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April 14th - 20th

CSO Information & Announcements

  • CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program

Programming

  • Boot Camp for Summer Jobs
  • 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

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • April 15: Kent Justice Foundation Fellowship applications due by noon
  • Beazley Institute 2008-2009 LLM in Health Law Fellowship

Job Fairs

  • Updated Diversity Job Fair Dates & Deadlines
  • 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

 

Programming

Bootcamp for Summer Jobs

Monday, April 14th from 4:00pm-5:50pm in Room C50. The Legal Writing Program, in conjunction with the Career Services Office, is presenting the "Bootcamp for Summer Jobs" Program. Any student with a summer job will benefit from attending this event. First, there will be a presentation on economical and efficient research on Lexis and Westlaw. Second, a panel composed of various employers, will discuss professionalism, expectations for research and writing skills, what makes a good law clerk or summer associate, etc. Snacks will be served.

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.   

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 jroberts@kentlaw.edu.  

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

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

 

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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