Enjoy your summer
We hope that you have a restful and productive
summer. For students who intend to participate in the fall
interviewing program, our office will send an email with
details about participating employers, registration, and
important dates in early July. For third years interested
in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, U.S. Securities
and Exchange Commission, or the City of Chicago Law Department,
you must interview with those employers through the
Summer Office Hours
The Career Services Office will be open throughout
the summer from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Evening
appointments with career strategists will be available by
appointment only on Wednesdays, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Please
call the office at 312/906-5200 to arrange a time.
Attention Visiting and Transfer Students
Please contact our office, firstname.lastname@example.org,
or come to suite 360, so that we can inform you of our services
and programs, set up an initial meeting to review your resume
and career goals, and give you information on upcoming recruitment
and employment opportunities. Make an appointment early,
as our office tends to get very busy once classes start.
Also, make sure that we get your Campus Wide ID number so
that we can grant you access to our job posting system.
Welcome to Chicago-Kent!
2006 and 2007 Graduates:
2005 FALL INTERVIEWING PROGRAM
Important Dates to Remember
Remember that your resume must
be reviewed by August 26th. Please call the
office at (312) 906-5200 to make an appointment. As appointments
tend to fill up near the start of the academic term, it
is advised that you schedule an appointment soon.
Tuesday, August 23rd: Mandatory meeting for new
participants at 12:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. in the Auditorium
Bidding begins at 7:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, August 23rd and ends at 12:00
p.m. on Monday, August 29th. All FOCI materials
must be turned in to our office by noon on August 29th.
The FOCI information is uploaded to the Career
Services website. Students can also access the information
If your class status on LawCareer is incorrect, please contact
the Career Services Office by email at email@example.com
or by phone at 312-906-5202.
Mandatory Fall Interviewing Program
for New Participants
On Tuesday, August
23rd, at noon or 5:15 p.m., in the Auditorium,
all students who plan to participate in the Fall Interviewing
Program for the first time are required to attend an informational
meeting that will answer your questions about the process.
Prior to attending the program, students should read the
Interviewing Program information.
One of the best ways to prepare for upcoming interviews
is to participate in a mock interview. Our office will offer
mock interviews, by appointment
only, on Tuesday, August 30th, Wednesday, August 31st, Thursday,
September 1st, and Friday, September 2nd in the Career Services
Office. Interested students should sign up in
the CSO. Please pick up a packet of information and drop
off a copy of your resume when you sign up. Students are
encouraged to come dressed as they would for an actual interview.
Sessions are videotaped, after which students will receive
a candid critique of their current interviewing skills while
watching the video. Students interested in keeping a copy
of their session are encouraged to bring their own blank
videotape to the mock interview.
Not Interested in On-Campus Interviewing?
Not interested in working for a large law firm or government
agency? Just outside of the hiring criteria for the employers
you’re interested in? Fear not – most law school students
and graduates do not obtain their summer or post-graduate
position through on-campus interviewing. We will conduct
a series of programs throughout the fall to highlight the
many other opportunities that await you if you do not participate
in the on-campus interview program or do not secure a job
through this process. Keep an eye on the Record for details.
In the meantime, you are encouraged to meet with a career
counselor to revise your resume and discuss your short and
long term career goals. Call 312/906-5200 to arrange a time.
Researching Employers Sessions
How do you find information on the employers
that are coming to interview on campus this fall? Where
do you look to get the facts about them to show that you
are as interested in them as you want them to be in you?
Come to the researching sessions and discover how to get
the information that will help you impress potential employers.
July 28th - Noon & 5:15 p.m.
August 3rd - Noon
August 10th - Noon & 5:15 p.m.
August 16th - Noon & 5:15 p.m.
Where: Career Services Office
Stop in at the Career Services Office to sign up for a
session or email Kentcso@kentlaw.edu.
Sessions are limited to 10 persons per session.
to Employment in International Law
August 6, 2005
The American Bar Association Section of
International Law 's Law Student and New Lawyer Outreach
Committee would like to invite students to an upcoming
FREE event. The program is titled "Pathways
to Employment in International Law" and will
be held during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
It is aimed at bringing to the attention of law students
the possible avenues for employment in international law
and will feature ABA Section members who will give advice
and guidance on gaining practical experience and improving
legal and networking skills.
