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Week of January 30, 2012

CSO Information & Announcements

  • Opt-in to Spring Resume Books!
  • Make-up Procedures for Mandatory 1L Orientation
  • Listserv Registration and Testing
  • CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program

  • Apply by January 30 for Motorola Mobility In House Summer Legal Internship; On-Campus Interviews February 10
  • February 29: Air Force JAG Interviewing on Campus
  • OCI: Don't Forget to Report Callbacks and Offers!

Programming

  • January 31:  Preparing for the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC)
  • January 31-February 2:  MPILCC Mock Interviews
  • February 7:  Patent Bar Exam Informational Program
  • “Professionalism Series” Programs Begin on February 8
  • February 8:  Professionalism Series:  Interviewing Strategy
  • February 16:  Practice Tracks Career Fair Program
  • February 17-18:  18th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference (“RebLaw 2012”) at Yale Law School
  • March 10:  Apply for the Institute for Justice 2012 Law Student Conference, Sunday, June 24, 2012 at George Washington University
  • Free Webinar Series:  The Summer Public Interest Job Search:  Expert Tips on Cover Letters, Resumes, Interviewing, and Networking
  • Video on Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times

Employment Opportunities

  • February 10:  Applications for Air Force JAG Summer Internships Due
  • February 10: The Boston Lawyers Group's 2012 1L Diversity Clerkship Program
  • February 17: Application Deadline for Georges Fellowship for Conservation at the John G. Shedd Aquarium
  • Association of Corporate Counsel Diversity Summer Internship Program
  • Just the Beginning Foundation Diversity Judicial Externships
  • March 2:  Deadline to apply for the City of Chicago Department of Law 2012 Summer Law Clerk Program
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications Opened For 2Ls on October 15th  
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee - Minority Outreach Program

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability Levit Essay Contest for Law Students and Young Lawyers
  • Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program for 1L Students
  • ABA Environmental, Energy and Resources Section Diversity Program Summer Fellowships 2012
  • Federal Communications Bar Association Summer Stipends: Applications due March 14th
  • Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project Summer 2012
  • Chicago Schweitzer Fellowship Program
  • Georgetown Law Clinical Teaching Fellowships

Job Fairs

  • February 4:  Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC)
  • Job Fairs: Don't Forget to Report Callbacks and Offers!

Diversity

  • February 10: The Boston Lawyers Group's 2012 1L Diversity Clerkship Program
  • ABA Environmental, Energy and Resources Section Diversity Program Summer Fellowships
  • 2012 Just the Beginning Foundation Diversity Judicial Externships
  • Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program for 1L Students
  • 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 Clerkships2011-2012 Government Honors & Internship HandbookLexisNexis 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 BankPassword Protected Sites Now Available on Symplicity Law Bulletin Weekly On-line Employment Bulletin Career Advisor Network International Career Employment Weekly Online PSLawNet: Public Interest Job Postings and Summer Funding Resources
  • PSLawNet Fellowship Corner

CSO Information & Announcements

Resume Books for Spring

Resume Books are back for spring! Spring Semester Resume Books are now available for “opt-in” for all 1Ls, 2Ls, 3Ls and Recent Graduates (2011 class).  Remember, even if you opted in last semester, you must resubmit your resume to the books of your choices for the Spring Semester.  We will notify employers that resume books are available on January 30, 2012. You may opt-in to a resume book at any time; however, as we receive most the most requests for resume books immediately after notifying employers, we encourage you to submit your resume before this date. 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).Here are a few FAQs about Resume Books:

