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Week of October 17, 2011

CSO Information & Announcements

  • 1L Mandatory Career Services Programs: October 25, October 26, and November 1
  • Mandatory Fall Meetings for 2Ls and 3LS
  • Fall Resume Book Sign Ups Continue
  • Listserv Registration and Testing
  • CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program

  • OCI: Don't Forget to Report Callbacks and Offers!

Programming

  • October 22: Chicago-Kent Alumni & Student Public Service Reception in Washington, D.C.
  • October 24: Chicago Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program Fair
  • October 24: Reframing Reform: Immigration as The Solution
  • Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28: 2011 CBF/CBA Pro Bono Week: Kindness to Strangers
    • Tuesday, October 25, 2011: 18th Annual CBA Young Lawyers Section's Pro Bono and Community Service Fair
    • Wednesday, October 26, 2011: Walk a Month in My Shoes: A Poverty Simulation
    • Friday, October 28, 2011: Pro Bono Week Breakfast with Judges
  • October 26: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
  • October 29: Law Student Career Forum "Legal Life in Chicagoland."
  • November 2: Why Antitrust? Program
  • November 2: Chicago Bar Foundation Program “Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps”
  • November 2: HLLSA Judges Night
  • Video on Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times

Employment Opportunities

  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications Opened For 2Ls on October 15th  
  • Access to Practice Externship and Federal Work Study:  Application Deadline December 16th
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee - Minority Outreach Program

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. 2012 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program
  • 2012-2013 Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center
  • Georgetown Law Clinical Teaching Fellowships

Job Fairs

  • Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair
  • Job Fairs: Don't Forget to Report Callbacks and Offers!

Diversity

  • Ocotber 26: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession
  • November 2: HLLSA Judges Night
  • McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. 2012 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee - Minority Outreach Program

Resources

  • 2011-2012 Guide to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice  
  • Updated Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships
  • 2011-2012 Government Honors & Internship Handbook
  • LexisNexis ASPIRE Program for Deferred Law Firm Hires and Law Students Engaged in Public Interest Work
  • Web Access for Policy, Political and Human Rights Jobs
  • Access the BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank
  • Password Protected Sites Now Available on Symplicity
  • Law Bulletin Weekly On-line Employment Bulletin
  • Career Advisor Network
  • International Career Employment Weekly Online
  • PSLawNet Fellowship Corner
  • PSLawNet

CSO Information & Announcements

1L Mandatory Career Services Programs: October 25, October 26, and November 1

It’s finally time for the 1L class to learn all about Career Services and what we can do for you! The Career Services Office will hold required orientation programs for first year students at the following dates and times:

Mandatory Career Services Orientation Programs: This program will provide you with information about career opportunities, the job posting system, options and opportunities for summer employment, and the typical hiring timeline for first year students. If you have any questions, contact kentcso@kentlaw.edu
1L Day Division Students, Tuesday, October 25th, noon, Auditorium
1L Evening Division Students, Tuesday, October 25th, 6:00 pm, Auditorium

Mandatory Resume and Cover Letter Sessions: A workshop on developing a legal resume, writing strong and effective cover letters, what to use for writing samples, and how to list references. 1Ls must attend this program, but you only need to attend one session. If you have any questions, contact kentcso@kentlaw.edu.
1L Day Division Students, Wednesday, October 26th at 3:00 pm, Auditorium
1L Day Division Students, Tuesday, November 1st at 12:00 pm, Room 590
1L Evening Division Students, Tuesday, November 1st at 6:00 pm, Room 590

 

Mandatory Meetings for Rising 2Ls and 3Ls

Each rising 2L and 3L student is required to meet with his or her assigned career adviser by October 15, 2011 for a career strategy appointment. For those of you planning on participating in Fall Recruiting, interested in a federal court clerkship, applying to larger federal government agencies with early deadlines (e.g. the Department of Justice), or considering participation in the fall public interest job fair Equal Justice Works, we strongly recommend that you schedule this meeting sooner rather than later. Given the difficult market it is more important than ever that you work with your career adviser to formulate a comprehensive strategy to accomplish your career goals and if necessary to adjust them to accommodate a longer-term plan for your success. Before attending your career strategy session with your counselor, we recommend conducting some self-analysis regarding the types of law that interest you, the types of settings in which you would like to practice, etc. In addition please plan on bringing your most recent resume with you.

