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May 14th - 20th

CSO Information & Announcements

  • Good luck with finals!

On-Campus Interviews

Programming

  • Client Development and Client Relationship Management: The Key to Your Success as a Lawyer
  • Law Bulletin Legal Career Day 2007

Employment Opportunities

  • AmeriCorps Attorney Positions available in the 2007-08 Pro Bono Legal Corps

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • PSLawNet Fellowship Center

Job Fairs

  • Vault Legal Diversity Fair
  • Don't Miss Deadlines: Register for Minority/Diversity Job Fairs
  • IMPACT Career Fair for Law Students and Lawyers with Disabilities

Resources

  • Join the International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • New Resource: International Career Employment Weekly Online
  • PSLawNet
  • Law Crossing - Free Access For Students
  • 2006-07 Government Honors & Internship Handbook

CSO Information & Announcements

Good luck with finals!

The CSO staff wishes all students good luck with finals. Have a great summer!

On-Campus Interviews

No new announcements.

Programming

Client Development and Client Relationship Management: The Key to Your Success as a Lawyer

Attention 2008, 2009, and 2010 grads: This July, the Career Services Office and members of the Chicago Legal Marketing Association will co-sponsor an eight series program entitled, "Client Development and Client Relationship Management: The Key to Your Success as a Lawyer." Participants will learn the essential marketing and client development skills required to develop a successful law practice that goes beyond being an excellent legal technician. Chicago-Kent alumni and students who have completed two years of law school, or have two years of professional experience prior to entering law school, are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided.

An email will be sent in June with detailed information about the program and dates. Participants who attend every session and submit a marketing plan at the conclusion of the program will be eligible for a scholarship toward fall tuition.

Law Bulletin Legal Career Day 2007

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin will be hosting its Annual Legal Career Day on May 23rd this year at the UBS conference facilities at One North Wacker from 2pm to 6pm. For more information and to register, go to their website.


Employment Opportunities

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

40 AmeriCorps Attorney Positions available in the 2007-08 Pro Bono Legal Corps

Recruitment for the 2007-08 Pro Bono Legal Corps (PBLC) is now underway. The PBLC is an AmeriCorps-funded program administered by Equal Justice Works that places law graduates at pro bono and legal aid organizations to develop quality pro bono opportunities that expand legal resources in low-income and underserved communities. AmeriCorps Attorneys may serve for up to two 11-month terms, beginning in August 2007. Positions are located at sites in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Boston, San Francisco, Jacksonville, Helena and other cities across the country. The Pro Bono Legal Corps is an excellent first step to building a career in public interest law. More information about these positions and how to apply will be available on May 16 at: www.equaljusticeworks.org/find/faopblc.php.

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 home page.

Job Fairs

Vault Legal Diversity Fair

Vault has partnered with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), an advocate for increased diversity in the legal profession, to produce a series of legal diversity career fairs for law students and lateral associates. The Chicago career fair will be held on August 13th and 14th at the McCormick Place Convention Center. For more information visit http://www.vault.com/legaldiversity/

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.  

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.

 

Resources

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 kentcso@kentlaw.edu.

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 "kent2007" 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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