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October 22nd-28th, 2007

CSO Information & Announcements

  • CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!
  • Fall Office Hours
  • Summer Experience Surveys

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program

Programming

  • Chicago-Kent Alumni Policy-Makers Forum
  • Meet the Small/Mid-sized Firms Night
  • 1L Orientation to Career Services & Mandatory Resume Workshop
  • ABA Trust & Estate and Real Property Careers Program
  • Take a Break Series: Big Firm v. Small Firm (with Alumni Office)
  • Meet the Public Service Employers Reception
  • Careers in ERISA Litigation

Employment Opportunities

  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of General Counsel's Legal Honors Program 2008-2009
  • Administrative Associate Position Available in CLE
  • ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program
  • Deadline for Spring Clerkships at the Illinois Attorney General is Nov. 1st
  • Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) 2008 Summer Honors Law Program

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Summer Grants
  • The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law Fellowships

Job Fairs

    No new fairs.

Resources

  • Law Crossing - Free Access For Students

CSO Information & Announcements

CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!

The Career Services Office is pleased to announce that videos of our programming are now available to be viewed online. Most of our programming will be available on our website within 1-2 days of the original program date and will remain available for viewing for 2-3 weeks, due to limited server space. Program videotapes will still be available in our office. A password is required to view these programs. Please call our office at 312-906-5200 or email kentcso@kentlaw.edu for the username and password. To watch videos of our programming, go to the CSO's web page, click on the right hand navigation bar "For Students" and select "Watch Program Videos." Or, click here to be taken directly to the page.

Fall Office Hours

The Career Services Office regular hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Evening appointments with career counselors are available by appointment only on Wednesdays, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. Please call the office at (312) 906-5200 to arrange a time or email, stating the times that you are available, to kentcso@kentlaw.edu.

Summer Experience Surveys

Please take a few minutes to evaluate your summer job on Symplicity.  By doing so, you can provide invaluable information to the members of the class behind you.  Just click on "Profile," then on the "Evaluations" tab, and then on the "Add New" button.

On-Campus Interviews

Programming

Chicago-Kent Alumni Policy-Makers Forum

Five state legislators, two Chicago aldermen and the Deputy Director, Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, all Chicago-Kent graduates, will join moderators Professor William Kling ’87 and Lindsay Hansen, ’05 for a lively forum on policymaking in Illinois and the career path they followed, on Monday, October 29th from 3-7 p.m.

At the reception immediately following the discussion, our state legislators will present a resolution, recently passed by the General Assembly, commemorating Lew Collens' wonderful stewardship of IIT over the past thirty-five years.

The forum begins at 3:00 p.m. in the Ogilvie Auditorium. The reception will convene at 5:00 p.m. in front of our Judges’ Wall.

Participants:
Senator A.J. Wilhelmi ’93 (D) 43rd District
Senator Kwame Raoul ’93 (D) 13th District
Senator Randall M. Hultgren ’93 (R) 48th District
Representative Carolyn H. Krause ’66 (R) 66th District
Representative Kurt M. Granberg ’80 (D) 107th District
Alderman Thomas R. Allen ’77 (D) 38th Ward
Alderman Scott Waguespack ’00 (D) 32nd Ward
Deputy Director Judy Martinez ’98, Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
Moderators:
Lindsay Hansen ’05, Asst. VP, State Governmental Relations, Illinois – McGuire Woods Consulting;
William C. Kling, ’87, Assistant Professor, Legislative Advocacy

Meet the Small/Mid-Size Firms Night

Thursday, October 25, 2007
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Loyola University, Chicago School of Law
Kasbeer Hall, 15th Floor
25 E. Pearson Street
Chicago, IL 60611

 The Chicago-Area Law School Consortium (CALSC) is hosting a Meet the Firms night for 2Ls and 3Ls from the Chicago-area schools at Loyola University on October 25th from 5-7pm.  This is a great opportunity to network with attorneys that are working in the small/midsize market and find out more about these opportunities.  While this is not a job fair, there will be several employers that will have a drop box where you can leave your resume if interested in their firm. 

 CALSC is a group of Chicago-area Career Services Offices (including Chicago-Kent CSO) that work together to provide programming and events for students.  The Career Services Offices have worked hard to reach out to their respective alumni at small/mid-size firms in Chicago to encourage their participation in this event, and we hope that our students will take advantage of this opportunity. We will have extra copies of the List of Participating Employers, if you wish to pick this up from the CSO (Room 360). 