  1. Do I have to participate?
    No, the Resume Books are “opt-in.” Only students who choose to participate will be included in Resume Books.
    If you do participate, you are authorizing our office to make your resume available to any employer who requests the Resume Books into which you have placed your resume, and you have given our office permission to send your resume in response to a telephone or email request for students interested in a particular practice area or geographic region. However, you are not obligated to accept interviews or offers resulting from your participation.How do I participate? In Symplicity, click on the “Documents” tab, then “Opt-In Resume Book.” At the far right, click on “Select Resume Books.” You will see your resume listed and under that a drop down list of Resume Books for your class year. Select the correct Resume Books and then click on “Submit.”
    Please Note: If you have not had your resume reviewed since last spring, you will need to have your career adviser review it before you can opt-in to a Resume Book. Your resume can be emailed to your career adviser for this purpose. When does this start? The Spring Resume Books are now available for opt-in. An announcement will be sent to all employers in the Symplicity system regarding Spring Resume Book on Monday, January 30, 2012. How many Resume Books can I join? You can opt in to only 3 practice area Resume Books, but you are not limited as to geographic Resume Books (we do ask that you only opt in to a geographic Resume Book if you are serious about moving to that area). Any student who self-identifies as diverse is also welcome to opt in to the “Diversity Resume Book” for their class. Are the Resume Books indefinite? Resume Books will expire at the end of each semester and will be recreated for the following semester. You will need to opt-in again at the beginning of each semester. This is to prevent resumes from getting stale and to remind students to consider whether they are still interested in the same practice areas and/or geographic areas that they were 3 months prior. Reminders will be sent when new Resume Books are created. What if I find a job? If you find a job, and are no longer seeking new employment for the foreseeable future, you must remove your resume from the Resume Books you have selected, until such time that you begin seeking employment again. What if I change my mind about the type of law that interests me? As above, if you change your mind about the areas of law or geographic areas where you would like to work, we ask that you remove your resume from those Resume Books. Once you have done so, you can opt in to new Resume Books that fit your changed interests. Can I upload other job application documents to a Resume Book? Unfortunately, no. Cover letters and other documents can help paint a well-rounded picture of an applicant, but it would simply make the Resume Books too cumbersome for the employers, and it would be hard to manage and maintain. If an employer wants additional documents, they will contact you to ask. How will employers know about Resume Books? The Career Services Office will be sending emails to all employers in our Symplicity database telling them about our Spring Resume Books on January 30, 2012. We will do this every semester as new Resume Books are created. We have also been mentioning Resume Books in our outreach efforts as something to watch for.
  2. Now that Resume Books exist, can I stop looking for a job? Definitely not! Resume Books are just one tool in your job search. We are not guaranteeing that Resume Books will lead to a job for everyone. However, we are trying to get as many student resumes in front of as many employers as possible, and we hope that Resume Books will accomplish that.

If you have additional questions about Resume Books, or would like your resume reviewed prior to opting in to a Resume Book, please contact your Career Services Adviser.

Makeup Procedures for Mandatory 1L Orientation

The make-up procedures for the Mandatory 1L Career Services Orientation program are now available. A video of this week’s program, along with all accompanying handouts, is posted on-line here: http://www.kentlaw.edu/depts/cso/videos/videos.html. To watch the video, the user name is “videos” and the password is “kentlaw.”  One of the handouts is a survey form – please make sure that you fill out the correct form (for 2014 or 2015 graduates) and fill it out as completely as possible. We use this forms to assign your career counselor.  If at all possible we ask that you return a completed form to the Career Services Office (Suite 360) by Friday, November 4. Survey forms are also available in the Career Services Office.

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 "Student Information" and select "Programs and Videos." Or, click here to be taken directly to the page.

On-Campus Interviews

January 30:  Apply for the Motorola Mobility In House Summer Legal Internship

Motorola Mobility, Inc. (MMI), with its combination of the mobile device wireless products business (mobile phones, tablets, bluetooth and other accessories, etc.) and its connected home cable and Telco end-to-end network system products business (including cable headend, infrastructure and in-home consumer products such as set top boxes), has a global reach with a start-up paced environment.  Motorola's law department has more than 180 employees, comprised of approximately 130 attorneys with vast areas of expertise including the following: intellectual property litigation, prosecution, counseling, and licensing; transactions; corporate and securities; trademark and marketing; general litigation; compliance; labor and employment; go-to-market/commercial; and supply chain.Motorola is seeking 1L and 2L candidates for its summer legal internship program at the Libertyville, IL (600 North US Highway 45) campus.  Pay is minimum wage. Strong preference for candidates in the following areas: JD/MBA, technical degree/experience with patent law interest, finance/business/analyst undergraduate degree or work experience, and/or negotiation or contract experience.  All candidates need to be comfortable working and performing in a fast-paced corporate environment.  Preference is that internship would be full-time, but Motorola can accommodate a 4 day a week full-time work schedule.Please submit a 1 page cover letter, resume and copy of most current transcript to kentcso@kentlaw.edu by 5:00 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2012 (Note to 1L students:  If law transcripts are not available by January 30, please submit other materials by stated deadline and bring transcript to interview). Motorola will review resumes and choose candidates for interviews to be conducted at Chicago-Kent on February 10, 2012. PLEASE NAME ALL DOCUMENTS WITH YOUR LAST NAME (e.g. SmithResume.doc; SmithCL.doc; SmithTranscript.doc) and send DIRECTLY to Kentcso@kentlaw.edu with Motorola Summer Intern in the subject line.  Do NOT e-mail through Symplicity.

