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June 2nd - 15th 2008

CSO Information & Announcements

  • CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program

  • 2009 and 2010 Graduates: 2008 FALL ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEW (OCI) PROGRAM
  • Other Important OCI Dates to Remember

Programming

  • Perkins Coie Reception, “B4 OCI”
  • Introduction to McDermott Will & Emery

Employment Opportunities

  • Department of Justice Attorney General Honors Program and Summer Internship Opportunity Program

Fellowships & Scholarships

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

Job Fairs

  • Bay Area Diversity Career Fair
  • 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

2009 and 2010 Graduates:
2008 FALL ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEW (OCI) PROGRAM

JUST A REMINDER:  Fall OCI information will be uploaded to the Career Services Website on July 1st, 2008.  We strongly recommend that you review all of the information in the Fall Interview Program section of our web page beginning on July 1st at: http://www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cso/students/foci/

Students will also be able to access all participating employer information on July 1st at:  https://law-kent-csm.symplicity.com.  To get access to Symplicity, you need a username and password. Your username is your email address.  If you do not know your password, please click on the "Forgot My Password" tab on the Symplicity home page, and you'll receive an email message resetting your password. If that does not work, send an email message to kentcso@kentlaw.edu. Your Symplicity username and password for the fall OCI program are the same ones you which allows you to use our job posting system.

 Other Important OCI Dates to Remember

Remember that your resume must be reviewed by August 6th at Noon. Please call the office at (312) 906-5200 to make an appointment. As appointments tend to fill up near the deadline, it is advised that you call to schedule an appointment in late June or July, if possible.

Bidding begins at 12:00 p.m. on July 28th and ends at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 8th. All OCI materials must be turned in to our office by noon on August 8thThe CSO will close at Noon on August 8th and will be closed on Monday, August 11th for processing of OCI resumes and interview schedules.

Please continue to check your email and the Record throughout the summer for additional updates about the Fall Interview Program.

Programming

Perkins Coie Reception, “B4 OCI”

Save the Date: Before you return to school & begin interview season…Join the Perkins Coie Hiring Committee for “B4 OCOI.” Get tips and practical advice on OCI and call-back interviews from the decision makers on the other side of the table. After the discussion, please join us for pizza & refreshments with attorneys from the firm. Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 5:30 p.m. at Perkins Coie, 131 S. Dearborn, Suite 1700. More details to follow. Presented by Perkins Coie’s Chicago Diversity Committee.

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.

Department of Justice Attorney General Honors Program and Summer Internship Opportunity Program

For 3L’s: The Attorney General's Honors Program. Each fall, the Department hires law students for entry-level attorney positions following graduation through the Attorney General's Honors Program. Visit Entry-Level Attorneys (The Attorney General's Honors Program) for details.

For 2L’s: The Summer Law Intern Program (SLIP) is the Department's competitive recruitment program for compensated summer internships. The Department offers extensive legal internship programs to law students with challenging opportunities in Washington, D.C. and in cities across America for positions during the summer and throughout the academic year. Through Volunteer Legal Intern Recruitment, the Department selects approximately 1800 volunteer interns each year. Approximately 800 interns volunteer during the academic year, with approximately 1000 volunteer internships offered during the summer. These positions are without compensation but are highly sought after because of the responsibility and experience they offer. A significant number of volunteer internships are with the 94 U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Department offices located in Washington D.C.. There are also opportunities with the 55 Immigration Courts (58 by the end of September 2008), the 95 U.S. Trustees' Offices and other Department field offices nationwide. Some volunteer internships generally qualify for course credit. Interested students can contact their law schools for specific requirements. There are a very limited number of paid part-time positions.

Exciting new developments in the Attorney General Honor’s Program and Summer Law Intern Program!

Highlights include:
1)       An earlier deadline and faster review and selection process. The applications open on July 25th and close on September 2, 2008, 11:00 p.m., Central Standard Time.  2)       Four United State’s Attorney’s Offices (USAOs) and the Executive Office U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) are hiring approximately 16 entry-level attorneys through the Honors Program. These opportunities are only available to applicants who are admitted to a bar or, in some cases, who have taken a summer 2008 bar exam with results due in fall 2008. Participating USAOs are in Los Angeles, San Diego, Grand Rapids, Orlando and for EOUSA, in Washington D.C., with possible assignments nationwide.
3)       The USAO for the District of Wyoming is participating in the Summer Law Intern Program and offering a position in either Cheyenne, WY, or in Yellowstone National Park.

Visit www.usdoj.gov/oarm for details.

Fellowships & Scholarships

 

Job Fairs

Bay Area Diversity Career Fair

The 2008 Bay Area Diversity Career Fair is hosted by The Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF) and sponsored by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. The Fourth Annual Bay Area Diversity Career Fair will bring together prominent law firms and government legal departments in the San Francisco Bay Area and highly qualified diverse second year law students from distinguished local law schools as well as other top schools from around the nation to participate in summer associate programs. This year's career fair will be held on August 9, 2008 with a reception on August 8. Registration deadline is June 20, 2008. Interested students can learn more and register online at: http://www.sfbar.org/diversity/career_fair.aspx

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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