 

Fall Resume Book Sign Ups Continue

Fall Resume Books became available on Monday, August 22nd for “opt-in” for all rising 2Ls, 3Ls and Recent Graduates. Employers were notified that resume books are available on September 2nd, but as employers may request a resume book at any time, students are encouraged to continute to opt-in to desired resume books as soon as possible. Even if you have secured employment for this fall, keep in mind that fall resume books may be used by employers for hiring for Spring or Summer 2012.

As a reminder, a Resume Book is exactly what it sounds like, a collection of resumes that can be distributed to employers on request. Our resume books will collect the resumes of students and recent graduates in a particular class (e.g. 2Ls) with similar interests (e.g. immigration law, real estate law, or working in the northern suburbs), and then notify employers who fit those criteria that the books are available for review. These books can also be used when an employer calls up our office looking for a particular type of student to clerk for them (“We are looking for a 3L interested in litigation who has worked as a 711 clerk.”), so that we can respond quickly and efficiently to employer requests (in that case by looking at the 3L Litigation Resume Book for students who have been 711 clerks).

For more information about Resume Books, click here.

 

Listserv Registration and Testing

We recently tested the various Career Services listservs. If you have signed up for a listserv and did not receive a “test” email for that listserv, please contact Kentcso@kentlaw.edu to let us know that you were erroneously omitted from that listserv. 

If you receive an email from a listserv that you no longer want to be included on, please also email Kentcso@kentlaw.edu noting which listserv(s) you wish to be removed from.

Finally, if you have not yet submitted a listserv registration form, you can complete this form and email it back to mschmitt@kentlaw.edu, fax it to 312-906-5171 or drop it off in the Career Services Office.

These listservs will be used to distribute career services information, so quick registration will ensure that you do not miss any important  information.

 

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

Don't Forget to Report Callbacks and Offers!

If you receive callbacks/offers during the fall interview season, please report this to our office by sending an email to kentcso@kentlaw.edu every couple weeks or so.  Please include from what source you obtained the interview/offer (OCI, resume collect, CCBA job fair, Loyola Patent Fair, etc.).  We keep track of these in order to determine how students are doing and where our students end up working during the summer/after graduation.  Also, if you have any concerns about how your interviews are progressing or questions about the interview process, please make an appointment to talk with a career counselor.   

 

Programming

October 21: Chicago-Kent Alumni & Student Public Service Reception in Washington, D.C.

In conjunction with the Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair, a “Chicago-Kent Public Service Employers Reception,” will be held on Friday, October 21st, 5:00-7:00p, Fado Irish Pub (Washington DC), 808 7th Street NW (Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro Stop - Red Line), where Chicago-Kent students will be able to meet Chicago-Kent alumni working in Washington DC. If you have any questions, you can contact Michelle Vodenik in the Career Services Office.

 

October 24: Chicago Masters of Laws (L.L.M.) Program Fair

Chicago Master of Laws (LL.M.) Program Fair
Monday, October 24
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Concourse Level, DePaul Center – 1 East Jackson Boulevard

The Office of Law Graduate Admission at DePaul University College of Law is hosting the Chicago LL.M. Program Fair on Monday, October 24 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.  This special program will give prospective LL.M. students an opportunity to speak to LL.M. admissions professionals and program directors from across the country. 

Participants from 30 LL.M. programs from across the country and most of the Chicago area law schools will be present.   The program will begin on the Concourse Level of the DePaul Center, located at 1 East Jackson Boulevard on the southeast corner of State and Jackson.  Please enter through the Jackson entrance of the DePaul Center Barnes & Noble.  Refreshments will be provided.  Attire is casual.