If you plan to attend this event, please RSVP to kentcso@kentlaw.edu.  We encourage all attendees to do some research about the firms before the event and think about the types of questions you may want to ask.  Please note that there are a few firms that specialize in certain practice areas, so it is very important that you do some research and look at the firm websites to determine their practice areas.  Additionally, please bring extra copies of your resume with you to this event in case attorneys ask for a copy.  

Recommended Dress:  Please note that attorneys will be coming directly from work to attend this event and will be dressed professionally, therefore we recommend that you at least dress business casual, and if dropping off your resume, we recommend that you wear a suit. 

Any questions about this event may be directed to Jenny Tank at jtank@kentlaw.edu.

 

1L Orientation to Career Services &
Mandatory Resume and Cover Letter Program

The Career Services Office will hold an orientation for first year students on Tuesday, October 23rd at noon in the Auditorium and 5:15 p.m. in Room 370 . This program will provide you with information about the job posting system, options and opportunities for summer employment, and discuss the typical hiring timeline for first year students. You only need to attend one session.

A workshop on writing cover letters and developing a legal resume will be presented on Wednesday, October 24th at 3-4 in Room 510, Tuesday, October 30th at 5:15-6p.m. in Room 370, Wednesday, October 31st at 3-4pm in room 210.  1Ls must attend this program if you want to have your resume or cover letter reviewed by a career counselor.

ABA Trust & Estate and Real Property Careers Program

Friday, October 26, 2007, 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the American Bar Association, 321 N. Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois. A valid state-issued photo ID is required for entry to the ABA offices.The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is sponsoring a free program for all law students seeking careers in Trust and Estate or Real Property law.  Panelists will share information about their own exciting careers in these fields and answer student questions.  Students will also have an opportunity to network with panelists and Section members over hors devours and refreshments. If you plan to attend this event please RSVP to kentcso@kentlaw.edu.

Take a Break Series: Big Firm v. Small Firm (with Alumni Office)

Alumni practitioners will chat informally about their careers, providing students the opportunity to learn about the pros and cons of working for big firms versus small firms.

Lunch will be provided!

Please RSVP by October 18th at http://www.kentlaw.edu/depts/alums/rsvp/takeabreakoct23.htm.

Meet the Public Service Employers Reception

Learn about non-profit and government agency job opportunities at this reception. Tuesday, November 13, 2007; 5:00-7:00pm, at Loyola University Chicago, 25 East Pearson, 15th Floor, Kasbeer Hall. This reception is a joint project of the Chicago Area Law School Consortium, which includes Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Careers in ERISA Litigation

Come to an informal get together on October 31st hosted by the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law with several ERISA lawyers who are presenting topics at the ERISA Litigation National Institute, co-sponsored by the Joint Committee on Employee Benefits and the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel on November 1-2, 2007. The Regional Director of the DOL Employee Benefits Security Administration Chicago Office, Steve Haugen, will also be on hand to talk about careers in the government.   Please join us on October 31st between 5:30 and 7 pm, at The John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, room 3east, to find out more about this dynamic and expanding field of practice.  Dress casually, but bring your resume anyway! RSVP to  Nancy Matthews, (202) 662-8640 or matthewsn@staff.abanet.org

 Employment Opportunities

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

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Office of General Counsel's Legal Honors Proram 2008-2009

The U.S. Dpartment of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of General Counsel (OGC) is accepting applications for its Legal Honors Program 2008-2009.  Please note the new Fall deadline of November 9, 2007All application materials must be postmarked by this date.  To be considered for a Legal Honors position at HUD, an original and two copies of the following information must be submitted: 1. The program application form; 2. A completed Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF-612) and Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) and/or resume, which should include information contained on these forms; 3. Law school transcript (official copy only); and 4. A writing sample of at least 5 pages (double-spaced).

The Honors Program brochure and application forms may be found at the below links:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/ogc/legalsinglefinal2008.pdf
http://www.hud.gov/offices/ogc/lhipformfinal2008.pdf

Administrative Associate Position Available in CLE

The Continuing Legal and Professional Education department at the DTC is looking for an administrative associate. Job duties are to assist the Senior Director by providing administrative support in attendee and speaker customer service, conference registration and production, program database coordination, web and print publicity, and with general office responsibilities and the day-to-day operations of a busy office. This position comes with tuition remission and other IIT staff benefits. Great opportunity for an evening law student. To apply, please see job #5332 in Symplicity.

