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 US 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.
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
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – Noon
To schedule an appointment, call 312/906-5200.