For registration information, directions and parking, please visit www.law.depaul.edu/llmfair

 

Monday, October 24 to Friday, October 28: 2011 CBF/CBA Pro Bono Week: Kindness to Strangers

The Chicago Bar Foundation and Chicago Bar Association's Annual Pro Bono Week will be held from Monday, October 24, to Friday, October 28, 2011. See schedule and registration at www.chicagobar.org/probonoweek.

 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011: 18th Annual CBA Young Lawyers Section's Pro Bono and Community Service Fair

18th Annual CBA Young Lawyers Section's Pro Bono and Community Service Fair
Co-sponsored by The Chicago Bar Foundation and Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Tuesday, October 25, 2011; 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Register Now / See List of Organizations in PDF

Meet with representatives from 50 of Chicago's legal aid, pro bono and community service organizations to network with likeminded professionals and uncover the volunteer opportunity you have been seeking. The event will be held at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, 300 N. LaSalle St., Chicago. Refreshments will be served. Please note: This complimentary event is open to law students and lawyers of all levels of legal experience. The evening's program will indicate the level of experience required by a particular organization.

 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011: Walk a Month in My Shoes: A Poverty Simulation

3:00 - 6:00pm, St. Peter’s in the Loop, 110 W. Madison Street (basement)

In this thought-provoking workshop for the Chicago legal community, attendees will participate in a simulation of the hardships faced every day by low-income clients in different family situations.  Participants will role play a low income person for a month, with one goal--to get by. This workshop will provide a unique perspective on client experiences that will help pro bono attorneys and others learn about the challenges and situations that low-income people deal with day to day.  It offers the chance to understand how to work more effectively with members of this community, and to consider critically the ways in which we deliver services.  If you have questions about this program, email Kelly Tautges

Please consider volunteering for this program by playing the role of a community member (such as a banker or social worker).  Volunteers will be trained one hour in advance.  Please email Kelly Tautges to become a volunteer for the program.  You can also register for the program at www.chicagobar.org/probonoweek.

 

Friday, October 28, 2011: Pro Bono Week Breakfast with Judges

8:00 a.m.- Register Now.
Members of Chicago's legal community are invited to attend the CBA/CBF Pro Bono Week Breakfast with Judges. Here, members of the judiciary will lead conversations about pro bono in our community and all participants will have the opportunity to contribute their thoughts and ideas.The complimentary event will be held at the CBA Building, 321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago.

 

October 26: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

October 26, 2011, 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Edwards Wildman (formerly Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP)
225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3000, Chicago

FREE FOR LAW STUDENTS AND SEEKING GRADS!

Join the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession for a symposium on the state of diversity and inclusion in the legal profession featuring:

  • Highlights of the most current data and statistics about diversity within the legal profession.
  • An examination of why the diversity pipeline problem exists.
  • Presentations on "diversity within diversity" and the implications for the legal profession.
  • A roundtable discussion about the most promising programs and strategies across the country and how they might best be implemented or advanced in this city.

This event is co-sponsored by the Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms and is FREE for law students and graduates seeking employment.  Please click here for more information.

October 29: Law Student Career Forum
"Legal Life in Chicagoland."

"What They Don't Teach You in Law School"
FREE for all law students and recent graduates interested in the Chicago Market
Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 12:15pm – 3:30pm; registration opens 11:30am
Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 25 E. Pearson St, Chicago

In the increasingly competitive legal job market, making the right decisions and being properly informed is imperative. AABA will be hosting its annual Law Student Career Forum  to answer your questions through one-on-one speed-mentoring sessions, resume review sessions, and various panel discussions. Circuit Court Judges, attorneys of different backgrounds (large, mid-size, and solo firms), prosecutors, defense attorneys, legal aid and assistance, in-house counsel, public interest, and other lawyers will share their experiences with you and answer your questions about interviewing, working, and living in the legal world in the Chicago area.

