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December 17th 2007 - January 20th 2008

CSO Information & Announcements

  • CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!
  • Summer Experience Surveys

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program

Programming

  • 14th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference, New Haven, Connecticut
  • SEC 1L Summer Honors Law Program
  • Foley & Lardner LLP 1L Holiday Reception - Milwaukee
  • Jenner & Block Winter Break Open House for First Year Law Students
  • Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Celebration
  • Quarles & Brady "Home for the Holidays" Reception
  • Vedder Price Post-Holiday Cocktail Reception
  • Blackwell Sanders 11th Annual Symposium for Clerkship and Career Development

Employment Opportunities

  • Summer Internship at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
  • The Peggy Browning Fund 2008 Fellowship Program
  • Summer Internships at the US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois
  • ABA Judicial Intern Opportunity Program

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Harter Secrest & Emery LP Diversity Scholarship
  • Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter Minority Merit Scholarship
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Summer Grants
  • The National Center on Philanthropy and the Law Fellowships

Job Fairs

No new fairs this week.

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.

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

14th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference,
New Haven, Connecticut

Registration is now open for the 14th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference, February 22-24, 2008.

Featuring Keynote Speaker: Bill Quigley, Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer, and Distinguished Professor of Law at Loyola University New Orleans School of Law

You are invited to the 14th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference, which will take place on the weekend of February 22-24, 2008.  Last year, we brought over 550 practitioners, law students, and community activists to New Haven to discuss progressive strategies for social change within and without the law, and we're excited to do it again!  We have posted descriptions of the panels on our website and will continue to update with panel speakers and schedule information as it becomes available.  For registration and other information, please visit our website:

http://islandia.law.yale.edu/reblaw

You can also sign up on the website to receive free housing for the weekend in New Haven on the spare beds, couches and floors of local friendly, rebellious law students.

If you are interested in helping to further publicize this conference among a community of practitioners, law students, community activists or other interested people that you know, please do!  And also get in touch with emma.alpert@yale.edu.

SEC 1L Summer Honors Law Program

The SEC is currently accepting applications from 1L students for their Summer Honors Program for 2008.  Last year's 1L's were thrilled with the caliber of projects that they were offered.  For a description of the work of our primary divisions and offices: http://www.sec.gov/about/whatwedo.shtml.

In addition to being assigned to work with an SEC attorney in one of our divisions/offices around the country, students will participate in enrichment programming and social activities with other law students, MBAs and other graduate students in our business internship program and undergraduate students participating in our college internships.

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.

Things to note:

  • Candidates should apply online via the following link by February 4, 2008: http://www.avuedigitalservices.com/sec-sp/applicant.html.
  • The SEC has 12 locations:  Washington, DC (headquarters), New York, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. 
  • Each SEC office conducts its own interviewing and hiring process. 
  • We will begin reviewing applications in December. Candidates will be interviewed by phone and offers will be made on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Foley & Lardner LLP 1L Holiday Reception - Milwaukee

On Thursday, December 27, 2007, Foley & Lardner's Madison and Milwaukee offices will host their annual Holiday Reception in the Milwaukee office for first-year law students. 

Foley & Lardner LLP
1L Holiday Reception
Thursday, December 27, 2007
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Attire is Business Casual
777 East Wisconsin Avenue 40th Floor
USBank Building
Milwaukee, WI 53202

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Kerri Sell at ksell@foley.com by noon on Friday, December 14th.  

Jenner & Block Winter Break Open House for First Year Law Students

Jenner & Block invites all first year students to their Winter Open House to be held on January 3rd, 2008. Come and learn more about Jenner & Block, practicing law in Chicago, and meet some of their attorneys. Please RSVP to Adam Hummel (ahummel@jenner.com) by December 28th if you will attend. Business casual attire requested.

Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Celebration

Join 1Ls from all Chicago schools to celebrate the first semester being over. Perkins Coie 1L Fellowship, January 10, 2008, The W Lakeshore Hotel, 644 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60603. 6:00 P.M. -- 9:00 P.M. The Chicago office has two fellowships for diverse law students - in addition to the $7500 scholarship, there is an offer of Summer 2008 employment. Applications accepted after December 1st. Students can apply here. Casual chic attire. RSVP to JJConnolly@perkinscoie.com  

Quarles & Brady "Home for the Holidays" Reception

Quarles & Brady’s Milwaukee office will host their annual Home for the Holidays Reception in the Milwaukee office for first-year law students on Thursday, December 27, 2007, from 5:00-7:00pm.  The reception will be on the 24th floor in the Patrick Ryan Conference Center at 411 East Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee.  Dress is business casual. RSVP to Donna Key at dkey@quarles.com

Vedder Price Post-Holiday Cocktail Reception

Vedder Price would like to extend an Invitation to all first year law students to attend a Post-Holiday Cocktail Reception in their Chicago office, January 3, 2008 from 5-7. RSVP requested by December 28th. To RSVP or for more information contact Eileen Neis at eneis@vedderprice.com.