February 29: On-Campus Interview with Air Force JAG Corps

The US Air Force JAG will be conducting on-campus interviews at Chicago-Kent on February 29th beginning at 9am.  1Ls and 2Ls will be interviewed regarding summer internships and 3Ls will be interviewed regarding permanent positions in the JAG Corps.  Please note that these interviews are mostly informational and additional steps must be taken to formally apply for a position with the US Air Force JAG.  For more information please got to http://www.jagusaf.hq.af.mil/You will be able to access this session in Symplicity beginning on January 17, 2012.  All documents must be uploaded and bids finalized by 5pm on Thursday, February 23, 2012. PLEASE NOTE: These interviews are not part of the hiring process for Aif Force JAG summer internships. To apply for these positions, please follow the links provided in the Employment Opportunities section.

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

January 31:  Preparing for the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC)

Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Time: noon - 1:00pm
Location: Room 170

This program will help students strategize for interviewing and networking at MPILCC. Come hear from students and staff who have prior MPILCC experience to learn how to best make connections and build professional relationships. Visit the MPILCC website at www.mpilcc.org for conference details and be sure to attend this program. MPILCC, the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference, is an opportunity to meet and interview with Chicago and Midwest-area public interest and government organizations. This year, MPILCC will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Northwestern University School of Law (located in downtown Chicago). The conference offers students the opportunity to interview for summer law clerk positions and entry-level attorney positions. In addition, students can meet with representatives from public interest and government organizations during the time allotted for Table Talk from 9:30am-12pm; this is one of the most important points at which students can make valuable connections. If you do not receive any interviews, or you did not register in advance for the conference, you can still attend and meet many of the employers through table talk. You can also arrive early on the day of the conference to try to get an interview that day. This will all be discussed at this program!

Sponsored by the Career Services Office & the Kent Justice Foundation.

January 31-February 2:  MPILCC Mock Interviews

Dates/Times: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 2-5pm
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 10am-12pm; 1pm - 3pm
Thursday February 2, 2012 from 9:30am-12pm; 1pm – 3pm
Location: Career Services Office


The sign-up sheet for Mock interviews for the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) is now open. You can view available open slots and sign up for a mock interview here: http://www.mysignup.com/mpilcc2012. Once you have completed your sign-up, be sure to send an email with your resume and “MPILCC MOCK INTERVIEW,” in the title, to kentcso@kentlaw.edu.

These mock interviews are an excellent way to practice and polish your interview skills. If you have not interviewed for a public interest position in the past, or if you have not interviewed for many positions, particularly legal positions, a mock interview is highly recommended.

February 7:  Patent Bar Exam Informational Program

If you are a student with an undergrad degree in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, etc.) and are interested in becoming a Patent Agent or Attorney, please note that John White, Academic Director of Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) Patent Bar Review Course, will be here on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at Noon in room C40 to present an informational program regarding the Patent Bar Exam. Topics for discussion include:

  • The latest info on the Patent Bar Exam,Who can take it,How it works, now that it's on computer,When you should take it (you don't need to…and probably shouldn't…wait until you graduate),How and when the American Invents Act will impact the Exam, and
  • Recommendations on when and how to study for this very difficult Exam.

Scholarships to PLI's other IP programs will also be discussed.
Date:    Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Time:    Noon
Room:  C40

“Professionalism Series” Programs Begin on February 8

The career services office is starting off the spring semester a series of “Professionalism” panels to assist and instruct students regarding preparing for and working in a professional legal environment.  The “Professionalism” series begins on February 8, 2012 with “Interviewing Strategy” and lasts through April.  The series will be as follows:

  • Interviewing Strategies
  • Salary Negotiations
  • How to Handle an Assignment
  • Working with Support Staff
  • How to Be Successful in Your Summer Job
  • Boot Camp for Summer Jobs

Details regarding the programs will be included in the Record as the program dates draw closer, so please read the Record regularly!

