CSO Information & Announcements
- CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!
Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program
- Managing Debt for a Public Interest Career
- Introduction to McDermott Will & Emery
Fellowships & Scholarships
- Reed Smith Fellowship for 1Ls
- Beazley Institute 2008-2009 LLM in Health Law Fellowship
- Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Managing Debt for a Public Interest Career
Tuesday, April 29, 12:00 p.m. Room 270
Tuesday, April 29, 5:00 p.m. Room 370
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 Mohr Vodenik, and 3rd year law student, Jill Roberts, will discuss: Chicago-Kent’s new Public Interest Loan Repayment Assistance Program; the new federal College Cost Reduction Access Act (CCRAA), which will lower monthly payments and forgive federal student loans after 10 years for alumni is public interest/government careers; 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. The program is sponsored by the Kent Justice Foundation, the Career Services Office, and the Evening Law Student Society. The program will be videotaped and available for viewing online through the Career Services Office video page.
Introduction to McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery has requested that we provide 1L students with a short interactive document introducing you to the firm. McDermott Will & Emery will be visiting Chicago-Kent to interview our students during the On-Campus Interview (OCI) season on August 19, 2008. McDermott Will & Emery also participates in the Loyola Patent Fair, the CCBA Job Fair and the Lavender Law Job Fair. Please click here to view information about the firm.
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Fellowships & Scholarships
Reed Smith Fellowship for 1Ls
Reed Smith LLP, one of the 15 largest law firms in the world, opened its signature law school fellowship program to students attending U.S. law schools nationwide.
The national Reed Smith Fellowship will provide six awards of $10,000 each toward tuition for the second year of law school, as well as a paid summer associate position after completion of the second year in any one of nine U.S. Reed Smith offices participating in the program. The fellowship is open to first-year students who have demonstrated excellent scholarship while overcoming economic or social adversity. Students can select to be summer associates in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., or in Richmond or Falls Church, Virginia.
First-year students in good standing at any law school in the United States have until May 15 to submit an application. The information and materials required include a completed fellowship application, a resume, first semester law school grades, a writing sample, and an undergraduate transcript. In addition, fellowship applicants must complete two personal statements – one describing any significant adversity they have faced, how this adversity was overcome, and how it affected them, and the other detailing their community and extracurricular involvement.
The Reed Smith Fellowship application is available here. More information about the firm and the fellowship program may be found online at http://www.reedsmith.com/.
Completed application packets should be sent by May 15th to:
Dana B. Levin
U.S. Director of Legal Recruiting
c/o Reed Smith Fellowship
Reed Smith LLP
1650 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program
The Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program, held this year in Covington, Kentucky, offers second and third year law school students the opportunity to interview for summer associate and entry-level psoitions with prominent regional and national employers. Employers from Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky will be present. The Conference takes place August 22nd-23rd. The registration deadline is Friday, July 18th. For more information, contact Kim Spurlock at 502-587-3586 or email@example.com or pick up handout #8 in the Career Services Office.
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.
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.