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December 18th-January 4th

CSO Information & Announcements

On-Campus Interviews

  • Air Force Jag Corps On-Campus Interviews for 1Ls*, 2Ls & 3Ls
  • Army Jag Corps On-Campus Interviews for 1Ls & 3Ls
  • Callbacks & Offers

Programming

  • Summer Opportunities for 1Ls
  • Finding a Public Interest Job through the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC)
  • The 13th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference

Employment Opportunities

  • Schiff Hardin: Sublet your apartment
  • BP Summer Legal Intern Program
  • Charlotte, North Carolina 1L Legal Diversity Clerkship Program Immigration Court Legal Internship Positions in Miami/Puerto Rico
  • SEC 2007 Summer Honors Law Program for First Year Students

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • 2007 Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship
  • Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation Funding for Unpaid Legal Internships at Government Agencies 
  • Perkins Coie Diversity Fellowship Summer 2007
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): $4500 public interest law internships

Job Fairs

  • Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference  (MPILCC)

Resources

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

 

CSO Information & Announcements

 

On-Campus Interviews

Air Force Jag Corps On-Campus Interviews
1Ls*, 2Ls & 3Ls

The Air Force JAG Corps will be interviewing 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls on campus on Thursday, February 15th, 2005. Required hiring criteria indicates that interviewees must be under the age of 35 at commissioning and a US citizen eligible for security clearance. If you are interested in interviewing, please submit your resume along with times that you are available on that date to the Career Services Office by Tuesday, February 6th at 5pm. Please note: This employer does not sign Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Equal Employment Opportunity Statement.

* 1Ls will not be eligible for employment with the Air Force this summer, however, the Air Force will still accept resumes and interview 1Ls interested in an internship during the summer of 2007. 

Army Jag Corps On-Campus Interviews for 1Ls & 3Ls

The US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps will be on-campus on Monday, February 5th to interview 1L students for the JAG's summer internship program and 3Ls for appointment to active duty post graduation.  Required hiring criteria indicates that interviewees must be under the age of 35 at commissioning and a US citizen eligible for security clearance. Interested 1L or 3L students should submit their resume along with times that you are available on that date to the Career Services Office by 5p.m., Monday, January 29th. Please note: This employer does not sign Chicago-Kent's Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

 

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

Summer Opportunities for 1L's

Wondering how most students spend the summer after their first year? Not sure what types of jobs are available or what the timeline is for hiring? Then you won't want to miss this program on Tuesday, January 30th at Noon, Room C50, as second and third year students talk about what they did the summer following their first year. Please note: this program will be videotaped for evening students who are not able to attend.

 

Finding a Public Interest Job through the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC)

Wednesday, January 24, 2007, 3-4pm, Room 570  

A panel of students who have had public interest or government jobs will discuss how they got their positions and how to make the most of the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC), coming up at Northwestern University School of Law on Saturday February 3, 2007. For more information on MPILCC visit www.mpilcc.org.

 

The 13th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference

February 23 - 25, 2007, Yale Law School

 Join hundreds of your fellow students from around the country at the 13th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference at Yale Law School on February 23-25, 2007.  RebLaw is the largest student-run public interest conference in the country.  Each year, they bring together practitioners, law students, and community activists to discuss innovative approaches to law and social change. For one weekend, you can put away your textbooks, step out of the daily grind, and think about the possibilities. 

 There is an exciting lineup of panels this year, on topics ranging from school integration to labor trafficking to anarchist lawyering.  Conference attendees will also hear from Matt Coles, director of the ACLU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & AIDS project; Stephen Bright, President, Senior Counsel, and Former Director of the Southern Center for Human Rights and Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School; Judge Thelton Henderson of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California; and filmmaker Abby Ginzburg.  This year's conference will also focus on providing more space for meaningful conversation and sharing of ideas between student participants, so that we use this opportunity not only to learn, but to create a jumping-off point for own advocacy initiatives. For more information about the speakers and a complete list of this year's panels, check out http://islandia.law.yale.edu/reblaw/index.htmlTo register: simply go to http://islandia.law.yale.edu/reblaw/register.htm and sign up.  The conference is $30 for Chicago-Kent students and efforts are made to provide free housing with students in the area, register ASAP if you need free housing.

 


Employment Opportunities

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

Schiff Hardin: Sublet Your Apartment

If you would like to sublet your apartment for the summer of 2007, Schiff Hardin may be able to help. Contact Lilly Tuller at ltuller@schiffhardin.com.

BP Summer Legal Intern Program

In 2007, BP Legal will offer summer intern positions at each of its legal offices in Houston, TX, La Palma, CA, and Warrenville, Illinois (a western suburb of Chicago). Interns are expected to work full time for the 8 to 10 week program. Exact start and end dates are flexible but generally run from early June through the middle of August. Interns are paid competitively. To expose interns to several areas of law practice - and thereby help inform their curriculum and career choices - interns are rotated among our various practice groups, generally working one to two weeks in a group. A program coordinator acts as the intern's immediate supervisor and mentor. In addition to the paid internship, our interns receive a one-time scholarship to assist with their legal education. These scholarships will be awarded no later than August, 2007. Students interested in BP Legal's Summer Intern Program should complete the online application before 5:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, February 1, 2007. The online application can be accessed here using the username SIP Applicant and password diversity.