February 8:  Professionalism Series:  Interviewing Strategy

Interviewing for a job requires preparation and practice, but with the right strategies, you can master the skills to stand out as a candidate for any position.  This program will cover how to prepare for an interview, including what to say and what not to say, and will feature a presentation from Westlaw on using research tools to develop your best answers to common questions.  This program is co-sponsored by the Career Services Office and Westlaw.  The program will take place on Wednesday, February 8, 3-4pm in Room C20.

February 13: Applications due for the Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship

For the 17th year, the University of Michigan Law School and the Bergstrom Foundation are sponsoring a Child Welfare Law Summer Fellowship Program where students are brought to Ann Arbor for three days of training (May 21-23, 2012) before they begin their summer work at a child welfare law office. Students who have completed their first year of law school but who have not yet graduated are eligible.  The primary goal of the summer fellowship program is to improve legal education, practice and policy in the area of child welfare law.  The summer fellowship is committed to inspiring law students to pursue careers in this specialty.  The three days of interdisciplinary training provide insight into the field and prepare students for their experiences with child welfare offices representing parents, children, social service agencies or child welfare policy organizations.  The fellows will learn the basic law of child protection and foster care as well as the interdisciplinary perspectives so important to successful lawyering in this field, including hearing from experts in child development, child sexual abuse, and drug addiction.  The fellows will follow a simulated case through the legal process and will have an opportunity to practice their courtroom skills.  The Bergstrom Foundation will fund travel expenses for the participants (up to $500.00).  

The application deadline is February 13, 2012.  You can access the application here.  You may view last year’s agenda to get an idea of how the training works.  For more information, contact Alicia Lixey at 734-763-6750 or lixey@umich.edu.

February 16:  Practice Tracks Career Fair Program

Attorneys representing approximately 50 practice areas will attend Practice Tracks, a program held at the Chicago Bar Association, 321 S. Plymouth Court (next to the John Marshall Law School) on Thursday, February 16, 2012 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm.  Practice Tracks provides students with the opportunity to talk informally with attorneys about careers in a variety of practice areas.  Practice Tracks is your chance to determine how job seekers are faring in a particular segment of the market, what it is like to practice in a specific practice area, which credentials are helpful in finding employment in that area, what skills you should emphasize when applying, and more!Even though the participating attorneys volunteer their time and participation for Practice Tracks, that does not indicate job openings at represented organizations.  However, this program has proven to be an extremely effective means of networking and obtaining helpful information about prospective employers in a variety of different settings and practice areas.  To benefit from and make the most of this program, you may obtain business cards from practitioners in your areas of interest, and later reach out to those attorneys for an informational interview.

February 17-18:  18th Annual Rebellious Lawyering Conference (“RebLaw 2012”) at Yale Law School

Registration is OPEN for the 2012 RebLaw (“Rebellious Lawyering”) Conference!  RebLaw 2012 will be held at Yale Law School on the weekend of February 17-18, 2012. You can register at the following link: http://www.rsvpbook.com/event.php?418989

The keynote speaker will be Gerald Lopez, UCLA law professor and author of “Rebellious Lawyering:  One Chicano’s Vision of Progressive Law Practice.”  The keynote panel on “The Criminalization of Poverty” will feature Andrea Ritchie, co-author of “Queer (In)Justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States” and coordinator of Streetwise and Safe; Andrew Friedman, co-founding director of Make the Road New York; and Lisa Daugaard, supervisor of the Seattle Defender Association's Racial Disparity Project.

The Conference will also include nearly two dozen panels and workshops, including: *Enforcing Labor Rights in a Transnational World * Mobilizing for Sexual and Reproductive Justice * Strategic Lawyering for Collective Entities: Models, Methods and Movement Building * Fighting the Monopoly on Medicine * Fallout from the Wal-Mart Decision * Crime, But Not Punishment: Restorative Justice As An Alternative to Criminal Prosecution in Domestic & International Contexts * The Work JDs Do in Education Reform * Race and Voting * Prison Re-Entry * Sovereignty, Identity, and Genocide: U.S. Law and Native Bodies * Transnational LGBT Advocacy * Confronting Big Food * Juvenile Justice * Rethinking the Public Interest Law Market * Union organizing * Environmental Justice * and more! You can find more details on the conference at www.yale.edu/reblaw.

March 10:  Apply for the Institute for Justice 2012 Law Student Conference, Sunday, June 24, 2012 at George Washington University

Founded in 1991, the Institute for Justice engages in cutting-edge litigation and advocacy both in the court of law and in the court of public opinion on behalf of individuals whose most basic rights are denied by the government-like the right to earn and honest living, private property rights, the right to free speech and educational choice. 