RSVP here or by contacting Junko Minami at jcminami@gmail.com by Friday, October 21, 2011.  Students can presubmit questions for panelists to jcminami@gmail.com  Lunch will be provided courtesy of the Asian American Bar Association of Greater Chicagoland. 

 

1L Mandatory Career Services Programs: October 25, October 26, and November 1

It’s finally time for the 1L class to learn all about Career Services and what we can do for you! The Career Services Office will hold required orientation programs for first year students at the following dates and times:

Mandatory Career Services Orientation Programs: This program will provide you with information about career opportunities, the job posting system, options and opportunities for summer employment, and the typical hiring timeline for first year students. If you have any questions, contact kentcso@kentlaw.edu
1L Day Division Students, Tuesday, October 25th, noon, Auditorium
1L Evening Division Students, Tuesday, October 25th, 6:00 pm, Auditorium

Mandatory Resume and Cover Letter Sessions: A workshop on developing a legal resume, writing strong and effective cover letters, what to use for writing samples, and how to list references. 1Ls must attend this program, but you only need to attend one session. If you have any questions, contact kentcso@kentlaw.edu.
1L Day Division Students, Wednesday, October 26th at 3:00 pm, Auditorium
1L Day Division Students, Tuesday, November 1st at 12:00 pm, Room 590
1L Evening Division Students, Tuesday, November 1st at 6:00 pm, Room 590

 

November 2: Why Antitrust? Program

Presented by ABA Section of Antitrust Law in conjunction with
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Many programs and opportunities have been developed to introduce law students to various careers. “Why Antitrust?” is one such program designed as an outreach to law students. Students have the chance to meet and listen to experienced antitrust practitioners discuss the realities of practicing antitrust law and learn about potential career opportunities in government, private practice and in-house corporate positions.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity! The focus of this session will be on externship opportunities for students interested in antitrust and consumer protection.

Moderator: Professor Spencer W. Waller, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Participants:

  • Dawn M. Goulet, Associate, Wexler Wallace LLP, Chicago, Illinois
  • James Herbison, Partner, Winton & Strawn Chicago, Illinois
  • Jamie Manning, Assistant Attorney General, Antitrust Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General
  • Jennifer Dixton, U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division’s Chicago Field Office

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
25 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL
Philip H. Corboy Law Center - Room 727
Reception immediately following at
Jake Melnick’s Corner Tap – 41 East Superior, Chicago, IL
Please RSVP to law-career@luc.edu

 

November 2: Chicago Bar Foundation Program “Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps”

“Public Service Loan Forgiveness in Five Easy Steps”
Wednesday, November 2nd from 12:00 – 1:30 pm
The Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Ct, Chicago

 Many government and nonprofit professionals stand to gain tens of thousands of dollars of student debt relief from the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program established by the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.  But the program requirements can be confusing.  Heather Jarvis, an expert on student debt relief, knows how to break it down step-by-step so it makes sense once and for all.

From this presentation, you will learn:

  • how the income-based repayment plan works, and
  • how to qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness including eligible loans, qualifying employment, tax consequences, and more.

 

November 2: HLLSA Judges Night

Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Place: Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 W. Adams St.
10th Floor Event Room

The Chicago-Kent Hispanic-Latino Law Students Association (HLLSA) cordially invites you to its annual Judges Night, which will be held on Wednesday, November 2. This year HLLSA will be honoring the Honorable Mark J. Lopez. Other Chicago-area Judges will also be attending. Food and drinks will be provided.

 

Video on Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times

As a public service, NALP and ALI-ABA are pleased to offer Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times — a 75-minute presentation by Marcia Pennington Shannon and Susan G. Manch of Shannon & Manch LLP, who generously donated their time and talent to this special project to assist lawyers and 3Ls who are currently seeking employment.

To watch the video, please click here.

 

Employment Opportunities

Please check the new job posting system ("Symplicity") on a regular basis. Check out Symplicity's general instructions for more information.

