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of April 12, 2004
Intro to Fall on Campus Interviewing
13th at Noon in Room 520, and Thursday, April 20th at
5:15 p.m. Room 590
During the fall, legal employers will either
come on-campus to interview students, or request resumes
directly from students for summer associate and entry-level
attorney positions. Members of the CSO will discuss the
on-campus interview process, contacting employers directly,
what to do if you do not meet a particular employer's
hiring criteria and how to prepare over the summer. In
addition, the information will assist students participating
in the Patent Law Interview Program, Cook County Bar Association
Minority Job Fair, and other interviewing opportunities.
1L Day students who plan to participate in the interview
program next fall are strongly encouraged to attend this
program. 2L Day/Evening & 3L Evening students who
have not previously participated but intend to next year
should also be sure to attend.
If you're a 1L evening student switching
to the day program and will fulfill all requirements to
graduate by May 2005, you must notify our office of your
Please note: 2005 graduates (including December
2004 graduates) interested in working for the Cook County
State's Attorney's Office must register for an on-campus
interview in order to be considered for employment with
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, e-mail your name, address, and
e-mail address to Classifieds@LBPC.com
(please include Legal Career Day in the subject line).
Or you can fax information to 312/644-1215.
Career Opportunities in the Foreign
Louise Bigott '76, a Foreign Service Officer
who has served in Munich, London, and Washington. D.C.
will meet with interested students to discuss her experience
and how students can find fulfillment in a career outside
of the traditional practice of law. If you're interested
in international work, government, immigration, and a
number of other relevant practice areas, don't miss this
event. Wednesday, April 14th
at 3:00 p.m., room 583. Space is limited. RSVP
21st Annual 2004 Minority Law Student Job
The Cook County Bar Association and the
Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large law Firms are
sponsoring the 21st Annual 2004 Minority Law Student Job
Fair to be held on Thursday August
19, 2004 at the Embassy Suites Hotel Chicago-Downtown/Lakefront.
2L’s and 3L’s (students in the classes of 2005 and 2006)
and domestic LL.M students enrolled in the fall of 2004
are invited to participate. Approximately 100 large and
small firms, corporations, and government agencies located
in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota
and other states are anticipated. Everyone must register
to participate, absolutely no walk-ins will be allowed.
The registration form and information may be picked
up in the career services office, room 360. The
DEADLINE for registration is Friday May 7, 2004 at 5 p.m.
If you have questions regarding this job fair, please
contact Assistant Director of Career Services, Melanie
Kushnir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postgraduate Fellowship Opportunities Program
Postgraduate fellowships provide a unique
opportunity to practice law for a public interest organization
that may not otherwise be hiring full-time entry level
attorneys. Panelist will describe their unique fellowship
experiences and provide valuable tips on the application
process including identifying organizations, developing
project proposals, and obtaining fellowship funding. Career
Services staff will provide resources to identify public
interest organizations, fellowship opportunities, and
sources of funding. This program is open to all law students
but will be particularly relevant for 2L’s and even 1L’s
who should start researching organizations and obtaining
ideas due to deadlines beginning in early fall, one year
in advance of the commencement of the fellowship term.
Program will occur on April 20th
at Noon in Room 210.
Guest speakers: Wamaid Mestey-Borges, Former
National Association for Public Interest Law Fellow, Whitman-Walker
Clinic,’98 Chicago-Kent College of Law; Claudia Valenzuela,
Current Equal Justice Works Fellow, Heartland Alliance-Midwest
Immigrant Rights Center, ’02 Depaul University College
of Law; Professor Carolyn Shapiro, Former Skadden Fellow,
National Center on Poverty Law, ’95 University of Chicago
Law School; Hina Sodha, Current Equal Justice Works Fellow,
Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, ’03
Depaul University College of Law
ISBA Program: So You Want To Be A Corporate
The Illinois State Bar Association is hosting
the program: So You Want To Be A Corporate Lawyer: Strategies
For Going Or Remaining In-House on Monday,
April 26, 2004. Dinner: 5:30pm, Program: 6:45pm ISBA Chicago
Regional Office, 20 S. Clark, Suite 900, Chicago.
Panelists will answer questions about being an in-house
attorney and explore trends in growth and hiring in 2004.
Cost of the program is $20.00. Contact Phyllis Lester
at 312-726-8775 for reservation.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 Alternative Careers
for Lawyers: The Business Sector is now available
in the Career Services Office.
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.