The Institute for Justice is now accepting applications for 2012 Law Student Conference.  IJ’s annual law student conference is open to first and second year law students will be held Friday, June 22 to Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the George Washington University in downtown Washington, DC. 

Law students interested in applying for the annual law student conference can find the online application at www.ij.org/students.  The application deadline is Thursday, March 1, 2012.

Free Webinar Series:  The Summer Public Interest Job Search: Expert Tips on Cover Letters, Resumes, Interviewing, and Networking

This two-part webinar series, cosponsored by NALP and Equal Justice Works, will provide law students with insight on the key elements of the summer public-interest job application process.   Attorneys with years of application review experience will highlight do’s and don’ts; explain how and why public interest application materials may substantively differ from law firm materials; and explore the dynamics of personal interactions in interviews and networking situations.Part One: Wed., 1/25/12 at 3pm Eastern – Best Practices in Drafting Cover Letters and Resumes.  Reserve your Webinar seat now!
Presenters:

    • Steve Grumm, Director of Public Service Initiatives, NALP Stuart Smith, Director of Legal Recruitment, New York City Law Department
    • Nicole Vikan, Assistant Director for Public Interest & Government Careers, Georgetown University Law Center

Part Two: Wed., 2/1/12 at 12pm (Noon) Eastern – Best Practices in Interviewing and In-person Networking.  Reserve your Webinar seat now!
Presenters:

    • Nita Mazumder, Program Manager for Law School Relations, Equal Justice WorksNicole Simmons, Career Counselor, The University of Texas School of Law
    • David Zisser, Associate Counsel, The Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

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.

February 10th: Application for Air Force J.A.G. Corps Summer Internship Due

The United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps is now hiring 1Ls and 2Ls for its nationwide paid summer internship program.  As an Air Force JAG intern, you will get a wider range of experience than your colleagues will have in a private firm.  You’ll gain hands on experience in a number of fields, including civil, criminal, and international law all while learning more about the Air Force and the JAG Corps. 
You must be a U.S. citizen and in your first or second year at an ABA-accredited law school to apply.  The link for the 2L internship is at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/306965500 and the 1L internship is at http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/307000500.   The announcement will be open until 11:59 on Friday, February 10, 2012.  Students will need to submit the following:

  • A Resume A complete on-line Occupational QuestionnaireA one-page personal statement introducing the applicant and explaining his/her motivation and objectives in applying for a summer internship with the Air Force JAG CorpsThe applicant’s top five geographic preferences by base or state (listing of bases can be found at http://www.jagusaf.hq.af.mil/ or by calling 1-800-JAG-USAF) and when the applicant would prefer to begin the internship (Monday, May 21, 2012 or Monday, June 4, 2012)Specify on a separate sheet or sheets of paper addressing the KSAs and how they relate to the applicant’s work experience, education and training
  • Undergraduate and Law School transcripts (readable copies are acceptable)

February 10:  The Boston Lawyers Group's 2012 1L Diversity Clerkship Program

The Boston Lawyers Group (BLG) announces its 2012 1L Diversity Clerkship Program
for first-year law students who can demonstrate some connection to Boston.  Clerks will spend the first five weeks of the ten-week clerkship working in one of the BLG’s participating Boston law firms or corporations five weeks. The second five weeks will be spent working in a government agencies legal department.  Participating member organizations will determine the start date of the program, which is typically late May or early June.To apply, Applicants should submit the following items through BLG’s Symplicity website under the documents tab (https://law-blg-csm.symplicity.com/students) no later than February 10, 2012:
1. Resume
2. A copy of your undergraduate and first semester law school transcripts.
3. A brief statement explaining how you will benefit from participating in the Clerkship, and what role you will play in the BLG’s mission to advance diversity in Boston’s legal community.

February 17: Application Deadline for Georges Fellowship for Conservation at the John G. Shedd Aquarium

Through a grant from the Georges Foundation, the Shedd Aquarium offers a one-of-a- kind summer internship for a first-year law student who is enrolled in an Illinois law school and is interested in environmental law.  The Georges Fellowship for Conservation includes an eight-week internship with Shedd’s Conservation Department, and students receive a $5,000 stipend.  Spend your summer focusing on environmental policy research and drafting a white paper regarding a local environmental issue while being supervised by a practicing environmental law attorney.  The application deadline for this opportunity is February 17, 2012 at 4 p.m.  Finalists will be interviewed on Friday, March 9, 2012.