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications Opened For 2Ls on October 15th

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications for 2Ls for Summer 2012 opened on October 15th; Applications for 2Ls/3Ls for Spring 2012 open on November 1st

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) offers $5,000 internships for students who spend their summer at one of their designated Chicago-area legal aid organizations. PILI also offers a limited number of 200-hour school year internships for Chicago area law students during the Spring Semester. Many PILI Interns provide low-income and disenfranchised clients with critically needed direct legal assistance. Other PILI Interns conduct advocacy, policy-based work or impact litigation that enhances the health, safety and welfare of the disenfranchised. All PILI Interns gain valuable work experience that distinguishes their education and ultimately their careers. As many as 12 Chicago-Kent students in one summer have received PILI internships! More information about PILI internships is here: http://www.pili-law.org/internships.htm

Applications for 2L students to apply for summer internships opened on October 15th. Applications for 2L/3L students for Spring Semester 2012 internships will open on November 1st. Applications for 1L students for summer internships, will open on  December 1st.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to apply for a PILI Internship, you will need to register on www.IllinoisProBono.org before you can submit your application. There is an approval process that can take up to 24 hours (longer on weekends and holidays). After registering and receiving approval, you may apply online for PILI Internships.

 

Access to Practice Externship and Federal Work Study:  Application Deadline December 15th

Access to Practice Externship and Community Federal Work Study positions are now being posted in Symplicty. Check frequently for additional opportunities! PLEASE NOTE: Students cannot receive both externship credit and federal work study for the same position. When applying for federal work study, there is no guarantee that a request will be approved, due to limited funds. When applying for externship credit, the student must first apply and receive formal approval. Students may apply for both federal work study and externship credit, in which case the federal work study request will be considered first, and in the event that insufficient funds are available, externship credit may be an option.

Application Procedures and Deadlines:

IF APPLYING FOR CREDIT: If you receive a position and are interested in Legal Externship Credit for the Spring 2012 semester, contact Professor Gross at vgross@kentlaw.edu ASAP and no later than December 16, 2011.  For more information about the Legal Externship Program go to:  http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic/ep.html

IF APPLYING FOR FEDERAL WORK STUDY: If you receive a position and are interested in federal work study money for the Spring 2012 semester you must, 1) have a federal work study award through financial aid, and 2) submit an application form to Michelle Vodenik in the Career Services Office by December 16, 2011.  More information and  the application form:  http://www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cso/students/publicinterest/fws.html

 

AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee - Minority Outreach Program

The AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee created the LCC Minority Outreach Program to encourage diverse law students to apply for summer clerkship opportunities at LCC law firms and legal departments. The outreach program seeks to introduce diverse law students to the practice of law in the labor movement and to encourage them to join the ranks of union-side attorneys in the ongoing battle for social and economic justice.

The program includes a networking conference, at the conclusion of which, students are placed in the LCC Mentor Program. Through this program LCC attorneys provide guidance and support during and after the students' clerkships. Students interested in applying at a law firm or legal department should apply directly to the employer. Click here for a listing of participating employers. To learn more about the program and the networking conference, please click here and here.

 

 

Fellowships & Scholarships

McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. 2012 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program

In furtherance of the goal of promoting diversity in intellectual property law, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. is proud to announce its 2012 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program. This prestigious fellowship is a key component of McAndrews’ recruiting program. The firm intends to award a paid summer associate (clerkship) position for a period of 10 to 12 weeks following the recipient’s completion of his/her first year of law school. The position is part of McAndrews’ Summer Clerkship program, which annually attracts some of the most promising IP-focused law students in the nation. The firm intends to award a $5,000 fellowship on or about September 1, 2012, at the completion of the clerkship. As a summer associate at the McAndrews office in Chicago, the Diversity Fellow will gain experience in a wide range of intellectual property law and will be eligible to receive an offer to return for a second summer. To facilitate the Diversity Fellow’s professional growth and learning, a member of the McAndrews Diversity Committee will serve as a mentor and resource. Given the collegial culture at McAndrews, the Diversity Fellow will also establish rewarding relationships with other attorneys.

