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April 21st - 28th

CSO Information & Announcements

  • CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program

Programming

  • Public Interest Post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunities
  • First Annual Public Interest Awards & Networking Reception
  • Managing Debt for a Public Interest Career

Employment Opportunities

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • 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

Public Interest Post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunities

Successful fellowship applicants will discuss the process of applying for and obtaining a post-graduate public interest fellowship. 1L and 2L students who seek to start their career at a legal aid organization are strongly encouraged to attend, as the application process begins with finding a sponsoring legal aid employer and/or identifying existing fellowship opportunities and pursuing them. Sponsored by the Kent Justice Foundation and Career Services Office. Pizza will be available. The program will be videotaped and available online for those unable to attend. Tuesday, April 22nd, 12-1pm, in room 170.

Speakers:
Sara Block, Skadden Fellow, Legal Assistance Foundation, child/family law project
Nora Phillips, Equal Justice Works Fellow, Legal Assistance Foundation, immigration law project
LaVonne Meyer '08, American Bar Association, Domestic Violence Fellowship

First Annual Public Interest Awards & Networking Reception

Tuesday, April 22, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, Auditorium
Chicago-Kent’s Inaugural Public Interest Awards & Networking Reception. Awards/Recognition will be given by the Public Interest Program and the Office of Alumni Relations. Chicago-Kent’s NEW Loan Repayment Assistance Program will be announced. Alumni will be in attendance for the networking reception. Visit the calendar for more information.

Managing Debt for a Public Interest Career

Tuesday, April 29, 12 noon – 1:00pm, room 270
A common concern among law students is how they will manage their student loan payments on a public interest/government salary. Public Interest Career Advisor, Michelle Vodenik, and 3rd year law student, Jill Roberts, will discuss: the new federal College Cost Reduction Access Act (CCRAA), which will lower monthly payments and forgive federal student loans after 10 years; Chicago-Kent’s new Loan Repayment Assistance Program; Other loan repayment assistance programs offered by states, legal aid organizations and federal government employers; and strategies for reducing the amount of debt you owe through scholarships and fellowships while you are in law school. Sponsored by the Kent Justice Foundation and the Career Services Office. The program will be videotaped and available for viewing online through the Career Services Office. Pizza available!

 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

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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