check the job
on a regular basis. If you do not have
a password, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
City of Chicago Legal Job Fair
Thursday, September 22, 2005,
3 pm - 6 pm
The Law Departments of seven city
agencies are hosting a Job Fair for lawyers
and law students at John Marshall Law School,
315 S. Plymouth Court. Agencies include
City of Chicago, Department of Law; Metropolitan
Pier Expo Authority; Chicago Housing Authority;
Chicago Public Schools; Chicago Park Districts;
Chicago Police Dep't; and Chicago Transit Authority.
Meet the Public Interest Employers Reception
Tuesday, October 18, 4:30pm -
Law students are welcomed to come
to Loyola University School of Law, Kasbeer
Hall, 25 E. Pearson, 15th floor, and learn
about the rich array of public service legal
activity in the Chicago area, including employment
and volunteer opportunities.
Securities and Exchange Commission Internships
Summer Honors Law Program: Applications
summer positions for law students who are in
their first or second year or entering judicial
clerkships or continued education post-internship.
The open application period for 2L
law students is from August 8th through October
17th, 2005. The open application
period for 1L's is
from December 1st, 2005 through February 1st,
Please note that applications may not be
sent to the Commission via US Mail, as in
previous years. For more information, check
out the SEC
Applications are accepted via
the following link: https://www.avuedigitalservices.com/casting/agencyspecific/sec-sp/eligQuest/summerPrograms.jsp
Equal Justice Works Conference
Washington D.C., October 27-28,
Over 120 government and public
interest employers attend this conference and
interview 2L's and 3L's for internships and
attorney positions. As a 1L, you can learn about
the organizations that attend through "tabletalk"
sessions, but you are not able to interview.
In addition, there are 14 workshop sessions
that will include training on Legal Issues,
Skills, and Organizing involving public service
issues. If interested in interviewing with
employers at the Conference it is strongly suggested
that you send materials to employers by Wednesday,
September 28. It
is also suggested that you check the list of
employers often because new employers are still
being added. The employers will then decide
who they want to interview and communicate that
information to you. All students who plan
to attend must register online by October 21.
Go to: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/careerfair/students/
to learn more about the conference and how to
participate. Be sure to click the link "Frequently
asked questions by law students" in
order to learn all of the information you need
If you have questions, please
Cook County State's Attorney Law Clerking
The Cook County's State's Attorney's
Office offers Law Clerk opportunities during
the summer, fall, and spring for law students
as volunteers or externs. Students can apply
to clerk in any of the legal bureaus: Criminal
Prosecutions, Juvenile Justice, Narcotics, Special
Prosecutions, Public Interest, Civil Actions,
Investigations and Administrative Services.
To obtain an application for a
Law Clerk position with the Office, go to the
County State's Attorney website, then follow
the instructions for submission to the Office
that are printed on the application. Applications
are also available in the Career Services Office,
marked Handout #6. See Professor
Vivien Gross about externship requirements.
United States Attorney Northern District Spring
The Office of the Unites States
Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois
will conduct a Spring 2006 Intern Program. The
primary goals of this program are to provide
law students with the greatest possible exposure
to and participation in federal trial and appellate
practice and to obtain excellent legal talent
to assist this Office in handling its multitude
Interns will be expected to serve
at least 16 hours a week in the Office. Students
must second year or third year law students
by the beginning of the spring term. We understand
that many schools offer course credit to participating
students and the Office will cooperate in providing
to the schools any necessary evaluations. See
Vivien Gross about the possibility of receiving
Contact: Monica LeKostaj,
Administrative Assistant for the Intern Program,
United States Attorney’s Office, 219 South Dearborn
Street 5th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604. Please
no faxes or e-mails.
Application is available in the
Career Service Office, marked Handout #5. Applications
are due September 26th.
The Legal Career Center: Online
Career Center offers job seekers a quick
and easy way to search jobs posted in the Law
Bulletin as well as submit their resumes to
be viewed by prospective employers - private,
public and corporate. Take a look at the Legal
Career Center site: http://jobs.lawbulletin.com/rc_index.cfm
to view job postings and other legal resources.
Check out this great free service!
& Scholarship Information
Asian American Legal Defense and Education
Skadden Fellowship Sponsorship Announcement
The Asian American Legal Defense
and Education Fund is pleased to invite applications
for sponsorship of a Skadden Fellow for the
two-year period beginning in September 2006.