Charlotte, North Carolina 1L Legal Diversity Clerkship Program

 The Mecklenburg County Bar is pleased to offer the 2007 Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program. The internship opportunity is a highly competitive program that places first-year law students who advance the value of diversity with corporate law departments and law firms in Charlotte, North Carolina. The twelve-week summer clerkship will allow the selected first-year law students to spend the first six weeks working as a summer associate in the Charlotte office of one participating law firm and the second six weeks working in the Charlotte law department of one of the corporate partners. Students who are selected with fully participate in the summer programs of the participating law departments and law firms and will be compensated by those entities at the same level as other first-year summer associates. The law students will participate in professional, civic and social activities that highlight the benefits of practicing law and living in the progressive and dynamic city of Charlotte, North Carolina. More information, including how to apply, is available at www.charlottelegaldiversity.org. The application deadline is February 9, 2007.

Immigration Court Legal Internship Positions in Miami/Puerto Rico

This position offers an excellent opportunity to develop research, writing, and analytical skills. The students will work directly under the supervision of the Attorney Advisor and the Judicial law Clerks hired through the Attorney General's Honor Program. The summer internship is a volunteer, unpaid position. However, students may be eligible for academic credit and are encouraged to contact the appropriate person at their law school to determine eligibility. Duties include: pre-hearing preparation including work on motions and preparation of bench memoranda; research of relevant immigration case law and regulations; research of relevant criminal law; drafting of decision taken under the advisement of the Immigration Judges. Applicants must be United States citizens who are first or second year law students with strong research and writing skills. Prior knowledge of immigration law is preferred by not required. Selected applicants will be required to submit to a security background check that takes six to eight weeks to complete. To apply, please submit a short cover letter, resume, 5-10 page legal writing sample, and law school transcript to:

United States Department of Justice
Immigration Court
333 S. Miami Avenue, 7th Fl.
Miami, Florida 33130
Attention: Jannell Leal, Attorney Advisor

Postmark by Friday, January 26, 2007.

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, 2007. 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.

 

 

Fellowships & Scholarships

Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation Funding for Unpaid Legal Internships at Government Agencies

 For the fourteenth consecutive year, the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation will award stipends to law students from its Chairman Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund.  In 2007, the Foundation will award five $4,000 stipends to law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other government agencies or entities with jurisdiction over the communications industry (i.e., broadcasting, cable television, telephony, satellite, wireless, and information technology). In addition, the Foundation will select one outstanding intern among the five chosen to receive an additional stipend of $600 for the summer, as the “Max Paglin Intern.” 

Applicants will be selected on the basis of: (1) a demonstrated interest in the communications field, (2) having secured or having pending, an unpaid summer position (internship) for at least 8 weeks in communications with a government agency, (3) dependence on financial assistance in order to accept the unpaid internship in a government agency or entity involved in communications; and, (4) community activities. 

 Applications for a Lee Fund scholarship should be submitted to Kerry Loughney, FCBA Foundation, 1020 19th Street, N.W., Suite 325, Washington, D.C. 20036, by Friday, March 9, 2007. 

 To see the application, go to: http://www.fcba.org/foundation/internship_stipends.shtml

Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship

The 2007 Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship is now open for applications. The scholarship is available to students enrolled in an ABA accredited law school either as a first-year full-time student or second-year part-time student as of April 15, 2007. The winner is awarded $12,000 per year. For more information and an application, click here. Applications must be submitted by February 15th, 2007.

Perkins Coie Diversity Fellowship Summer 2007

Perkins Coie is pleased to offer student fellowships to diverse first-year law students. The fellowships provide students with a $7500 academic scholarship and a paid position with the Bay Area, CA; Bellevue, WA; Chicago, IL; Los Angeles, CA; Phoenix, AZ; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; or Washington, D.C. offices of Perkins Coie as a summer associate during the summer immediately following the completion of their first year. The Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Student Fellows will be selected on the basis of the following criteria: The individual must be a first year law student in good standing for the degree of Juris Doctor at an ABA accredited law school. The individual must possess an academic record, interest and capacity that evidence great promise for a successful career during the remainder of law school and in the legal profession. The individual must contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the law school student body and, upon entering the legal profession, the legal community. Applications are due January 24th, 2007. For more information on how to apply, click here.

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): $5000 public interest law internships  

As of October 16th, 2L’s can apply for $5000 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

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference  (MPILCC)

Saturday, February 3, 2007, table talk 9am-12noon, interviews all day

The Midwest Public Interest Law Conference is an opportunity for students to interview and meet with government agencies and public interest employers for paid and unpaid legal positions. MPILCC will take place at Northwestern University School of Law on Saturday, February 3, 2007. Students who have not already registered, can register on-site on the day of the conference and participate in table talk. Students who arrive very early on the day of the conference may be able to sign-up for an interview that day. For more information about the conference visit www.mpilcc.org. For specific information on agencies who will be participating in table talk, click on the “Conference” tab, and the “Attending Employers List.” Contact Michelle Vodenik with questions.

 

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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