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July 3 - July 16

Summer Office Hours

Independence Holiday Weekend Hours

The Career Services Office will be opened on Monday, July 3rd from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm. The office will be closed on uly 4th and will re-open on July 5th at 8:30 am.

The Career Services Office maintains regular hours during the summer, 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.

Career Services Welcomes Celeste Addyman, the new Resource Specialist!


2007 and 2008 Graduates:

JUST A REMINDER:  The Fall On-Campus Interviewing information will be uploaded to the Career Services Website on July 10th, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. We strongly recommend that you review all of the information in the Fall Interview Program section of our web page at
Students will also be able to access all participating employer information after 5:00 p.m. on July 10th at:  To get access to Symplicity, you need a username and password. Your username is your email address.  If you do not know your password, please click on the "Forgot My Password" tab on the Symplicity home page, and (assuming the email address you enter is the same as the one you have in your student profile on Symplicity), you'll receive an email message resetting your password. If that does not work, send an email message to Your Symplicity username and password for the fall OCI program are the same ones you which allows you to use our job posting system.

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.
Researching Sessions will be held in the Career Services Office in August.  Dates and times to be determined.  Please check the Record at the end of July for further details.

Other Important OCI Dates to Remember

Remember that your resume must be reviewed by August 31st at Noon. 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 29th
: Mandatory meeting for new participants at 12:00 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. in the Auditorium.  You may attend either session.

Bidding begins at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29th and ends at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, September 1st. All FOCI materials must be turned in to our office by noon on September 1st.

Please continue to check the Record for additional updates about the Fall Interview Program.

Employment Related Opportunities

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

2Ls: Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago Seeks Post Graduate Fellowship Applications

LAF is the largest provider of legal services for the poor in Chicago and Cook County and considered one of the premier urban programs of its kind in the country. In addition to six intake offices, LAF has a dozen special projects in such areas as children's rights, family law, disability rights, housing law, migrant law, employment discrimination, immigration law, and HIV/AIDS. In past years LAF has had a number of Skadden and EJW Fellows who were engaged in innovative and productive projects under the supervision of experienced LAF lawyers.

In September LAF is fortunate to have two incoming EJW Fellows, and one Skadden Fellow to start in September 2007.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their substantive area(s) of interest and specific proposal, if any; resume; and writing sample. If an applicant does not have a specific proposal, an LAF supervising attorney may be available to develop one jointly with him or her. Applicants are urged to visit the EJW and Skadden web sites and review the different criteria for these fellowships.

The deadline for receiving such applications at LAF for both Skadden and EJW Fellowships is July 15. For additional information, please contact Wallace Winter at 312-347-8385 or See Job Posting 2763 for details.

Job Fairs

National Black Law Student Association Midwest Region Minority Recruitment Conference

The National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA) hosts an annual job fair that has introduced approximately 600 different employers to 3000 law students over the past nineteen years. In 2005, there were over 40 nationwide legal employers and 150 law students from law schools in the Midwest Region. The 20th Annual NBLSA Midwest Minority Recruitment Conference will be held on Friday, August 25th, 2006 through Saturday, August 26th, 2006 at Cleveland Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Conference information, including a list of registered legal employers, will be available Registration for the conference will end on July 22, 2006 at 5pm.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact Michelle Vodenik.

Minneapolis Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC), September 8-9, 2006, Minneapolis, MN

 Top legal employers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area are invited each year to interview candidates at the Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference. This year's conference will be held at the offices of Rider Bennett in downtown Minneapolis on September 8-9th, 2006. The conference aims to increase legal diversity in the Twin Cities area by matching top-quality 2L and 3L students from local and national law schools. The interview setting is geared towards efficiency, a more relaxed formality and a comfortable interaction between candidates and employers. Students can register during May and June, 2006. 2L's graduating in 2008 and 3L's graduating in 2007 are eligible to participate. For more information about the conference and to register for the 2006 MMRC, please go to:

The McGhee Scholarship will be available to some students who travel to the conference. If interested, when you register, indicate your interest and you will receive further application details and deadlines in mid-June. Questions? Refer to the MMRC website first and the frequently asked questions page. Then contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik or conference director Kristen Hasler.   

Fellowship & Scholarship Information

Fellowship Opportunities: Attention 1Ls & 2Ls

 While you spend your summer working at a legal aid organization, consider developing a post-graduate fellowship proposal with the attorneys on staff at your organization. Two primary organizations that fund post-graduate fellowship opportunities are Equal Justice Works and Skadden Fellowships. Students who develop fellowship proposals often apply for both an Equal Justice Works Fellowship and a Skadden Fellowship. For 2Ls, the application for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship is due on September 19, 2006 and the application for a Skadden Fellowship is October 4th, 2006.

For 1Ls, work to develop a relationship with your summer legal aid employer and talk with that employer about any legal needs they have that are not currently being met with an eye toward developing a fellowship proposal. Your first summer is a good time to start considering this possibility.

In addition to post-graduate Fellowships that you develop in conjunction with a legal aid organization, there are post-graduate fellowship opportunities available at other organizations that have their own application process. Information on these fellowships is accessible at in the “Fellowship Corner.” You will need to use your email address to log-in and create your own password, if you are not already registered on PSLawnet (NALP’s Public Service Law Network). 

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik.

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

Environmental Career Opportunities

"Environmental Career Opportunities" issue dated 5/02/2006 is available. To access this information just visit your URL:

User ID: kentlaw
Password: enviro

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.



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