Association of Corporate Counsel Diversity Summer Internship Program

The Association of Corporate Counsel internship program places top minority law students in internships in corporate legal departments in the Chicagoland area. Examples of corporations that have participated in this program in the past are: Accenture, Alliant Credit Union, Career Education, Empire, Illinois Tool Works, McDonald's Corporation, Navistar, Square D, Kraft, Verizon Wireless and Walgreens. Students in the program received a stipend in the summer of 2011 of $6000. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2012. For more information on the internship program and for an application please see http://www.acc.com/chapters/chic/InternshipProgramInfo.cfm.

Just the Beginning Foundation Diversity Judicial Externships

For law students in the pipeline towards a legal profession, Just The Beginning Foundation (JTBF) offers resources and opportunities to assist students by exposing them to various legal opportunities (externships), helping to build resumes and assisting them in making the way through the job market and to the job that best suits them. JTBF matches law students with federal and state judges across the country for externships for their 1L summer or 2L or 3L school years. JTBF also runs the Share the Wealth Clerkship program, through which 3L students and law school graduates participate in a special round of interviewing for full-time clerkship positions.For additional information and application details, please click here. Applications for summer judicial externships are due by February 6, 2012.

March 2:  Deadline to apply for the City of Chicago Department of Law 2012 Summer Law Clerk Program

The City of Chicago Department of Law invites law students to apply for its 2012 Summer Law Clerk Program. Usually, the program begins June 1st and is for a minimum of 10 weeks; however, the start date and duration of a law clerk’s summer will be determined by the law clerk and his/her direct supervisor. The Summer Program is designed to provide current law students with a challenging unpaid clerkship that reflects the demands and rewards of public service, as well as a realistic picture of what it is like to practice law for the City of Chicago. Participants in the Summer Program are not compensated.

During the Summer Program, the law clerks will be assigned to work in one of the practice divisions in the law department and participate in a wide variety of activities including:

  • assisting in trial preparation;
  • attending depositions;
  • observing real estate closings;
  • attending client meetings and court proceedings;
  • researching legal issues; and
  • drafting memoranda, briefs and contracts.

Also, law clerks that have finished their second year of law school and qualify for an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 license may represent the City in:

  • mandatory tort arbitrations in the Circuit Court of Cook County;
  • disciplinary hearings for the police and labor boards; and
  • labor arbitration.

Law clerks may also depose or examine witnesses in trials in state and federal court.

To learn more about the various Divisions within the Department of Law and the work that they handle, potential candidates should check out the Litigation, Prosecution and Transactional Division links found under “What We Do” at www.cityofchicago.org/dol.

To apply for the 2012 Summer Law Clerk Program, interested students should submit all application materials as outlined at http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/city/en/depts/dol/supp_info/dol_volunteer_program.html. The deadline to apply is March 2, 2012.

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.htmApplications 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.

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

ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers' Professional Liability Levit Essay Contest for Law Students and Young Lawyers

The Bert W. Levit Essay Contest encourages original and innovative research and writing in the area of legal malpractice law, professional liability insurance and loss prevention.  The 2012 Essay Hypothetical involves an international law firm and ethics questions concerning how the firm handles engagement letters, office restructuring, and taking on new matters in a cross-jurisdictional scenario.  The winner receives $5,000 and an all-expense paid trip to the Spring 2012 National Legal Malpractice Conference in New York City on April 18-20, 2012.  The contest is conducted by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and the San Francisco law firm of Long & Levit LLP.  Submissions are due by February 17, 2012.  See the website for details.

Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program for 1L Students

The Mecklenburg County Bar in Charlotte, North Carolina is accepting applications to the 2012 Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program.  This is a unique program allowing first-year law students to experience law practice within a law firm and a corporate legal department.WHO:  All first-year law students who advance the value of diversity in the Charlotte legal market may apply.WHAT: A highly competitive program sponsored by the Mecklenburg County Bar (Charlotte, NC), where rising 2Ls spend six weeks as a summer associate at a law firm, and six weeks as a legal intern in a corporate law department.WHERE: In Charlotte, at one of six in-house law departments at:  Bank of America; Compass Group; Duke Energy; Goodrich; TIAA-CREF; and Wells Fargo
In Charlotte, at one of nine law firms: Alston & Bird LLP; Hunton & Williams LLP; K&L Gates LLP; Mayer Brown LLP; McGuireWoods LLP; Moore & Van Allen PLLC; Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP; Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, P.A.; Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLPWHEN: Applications are due by noon, February 3, 2012.  The program runs May - August 2012.WHY: To gain valuable legal experience in a progressive and dynamic city.All applications should include a resume, copies of college and first-semester law school transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable), and a writing sample.  Additionally, applicants must submit a brief statement explaining how he or she would contribute to the goal of creating a more diverse legal community in Charlotte.  For more information and application details, please click here and then click on the “Application Process” tab at the top of the page.

