For general
information regarding Equal justice Works Fellowship
Opportunities, see http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/fellowsmainpage.php.
Information for 2005 Equal Justice
Attention 2L's (and even 1L's):
Information about Equal Justice Works graduate
fellowships for 2005 is now available on-line
If no images appear, go to http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/bro2005.htm.
Fellowships applications are available to third
year graduating law students and recent law graduates
for a two-year term beginning in September 2005.
Please note application materials are due by
September 16, 2004,
one year in advance of the commencement of
the fellowship term. Now is the time to start
developing ideas, approaching potential host organizations,
and drafting project proposals, if required. See
application for further information.
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
Program Video Available
The video for Gaining Experience
as an Evening Law Student is now available.
There is a copy in the Career Services Office
and one on reserve in the library.
New Resource-Career Warfare
10 Rules for Building a Successful Personal
Brand and Fighting to Keep It
David D'Alessandro, CEO of John
Hancock and author of the national best-seller
Brand Warfare has now written Career
Warfare. This book gets personal - introducing
the "personal brand", the reputation
created by day-to-day actions and interactions,
as the decisive factor in career advancement.
Recounting lessons D'Alessandro has learned
along the way, Career Warfare is an
invaluable guidebook for building a successful
career. It's also a blunt, often humorous,
and entirely enjoyable read - adorned with
memorable anecdotes and colorful characters.
New Resource-How to Pay for
Your Law Degree 2004-2006
This directory provides detailed
information on nearly 550 fellowships, internships,
loans/forgivable loans, writing and other
competitions, Bar Exam support programs, and
grants available specifically to law students
to support their study, training, research,
and creative activities.
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 password.
additional housing information can be found
in our websites
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.