Deadline for Spring Clerkships at the Illinois Attorney General is
Nov. 1st

The Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the State of Illinois, representing all state officials and agencies and enforcing the laws on behalf of the people of Illinois.  In this role, the Government Representation Division provides legal representation to state employees, officials and agencies in all cases in state and federal trial courts and administrative tribunals.  Additionally, as part of this work, the Civil Appeals Division represents state agencies, employees and officials in the state and federal courts of appeal.  Applications for the Attorney General's clerkship program are available in the CSO or at the Attorney General's website. The deadline for spring clerkships is November 1st.

ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

The Judicial Intern Opportunity Program is a summer internship program open to all first or second year minority or financially disadvantaged law students who want to do legal research and writing for state or federal judges in Illinois, Texas, Washington DC, Miami, Phoenix, and California. Interns will receive an award of $1,500. The time commitment can vary by student, subject to a six-week minimum. Students will be expected to coordinate their schedule with their individual judges and to work the hours required by each judge. Students are asked to submit a completed application, legal writing sample and a statement of interest. Detailed program information and applications are available at the program website. Applications will be accepted beginning October 15th for second year students and December 1st for first year students.

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
2008 Summer Honors Law Program

The SEC is currently accepting applications from second year law students for the 2008 Summer Honors Law Program. Last year's 2L's were thrilled with the level and diversity of the projects that they received. Please refer students to our website for a description of the work of our primary divisions and offices: (http://www.sec.gov/about/whatwedo.shtml).
In addition to working with SEC attorneys, students will participate in enrichment programming and social activities with other law and graduate business students also participating in SEC's honors internship program.Program Components:
• Unprecedented access to the SEC Chairman and Commissioners through Commission hearings, panel discussions and receptions.
• Workshops and Presentations: Past presentations have included lectures on Securities Fraud on the Internet; Detection and Prosecution of Insider Trading; An Overview of Federal Securities Laws; an Introduction to SEC trial work and a presentation on Derivatives among others.
• Mentoring program: students are paired with an SEC attorney who provides them with additional insight and guidance throughout the internship experience.
Candidates should apply online via the following link by October 31, 2007 (DC) and December 10, 2007 (Regional): http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/sec-sp/applicant.htmlSelections are made through a committee process; the SEC's Summer Honors Hiring Committee will begin reviewing applications in October and candidates will be interviewed telephonically.


Fellowships & Scholarships

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Summer Grants

Each year, PILI offers over 40 public interest law internships that provide excellent legal training and experience for first or second  year law students.  Interns work at one of PILI's affiliated public interest law agencies in Chicago.  PILI raises the money to fund the internships and then issues grants to its eligible host agencies.  The agencies, in turn, pay their Interns directly.   PILI ensures quality supervision by experienced lawyers at its agencies, and provides a lunch-time educational seminar program.  The Internship program encourages law students to work at --and learn about-- legal institutions that serve the public interest, and engenders a life-long commitment to public interest law and pro bono work.

PILI sponsors a Summer Internship Program for first and second year law students.  The Summer Internship program is open to law students from across the country. Each summer, PILI funds dozens of internships at public interest law agencies in the Chicago metropolitan area. Agencies hosting Summer Interns receive $5,000 to pay an Intern for 10 full-time weeks of work. 

2Ls may apply starting October 15th, 1Ls may apply beginning December 1st. For more information on how to apply, visit http://pili-law.org/HowtoApplyforInternships.htm.

The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law Fellowships

The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law (NCPL) at New York University School of Law is offering the following two Fellowships in Nonprofit Law. 1.The Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellowship in Nonprofit Law at the Vera Institute of Justice  (The RBF Fellowship); and
2. The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law Fellowship in Nonprofit Law at New York University's Office of Legal Counsel (The NCPL Fellowship).The RBF and NCPL Fellowships will each be awarded to one graduate of an accredited U.S. Law School.  More information and an application can be found at www.law.nyu.edu/ncpl. Please note that completed applications must be received by the NCPL no later than December 7, 2007.  If you have any questions, please contact Erin Ortiz at (212) 998-6168 or erin.ortiz@nyu.edu.

Job Fairs

No new fairs.

Resources

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 "kent2008" and identify yourself as a student.

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