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March 31st - April 6th

CSO Information & Announcements

  • CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program

  • Mandatory Fall On-Campus Interview (OCI) Orientation

Programming

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP: Volunteer Jurors Wanted
  • Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund: Navigating a Real Estate Transaction
  • Summer Housing

Employment Opportunities

  • United States Navy JAG Corps On-Campus Informational Interviews for 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls
  • AFL-CIO’s LCC Minority Outreach Program summer clerkships

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • NSALSA/NASABA 08-09 Fellowship
  • Beazley Institute 2008-2009 LLM in Health Law Fellowship

Job Fairs

  • April 1: Registration begins for Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair

Resources

  • International Career Employment Weekly Online
  • PSLawNet
  • 2007-08 Government Honors & Internship Handbook
  • 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.

 

On-Campus Interviews

Mandatory Fall On-Campus Interview (OCI) Orientation

Monday, April 7th:   3:00 – 4:00 pm in Auditorium
Tuesday, April 8th:   Noon – 1:00 pm in Room 590;   5:00 – 5:45 pm in Room C50

(Students only need to attend one of the program times.)

During August and September, legal employers will either visit our campus to interview students or request resumes from students for summer associate and entry-level attorney positions. A member of the CSO will discuss the on-campus interview process, what types of employers participate, how to contact employers directly, what to do if you do not meet a particular employer's hiring criteria, and how to prepare over the summer.  This years OCI program will begin on August 18th through September 10th.  Since interviews will begin before classes start, it is imperative that students understand the requirements and deadlines for participation, which will be discussed at the program. 

In addition, the information provided will assist students participating in the Patent Law Interview Program, Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair, and other interviewing opportunities.  

This program is MANDATORY for all first-time OCI participants.  1L Day students and 1L Evening students who plan to switch to the day program next year and graduate in May 2010 must attend one of these programs in order to participate in the fall OCI program.   2L Day/Evening & 3L Evening students who have not previously participated but intend to next year must also attend.

Please note: If you plan to graduate in May 2009 or December 2008 and are interested in working for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office after graduation, you must participate in OCI and register for an on-campus interview with their office in order to be considered for employment.

 

Programming

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP: Volunteer Jurors wanted

On Saturday, April 5, 2008,  the Litigation Department of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP will host a Firm-Wide Deposition and Trial Practice Program where associates will participate in a mock-trial as part of their departmental training. The mock trial will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To further enhance the realism of this important training experience, they are seeking volunteers to act as mock jurors for the trial. These jurors will hear the evidence in the case, have the opportunity to render a verdict, and provide comments and suggestions to the attorneys all in the course of one day.  Volunteers will be provided breakfast and lunch while serving as jurors and are invited to attend a reception following the program. 

If you are interested in volunteering as a juror, please email Adrienne Schroder  the following information no later then Friday, April 4th:
• Name (first and last)
• Phone Number
• Email Address

 

Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund: Navigating a Real Estate Transaction

According to the American Bar Association, the largest percentage of the general practitioner’s business involves real estate transactions. A thorough understanding of the closing process, tax aspects, contracts, financing, and title insurance is essential for today’s general practitioner.

Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest and most important financial transactions of a person’s lifetime and is often the first experience with an attorney. A positive experience will be remembered to your benefit. Experienced real estate practitioners will navigate through a typical real estate transaction, covering the following topics:

  • Establishing a real estate practice;
  • Representing the buyer and the seller;
  • Preparing standard contracts, deeds, and other forms;
  • Understanding mortgage financing and how to explain it to clients; and
  • Taking title—different methods and the tax ramifications of each.

Get a strong background for your real estate practice along with the knowledge, confidence, and tools to represent your clients.

This program will be held on Saturday, April 19th at Chicago-Kent. This program is free for law students and attorneys who have been practicing less than three years. To register, go to ATGF's website.

 

Summer Housing

Schiff Hardin: If you would like to sublet your apartment for the summer of 2007, Schiff Hardin may be able to help. Contact Lilly Tuller at ltuller@schiffhardin.com.

Mayer, Brown: is looking for summer apartments for their summer associates. If you would like to sublet your apartment, please contact Patricia Wright at pwright@mayerbrown.com. Please include your contact information, the address of the apartment, amount of monthly rent, and whether the apartment is furnished or unfurnished.

 Employment Opportunities

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

United States Navy JAG Corps On-Campus Informational Interviews for 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls

The US Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps will be on-campus on Tuesday, April 22nd to provide informational interviews for students interested in learning more about opportunities with the Navy JAG.  The interviewer, Lieutenant Junior Grade Kiersten Korczynski, will answer questions of students and provide information on procedures for applying and interviewing with the Navy JAG.  Please note, these are not actual interviews for employment, but rather, they are informational interviews to provide you with information about the Navy JAG. 
While the deadline for summer internships has passed, 1Ls can begin applying for post-grad jobs as soon as their first year grades are in. 
Required hiring criteria indicates that interviewees must be under the age of 35 at commissioning and a US citizen eligible for security clearance. Please note: This employer does not sign Chicago-Kent's Equal Employment Opportunity Statement.
Interested students should submit their resume along with times that you are available to meet with LTJG Korczynski to the Career Services Office (Room 360) by Noon on Monday, April 14th.  Once the schedule is set, interview times will be emailed to students’ kentlaw emails.   

