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April 17, 2006

Career Services Job Opening: Resource Specialist

Career Services will soon begin a search to fill the Resource Specialist position to start in early July. This position is ideal for an evening student, or day student switching into the evening program. The job description includes: posting all new job postings, ordering and updating print and web resources, updating the Record and parts of the website, and assisting students and alums using the Career Services Office. As an employee of the school, you'll receive the fantastic benefit of tuition remission. This job will be formally posted in Symplicity in the next week or so, but if you would like to learn more about the job, feel free to ask the current Resource Specialist, Abigail Staudt.

Symplicity: New Job Posting and FOCI Bidding System

The Career Services Office has launched a new job posting and fall on-campus bidding system: Symplicity. Students should have received an e-mail with instructions on accessing the new version. Alumni should call or send an email to with their year of graduation and email address to receive a password. For instructions on how to use the system click here. Follow this Symplicity link for the login page.


Careers in Legislation, Lobbying & Policy-making
Wednesday, April 19, 2006, 3pm, Room 510

 Panelists from the IL legislature, a government office, a national non-profit and a large law firm will discuss their respective careers in legislation, lobbying and policy-making and provide ideas on how to develop a career in this field.

Lindsay Hansen, IL House of Representatives, Office of the Speaker
John Dunn, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Office of the Mayor, City of Chicago
Kate Walz, Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Senior Attorney
John Corrigan, Dykema   

Careers In Environmental Law
Wednesday, April 26, 2006, 3 p.m., Room 370

A distinguished panel of attorneys who practice environmental law will talk to you about their experiences, give job search advice and answer questions. This event is highly informative, and a great way to learn more about this exciting area of law.

Refreshments will be provided. Sponsored by the Career Services Office and Environmental Law Society.

Navigating a Real Estate Transaction
Saturday, April 22, 2006, Chicago-Kent College of Law

Navigating a Real Estate Transaction, an educational program geared to law students and new attorneys hosted by Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG), will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Chicago-Kent College of Law, auditorium, 565 W. Adams, in Chicago.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the program from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

There is no charge for students and attorneys admitted less than three years; cost is $25 for attorneys who have been in practice for three years or more.  Continental breakfast and lunch are included.  For information or reservations, call David Hansen at 312-752-1162, or visit and click on the link for ATG Educational Programs, then on the program calendar link.

Experienced real estate practitioners will navigate a typical real estate transaction and discuss how to establish a real estate practice, representing the buyer/seller, mortgage financing, and more. This is a great program and one you definitely don’t want to miss, especially if the practice of real estate is of interest to you!

Employment Related Opportunities

Please check the new job posting system ("Symplicity") on a regular basis. Check out Symplicity's general instructions for more information.

Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair
Register Now!

Registration is open for the Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair, Chicago, IL, scheduled for August 11, 2006. Recognizing the need in the legal community for job search assistance for minority law students, the Cook County Bar Association established the Minority Job Fair twenty-two years ago in Chicago, Illinois. The Job Fair typically attracts over 600 students and more than 100 law firms, corporations, and governmental agencies. More information on the job fair, as well as information on how to register is available at, click on the “students” link. Registration deadline is Friday, April 28 at 12 noon.

If you have questions about the program, please contact Michelle Vodenik, in the Career Services Office.

US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Open Intern Opportunities

The EEOC has a few summer internship (unpaid) spots open and is seeking resumes from 1L and 2L students. The EEOC prefers students with B or better average.  Interested candidates should e-mail a resume and cover letter to  They would also like a transcript but students may send a grade report with application and provide transcript at time of interview. For more information about the EEOC, check out their website.  

Circuit Court of Cook County accepting applications
Apply ASAP  

The Circuit Court of Cook County is accepting applications for summer judicial clerks. Judicial clerks are not paid, but externship credit may be available. Send your resume and cover letter to: Melanie Wheeler, Office of the Chief Judge, 2600 Daley Center, Chicago, Illinois 60602. They will request additional information, such as a writing sample, if they decide to call you in for an interview.  See Professor Gross about externship credit.

Fellowship & Scholarship 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 home page.


NOTE: 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

Introducing the NAWL Career Center

The National Association of Women Lawyers introduces its new, interactive, online job board, the NAWL Career Center—your resource for making online employment connections with women in the legal profession.  The NAWL Career Center offers employers targeted access to quality women professionals, along with quick and easy job posting and online job activity reports.  

Job seeking professionals can make sure their resumes are being seen by those in the industry who matter most to them. The NAWL Career Center offers job seekers free and confidential resume posting, automated weekly email notification of new job listings, and the ability to save jobs for later review. 

To find a job or fill a position, visit the NAWL Career Center ( today.  Visit to learn more about NAWL and its news.  


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. Use this resource to identify local law firms that practice in the area(s) and then create a mail merge by using the spreadsheet tool. 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 for the password to access the list.

Job Bulletins

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.

Spring Semester 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

Please let us know how we can assist you--whether it is a current transition, preparing for graduation, or just a "quick question." Individual appointments, programming, and a wealth of resources are all available through our office. Please read the Record weekly and frequent the bulletin board outside our office for information on upcoming programs, employment opportunities, and articles of interest.


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