Date: August 6, 2005
Location: Chicago Marriott Downtown (ABA Law Student
Room: Grand Ballroom Salon III, 7th Floor
Time: 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Registration: E-mail your name and law school to firstname.lastname@example.org;
the subject line should be "Pathways Program."
Additional Information: http://www.abanet.org/intlaw/annual05/home.html
If you have any questions on the Committee's event, please
feel free to contact Rachel Pittman at 202-662-1670 or
Careers in National Security Law
August 6, 2005
Cosponsored by the
American Bar Association Law Student Division, Standing
Committee on Law and National Security, ABA Career Resource
Center, Section on Science and Technology, Government
and Public Sector Lawyers Division, Section of Administrative
Law and Regulatory Practice, Section of Individual Rights
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2005
Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am
Location: Chicago Marriott Hotel, 540 N. Michigan
Ave., Chicago, IL - Grand Ballroom Salon III - 7th Floor
This Program is
Free - please call 202-662-1035 to register.
Session Description: Since September 11, 2001,
this nation's national security has become a more visible
challenge. Lawyers have been rising to this challenge.
Whether in the FBI, CIA, uniformed military service or
on Capitol Hill "Careers in National Security Law"
will help you understand how lawyers fit into the War
on Terror, and what opportunities may be available now
or in the future.
by Rodney Bullard, US Air Force JAG Corps. The confirmed
A. Baker, partner, Steptoe & Johnson, former
General Counsel, Commission on the Intelligence
Capabilities of the US Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction
and former General Counsel, NSA
- James Durant, Lt
Colonel United States Air Force
- John Cooke, Director,
Judicial Education Division, Federal Judicial Center and
former Chief Judge, US Army Court of Criminal Appeals
- Richard Friedman,
President and Chair, National Strategy Forum
- Wyndee Parker, Special
Counsel, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
- Suzanne E. Spaulding,
The Harbour Group, and former Staff Director, House Permanent
Select Committee on Intelligence and former Director,
National Commission on Terrorism
- Elizabeth Parker,
Dean, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
and former General Counsel, Central Intelligence
Agency and former General Counsel, National Security
- Rajesh De, Counsel,
Special Bipartisan Staff, Senate Committee on Homeland
Security and Governmental Affairs
Annual National Black Law Student Association Midwest
Regional Minority Recruitment
August 26th, 2005
The Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference
offers employers the opportunity to interview exceptional
law students from a diverse candidate pool. This year’s
conference will be held on Friday, August 26th, 2005
in Detroit, Michigan. This student-organized event has introduced
approximately 600 different employers to 3000 law students
over the past nineteen years. Last year over 40 nation-wide
legal employers and 150 law students from law schools in
the Midwest Region participated. The 2005 Conference is
extended to include many more competitive employers, so
interested students are recommended
to sign up on the list serv as soon as possible.
To sign up for the job fair list serv located on the National
Black Law Student Association Website go to www.nblsa.org,
and follow these directions:
1) click on the link entitled, "Register for the 19th
Midwest Regional Minority Recruitment Conference" located
on the top
right hand side of the main page of the NBLSA website.
2) provide your name, school and email address.
3) After receiving the student information from the list
serv, the conference organizers
will then correspond directly with the student from that
If you have questions about accommodations in Detroit,
please contact Michelle
Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair
September 16th, 2005
The goal of the 2005 Rocky Mountain Diversity
Legal Career Fair is to enable employers including law firms
of all sizes, corporations, public interest organizations,
the judiciary, and federal, state, and local agencies, to
meet a diverse group of law students and 2005 gradates and
to facilitate efficient hiring. The Career Fair will be
held at the foot of the Rockies at the Renaissance Suites
at Flatirons in Broomfield. Online
Student registration begins May 13, 2005 and ends August
5, 2005. There is no fee to register. Students
will need to submit a cover letter, transcript, resume and
writing sample. Visit
for more info or e-mail Melissa@rmdlcf.com.
In addition to the highlighted opportunities
listed below, you should check the job
posting system on a regular basis.
If you do not have a password, please e-mail email@example.com.
