In addition to the highlighted opportunities
listed below, the CSO receives numerous job listings
which are posted daily in the password protected
"LawCareer 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.
Law Clerking Opportunity
Two Chicago-Kent graduates are seeking
a law clerk (1L Evening, 2L and 3Ls ) for their
firm. These are excellent opportunities to gain
substantive legal experience. Please see job
posting # 428.
Burns Entertainment & Sorts
Marketing, Inc. is accepting applications for
winter internships (January through mid-May).
Interviews start mid-October so apply early. Will
also accept resumes for Spring 2005 & Summer
2005. See job posting #464 for details.
Legal Externship Program: Spring
Do you want to develop your legal
skills, get practical legal experience, see what
it is like to work in a corporation, firm or government
agency and -- at the same time -- make yourself
more marketable to prospective employers? If so,
then consider doing a for-credit externship and
signing up for Chicago-Kent's Legal Externship
LEP is 4-credit hours, non-graded,
and open predominantly to students in their last
two semesters of law school.
Externs interested in civil law
may select to work in corporations, firms or government
agencies, specializing in such diverse legal areas
as immigration, tax, commodities, securities,
health care, medical malpractice, or general corporate
law. Externs in criminal law may choose to work
with the States Attorney's Office, Public Defender's
Office, or the U.S. Attorney's Office. Some externships
offer the opportunity to obtain a 711 license
and appear in court.
Some examples of the many available
Immigration Court (of Office
of Homeland Security)
Asylum Law — Immigration practice
with public interest organization
Office of Cook County Public
Defender — Felony Courtroom (you can use 711 license)
Cook County State's Attorney's
Office — Felony Courtroom (you can use 711 license)
Public Utilities Bureau of Illinois
Attorney General's Office — Energy and natural
gas-related policy-making and litigation
Clerk to Judge in Chancery Court
of Cook County (Equity Court)
Mexican Consulate of Chicago
— Legal aid to Consul General of Mexico and staff
(knowledge of Spanish a prerequisite)
Office of Cook County Public
Guardian — Juvenile Court (you can use 711 license)
Internal Revenue Service
Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
If you want to know more about available
externship opportunities, please e-mail Professor
Vivien Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to set up an appointment.
More information about Legal Externship
and an accompanying application form are available
in the Law Offices reception area, Room 600, and
in the Career Services Office.
US Attorney for Northern District
of IL Summer 2005 Internship Program
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR CURRENT
If you are interested in exposure
to and possible participation in federal trial
and appellate practice while assisting the US
Attorney's Office in handling its multitude of
important cases, please pick up an application
from Professor Gross in Room 617.
applications must be received at the Office of
the US Attorney by Friday, December 10, 2004.
The reason for this accelerated date is because
each accepted extern must go through a security
clearance, which takes several weeks.
To receive law school credit
for this externship, should you be selected by
the US Attorney's Office, you must enroll in the
law school's Legal Externship Program. The
law school's externship applications for summer
semester, 2005 will be available in Room 600 Law
Offices reception area and in the Career Services
office in mid-March.
Professor Gross will be happy to
answer any questions you may have about either
the Externship Program or the externship position
with the US Attorney's Office.
Simon Karas Fellowship-Ohio Office
of the Attorney General
The Ohio Attorney General is accepting
applications for the Simon Karas Fellowship. This
fellowship is for one year running from September
2005 through August 2006. The Fellow works
with the State Solicitor, the Appeals Section,
and other top lawyers in the office on the State's
major appellate cases. Apply early, deadline
for applications is Nov. 15th. See
job posting #539.
PILI Summer Internship Program
The Public Interest Law Institute
(PILI) is accepting applications for 2005 Summer
Internships. These are paid internships. See
job posting #510; pickup handout #16 in the Career
Services Office for application and list of agencies
or go to PILI's website www.pili-law.org.
Deadline is March 31,
2005 but early application is recommended
as these are very competitive positions.
National Women's Law Center Internships
The Center, a non-profit legal advocacy
organization that works to advance rights of women,
particularly the rights of low-income women &
girls, with primary focus areas including gender
equity in education, employment, economic security
and health, is accepting applications from first,
second, and third year law students who are
available to work at least 15 hours or more per
week during the academic year or full-time during
the summer. These are unpaid positions, but course
credit may be available, or students can seek
fellowships to fund their work. Interns will be
assigned to one attorney mentor, but may work
with several attorneys during the course of the
semester. The program attempts to match student
preferences as to substantive areas and provide
students with varied work assignments which may
include writing briefs, drafting complaints, writing
articles and fact sheets, commenting on proposed
federal agency regulations, preparing Congressional
testimony, researching legislative history, and
attending court, executive branch and Congressional
proceedings. To apply submit current resume, cover
letter indicating dates and times available for
work, law school transcript or list of law school
grades, recent writing sample, names of three
references (preferably legal employers or law
professors)with current addresses and telephone
numbers. E-mail (preferred) to email@example.com.
To send transcripts separately or if no e-mail
capabilities mail to: Law Student Internships,
Human Resources Dept., National Women's Law Center,
11 Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC
20036. Fax # 202-588-5185 . Spring
applications are due no later that November 24,
2004. Summer applications are due by March 1,
2005, but start to be reviewed in December so
please apply early.
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. Pick up
application in the Career Services Office.
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
We receive job bulletins from
the Federal government and some other law
schools that have job postings in them for
out of state as well as Illinois. When conducting
your job search, don't forget to check them
out. Come into the Career Services Office
to look through them; they are not available
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 in the new system
and will contain
the new postings from the week of August 30th
forward. The LawMatch system at http://lawcareer.kentlaw.edu/is
still working and contains the job postings
from the week of August 23rd. 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.
Fall Semester Office Hours
The Career Services Office is
open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Evening appointments with Career Strategists
will be available for alumnae/i and evening
students, by appointment only, on Wednesdays
from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Please call the office
at 312/906-5200 to set up an appointment.