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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.atgf.com 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!
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
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 http://www.ccbaminorityjobfair.com, 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 email@example.com. 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
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
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
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 (http://careers.nawl.org/) today. Visit www.nawl.org to learn more about NAWL and its news.
Chicago Area Law Firm List
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
for the password to access the
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.