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October 23rd - 29nd

CSO Information & Announcements

  • Please evaluate your summer job online

Fall On-Campus Interview Program

  • Callbacks & Offers

Programming

  • 1L Orientation to CSO and Resume Workshop
  • Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference
  • Career Fair at the Office of the Public Defender, Tampa

Employment Opportunities

  • Summer 2007 Internships/Externships at the United States Attorney’s Office
  • AFL-CIO's Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program - summer clerkship opportunities
  • ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
  • udicial Extern/Intern Positions at the Department of Justice Immigration Court
  • Externs Wanted at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Division of Enforcement Seeking
  • Intern Positions Available at Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing, Inc.
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency Externship

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): $4500 public interest law internships

Job Fairs

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.

Programming

First Year Students: Orientation to CSO and Resume Workshop

The Career Services Office will hold an orientation for first year students on Tuesday, October 24th at noon and 5:15 p.m. in room 590. This program will provide you with information about the job posting system, options and opportunities for summer employment, and discuss the typical hiring timeline for first year students. You only need to attend one session.

A workshop on writing cover letters and developing a legal resume will be presented on Tuesday, October 31st at noon in the Auditorium, Wednesday, November 1st at 3pm in room 590, and Monday, November 6th at 5:15 p.m. in room 510.  1Ls must attend this program if you want to have your resume or cover letter reviewed by a career counselor.

 

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference

Register NOW for the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC). The deadline to register is Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 12 noon

The Midwest Public Interest Law Conference is an opportunity for students to interview with government agencies and public interest employers for paid and unpaid legal positions next summer or for after graduation. Last year over 70 Chicago-Kent students and 30 employers participated. 1L’s, 2L’s and 3L’s can all participate. The job fair will take place at Northwestern University School of Law on Saturday, February 3, 2007. To register, contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik in the Career Services Office with your first name, last name, middle initial, year of graduation and an email address that you regularly check by Thursday, December 7, 2006 at 12 noon. Registered students will receive a login and password and will be able to upload their resume and bid on employers beginning on December 11. Students will have until January 5, 2007 to upload their resume online and select employers they would like to interview with. In addition, table talk is available at the job fair where you can meet with many of the employers, even if you do not receive an interview in advance. More information is online at www.mpilcc.org.  

Career Fair at the Office of the Public Defender, Tampa

There will be a career fair hosted by The Law Office of Julianne M. Holt, Public Defender, 700 East Twiggs Street, 1st Floor, Tampa, Florida 33602 on Saturday, January 6, 2007. All interested applicants should visit our web site to apply on-line or fax your resume and cover letter to (813) 277-0841. Candidate interviews will be scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2007. Please submit your application by December 1, 2006. Office of the Public Defender, 13th Judicial Circuit, 700 East Twiggs Street, Tampa, FL 33602, Phone: (813) 277-1407, Fax: (813) 277-0841, Email: HR13@PD13.STATE.FL.US

 

Employment Opportunities

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

Summer 2007 Internships/Externships at the United States Attorney’s Office

The Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois will conduct a Summer 2007 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 the Office in handling its multitude of cases. Approximately 15 interns will be accepted. Each intern will be required to serve at least 40 hours a week for twelve weeks in the Office. The summer program is offered to first, second and third year students. The Office will cooperate in providing to schools any necessary evaluations for course credit. Applications are due Wednesday, December 20th, 2006. Applications and more information can be found in the CSO, handout #56.

AFL-CIO's Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program - summer clerkship opportunities

 The AFL-CIO’s Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program has a program designed to introduce minority law students to the practice of labor law and to the labor community by providing summer clerkship opportunities with participating firms and union legal departments. Students with a demonstrated interest in labor law, as well as those students who may be interested in the field, are encouraged to participate in the program.  Students should contact the firms directly with inquiries or applications, and are advised to reference the “LCC Minority Outreach Program” in all correspondence. The list of opportunities is available in the Career Services Office, handout #54.

ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is a summer internship program open to all first or second year minority or financially disadvantaged law students who want to do legal research and writing for state or federal judges in Illinois, Texas, Washington DC, Miami, Phoenix, and California. Interns will receive an award of $1,500. The time commitment can vary by student, subject to a six-week minimum. Students will be expected to coordinate their schedule with their individual judges and to work the hours required by each judge. Students are asked to submit a completed application, legal writing sample and a statement of interest. Detailed program information is available at the program website. Applications will be accepted beginning October 15th for second year students and December 1st for first year students. More information and applications are available in the CSO, handout # 56.