Internships with Barack Obama
Applications are being accepted
for the fall session unpaid internships in Senator
Barack Obama’s office in Illinois. Internships
in the Illinois offices will allow students to
learn about how Senator Obama helps Illinoisans
resolve issues at the local level. Interns will
assist our constituent services staff with research
and outreach, and may also work on such projects
as compiling daily news summaries concerning Illinois
happenings and the Senator's activities. Interns
assist Senator Obama's staff with the Senator's
special events around Illinois. Illinois district
offices are located in Chicago, Springfield and
Copies of the application materials
are available in the Career Services Office as
Handout #1, and online at http://obama.senate.gov/services.
A more detailed description of the internship
also appears as a job posting on Law Career.
Office of US Senator Richard
J. Durbin (D-IL)
The office of the United States
Senator Richard J. Durbin offers an internship
program to graduate students who are interested
in experiencing the day-to-day operations of a
Senator's office. The Senator's Illinois offices
assist constituents in matters dealing with federal
services and provide outreach to constituent interest
groups on behalf of the Senator.
The goal of Senator Durbin's internship
program is to provide students the opportunity
to understand and get involved with all aspects
of the operations in Senator's office, including
legislative research, constituent services, community
outreach and media relations. All interns are
required to perform both reception and general
office support duties. However, inters will be
given as much substantive work as possible, as
well as the opportunity to interact directly with
staff, individual constituents, organizations
and Senator Durbin.
Applications and more information
are available in the Career Services Office, marked
Handout #31. Completed applications should be
sent with a resume and cover letter explaining
why the applicant desires to intern with Senator
Durbin to the intern coordinator. Any questions
about the application process can also be directed
to Camille Smith, Senator Durbin's Internship
Program Coordinator, at (312)353-4952.
Additional information on Senator
Durbin and internship opportunities for the Fall
and Spring can be found at http://durbin.senate.gov.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Minority
Minority students who have completed
their first year of law school are eligible to
apply for the Katten Muchin Rosenman Minority
Scholarships. Two $15,000 scholarships will be
awarded to students of color participating in
the firm's 2006 Summer Associate Program. Candidates
must meet the qualifications expected of summer
associates and successfully complete the Chicago
office’s Fall 2006 interview process. The recipients
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
Rosenman and the legal profession.
Applications are due
by August 31, 2005 and are available
from the firm's Attorney Recruiting and Development
Department, in the "careers" section
of the firm's website,
or in the Career Services Office (Handout #54).
All inquiries relating to the Katten
Muchin Rosenman Minority Scholarships should be
Elizabeth E. Cibula
Director of Attorney Recruiting and Development
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
525 West Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661-3693
Sports and Entertainment Law
Applications are now being accepted
for a Fall 2005 internship with Burns Entertainment
& Sports Marketing, Inc. Interviews will be
conducted in May. Feel free to send resumes for
Spring 2006 and Summer 2006 as well.
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 resume and cover letter. Please
do not call. Send all resumes to:
Candie Gutmann, Operations &
Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing, Inc.
820 Davis Street Suite 222
Evanston, Illinois 60201
fax number: 847-491-9778
For more details on the organization, visit their
New York Lawyers for the Public
New York Lawyers for the Public
Interest (NYLPI), a not-for-profit law firm advocating
on behalf of low-income individuals and communities
of color in the areas of environmental justice,
disability rights, and access to healthcare, is
accepting applications from candidates for post
Groups such as Equal Justice Works;
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
the Open Society Institute and the law firm of
Kirkland & Ellis LLP each provide one- or
two- year fellowships for motivated recent law
school graduates to work at a public interest
law office, which sponsors the fellow. NYLPI is
interested in sponsoring recent law graduates
pursuing these fellowship opportunities. For fall
2006, NYLPI will consider sponsoring fellows in
any of its three programs.
All public interest fellowship programs
are very competitive, and applicants need time
to develop project proposals and complete applications.
NYLPI thus strongly encourages all interested
students to send a cover letter, resume, writing
sample, and contact information for three references
to Liana Harper at NYLPI, 151 West 30th Street,
11th Floor, NY, NY 10001. NYLPI
prefers to receive applications by August 5.
