CSO Information & Announcements
- Career Counselors Not Available This Week
- New Associate Directors of Career Services
- No new programs this week.
- New Legal Services Positions in DC
Fellowships & Scholarships
- PSLawNet Fellowship Center
- Don't Miss Deadlines: Register for Minority/Diversity Job Fairs
- Cook County Bar Association 2007 Minority Law Student Job Fair
- IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Lawyers with Disabilities
- Join the International Trademark Association (INTA)
- New Resource: International Career Employment Weekly Online
- Law Crossing - Free Access For Students
- 2006-07 Government Honors & Internship Handbook
CSO Information & Announcements
Career Counselors Not Available This Week
All of the counselors in our office will be attending the NALP Conference and will be out of the office Tuesday-Friday of this week. The CSO will be open during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If you need to schedule an appointment to speak with a counselor after they return, please call our office at 312-906-5200 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with days and times you are available.
New Associate Directors of Career Services
Congratulations, Michelle Mohr Vodenik and Jenny Tank, on their promotions to Associate Director of the Career Services Office. Michelle’s new title is Associate Director & Public Interest/Diversity Advisor. Jenny’s new title is Associate Director & Recruitment Manager.
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.
No new programming this week.
check the new job
posting system ("Symplicity")
on a regular basis. Check out Symplicity's general instructions for more information.
New Legal Services Positions in DC
The DC Council has taken the unprecedented step of making $3.2 million in funding available for the provision of civil legal services in DC. As a result, the DC legal services community expects to have approximately 25 new job openings for attorneys in the coming months. The positions are expected to focus in particular on providing more legal services in housing-related matters and increasing the availability of legal services in underserved communities. Portions of the appropriation are also designated for the creation of a shared interpreter bank and for a poverty lawyers loan repayment assistance program. With D.C. government support and with private funds, the D.C. Bar Foundation has initiated a law student loan repayment program, available to legal services attorneys meeting income guidelines. For more information on the loan repayment program, go to the DC Bar Foundation website. Funding decisions will be made in March 2007, with announcements in April and, we anticipate, job postings by late April/early May. As soon as they become available, job descriptions will be posted on PSLaw.net and on the website of the Washington Council of Lawyers. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik in the career services office.
Fellowships & Scholarships
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
Don’t Miss Registration Deadlines:
Register for Diversity Job Fairs around the U.S.
In addition to the Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair, there are diversity job fairs in Kansas City, Denver, Minneapolis, Northern Kentucky, Seattle, San Francisco and a host of other places. There are also job fairs specific to law students with disabilities and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender law students. The Northwest Minority Job Fair in Seattle has the earliest deadline of April 13, 2007, while most other job fairs have later deadlines. Some dates are not set yet, so keep checking this web link for updates. Visit: http://www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cso/jobfairs.html Questions? Contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik in the Career Services Office.
Cook County Bar Association 2007 Minority Law Student Job Fair
This year's 24th Annual Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair will be held on Friday August 10, 2007, at the Hilton Suites Chicago - Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL. 2L's and 3L's (students in the classes of 2008 and 2009) are invited to participate. The Job Fair typically attracts approximately 100 law firms, corporations, and governmental agencies located in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and other states. Law student registration opens on April 1, 2007. The deadline to register is Friday May 4, 2007 at 12 midnight. Students participate in the process of selecting employers they would like to interview with at the end of May. There will be no walk-in interviews available for this job fair, so it is important to register if you would like to attend. More information on the job fair: http://www.ccbaminorityjobfair.com, click on the “students” link.
To register, visit: http://www.easelaw.com/ccba
List “Michelle Mohr Vodenik” as your law school liaison.
IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Lawyers with Disabilities
The 3rd Annual IMPACT Career Fair will be held on August, 10 2007 in Arlington, VA. Law students and lawyers with disabilities from the Classes of 2009 and earlier are invited to participate. Registration is open now and the deadline is Friday, July 6, 2007. For more information and to register visit http://www.law.arizona.edu/impact.
Join the International Trademark Association (INTA)
Since 1878, members of the International Trademark Association (INTA) have shared a common interest in the protection and development of trademarks and trademark law. Members rely on the Association to educate them, represent them and promote their interests throughout the international trademark community. Join INTA as a student member for $25 and receive current trademark law information, helpful research materials, in-depth education, networking opportunities and career development resources, including access to INTA's Job Bank and Membership Director. To join, go to www.inta.org/go/membership.
International Career Employment Weekly Online
International Career Employment Weekly's goal is to make it easy for international professionals to keep abreast of all current job opportunities in their field. They collect information on current international job openings with governments, government contractors, United Nations agencies and other intergovernmental organizations, private voluntary organizations working overseas, corporations involved in international trade and finance, engineering firms, associations, foundations, student exchange organizations, universities, and state governments and present that information to job seekers in a clear and concise format.
The Career Services Office subscribes to this resource in an online format. The username and password changes with every issue. For the most recent username and password, contact email@example.com.
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.