AFL-CIO’s LCC Minority Outreach Program Summer Clerkships

The AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC), a network of union-side attorneys representing AFL affiliated unions, invites applications for its LCC Minority Outreach (Summer Clerkship) Program. The Program seeks to introduce students of color to the practice of law in the labor movement and to encourage them to join the ranks of the union-side attorneys in their on-going battle for social and economic justice. Students typically deal with issues arising under a wide range of labor and employment laws including the National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Employees Retirement Income Security Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. In recent years students have also gained exposure to a variety of immigration related issues.

Opportunities are available with the following organizations: Cornfield & Feldman (Chicago, IL); Leonard Carder LLP (Oakland, CA); Schwartz Steinsapir Dohrmann & Sommers (Los Angeles, CA); AFSCME (Washington, DC); American Federation of Teachers – Legal Dept (Washington, DC); and Bredhoff & Kaiser (Washington, DC). Students hired by these organizations also participate in the LLC Law Clerk Networking Conference, which features workshops and presentations on labor law practice, union organizing and representation, politics and legislation.

Each job is listed individually in the Career Office’s Symplicity Job Posting System under the position title of LCC MOP Summer Clerkship. Students should apply directly to the firms/organizations they're interested in, and mention the MOP in their cover letters. Positions are open until filled. Questions about the program itself, should be directed to Ana Avendano at aavendan@aflcio.org or 202-637-3949.

Fellowships & Scholarships

NASALSA/NASABA 2008-09 Fellowship

NASALSA (North American South Asian Law Student Association) is proud to offer the Public Interest Fellowship, in conjunction with the North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) Foundation.

The fellowship will select fellows from across the nation and funded their summer legal work for the public interest. Fellows are selected based on how strongly their summer internship work relates to the South Asian American community.

Applications are due April 1, 2008. Recipients will be acknowledged at the NASABA Convention in June.

Applications can be found at the NASALSA website: www.nsalsa.org

2008-2009 LL.M. in Health Law Fellowship

 The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law is currently accepting applications for their LL.M. in Health Law Fellowship for the 2008-2009 school year. 

While enrolled full-time in their nationally ranked LL.M. in Health Law program, the LLM Fellow may serve as an instructor and/or tutor to health care professionals enrolled in the Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law program; conduct research for faculty members; author scholarly articles; serve as an editor of the Institute’s online health law newsletter, and represent the Institute at professional meetings and associations.  Compensation includes a full-tuition scholarship and a $5000 stipend.  To apply, please send a writing sample, resume, and cover letter to: 
LLM Fellowship Committee
Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
25 East Pearson Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois  60611
Voice: 312-915-7174
Fax: 312-915-6212
E-Mail: health-law@luc.edu 
Web: www.luc.edu/healthlaw


Applications are due May 1, 2008Fellowship applicants must apply and be accepted into the LLM in Health Law degree program at Loyola before being considered for the fellowship.

Job Fairs

Cook County Bar Association 2008 Minority Law Student Job Fair

This year's 25th Annual Cook County Bar Association Minority Law Student Job Fair will be held on Friday August 8, 2008, at the Hilton Suites Chicago - Magnificent Mile, Chicago, IL. 2L's and 3L's (students in the classes of 2009 and 2010) are invited to participate. The Job Fair typically attracts approximately 100 law firms, corporations, and governmental agencies located in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, New York, Washington D.C., and other states.

Law student registration opens on April 1, 2008. The deadline to register is Friday May 2, 2008 at 12 midnight. There are two steps to registration. First, students register on their own as a participating student by entering their profile information at www.easelaw.com/ccba, click on “student registration.” Important: When you register, you will be asked for your CCBA Job Fair Liaison. Your CCBA Job Fair Liaison is Michelle Vodenik. Second, each student must upload their resume by Friday, May 2, 2008 at 12 midnight. After your registration has been approved, from approximately May 15-May 31, 2008, each student will have the ability to upload a finalized resume and bid for 25 ranked employers who will be interviewing at the job fair. There will be no walk-in interviews available for this job fair, so it is important to register if you would like to attend. In addition, during the job fair there will be an informal Networking Reception, where students will be able to meet with all of the employers in attendance. More information on the job fair, as well as information on how to register is available at http://www.ccbaminorityjobfair.com, click on the “students” link.

If you have questions about this job fair, please contact Michelle Vodenik, public interest/diversity advisor, in the Career Services Office

 

Resources

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.

2007-08 Government Honors & Internship Handbook

The 2007-08 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.

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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