Summer Office Hours
Beginning the week of May 31st, the Career
Services Office will observe the following office hours:
Monday –Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. *
* After hours appointments available on Thursday (5, 5:30,
6, and 6:30) if scheduled 24 hours in advance
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – Noon
To schedule an appointment, call 312/906-5200.
Free Client Development Program: Get Ahead
of the Competition
The Career Services Office is in its sixth
year of partnering with the Chicago Chapter of the Legal
Marketing Association in a continuing effort to present
an innovative series of programs designed to teach law students
and lawyers how to develop and maintain client relationships.
Whether you plan to practice in a large, mid-size, or small
firm, an in-house legal department, or hang out your own
shingle, this eight-session lunch time series offers
an outstanding opportunity to learn the basic skills required
to develop a successful law practice that goes beyond being
an excellent legal technician. Even if you plan to start
your career in government work, a working knowledge of operations
on the private practice side will help guide you in the
event you plan to change sectors.
Still not convinced? The Chicago Chapter of the Legal Marketing
Association has established two scholarships toward tuition
for two students who attend all lectures and submit the
best marketing plan, as judged by a panel of legal marketing
Class of 2005 and 2006 students with two years of professional
experience prior to law school are welcome to attend.
All lectures are from 12:00 p.m.
to 1:00 p.m. in room 520 at Chicago-Kent. Lunch
will be provided. Pre-registration is required. Please
call the Career Services Office at (312) 906-5200 or e-mail
us at email@example.com
by Friday, July 2nd to
register for the only program of this type to be offered
to law students.
Tuesday, July 13: Plan Overview, Setting Goals and Selecting
Activities for a Marketing Plan
Thursday, July 15: Developing Effective Communication Skills
Tuesday, July 20: Marketing and Ethical Considerations
Thursday, July 22: Establishing Your Network
Tuesday, July 27: Using Technology to Market Yourself/Your
Tuesday, July 29: Asking for the Business
Tuesday, August 3: Keeping the Business You Developed
Thursday, August 5: What I Wish I Knew When I Walked in
Career Services Launches Public Interest
The career services office invites you to
view its newly launched Public Interest Law Careers website.
The information in this site is intended to assist students
seeking public interest employment during the summer and
following graduation. Helpful job searching resources including
job search strategies, key summer programs and funding sources,
postgraduate fellowships, and law firm pro bono opportunities
are included. In addition, a comprehensive listing of public
interest and government links including links to public
interest job search sites, Illinois legal aid organizations,
nonprofit and public interest law organizations divided
by practice area as well as federal, state, and local government
sites has been added. Check out the site at http://www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cso/students/publicinterest/publicinterestintro2.html
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
National Black Law Student Association
Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference
On Friday August 13th and Saturday August
14th, the National Black Law Student Association and
Case Western Reserve University School of Law will be
co-hosting the Eighteenth Annual National Black Law Student
Association Midwest Regional Minority Recruitment Conference
at the Intercontinental Hotel and Conference Center
in Cleveland, Ohio. In order to participate in the
Fair, you must sign up and pick up registration material
in the career services office. If you are out of the area
and cannot pick up the materials, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Final registration deadline
is June 25, 2004. Further Conference information,
including an updated list of registered legal employers
is expected to be available at http://www.nblsa.org/regions/midwest/events/conference
in late June. If you have questions regarding this job
fair, please contact Melanie Kushnir at email@example.com.
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.
Third Annual Minority Networking
September 2, 2004, from 5 – 8 p.m.,
the Latino/a Law Student Association of the University
of Illinois College of Law will host the Third
Annual Minority Networking Reception to be held
at the Metropolitan Club, Sears Tower, 67th Floor
– East Room. Registration forms (to be available
in late July) are due Wednesday, August 25, 2004.
Students can register by sending a check for $10
and a completed registration form to: Latino/a
Law Student Association, University of Illinois
College of Law Building, 504 East Pennsylvania
Ave., Champaign, Illinois 61820. For further information
and questions, please contact Corey Tellez at
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
The US Immigration & Customs
Enforcement Dept. has an opening for a fall extern;
this is an unpaid position, but course credit
may be available. Students are expected to work
approximately 14-16 hours/week for 10-12 weeks.
Responsibilities include: assist in the representation
of the U.S. Government in deportation, removal,
and bond proceedings; provide advice and support
to the various components of ICE; draft motions
and briefs for practice before the US Immigration
Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and US District
Court; prepare memos dealing with complex and
novel legal issues. Mail resume, cover letter,
transcript, and writing sample. QUALIFICATIONS:
Previous or concurrent coursework in immigration
law helpful. Must be a US citizen. **NOTE** See
Pro. Vivian Gross about the possibility of course
job posting # 93299 for further details.
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.
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.email@example.com.
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.
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-Vault Guide To
Law Firm Pro Bono Programs
Which organizations have the
top firms represented on a pro bono basis?
How many hours do lawyers at the top firms
contribute to pro bono work? Which firms have
signed onto the ABA and Pro Bono Institute's
Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge? What special
recognition or awards have the top firms earned
for their pro bono endeavors? What pro bono
opportunities are available for summer associates?
Answers to these questions can be found in
this book. The book addresses such issues
as typical pro bono assignments, recent pro
bono clients, special training and supervision
for pro bono cases, and average number of
hours devoted to pro bono work. A must read
for all law students and lawyers who feel
a legal career is not complete without giving
back to those in need.
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.
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 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.