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September 18th - 24th

CSO Information & Announcements

  • Please evaluate your summer job online

Fall On-Campus Interview Program

  • Callbacks & Offers
  • OCI Update: New Direct & Collect Employers Added

Programming

  • Alternatives to OCI: State & Local Government
  • Professionalism Dinner
  • 2006 Pro Bono and Community Service Fair
  • Meet the Public Service Employers Reception
  • 10th Annual Prosecutorial Opportunities Symposium

Employment Opportunities

  • New Internship & Job Opportunities on Symplicity
  • Department of Justice Application Deadline September 18

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • McDermott, Will & Emery LLP Minority Scholarship
  • Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship Program

Job Fairs

  • Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association Job Fair

Resources

  • Law Crossing - Free Access For Students
  • 2006-07 Government Honors & Internship Handbook

 

CSO Information & Announcements

Please take a few minutes to evaluate your summer job on Symplicity.  By doing so, you can provide invaluable information to the members of the class behind you.  Just click on "Profile," then on the "Evaluations" tab, and then on the "Add New" button.

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Update

Callbacks and Offers

Please keep us informed about callbacks and offers as well as any concerns you may have regarding the interviews. E-mail our office about callbacks or offers you receive from on-campus interviews or job fairs. If you accept an offer, please let us know so we can cancel the remainder of your on-campus interviews.

New Direct & Collect Employers Added

The CSO is now collecting resumes for Cades Schutte, one of Hawai'i's oldest and largest law firms with approximately 57 attorneys and 65 support staff. Since its beginning, Cades Schutte has been at the forefront of significant legal and economic developments in Hawai'i and the Pacific Rim. Cades Schutte strives to be the preeminent law firm in the state of Hawai'i as measured by its reputation for legal competence, integrity, and client servce, as well as its concern for quality of life, the community, and the legal profession. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume and transcript to Jenny Tank in the Career Services Office by September 21st at 5 p.m.

The New York County District Attorney's Office welcomes resumes from Chicago-Kent graduating 3Ls. Their office anticipates hiring 40-50 assistant district attorneys this year. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:

Sabrina Hardy
Administrative Assistant, Legal Hiring Unit
District Attorney of the County of New York
One Hogan Place
New York, N.Y. 10013

 

The Fall On-Campus Interviewing information is now uploaded to the Career Services website. Students can also access the information here. If your class status on the Symplicity system is incorrect, please contact the Career Services Office by email at kentcso@kentlaw.edu or by phone at 312-906-5200.

Other Important OCI Dates to Remember

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

 

Programming

Alternatives to FOCI series: State & Local Government

Presented by the Career Services Office, the Black Law Students Association, & the Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association

This panel will explore careers in the State, County and City Government, including summer and semester internship programs and permanent positions post-graduation. This program will be presented twice with different government agencies represented at each program.

12 noon program: The program will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 26 12 noon – 1pm, in Room 270. Pizza will be available! This program will feature the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, Cook County State’s Attorneys Office, Office of the Illinois Appellate Defender, and the Office of the Public Guardian.

5:15 – 6:00 program: The program will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 5:15pm-6pm, in Room C40. Pizza will be available! This program will feature the Cook County Public Defender, the City of Chicago – Board of Education, the City of Chicago- General Counsel’s Office, and the Chicago Transit Authority.

Both programs will be videotaped and available for viewing in the Career Services Office for those unable to attend.  

Alternatives to OCI Series

State & Local Government - Tuesday, September 26th
Presenters from state & local government will discuss their careers and how to get involved in working for state & local government.

Public Interest Careers - Tuesday, October 10th
Learn more about public interest careers and how to get involved with public interest organizations.

Alternative Careers - Tuesday, October 17th
Hear from a panel of lawyers who have pursued alternative careers.

Professionalism Dinner - Save the Date!

The CSO will be hosting a professionalism dinner on October 17th. More details will be forthcoming shortly.

2006 Pro Bono and Community Service Fair

Thursday, October 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the Young Lawyers Section of the Chicago Bar Association will hold their 13th Annual Pro Bono Fair.  The Fair, co-sponsored by The Chicago Bar Foundation, Jenner & Block, Exelon and the Public Interest Law Initiative, is hosted by Jenner & Block at the firm's office at 330 North Wabash, 40th floor Conference Center. 

This event is an excellent opportunity for law students and lawyers to gain exposure to a wide variety of legal aid and pro bono and community service organizations in the Chicago area and to get a solid understanding of the types of volunteer opportunities that are available to them.  Over 40 organizations are scheduled to attend

The event is open to young lawyers, recent law school graduates, law school students, as well as lawyers at all career levels.  This is a perfect opportunity for them to find out how they can help public service agencies, network with others from the Chicago legal community and make a difference.