Judicial Extern/Intern Positions at the Department of Justice Immigration Court

The Department of Justice's Executive Office for Immigration Review Immigration Court is hiring externs/interns for Spring 2007. Intern positions include pre-hearing preparation involving motions and prerparation of bench memoranda; in-depth research and analysis of novel legal issues; and drafting reserved decisions. This legal internship/externship offers extensive experience in asylum law and an excellent opportunity to improve research, writing and analytical skills. Positions are unpaid, but students may be eligible for academic credit. Externs/interns are expected to work 12-16 hours per week for 8-12 weeks. There are two positions available. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, recent transcript and writing sample to the address listed above, to the attention of Monica Eav, Judicial Law Clerk, United States Immigration Court, 55 East Monroe Street, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois 60603.

Externs Wanted at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Division of Enforcement Seeking

The Chicago office of the Division of Enforcement is seeking externs who will receive law school credit.

The Division of Enforcement investigates and prosecutes alleged violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations. Violations may involve commodity futures or option trading on domestic commodity exchanges, or the improper marketing of commodity investments. The Division may, at the direction of the Commission, file complaints before the agency’s administrative law judges or in the U.S. District Courts. Alleged criminal violations of the Commodity Exchange Act or violations of other Federal laws which involve commodity futures trading may be referred to the Justice Department for prosecution. The Division also provides expert help and technical assistance with case development and trials to U.S. Attorneys’ Offices, other Federal and state regulators, and international authorities.

Primary duties include conducting legal research, writing memoranda, aiding in the preparation of court pleadings and papers in the U.S. District Courts across the nation as well as in an administrative forum; aiding attorneys and investigators who are preparing to take investigative testimony and depositions, working with exhibits, Freedom of Information Act responses; aiding with the discovery process and interacting with and/or interviewing customers or investors with complaints.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter, resume and writing sample to:

Ms. Ava Gould
Trial Team Leader
Commodities Futures Trading Commission
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60661
agould@cftc.gov

To receive externship credit, please contact Professor Gross at vgross@kentlaw.edu.

Intern Positions Available at Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing, Inc.

Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing, Inc. is now accepting resumes for Winter semester! If you have a love for sports and entertainment and have aspirations to one day work in the field than Burns Entertainment & Sports Marketing, Inc. is the internship for you. Burns works with Corporations, Advertising Agencies, PR Firms, Colleges, Association, and Non-Profit Groups nationwide in helping them find celebrities and athletes for their events & campaigns. On a daily basis Burns works with Hollywood & Sports agents and celebrities in bringing campaigns and events to life. Please send your resumes to Candie Gutmann via e-mail or fax Candie@burnsent.com or 847-491-9778.

United States Environmental Protection Agency Externship

The US EPA has a volunteer program where law students are employed to perform primarily legal research and writing to support counseling and enforcement work at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), Office of Regional Counsel (ORC) in Chicago. Region 5 has one of the strongest enforcement records in U.S. EPA. The large number of attorneys (about 105) in ORC often means exposure to a variety of work and cases.

The work includes enforcement cases brought under the federal environmental statutes. These are the same statutes typically covered in the basic environmental law course, so the externship is a chance to put into practice what the extern has already learned or will be learning shortly.

There are positions available for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. For more information on our office, applicants may visit our web-site at www.epa.gov/Region5/ORC.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): $4500 public interest law internships  

As of October 16th, 2L’s can apply for $4500 summer internships at public interest organizations through the Public Interest Law Initiative www.pili-law.org. Visit the Public Interest Law Initiative website to learn how to apply for an internship. Cover letters must be tailored to each organization you apply to work with. On December 1st, 1L’s can apply for $4500 summer internships through PILI.  

By applying for a PILI summer internship, you make your resume known to the public interest agencies to which you apply. Should you not receive the $4500 PILI internship, there are alternative funding opportunities, such as stipends through the Kent Justice Foundation for summer public interest work, as well as additional sources for funding. If you are interested in public interest work, applying for a PILI internship is a good place to start.

For questions on PILI summer internships, contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik in the Career Services Office.

 

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

No new fairs this week.

 

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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