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December 11th-18th

CSO Information & Announcements

  • No New Announcements

Fall On-Campus Interview Program

  • Callbacks & Offers

Programming

  • Quarles & Brady First Year Reception – Milwaukee Office
  • Jenner & Block Winter Open House for First Year Law Students
  • Vedder Price Invitation to a Post-Holiday Cocktail Reception
  • Foley & Lardner's 1L Holiday Reception
  • Tenth Annual Symposium for Clerkship and Career Development
  • Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference
  • Career Fair at the Office of the Public Defender, Tampa

Employment Opportunities

  • SEC 2007 Summer Honors Law Program for First Year Students
  • Summer 2007 Internships/Externships at the United States Attorney’s Office
  • United States Environmental Protection Agency Externship

Fellowships & Scholarships

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

Job Fairs

Resources

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

 

CSO Information & Announcements

No new announcements.

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.

Programming

Quarles & Brady First Year Reception

Quarles & Brady’s Milwaukee office will host their annual Home for the Holidays Reception in the Milwaukee office for first-year law students on Thursday, December 28, 2005, from 4:00-7:00pm.  The reception will be on the 25th floor in the Twenty-Fifth Floor Conference Center at 411 East Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee.  Dress is business casual.  Any questions can be directed to Michelle Bigler, Manager Attorney Recruiting at (414) 277-5290.  If you are interested, please email Michelle Bigler at mbigler@quarles.com to confirm your attendance.

Jenner & Block Winter Open House for First Year Law Students

Jenner & Block invites all first year students to their Winter Open House to be held on January 4th, 2007. Come and learn more about Jenner & Block, practicing law in Chicago, and meet some of their attorneys. Please RSVP to Adam Hummel (ahummel@jenner.com) by December 29th if you will attend. Business casual attire requested.

Vedder Price Invitation to a Post-Holiday Cocktail Reception

Vedder Price would like to extend an Invitation to all first year law students to attend a Post-Holiday Cocktail Reception in their Chicago office, January 4, 2007 from 5-7. RSVP requested by December 29th . To RSVP or for more information contact Eileen Neis at eneis@vedderprice.com.

Tenth Annual Symposium for Clerkship and Career Development

Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin will hold its Tenth Annual Symposium for Clerkship and Career Development, to be held on Saturday, February 24, 2007, in their Kansas City, Missouri office.  This one-day symposium for first-year law students provides an inside look at the recruiting process and summer associate programs and focuses on practical aspects of career development.  Our featured guest speaker this year will be attorney and author Marci Alboher. The symposium is designed to provide insight into the summer associate experience and is not a substitute for the traditional job search. This will not be a recruiting session for Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin. The deadline to apply is February 2nd, 2007. More information is also available at www.blackwellsanders.com.

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.

SEC 2007 Summer Honors Law Program for First Year Students

The Securities and Exchange Commission will hire first year students as interns for their Summer Honors Law Program. In addition to being assigned to work with an SEC attorney in one of our divisions/offices around the country, students will participate in enrichment programming and social activities with other law students, MBAs and other graduate students in our business internship program and undergraduate students participating in our college internships. Candidates should apply online by February 2, 2006. The SEC has 12 locations:  Washington, DC (headquarters), New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco.  Each SEC office conducts its own interviewing and hiring process.  Applications will be reviewed starting in December. Candidates will be interviewed by phone and offers will be made on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

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.

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.

 

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. Interviews for summer 2007 externships start in December 2006 (applications for summer positions should be made in the fall semester). For more information on our office, applicants may visit our web-site at www.epa.gov/Region5/ORC.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Peggy Browning Fellowships

The Peggy Browning Fund is a nonprofit corporation established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent labor attorney and member of the National Labor Relations Board. President Clinton appointed Peggy to the NLRB in 1994, and she served in that position until her death in February, 1997. The Fund's mission is to provide law students with diverse, challenging work and educational experiences in the area of workers' rights. Such unique and positive opportunities will both increase students's understanding of workers' needs as well as promote their entry into the practice of public interest labor law. There is one position available in Chicago and many more around the country. For more information, visit http://www.peggybrowningfund.org/positions.html or click here for the applicant requirements.

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

PSLawNet

PSLawNet is a premier resource for career-related information in legal and law-related public interest work. Students and alumni from over 170 law schools search our site every day to find internships, fellowships, pro bono opportunities, and jobs in public service. Chicago-Kent College of Law is a member school, therefore you have unlimited access to search the database for FREE. The PSLawNet website is filled with useful resources for public interest-minded law students and graduates, as well as those who may simply be exploring their options. Students can access PSLawNet here: PSLawNet home page. On the home page, click on “sign-up now” to create an account using your email address and your own password. List Chicago-Kent College of Law as your school.

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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