Candidate must (a) be a first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school with a diverse background that, in the firm’s view, would help to improve diversity in the field of intellectual property law; (b) have a degree in science or engineering; and (c) intend to practice patent law in Chicago, Illinois. Applications will be accepted December 1, 2011, through January 15, 2012. In-person interviews with
finalists will be conducted on a rolling basis. Applications can be found at the firm website. Applications must include:
• Resume, including description of science or engineering educational credentials;
• Undergraduate transcript (with GPA); and
• 500-word personal statement explaining why you wish to pursue a career in patent law, why you are interested in the McAndrews firm as a place to work, and how your background and/or life experiences would improve diversity in the field of intellectual property law.

 

2012-2013 Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program at Georgetown University Law Center

The Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) offers Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women's rights throughout their careers.  Throughout the Fellowship year, participants gain invaluable experience by working on women's issues in Washington, DC with a public interest organization or governmental agency and by participating in educational and professional development opportunities provided by WLPPFP.   The application deadline for the 2012-2013 Fellowship year is Thursday, December 1, 2011.  For additional details, including a link to the application, please see the website at: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp/USProgram/index.html

 

Georgetown Law Clinical Teaching Fellowship

Georgetown Law is offering 14 Clinical Graduate Teaching Fellowships to new and experienced attorneys for the 2012-2014 academic years.  Each two-year fellowship is associated with one of the Law Center's clinical programs, and each program varies in purpose, requirements, and duties.  All of the clinical fellowships, however, share a common goal: to provide highly motivated lawyers the chance to develop skills as teachers and legal advocates within an exciting and supportive educational environment.   Fellows directly supervise J.D. students enrolled in the clinics, assist in teaching clinic seminars, and perform work on their own cases or other legal matters.

Fellowships will begin in the summer of 2012, with an intensive orientation designed to introduce fellows to clinical teaching methods. Upon completing the requirements for graduation, fellows are awarded the degree of Master of Laws (Advocacy).  Graduates of Georgetown's clinical fellowship program have gone on to prestigious positions in law teaching and public interest law settings. Teaching fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately $53,000 (taxable), health and dental benefits, and all tuition and fees in the LL.M. program. As full-time students, teaching fellows usually qualify for deferment of their student loans. In addition, teaching fellows may be eligible for loan repayment assistance from their law schools. With the exception of fellows in the Center for Applied Legal Studies and the Street Law Clinic, all fellows must be members of the D.C. bar. Fellowship applicants who are admitted to a bar elsewhere must apply to waive into the D.C. bar upon accepting their fellowship offer. The Law Center will reimburse the expense of waiving into the D.C. bar incurred by those fellows who have already taken the bar exam elsewhere prior to accepting their fellowship offer.

To learn more about a particular clinic, please view our Clinics Brochure*<http://www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/documents/ClinicsBrochure2011-2012.pdf> For more information or to find out how to apply for a fellowship, please click on the link below for that clinic, and follow the application process described by the clinic. Each clinic makes its own hiring decisions.

Appellate Litigation - Application Due December 1, 2011
http://www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/al/al.html#appfellowship

Center for Applied Legal Studies - Application Due December 1, 2011
www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/cals/calsfell.html

The Community Justice Project - Application Due December 1, 2011
www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/CJP-FellowshipInfo.htm

Criminal Defense and Prisoner Advocacy, Criminal Justice, and Juvenile Justice Prettyman and Stiller Fellows - Application Due November 1, 2011 http://www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/cjc/prettyman.html

Domestic Violence - Application Due November 1, 2011
www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/sdc/fellowship

Federal Legislation & Administrative - Application Due December 1, 2011
www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/flc/fellowship.html

Harrison Institute for Public Law - Application Due March 1, 2012
www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/hi/Applications.htm

Harrison Institute for Housing & Community Development - Application Due March 1, 2012www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/hi/10Applications.htm

Institute for Public Representation - Application Due December 1, 2011
www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/ipr/index.html

International Women's Human Rights - Application Due December 1, 2011
www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/iwhrc/IWHRCClinicalFellowship.htm

