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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

  • 1L Summer Opportunities
  • MPILCC Update
  • Army JAG Corps On-Campus Interviews for 1Ls & 3Ls
  • Air Force JAG Corps On-Campus Interviews 1Ls, 2Ls & 3Ls
  • CBA's Young Lawyers Section "Law Student Interview Workshop."
  • Mass Mutual Financial Group Pearre & Associates, Ltd. Career Presentation 14th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference, New Haven, Connecticut SEC 1L Summer Honors Law Program

Employment Opportunities

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Summer Grants

Job Fairs

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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

1L Summer Opportunities

Wondering how most students spend the summer after their first year? Not sure what types of jobs are available or what the timeline is for hiring? Then you won't want to miss this program on Tuesday, January 29th at Noon, Room 590 , as second and third year students talk about what they did the summer following their first year.

MPILCC Update

Interview Schedules for MPILCC: If you bid on interviews at MPILCC, an email will be sent to you on Friday, January 18 inviting you to return to the MPILCC Symplicity account to see if you received any interviews. (Click the MPILCC Interviewing tab, then click the Scheduled Interviews tab).  If you were selected as an alternate, you will see that status on the Employers/Bidding page).  For more details on how the Alternate Sign Ups work, go to MPILCC.org and check out the information under the Conference tab.  You may also cancel any interviews you received via the Symplicity system until January 23, at noon – cancellations will not be accepted after that time.

Finding a Public Interest Job through the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC), program on Wednesday, January 23, 3pm in Room 210. A panel of students who have had public interest or government jobs will discuss how they got their positions and how to make the most of the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC), coming up at Northwestern University School of Law on Saturday February 2, 2008. For more information on MPILCC visit www.mpilcc.org. Note, you do not have to be pre-registered for MPILCC to attend MPILCC, any student can attend the conference and participate in “table talk” with the employers who are present and try to seek an interview on the morning of the conference. It is recommended that you come to this program if you plan to attend and have never been before!

MPILCC Mock Interviews: If you receive an interview at MPILCC, or you plan to try to receive an interview at MPILCC on the day of the conference (which you can do by showing up very early to get a number, then signing up for an interview slot that day of those that do not attend), then it is a very good idea to practice your interview skills! An interview consultant will be at Chicago-Kent in the Career Services Office to help students attending MPILCC on Tuesday, January 29 from 9-2:30 and Thursday, January 31, 11-2:30. These slots are for students attending MPILCC ONLY, we will have additional mock interview slots later in the semester for all who would like to practice their interview technique. Sign-ups for these slots will begin on Wednesday, January 23 at 3pm, at the Finding a Public Interest Job through the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference program.

ISBA's Legal Careers in the Health Care Field

The Illinois State Bar Association’s Health Care Law Section Council is going to be having an informational panel about Legal Careers in the Health Care Field on Friday, January 25. The panel will be held at the John Marshall Law School, 315 S. Plymouth Court, from 12 pm – 2pm in Room 1200B. Please pre-register by contacting Dennis Mazur at 312-987-1402 or by emailing 6mazur@jmls.edu. Lunch will be provided.

Defending the Damned

The ACS will present a panel discussion and book signing with Kevin Davis, author of Defending the Damned and Cook County Assistant Public Defenders Woodward Jordan, Ruth McBeth, Marijane Placek and Robert Strunck. Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 4:00 PM, 10th Floor Event Room.

From Publishers Weekly:
A colorful lawyer and a cop killing are at the center of this skillfully crafted narrative look at the Murder Task Force of Chicago's public defender's office. A veteran crime reporter, Davis focuses on the case of Aloysius Oliver, a 26-year-old ex-convict charged with fatally shooting undercover police officer Eric Lee. In sharp journalistic prose, Davis portrays a variety of public defenders driven by idealism, ambition and the excitement of legal battles. Davis ably captures the drama of the courtroom and makes a powerful case for the necessity of the often unpopular public defenders within the criminal justice system, conveying their dedication to obtaining justice for their clients.

Army JAG Corps On-Campus Interviews for 1Ls & 3Ls

The US Army Judge Advocate General's Corps will be on-campus on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 to interview 1L students for the JAG's summer internship program and 3Ls for appointment to active duty post graduation.  Required hiring criteria indicates that interviewees must be under the age of 35 at commissioning and a US citizen eligible for security clearance. Interested 1L or 3L students should submit their resume along with times that you are available on that date to the Career Services Office (Room 360) by 5p.m., Thursday, January 31st. Please note: This employer does not sign Chicago-Kent's Equal Employment Opportunity Statement.

Air Force JAG Corps On-Campus Interviews
1Ls*, 2Ls & 3Ls

The Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps will be interviewing 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls on campus on Tuesday, February 12th, 2008. Required hiring criteria indicates that interviewees must be under the age of 35 at commissioning and a US citizen eligible for security clearance. If you are interested in interviewing, please submit your resume along with times that you are available on that date to the Career Services Office (Room 360) by Tuesday, February 5th at 5pm.  Please note: This employer does not sign Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Equal Employment Opportunity Statement.

* 1Ls will not be eligible for employment with the Air Force this summer, however, the Air Force will still accept resumes and interview 1Ls interested in an internship during the summer of 2009. 

CBA's Young Lawyers Section "Law Student Interview Workshop."

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 ~ 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The Chicago Bar Association
321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago

Sponsored by The Chicago Bar Associations Young Lawyers Section, the workshop will provide law students with an opportunity to “practice” interview with attorneys, learn strategies to handle difficult and inappropriate interview questions, and to meet attorneys from different areas of practice, including law firm, corporate, and government settings.
The workshop will begin with a brief informational introduction, followed by one-on-one mock interviews with attorneys. A complimentary networking reception will immediately follow the Workshop. The Law Student Interview Workshop is free to CBA members.
The fee for non-members is $12, which includes a one-year membership to the CBA.
Register early as space is limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. Send an email to yls@chicagobar.org or call (312) 554-2032 with your name, membership number and law school. To become a CBA member today, sign up online at www.chicagobar.org or send a check payable to the CBA, to CBA/YLS, 321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60604. If you become a member online, email the YLS to RSVP your attendance and indicate you joined online. Registration deadline is February 6, 2008.

Mass Mutual Financial Group, Pearre & Associates, Ltd.
Career Presentation

Are you interested in a career that brings tremendous personal satisfaction, independence and financial rewards?  Pearre and Associates, Ltd. are seeking enthusiastic, motivated individuals to join our team as Financial Services Professionals. As a Financial Services Professional, you will have the opportunity to help yourself as you help others with rewarding long-term client relationships, career independence and unlimited income potential.  Qualifications: interviewing/presentation, networking and organizational skills; desire to succeed; integrity. Comprehensive training will be provided and competitive benefits package available. Join them at a career presentation, January 31, 2008, 6:30 p.m., Reception to follow where wine and cheese will be served. Please contact David A. Pearre III at (312)356-2183 or at davepearre@finsvcs.com if you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Financial Services Professional.

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.

 

 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

Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship

The Finnegan Henderson Diversity Scholarship will provide financial support to qualified minority law students who have demonstrated a commitment to pursuing a career in IP law. The scholarship award of $15,000 may be applied to costs associated with normal tuition; usual fees and a patent bar review course. The scholarship recipient will also accept an offcer to join the firm as a summer associate in one of our domestic officers (Atlanta, Cambridge, Palo Alto, Reston, or Washington). Students completing their first year full-time (or second year part-time) are invited to apply. For more information and to download an application, visit their website.

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

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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