Shriver Center Seeks Fall 2005
Shriver National Center on Poverty Law
in Chicago is seeking third-year law students
(class of 2006), judicial law clerks, and eligible
recent law school graduates to sponsor in the
Fall 2005 application cycle for fellowships commencing
in Fall 2006. We will select candidates to sponsor
for Equal Justice Works, Skadden, Soros Justice,
and other fellowships supervised by our attorneys
in policy advocacy, impact litigation, and targeted
direct services. Presently, we have one Skadden
Fellow (in our Women’s Law and Policy Project)
and one Equal Justice Works Fellow (public housing
The Shriver Center is a national
resource center located in Chicago that champions
law and policy promoting equal opportunity and
support for low-income individuals, families,
and communities so that they can escape poverty
permanently. Our tools are advocacy, policy development,
litigation, and communications. Together our work
creates an information channel among advocates,
grassroots groups, researchers, policymakers and
lawmakers. We work strategically at the local,
state and national levels with attorneys, advocates
and grassroots groups to define and employ best
practices that make the most of antipoverty law
In particular, we seek candidates
for the following fellowship projects:
Women’s Law and Policy Project:
We seek applicants with a demonstrated commitment
to working to improve the lives of women and girls.
Currently, the Shriver Center’s Skadden Fellow
works to secure and preserve welfare rights for
victims of domestic violence and their children,
promotes effective family law policy reform, and
develops legislation to promote school success
and safety for students who are parents, expectant
parents, or the victims of domestic or sexual
Housing Preservation: We seek applicants
with an interest in advocacy and litigation to
help preserve private-market low-income housing
that is subsidized by the project-based Section
8 and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit programs.
The Chicago area faces the loss of thousands of
units of subsidized housing as these developments’
affordability requirements expire. Working together
with community organizations, the fellow would
represent families who seek to remain in their
homes and communities.
Health Care Justice: We seek applicants
with an interest in policy advocacy (including
legislative advocacy) to work on health care coverage
issues in Illinois as a model for national action.
The fellow would advocate in the implementation
of the recently passed Health Care Justice Act,
which will design a blueprint for universal health
coverage of Illinois residents. The fellow would
also work on other health care policy initiatives,
including insurance pools for small employers
and individuals, the state’s commitment to Medicaid,
and the effect of insurance reform on low-income
Other Areas: We would consider fellowship
applicants interested in other areas of our work,
including: public housing litigation, public benefits,
work supports such as child care and health care,
and a range of issues impacting women and girls
such as violence against women and teen pregnancy
The Shriver Center seeks to sponsor
energetic and motivated candidates with a record
of commitment to social justice work. Applications
will be considered on a rolling basis through
the summer. Please submit a cover letter
and resume to Raj Nayak by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or mail to: Fellowships / Sargent Shriver National
Center on Poverty Law / 50 East Washington, Suite
500 / Chicago, Illinois 60602. The Shriver Center
is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Business and Professional People
for the Public Interest
and Professional People for the Public Interest
(BPI), a public interest law and policy
center dedicated to equal justice and to enhancing
the quality and equity of life for all people
living in the Chicago region, is offering a fellowship
opportunity for recent graduates (3Ls are welcome
to apply). The BPI Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow will
contribute to BPI's efforts to increase the availability
of affordable housing for working families, transform
segregated public housing, and improve Chicago's
are due October 14, 2005. Fellows receive
an attractive salary and benefits (including school
loan assistance, based on need). Persons of color
are especially encouraged to apply.
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
BRAND NEW RESOURCES in
the Career Resource Center:
Can You do with a Law Degree? A Lawyer's Guide
to Career Alternatives Inside, Outside, &
Around the Law, by Deborah Arron
Small, Choosing Smart: Job Search
Strategies for Lawyers in the
Small Firm Market,
& Practices: Measures of Law Firm Hiring,
Leverage, & Billable Hours, published
of Legal Employers
NALP is pleased to
announce that the 2005-06 edition
of the NALP Directory of Legal Employers
is now available online at www.nalpdirectory.com
with more participating employers
than ever before. This free resource
from NALP allows users to search for
employers based on specific criteria,
to access NALP Form and Workplace
Questionnaire information on participating
employers, to save custom lists of
employers for up to two weeks at a
time, and to create comparison charts
of employers based on certain criteria.
We receive job bulletins from the federal
government and other law schools for opportunities in Illinois
as well as other states. They are only available in hard
copy in the Career Services Office.