Street Law Clinic - Application Due December 13, 2011
www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/dcstreet/app_process.html

 

Job Fairs

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

The Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair will be held on October 21-22 in Washington DC. This is a great opportunity for 2L's, 3L's, 4L's, and recent graduates to interview for internships and attorney positions with a wide variety of legal aid, government and policy organizations throughout the United States. If you are willing and interested in expanding your job search beyond Chicago, this can be a very useful Conference & Career Fair. Please note that 1L's are welcome to attend the conference and participate in table talk with employers, but they cannot interview. Students can register and find more information about the Conference & Career Fair at the website. The registration and application deadline has now closed. Employers review resumes and cover letters and create their interview schedules for the conference beginning on September 21st, running through October 3rd; students will be notified if they received an interview beginning on October 3rd. Students who do not receive interviews can still attend the conference to participate in Table Talk and the informative and interesting conference presentations.

A special “Chicago-Kent Public Service Employers Reception,” will be held in connection with the conference on Friday, October 21st, 5:00-7:00p, Fado Irish Pub (Washington DC), where Chicago-Kent students will be able to meet Chicago-Kent alumni working in Washington DC. If you have any questions, you can contact Michelle Vodenik in the Career Services Office. The Career Services Office held a discussion on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 to discuss how best to prepare for the career fair; a video of this program is available on the Career Services website.

 

Job Fairs: Don't Forget to Report Callbacks and Offers!

If you receive after attending a job fair, please report this to our office by sending an email to kentcso@kentlaw.edu every couple weeks or so.  Please include from what source you obtained the interview/offer (CCBA job fair, Loyola Patent Fair, etc.).  We keep track of these in order to determine how students are doing and where our students end up working during the summer/after graduation.  Also, if you have any concerns about how your interviews are progressing or questions about the interview process, please make an appointment to talk with a career counselor.   

 

Diversity

October 26: The State of Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession

November 2: HLLSA Judges Night

see the Programming section for more information

McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. 2012 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program

see the Fellowships & Scholarships section for more information

AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee - Minority Outreach Program

see the Employment Opportunities section for more information

 

 

Resources

2011-2012 Guide to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice

Back by popular demand, Law Students for Reproductive Justice is pleased to share the latest edition of the 2011-12 Guide to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice.  This one-of-a-kind tool can help guide interested law students toward summers, semesters, or careers in reproductive justice advocacy.  The Guide contains listings for legal internships and fellowships at 75 non-profit organizations across the country. The Guide may be accessed in the Symplicity Document Library; please log onto Symplicity, click on the "Documents" tab, and then click on "Document Library."

Updated Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerships

The Vermont 2012 Guide to State Judicial Clerkship Procedures is now available and may be accessed online. For username and password information, please log onto Symplicity, click on the "Documents" tab, and then click on "Document Library."

2011-2012 Government Honors and Internship Handbook

The 2011-2012 Government Honors & Internship Handbook is now available and may be accessed online. For username and password information, please log onto Symplicity, click on the "Documents" tab, and then click on "Document Library."

Web Access for Policy, Political and Human Rights Jobs

Chicago-Kent students can access Policy Jobs (www.policyjobs.net), Political Jobs (www.politicaljobs.net), Human Rights Jobs (www.humanrightsjobs.com), Ethical Jobs (www.ethicaljobs.net), and Journalist Jobs (www.journalistjobs.net) by using the Login details that can be obtained through Symplicity. Please see the instructions in the entry directly below for details on how to acess password information via Symplicity. Please note that the passwords for these sites are case sensitive.

Password Protected Sites Now Available through Symplicity

To access password protected sites including:

  • The Federal Government Honors & Internship Handbook;
  • The Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships;
  • The BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank; and
  • The Four or More List of Chicago Employers

Log into Symplicity and select the “Documents” tab. Within Documents, select “Document Library.” The links for the sites listed above will be listed there. Clicking on each link will take you to a page with a username and password, which you should write down before clicking the link on the page. If you have any difficulties accessing Symplicity or the individual sites, please contact the Career Services Office by emailing kentcso@kentlaw.edu.