The two year fellowship offers a recent law
graduate the opportunity to obtain training
in litigation as well as many other aspects
of a public interest practice. The Skadden Fellowship
Foundation awards approximately 25 fellowships
per year to graduating law students and outgoing
judicial clerks. Skadden Fellows develop projects
that provide legal services to the poor, elderly,
homeless and disabled, and others who are deprived
of human or civil rights. AALDEF will accept
applications for this project (and any other
project proposals) through Monday,
September 26th, 2005.
For more information, please pick up
Handout # 7 in the Career Services Office.
Illinois State Bar Association Scholarships
The Illinois Bar Foundation,
the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar
Association (ISBA), has announced the availability
of $26,000 in
scholarship funds for the 2005-2006 academic
year. The Foundation will award one scholarship,
in the amount of $2,000, to a second or third
year law student at each of the 13 ISBA-affiliated
Applications are available at the Foundation's
Web site at www.isba.org/ibf
and are due to your law school dean's office
by October 1, 2005.
Qualifications for the scholarships include
an accomplished academic record, involvement
in diverse curricular, extracurricular and community
activities, and financial need. The scholarships
will favor students who intend to practice law
in Illinois. Membership in the Illinois State
Bar Association is encouraged. Recipients will
be announced in December.
Please direct questions about the scholarship
program to 312-726-6072.
Presidential Management Fellows Program- 2006
For the past 27 years, the Presidential
Management Fellows (PMF) Program and its predecessor,
the Presidential Management Intern (PMI) Program,
have been attracting outstanding master's, law,
and doctoral-level students to the Federal service.
The PMF Program is your passport to a unique
and rewarding career experience with the Federal
Government. It provides you with an opportunity
to apply the knowledge you acquired from graduate
study. As a PMF, your assignments may involve
domestic or international issues, technology,
science, criminal justice, health, financial
management, and many other fields in support
of public service programs.
Students must be nominated
by their school's Dean, Chairperson, or Academic
Program Director, otherwise known as the
Nominating Official, of their graduate program
in order to be considered for the PMF Program.
Students must complete a graduate degree (master's,
law, or doctoral-level degree) from a qualifying
college or university.
Each school conducts a competitive
screening process based on the above eligibility
criteria to evaluate its graduating PMF applicants
and makes its final determination of nominees.
Before applying, students must first check with
their school's Nominating Official to confirm
the school's process and deadlines for nomination
into the PMF Program. Please
note that the deadline for student applications
is 12 Noon (Eastern Time), October 14, 2005,
unless a school's established application deadline
is earlier than October 14, 2005, and Nominating
Officials have until 12 Noon, October 31, 2005,
to select nominees. Applicants will
be electronically notified, via email, on whether
or not their school nominated them, on or around
November 1, 2005.
For More Information, please follow this link:
National Litigation Fellowships
Pacific Legal Foundation
OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND LITIGATE ISSUES OF
**$52,000 NATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS**
Pacific Legal Foundation's College
of Public Interest Law is offering a limited
number of national litigation fellowships to
top graduates interested in rapidly gaining
experience in the litigation of major cases.
The fellowships are open to all graduating individuals
of demonstrated high achievement and offer an
exceptional opportunity as a stepping stone
to private practice, public agency law, an academic
career in the teaching of law, or a permanent
position with Pacific Legal Foundation.
Positions in this program are
expected to be available in the Sacramento,
California, headquarters of Pacific Legal Foundation,
the largest and oldest national public interest
law foundation litigating in support of private
property rights, individual liberties, limited
government, and the free enterprise system.
As a participant in this program, you will receive
concentrated litigation and writing experience
in the areas of the Foundation's legal practice.
Additional information and applications
are available on the Pacific
Legal Foundaton website. See also Job Listing
PUBLIC INTEREST INTERNSHIPS
IN THE CHICAGO METROPOLITAN AREA:
The Public Interest Law Initiative
(PILI) offers a limited School-Year Internship
Program. PILI recruits law students from area
law schools for internships with one of seven
public interest law agencies in the Chicago
metropolitan area. Selected interns receive
a stipend of $2,250
for 200 hours of work during the spring term.
In order to apply for a school-year internship,
an applicant must prepare the PILI Application
Form, and a cover letter and resume for each
agency to which you are applying (up to seven
sets, collated and stapled). The application
and additional information may be found on the
The application materials should be submitted
before mid-January. However, since each agency
hires at a different time, it is advisable to
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, legally-sophisticated
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.
are due December 9, 2005.
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
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