Career Services Office
Services Office home page
of April 26, 2004
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
with any questions.
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 email@example.com.
National Black Prosecutors Association
Conference and Job Fair
The National Black Prosecutors Association
(NBPA) 21st Annual Convention will occur July
18, 2004 – July 24, 2004 at the Marriott Hotel – Renaissance
Center in Detroit, Michigan. In addition to
a comprehensive legal training program for prosecutors,
the conference will host the NBPA Job Fair on July
20, 2004. The NBPA Job Fair provides a forum for law
school students, recent law school graduates and experienced
attorneys from across the nation to meet and interview
for prospective employment in prosecutors’ offices at
the local, state and federal levels. The job fair will
be followed by an evening reception. The student/alumni
rate for attending the Job Fair and Reception is $50.00.
If a student wishes to attend the workshops and/or seminars
at the convention, the fee is an additional $60.00 or
$110.00 per student. Completed
registration forms with a check for the appropriate amount
must be received by July, 2, 2004. For further
information including the registration form, pick up a
copy of handout # 43 in the career services office. Alternatively,
you can call Rita Okwumabua, Wayne County Prosecutor’s
Office, Detroit, Michigan at (313) 224-7475 or e-mail
her at Rokwumab@co.wayne.mi.us.
Additional information about the NBPA is also available
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.
Attention Minorities: Summer Internship
Scholarship Program, McDonald’s Corporation
The Diversity Committee of the
Association of Corporate Counsel for the McDonald’s
Corporation is accepting applications for
its Law Student Summer Internship Scholarship
Program. The Committee will award a $1,000
scholarship for up to three minority law students
who have completed their first-year of law school
and who meet the Diversity Committee’s selection
criteria. Students will be placed with participating
companies in the Chicago-land area for 10-12 weeks
during the summer of 2004. Students applying to
the program must submit a completed application
form and transcript to the Committee. All
applications must be postmarked by April 30, 2004.
Copies of the application are available in
the career services office, room # 360. The
Career Services Office recommends students type
their applications and/or answer the questions
on a word document. Typewriters are available
for student use in the career services office.
For questions, contact Melanie Kushnir at email@example.com.
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.
The ABA section
of International Law and Practice's Law Student
and New Lawyer Outreach Committee is launching
an international internship program. The internship
program is intended to facilitate the establishment
of legal internships for US law students interested
in the practice of international law with overseas
law firms. This program is for 1L's, 2L's, 3L's
and recent graduates. Benefits and requirements
vary with each internship/firm. See job posting
#90596 For more information go to www.abanet.org/intlaw/intlinternship.html.
Can also e-mail GauthieJ@staff.abanet.org.
Fall 2004 Internships Available
Sports & Celebrities, Inc. is accepting
applications for Fall 2004 internships. Responsibilities
vary depending on your qualifications & experience.
Assignments could include: general office work,
database updates and assisting on celebrity television
commercials, appearances and speeches are the
ongoing assignments along with projects to be
determined. Apply for an internship by e-mail
or fax with a resumes and cover letter. Please
do not call. Send all resumes to Brian Flad,
Account Director, Burns Sports & Celebrities,
Inc. 1007 Church Street, Evanston, Illinois 60201
fax number: 847-491-9778. Apply early.
See job posting #90591. Applications for
Spring and Summer 2005 will also be accepted.
NOTE: the Senior Vice President and Vice President
& General Counsel of this company are Chicago-Kent
Katten Muchin Zavis Rosenman Minority
Scholars Program 2004 Application
Minority law students are eligible
to apply for the Katten Muchin Rosenman Minority
Scholars Program. One $15,000 scholarship will
be awarded to a student of color participating
in the 2005 Summer Associate Program. The recipient
will be selected based on several criteria, including
superior academic achievement, leadership experience
and personal qualities that reflect the potential
for outstanding contributions to Katten Muchin
Zavis Rosenman and the legal profession. Completed
applications must be mailed by August 31, 2004.
All inquiries relating to the Program should be
directed to Elizabeth E. Cibula, Director of Attorney
Recruiting and Development at Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a copy of the application, pick up handout
# 42 in the career services office.
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.
Funding for Summer Public Interest
Jobs Available: Equal Justice Works Summer Corp
Equal Justice Works will be administering
the 2004 Summer Corps program this summer. Summer
Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that provides
200 law students with the opportunity to earn
a $1,000 education award voucher for spending
the summer in a qualifying internship at a non-profit,
public interest organization. Summer Corps members
provide critically needed legal assistance in
low-income or underserved communities in the US
on a broad range of issue areas. For more information
including the on-line application, program description,
and eligibility requirements, go to http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/find/index.php?view=detail&id=1213
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
New Resource-Inside a US Embassy:
How the Foreign Service Works for America
Ever wonder exactly what the
Foreign Service is and what goes on inside
a US Embassy? A US Embassy is home to a dynamic
team of professionals committed to public
service and the value of diplomacy. Inside
a US Embassy gives an up-close and personal
look into the lives of the diplomats and specialists
who make up the US Foreign Service. A Foreign
Service career offers the experience of living
in diverse cultures and the challenge of making
a difference in the world. Come along inside
a US embassy and learn how the Foreign Service
works for America. This book will be found
in the Career Services section of the library.
Program Videos Available
The program videos are now available
for Careers in Foreign Service, Intro to Fall
On-Campus Interviewing, and Public Interest
How to Pay for Your Law Degree
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.
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 at http://lawcareer.kentlaw.edu/.
Job postings are password protected. If
you do not have a password, please contact
the Career Services Office by e-mailing
Chicago Area Law Firm List
The Chicago Area Law Firm List of Firms
with Four or More Attorneys is available
on-line in a password protected searchable database.
This resource can aid you in your job search
by helping you identify local law firms that
practice in the area(s) in which you are interested.
Although every attempt is made at keeping the
database current, information may become out
of date due to firm mergers, contact people
leaving their firms, etc. Therefore, 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 email@example.com
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
NALP Apartment Exchange Now Available
NALP's annual Apartment
Exchange service will be available on
website until May 1.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org;
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 email@example.com
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.