Access the BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank

Kent students and alumni now have an additional resource for their job searches. The BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank compiles entry level job postings from schools throughout the country. This resource will be especially useful for students and alumni conducting an out-of-town job search, but through this service you can also access the postings of other Illinois and Chicago area schools. To access this resource, log into Symplicity and select the “Documents” tab. Within Documents, select “Document Library.” The link for the Job Bank will be listed there. Clicking on the link will take you to a page with a username and password, which you should write down before clicking the link. The link takes you to the BYU Alumni page, and the Job Bank is about halfway down the page. After clicking that link you will be prompted to enter the user name and password. Then you will have access to a drop list of all 50 states. Picking a state will give you access to the job postings from the schools in that state. If you have any difficulties accessing the Job Bank, please contact the Career Services Office by emailing kentcso@kentlaw.edu.

Law Bulletin Weekly On-line Employment Bulletin

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin is now offering a free on-line Legal Employment Weekly e-blast of open jobs in the Chicago area. Every issue contains up-to-date job postings, an article and sign-up sheet from the Illinois Paralegal Association, and an Ask an Expert column. You can view each week's installment at http://jobs.lawbulletin.com/ELEW.pdf or you can sign up to receive the "E-LEW" in your own inbox. To receive the weekly email, go to http://jobs.lawbulletin.com and select the "E-LEW" tab at the top of the page. At the bottom of the page, click on the link and complete the resulting form.

Career Advisor Network

In an effort to help you connect with a strong network of Chicago-Kent alumni, the Office of Alumni Relations and Office of Career Services are happy to announce a new Alumni Career Advisor Network.Alumni from around the world are available to discuss issues such as practice trends, legal markets in specific geographic areas, and other career-related topics. This is an excellent opportunity to start building your personal network with Chicago-Kent alumni!To search for an Alumni Career Advisor, all you have to do is log-in to the Chicago-Kent Alumni Online Community:First Time Login Instructions:

  1. Go to www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/firstlogin In the Constituent ID field, enter your Banner CWID.
    To find your Banner CWID login to http://my.iit.edu. Once you are logged, on the right side of your screen you should see a box called IIT Personal ID numbers. The Banner CWID is the number beginning with “A.”
  2. In the Class Year Field:
    1. If you are an LLM student, enter LLM If you are a Visiting student, enter LV
    2. If you are a JD student your Class Year will be three characters. The first letter for all class years will be L. The second letter is your division. The third is your year number.
      Examples: A 2nd year night student’s class year is LN2. A 1st  year day student’s class year is LD1.

During your first time login you will create a username and password. Afterwards, you may log in directly at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/advisorsearch using the username and password you created. If you need assistance with your first time login, please contact Celeste Addyman in the Office of Career Services at kentcso@kentlaw.edu or visit her in Suite 360.

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. Contact kentcso@kentlaw.edu for the username and password.

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.

PSLawNet Fellowship Corner

Interested in pursuing a fellowship upon graduation? Then be sure to check out PSLawNet's new "Fellowship Corner" which includes the full text of Yale's Fellowship Application Tips for 2002-2003, along with the expanded Appendix listing print and online fellowship resources. The site also contains a Fellowship Calendar with a chronological listing of application deadlines--a big help for potential applicants in planning and preparing their materials. Visit the Fellowship Corner at: http://pslawnet.org/postgraduatefellowships

 

Free Membership to the Legal Balance

The Legal Balance, an exclusive online community for women attorneys in Chicago, is offering a free one-year membership to Chicago-Kent students. The Legal Balance offers women attorney-specific benefits tailored to help you succeed, including: access to member-only networking events, an extensive resource library, weekly email digests, and inside information from a community of successful female attorneys.  To request your free membership, email thelegalbalance@thelegalbalance.com and mention that you are a Chicago-Kent student.

 

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