Meet The Public Service Employers Reception

The Chicago Area Law School Consortium is holding its Tenth Annual Meet the Public Service Employers Reception.  This year it will be held at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, on Wednesday, October 11th, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  The reception will be held at Kasbeer Hall, 25 East Pearson on the 15th floor in downtown Chicago.

Students will have an opportunity to meet public service employers and learn more about their organizations.  Although not a job fair, the reception offers an informal setting for law students to learn about the rich array of public service legal activity in the Chicago area, including employment and volunteer opportunities.  Students at all levels may participate, including first year students.

 

10th Annual Prosecutorial Opportunities Symposium

This symposium, sponsored by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at The John Marshall School of Law, 315 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago, Illinois from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Designed to provide information about career opportunities within the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, U.S. Attorney's Office, Illinois Attorney General's Office, and the City of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office. Admittance is free. Continental breakfast and refreshments will be served.  

 

Employment Opportunities

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

New Internship Opportunities

There are opportunities for fall internships available at the Cabrini Green Legal Aid, Department of Homeland Security, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, and Office of the State Appellate Defender. For more information and to apply for these internships, visit the Symplicity system. If you need a username and password to access Symplicity, please contact our office.

Fellowships & Scholarships

McDermott, Will & Emery LLP Minority Scholarship

McDermott, Will & Emery LLP will award two $15,000 McDermott Minority Scholarships. Recipients must be second-year minority law students at an ABA-accredited U.S. law school, must meet McDermott's hiring criteria and demonstrate leadership, community involvement, and a commitment to improving diversity in the legal community. Recipients must also be selected for and participate in a McDermott Summer Program. All interested students must submit an application by October 6th, 2006. Applications and more information can be found in the Career Services Office.

Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship Program

The law firm of Vedder Price offers a special scholarship in the amount of $5,000 desgined to assist a qualified student with tution and provide a "guaranteed" position in their summer program after his or her first year of law school. The scholarship is renewable for each year of law school, provided the student remains in good standing. Applications must be postmarked by September 30th. Come to the Career Services Office to get an application.

 Skadden Fellowships

The 2007 Skadden Fellowship application is now available online at http://www.skaddenfellowships.org/. Skadden Fellowships are due by October 4th, 2006. The aim of the Skadden Fellowship Foundation is to give Fellows the freedom to pursue public interest work; thus, the Fellows create their own projects at public interest organizations with at least two lawyers on staff before they apply.  Fellowships are awarded for one year, with the expectation of renewal for a second year. Skadden provides each Fellow with a salary and pays all fringe benefits to which an employee of the sponsoring organization would be entitled. For those Fellows not covered by a law school low income protection plan, the firm will pay a Fellow's law school debt service for the tuition part of the loan for the duration of the fellowship.  

If applying for a Skadden Fellowship, please contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik in the Career Services Office to discuss the proposal.

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.

 

Job Fairs

Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair

Interested in a legal aid or government career anywhere in the United States? Consider attending the Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair, held annually in the Washington DC area. Registration is underway! Students may register online at: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/careerfair/.  This year’s Conference and Career Fair will take place on October 19-20, 2006 at the Inn and Conference Center at University of Maryland University College. 2L’s and 3L’s who would like to interview with employers at the Career Fair, should submit cover letter and resumes directly to employers by September 22. Subsidies: All students who attend will be entered in a raffle to receive one of two $75 subsidies that can be used to cover conference related expenses (receipts required). In addition, there will be a networking event during the Career Fair during which Chicago-Kent students will have the opportunity to meet with some DC area Chicago-Kent alums. For further information contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik in the Career Services Office.  

 American Intellectual Property Law Association Job Fair

The American Intellectual Property Law Association will hold its 16th Annual Student, Junior and Patent Agent - Junior Member JOB FAIR. The Job Fair will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

Notice that "To participate in the Job Fair as an applicant, you must be a Student, Junior, or Patent Agent Junior member of AIPLA in good standing."  (Student membership is $45).  If you are not a member of AIPLA and would like to participate in the Job Fair, you may join using AIPLA's online membership application.  

Further details are available on the AIPLA webpage, but note that the deadline for filling in the participation form is August 30, which means that you should submit your AIPLA student membership application ASAP (the list of participating employers comes out on August 18). 

 

Resources

Law Crossing - Free Access For Students

Law students have free access to LawCrossing.com to access their collection of legal job postings. To get access, register with your kentlaw.edu e-mail address, enter the promotional code "kent2006" and identify yourself as a student.

2006-07 Government Honors & Internship Handbook

The 2006-07 Government Honors & Internship Handbook is now available. It may be accessed online or there is a printed copy available in our office. Please contact our office for the password for the online edition.

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