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May 5th - 11th

CSO Information & Announcements

  • CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program

Programming

  • United States Securities and Exchange Commission Externship
  • Introduction to McDermott Will & Emery

Employment Opportunities

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program
  • Reed Smith Fellowship for 1Ls

Job Fairs

  • Tri-State Diversity Recruiting Program
  • Updated Diversity Job Fair Dates & Deadlines

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

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.

 

 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 Securities and Exchange Commission Externship

The SEC's Law Student Observer Program provides exposure to the workings of the Commission and to the regulation of securities and securities markets.

The one-semester volunteer program is open to second or third-year law students. If you will be a 2L or 3L this fall, you are eligible to apply. Students will work approximately 15-20 hours per week for the Chicago Regional Office’s Enforcement Division. In selecting students, preference will be given to students with excellent academic backgrounds and with courses in corporate and securities law. You must talk with Professor Vivien Gross to arrange academic credit for this program. For more information and to apply, please refer to Symplicity job posting #6388.

 

Fellowships & Scholarships

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program

The Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program will award three scholarships annually to diverse law school students who have completed their first year of law school. Each recipient will receive a salaried second year summer associate position in one of the Firm's offices, and, after successful completion of the summer associate position, a $10,000 scholarship during the students' third year of law school.

The Application for the Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Program is available here. Applications are due by Monday, June 2, 2008

 

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

 

Job Fairs

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 tri-statediversity@gdm.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.

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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