CSO Information & Announcements
- CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!
Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program
- Mandatory Fall On-Campus Interview (OCI) Orientation
- Beyond Grades: Preparing for Diversity Job Fairs
- Immigration Law Careers & Opportunities
- Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund: Navigating a Real Estate Transaction
- Summer Housing
- 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
- April 15: Kent Justice Foundation Fellowship applications due by noon
- Beazley Institute 2008-2009 LLM in Health Law Fellowship
- Updated Diversity Job Fair Dates & Deadlines
- April 1: Registration begins for Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair
- International Career Employment Weekly Online
- 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 email@example.com 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.
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.
Beyond Grades: Preparing for Diversity Job Fairs
Join the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), Hispanic/Latino Law Student Association (HLLSA), South Asian Law Student Association (SALSA), Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (APALSA), Chicago-Kent Lambdas, and the Career Services Office (CSO) in a panel discussion regarding summer and fall diversity job fairs, interviewing tips, and how to obtain a summer position. The panel features Chicago-Kent students who have attended and succeeded in finding positions in both law firms and government/public interest through diversity job fairs. This program will available online through Career Services Office for those unable to attend. Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 3-4pm, Room 590. Pizza will be available.
Immigration Law Careers and Opportunities
Immigration Law Careers & Opportunities: Tuesday, April 8, 12 noon – 1:00pm in room 165. Immigration law practitioners in the private, government and public interest sectors will discuss their career paths and how to become involved in the immigration legal field. With a welcome from Professor Matthew Bernstein, Immigration Law Clinic Professor at Chicago-Kent & Faculty Advisor to the Immigration Law Society. Pizza will be served. This program is co-sponsored by the Immigration Law Society and the Career Services Office and will be videotaped and available for viewing online through the Career Services Office.
Donald Kempster, Kempster, Keller & Lenz-Calvo and Adjunct Professor at CK
Jill Roberts, ’08, Immigration Judicial Law Clerk, Attorney General’s Honors Program/Department of Justice
Natalie Hill, ’07, US Citizenship & Immigration Services, Presidential Management Fellow
Geoff Heeren, Legal Assistance Foundation
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayer, Brown: is looking for summer apartments for their summer associates. If you would like to sublet your apartment, please contact Patricia Wright at email@example.com. Please include your contact information, the address of the apartment, amount of monthly rent, and whether the apartment is furnished or unfurnished.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-637-3949.
Fellowships & Scholarships
April 15: Kent Justice Foundation Fellowship Applications Due by Noon
The Kent Justice Foundation provides summer fellowship money to students at government agencies, legal services organizations, advocacy organizations and policy reform organizations. Students can apply for a full or partial scholarship. Please go to this link for the application, which includes instructions and guidelines for the application process. If you have any questions, please contact Jill Roberts at email@example.com.
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
Applications are due May 1, 2008. Fellowship applicants must apply and be accepted into the LLM in Health Law degree program at Loyola before being considered for the fellowship.
Updated Diversity Job Fair Dates & Deadlines
Diversity Job Fairs take place during the months of August and September at a number of locations across the country. The diversity job fair page has recently been updated with the latest in dates and deadlines. The most popular with Chicago-Kent students is the Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair, held annually in Chicago, but students have attend Fairs in Seattle, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Boston, Washington DC, Louisville and across the country. Job Fairs are a highly recommended way of increasing your job opportunities, visit http://www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cso/jobfairs.html for more information.
Please note that the program scheduled this week: “Beyond Grades: Preparing for Diversity 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.