CSO Information & Announcements
- Congratulations Graduates!
- Client Development and Client Relationship Management: The Key to Your Success as a Lawyer
- Law Bulletin Legal Career Day 2007
- AmeriCorps Attorney Positions available in the 2007-08 Pro Bono Legal Corps
Fellowships & Scholarships
- PSLawNet Fellowship Center
- 2007 Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program
- Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair
- Vault Legal Diversity Fair
- Don't Miss Deadlines: Register for Minority/Diversity Job Fairs
- 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
The Career Services Office would like congratulate all the Spring 2007 graduates on this tremendous achievement and we wish you the best in your future endeavors. Remember to update your resume to reflect that you have received your Juris Doctor.
If you are seeking employment, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment with a career counselor during BarBri. Even if you donít plan to actively pursue an opportunity until after the bar exam, itís never too early to consider all of your employment options. For those of you relocating or changing addresses after graduation, please inform our office of your new contact information. We will keep you in mind when we hear of employment opportunities, can connect you with alumnae/i in your new location, and will provide you with updates regarding the services of our office.
Please stay in touch and keep us posted on your progress. Congratulations again and good luck on the bar exam.
No new announcements.
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.
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
2007 Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program
The Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program, held this year in Covington, Kentucky, offers second and third year law school students the opportunity to interview for summer associate and entry-level psoitions with prominent regional and national employers. Employers from Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky will be present. The Conference takes place August 24th-25th. The registration deadline is Friday, July 20th. For more information, contact Kim Spurlock at 502-587-3586 or firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up handout #65 in the Career Services Office.
Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair
The Third Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF), will be held September 7-8, 2007 at the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri. Last year, Kansas City played host to 143 students from 48 Law Schools from across the nation. The students had the opportunity to interview with 35 area law firms, organizations and government agencies.
The 2007 HDLJF will offer students the same opportunities as the past two years. Over 150 student registrants and nearly 40 employers are anticipated. This year's job fair will begin with a Welcome Reception on Friday evening. Employer interviews will be conducted on Saturday, along with a Keynote Luncheon. In addition, a resource room will be available where students can visit exhibitors or visit with HDLJF Ambassadors regarding Being a Lawyer in Kansas City, KC Nightlife, Kansas City Real Estate and Cost of Living, and Networking and Interviewing Tips.
For more information visit http://www.heartlanddiversity.org/. The Registration deadline is July 27th, 2007.
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/
Donít 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.
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 ďsign-up nowĒ 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.