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June 18th - July 1st

CSO Information & Announcements

  • Congratulations Graduates!

On-Campus Interviews

Programming

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

Employment Opportunities

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Ms. JD Summer Scholarships for Unpaid Internships
  • PSLawNet Fellowship Center

Job Fairs

  • 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

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

Congratulations Graduates

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 don’t plan to actively pursue an opportunity until after the bar exam, it’s 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.

On-Campus Interviews

No new announcements.

Programming

The Summer Adoption Law Institute

Capital University Law School, the only American law school to regularly offer an entire course dedicated to adoption law, is pleased to offer students from accredited law schools across the country the opportunity to attend the Summer Adoption Law Institute – a two-credit, intensive week-long course that will explore adoption and related child protection issues from both academic and practitioner perspectives. With approval of their home institutions, students from accredited law schools across the country may enroll as visiting or transient students. For more information and to register, visit their website. Registration deadline is July 27th, 2007.

Latham Diversity Scholars Program

Latham & Watkins is once again pleased to announce the Latham Diversity Scholars Program which will award a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship to each of four second-year law students for use during their third year of law school (2008-09). Factors considered in choosing the Latham Diversity Scholars will include a candidate’s: 

  • Ability and commitment to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms,
  • Life experiences that have shaped values and that provide a unique perspective, including any obstacles or challenges faced in choosing or pursuing law as a profession,
  • Academic and/or leadership achievements, and
  • Desire to practice in a global law firm environment.

 Scholars will be asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by September 15, 2007. This scholarship is not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham. Rather, it is open to all law students in the hope that greater diversity among the attorneys at large law firms will benefit the entire profession. Recipients will be announced in the early spring of 2008. For more information and an application, please visit their website.

 

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

Attention 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 grads and incoming 2L and 3L students: 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.  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.

All lectures are from 12 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. in room 520 at Chicago-Kent College of Law. The sessions will begin on Thursday, July 12 and will occur each Tuesday and Thursday through Tuesday, August 7.  To register or obtain additional information, please call the Career Services Office at 312/906-5200 or e-mail kentcso@kentlaw.edu. If you email, please send your year of graduation/year in school and your telephone number in the message. The registration deadline is Thursday, July 5th.

 Employment Opportunities

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

 

Fellowships & Scholarships

Ms. JD Summer Scholarships for Unpaid Internships

Working in public interest this summer without sufficient funding?
Ms. JD is awarding two $500 scholarships to female law students entering their second or third year at an accredited U.S. law school and working the summer of 2007 at least 35 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks at a government agency or nonprofit organization. Unpaid judicial externs also qualify. Applications are due no later than June 8 and should be completed online. Recipients will be notified no later than June 15.

For more information or to apply, please visit: http://ms-jd.org/scholarship

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

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 tri-statediversity@gdm.com 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 Cent

This fair is open to the following students:

  • Minority, female and GLBT 1Ls who are researching employers in preparation for fall recruiting
  • Minority, female and GLBT 2Ls and 3Ls who have not yet committed to a firm or other employer
  • Minority, female and GLBT lateral associates who are looking for new opportunities

To register, go to http://www.vault.com/legaldiversity-career-fair/jobfair_main.jsp?page_id=1

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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