Welcome First Years
The Career Services Office (CSO) warmly welcomes
all first year students. Our office offers a wide range
of services, such as individual career strategy sessions,
educational programming, an on-line job posting system,
on-campus recruiting, job fairs, and much more. To
learn more about our office and review online handouts and
resources, check out the CSO home page, www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cso.
Spend the next few months concentrating on
your studies. In late October, the CSO will hold 1L Orientation
Sessions, after which we will encourage you to make an appointment
with a career counselor. Also, remember to read the Record
regularly to learn about upcoming programs and special opportunities.
We look forward to working with you!
Fall Office Hours
The Career Services Office regular hours are
from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Evening appointments
with career counselors are available by appointment only
on Wednesdays, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Please call the office
at (312) 906-5200 to arrange a time or email, stating the
times that you are available, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The office will close at noon on Monday,
August 29th for preparations for the on-campus interviewing
program and will reopen on Wednesday, August 31st. The office
will also be closed on Monday, September 5th, in observance
of Labor Day.
Attention Visiting and Transfer Students
Please contact our office, email@example.com,
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 312-906-5202.
Mandatory Resume Review for All
1st Time Participants
Remember that your resume must
be reviewed by 5:00 p.m. August 26th. All
first-time program participants must make an appointment
for a mandatory resume review with a career advisor.
Students who participated in the program last year are not
required to have a resume review, but are encouraged to
do so. Call the office at (312) 906-5200 to schedule an
Mandatory Meeting All 1st Time 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.
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.
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, in the Career Services
Office. Interested students should sign up in the
CSO. 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. Please
drop off your resume at the CSO at least two days in advance
of your mock interview appointment.
Mock Interviews will be held on:
Thursday, August 25th; Friday,
August 26th; Tuesday, August 30th; Wednesday, August 31st;
Thursday September 1st.
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.
Last Day of Researching Sessions:
August 16th - Noon & 5:15 p.m.
Where: Career Services Office
Sessions are limited to 10 persons per session. Stop in
at the Career Services Office to sign up for a session or
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
9th Annual Prosecutorial
September 24th, 2005
9th Annual Prosecutorial Opportunities
Symposium will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday,
September 24, 2005 at the John Marshall Law School,
315 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, Illinois. This year’s
unique and informative program will feature information
about career opportunities in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s
Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District
of Illinois, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office and
the City of Chicago Corporation Counsel’s Office. The symposium
is sponsored by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
and cosponsored by the National Hispanic Prosecutors Association,
the National Black Prosecutors Association, the Asian American
Bar Association and the Indian American Bar Association.
It is open to all students, but we especially invite any
minority students who may have an interest in a criminal
prosecution careers. Space is limited to the first 130
students who contact Cathleen Costello at (312)603-1940
no later than Friday, September
9, 2005. Those interested in attending must RSVP
by leaving a first and last name, a contact number, law
school and year of graduation.
Cook County State’s
Minority Law Student Reception
September 1st, 2005
Cook County State’s Attorney Minority Law
Student Reception, will be held on Thursday, September
1, 2005, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Loyola University
Chicago School of Law, Rubloff Auditorium, 25 East Pearson,
Room 110, Chicago, Illinois. The reception is designed as
an opportunity for minority students to learn more about
career opportunities with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s
Office and to meet current and former Assistant State’s
Attorneys. Students must RSVP to Anna Trujillo at
or (312)603-1881 by August 16,
2005. Please leave your first and last name,
a contact number, law school, and year of graduation.
Law Students Workers’ Rights Conference
and Saturday, October 14 & 15, 2005
Peggy Browning Fund, National Law Students
Workers’ Rights Conference is scheduled for Friday and Saturday,
October 14 & 15, 2005. This event will be held at
the George Meany campus of the National Labor College in
Silver Spring, Maryland. Here are some of the highlights:
Networking Reception and Dinner, Film Presentation and Discussion
on “Is Wal-Mart Good for America?, Keynote Speaker – David
Bonior, Chair of American Rights at Work and former Democratic
Whip, U.S. House of Representatives; Substantive Workshops;
Closing Session. Brochures are available in the Career
Service Office, marked Handout #4. Also, information
is available at the website, www.peggybrowningfund.org.
Please note the registration deadlines: September 1 if
The Peggy Browning Fund pays for airfare, September 30 for
all others. In addition, please notify Michelle
Mohr Vodenik, if you are interested in attending as
our school can only select 3 students to attend.
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
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.
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.
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
The Vedder Price
Fellowship & Scholarship Information
The Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship
will be awarded in the fall of 2005. Eligible
candidates are first year law students enrolled
at and attending one of the following Illinois
law schools: Chicago Kent College of Law, DePaul
University, Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern
University, University of Chicago and University
Commencing with the class entering
law school in 2005, Vedder Price offers a special
scholarship in the amount of $5,000 designed to
assist a qualified student with tuition and provide
a "guaranteed" position in our highly
competitive and well-regarded summer program after
the first year of law school (2005 summer associates
will earn approx. $24,000). The scholarship is
renewable for each year of law school, provided
that the student remains in good standing. The
complete details of this program are set forth
in the Careers Section of the Vedder Price website
The application is also available in the Career
Services Office, marked Handout # 3.
Applications must be
postmarked by September 15, 2005.
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
Equal Justice Works Fellowship
The Equal Justice Works (formerly
NAPIL) Fellowships Program was launched in 1992
to address the shortage of attorneys working on
behalf of traditionally under-served populations
and causes in the United States and its territories.
Recognizing that many obstacles prevent committed
attorneys from practicing public interest law,
including the shortage of entry-level jobs and
daunting educational debts, the program provides
financial and technical support to lawyers working
on much-needed legal projects.
The two-year Fellowships offer salary and generous
loan repayment assistance; a national training
and leadership development program; and other
forms of support.
3Ls and recent graduates are encouraged
to apply. All applications for fellows to commence
2006 must be submitted online through the Equal
Justice Works website at www.equaljusticeworks.org.
No hard copies or email copies will be accepted.
Informational packets can be found in the CSO,
marked Handout # 44. Applications
are due September 20, 2005 by 5 p.m. EST.
Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship
in Nonprofit Law
The Fellowship, funded by the Rockefeller
Brothers Fund, permits one Fellow each year to
spend one year in residence at the Vera Institute
of Justice in New York City, working closely with
Vera's General Counsel and Special Counsel on
legal issues faced by Vera. In addition, the Fellow
will be deployed to Vera's various projects and
programs to address the legal, business, and organizational
issues confronted by these programs and projects.
A Fellowship at Vera will provide
a law school graduate with exposure to an unusually
wide variety of legal and organizational issues
encountered by nonprofit organizations. It also
will provide the opportunity to identify an emerging
or changing area of law with particular significance
for nonprofits, and to explore that area in depth,
examining it in the real-life context of a complex,
To apply, download the PDF application
or apply online at http://www.law.nyu.edu/ncpl/.
can be found in the CSO, marked Handout # 2. Applications
are due December 9, 2005.
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, Housing Preservation,
Health Care Justice, and other areas, 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 and
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:
on Trial: Sexual Stereotypes and Work/Life
Balance in the Legal Workplace, by
Honors & Internship Handbook:
by the Arizona Board of Regents.
guide to federal, State and Local
government opportunities is available
in a binder and on the internet.
A password is required for internet
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.