Blackwell Sanders 11th Annual Symposium for Clerkship and Career Development

Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin will hold its 11th Annual Symposium for Clerkship and Career Development, to be held on Saturday, January 26, 2008, in their Kansas City, Missouri office.  This one-day symposium for first-year law students provides an inside look at the recruiting process and summer associate programs and focuses on practical aspects of career development.  Our featured guest speaker this year will be attorney and author Marci Alboher. The symposium is designed to provide insight into the summer associate experience and is not a substitute for the traditional job search. This will not be a recruiting session for Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin. The deadline to apply is January 11, 2008. More information is also available at www.blackwellsanders.com.

 Employment Opportunities

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

Summer Internship at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Community Legal Services, Inc. of Philadelphia offers an internship program for first- and second-year law students.

CLS seeks bright, energetic law students who are committed to, or interested in learning more about, a career in public interest law. Interns will be assigned to a specific CLS unit and, depending on assignment, may have the opportunity to do legal research and writing, client interviewing and counseling, community education, representation at administrative or court hearings, and trial advocacy. In addition, through special programs and training sessions, interns will be exposed to the full range of CLS practice. For more information, and to apply, see Symplicity job posting # 5675.

Summer 2008 Internships/Externships
at the United States Attorney’s Office

The Office of the United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois will conduct a Summer 2008 Intern Program. The primary goals of this program are to provide law students with the greatest possible exposure to and participation in federal trial and appellate practice and to obtain excellent legal talent to assist the Office in handling its multitude of cases. Approximately 15 interns will be accepted. Each intern will be required to serve at least 40 hours a week for twelve weeks in the Office. The summer program is offered to first, second and third year students. The Office will cooperate in providing to schools any necessary evaluations for course credit. Applications are due Thursday, December 20th, 2007. Applications and more information can be found in the CSO.


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. APPLICATIONS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY JANUARY 18, 2008.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Harter Secrest & Emery LP Diversity Scholarship

The Diversity Scholarship was established in 2005 and provides one law student with a $5000 scholarship to be applied to the student’s second year tuition, and a paid 1L summer associate position for 12 weeks at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP’s office in Rochester, New York.

To be eligible for the Diversity Scholarship, the applicant must be a full-time currently enrolled 1L law student who is in good standing at an accredited law school. First year students who are members of racial, ethnic and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.

In addition to the eligibility requirements set forth above, the recipient will be selected on the basis of the following criteria: (1) the individual must possess an academic record, interest and capacity that evidence great promise for a successful career during the remainder of law school and in the legal profession; and (2) the individual must contribute to the diversity of the student body at his or her law school. Although a disclosure of financial circumstances is not required, a demonstrated need for financial assistance may be taken into consideration. The Diversity Scholarship recipient will be chosen based upon the Firm’s review of all scholarship applications and interviews conducted with scholarship finalists.

In order to apply for the Diversity Scholarship, complete the application and return the application, together with all accompanying materials, to:
Elizabeth Hofmeister
Director of Legal Recruiting and Development
Harter Secrest & Emery LLP
1600 Bausch & Lomb Place
Rochester, New York 14604
Phone: 585-231-1292
Fax: 585-232-2152
ehofmeister@hselaw.com 

Applications must be received by January 21st, 2008.

 

Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter Minority Merit Scholarship

Annual scholarship continues firm's commitment to diversity Columbus, OH -- The law firm of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter is currently seeking applicants for its minority student merit scholarship. This spring, the firm will award the scholarship to a deserving first-year minority law student.

The $5,000 Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter Minority Merit Scholarship includes a paid summer clerkship position with the firm's first-year summer associate class. All first-year law students of minority descent are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship application materials are due to Kegler Brown by January 4, 2008. Interested students should submit a resume, application, undergraduate transcripts and first semester law school transcripts (when available) to Cara M. Tammaro, Kegler Brown's Human Resources Manager. The application, submission details and additional information about the scholarship are available at www.keglerbrown.com/careers.

The Peggy Browning Fund 2008 Fellowship Program

The Peggy Browning Fund is a nonprofit corporation established in memory of Margaret A. Browning, a prominent labor attorney and member of the National Labor Relations Board. President Clinton appointed Peggy to the NLRB in 1994, and she served in that position until her death in February, 1997. The Fund's mission is to provide law students with diverse, challenging work and educational experiences in the area of workers' rights. Such unique and positive opportunities will both increase students's understanding of workers' needs as well as promote their entry into the practice of public interest labor law. There is one position available in Chicago and many more around the country. For more information, visit http://www.peggybrowningfund.org/positions.html or click here for the applicant requirements. Applications for Summer Fellowships must be received by the sites and by the Fund no later than Tuesday, January 15, 2008.

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.

Job Fairs

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Resources

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