ABA Environmental, Energy and Resources Section Diversity Program Summer Fellowships 2012

The ABA Diversity Fellowship in Environmental Law is designed to encourage disadvantaged or traditionally underrepresented law students to study and pursue careers in environmental law. The ABA Section of Environmental, Energy and Resources coordinates its work on environmental justice with not-for-profit organizations representing traditionally underserved groups, other not-for-profit environmental organizations, and local, state and federal governmental organizations which provide placements for the summer Fellowship recipients.Guidelines: Selected Fellowship recipients will have an 8-10 week internship commitment and will work on legal matters for a government agency or public interest organization in the fields of environmental, energy or resources law.  Please note that recipients will choose the state they wish to intern in, but will not be able to select where or in which organization they will be placed.

Stipend: Each successful recipient will receive a $5,000 ($6,000 for New York Fellows) stipend in exchange for participation in the Fellowship program.  The stipend does not cover travel expenses or include a housing allowance; these expenses are paid by the Fellowship recipient.

For more information, click here.  The deadlines for remaining positions in various locations (California, DC (Endangered Species), Florida, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island) range from January 20, 2012 to March 2, 2012.  See the link for additional details and specific deadlines.

Federal Communications Bar Association Summer Stipends: Applications due March 14th

For the 19th consecutive year, the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation will award stipends to law students from its Chairman Robert E. Lee Scholarship and Internship Fund.  In 2012, the Foundation will award several stipends to law students employed as unpaid summer interns in positions with the FCC and other Federal, state and local government agencies with a connection to the communications industry (i.e., broadcasting, cable television, telephony, satellite, wireless, and information technology). In addition, the Foundation will select one outstanding intern among those chosen to receive an additional stipend for the summer—the “Max Paglin Award.”  Mr. Paglin was the former General Counsel and Executive Director of the FCC, and the founder of the Golden Jubilee Commission on Telecommunications, which compiled a definitive legislative history of the Communications Act.Requirements: Applicants will be selected on the basis of: (1) a demonstrated interest in the communications field, (2) having secured or having pending, an unpaid summer position (internship) for at least eight weeks in communications with a Federal, state or local government agency with a connection to the communications industry, (3) dependence on financial assistance in order to accept the unpaid internship in a government agency or entity involved in communications; and, (4) community activities.  To the extent a recipient receives unanticipated funding for the unpaid internship, the FCBA Foundation’s general policy is to reduce its scholarship awards by any amount that a recipient’s total funding (including all sources) for the internship would otherwise exceed $7,000.Applications for internship funding should be submitted to Kerry Loughney, FCBA Foundation, 1020 19th Street, NW, Suite 325, Washington, DC 20036 or kerry@fcba.org.  Applications must be post-marked by Wednesday, March 14, 2012.  Applicants may be asked to interview with members of the Foundation Board; interviews may be conducted by telephone.  Winners will be notified by Monday, April 16, 2012.  To view the application, go to: http://www.fcba.org/foundation/internship_stipends.shtml or download the attached documents.

Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project Summer 2012

The Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project provides law students the extraordinary opportunity to work in the consumer protection departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General throughout the United States. The eight-week paid Fellowships were initiated in 2004 by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law, in cooperation with the National Association of Attorneys General, as a consumer protection outreach initiative to introduce law students to the rewards of legal careers in public service. The first and second year law students who have served as Steiger Fellows have characterized their experiences as truly rewarding, often well beyond their expectations. A number of students have said that for the first time they are considering law careers in public service, and several have already entered public service upon graduation.The Council of the Section approved funding for states to participate in the 2012 Steiger Fellowship Project.  Each selected student will receive a $5,000 stipend (subject to certain federal taxes and administered through the offices of the state attorneys general). This Project continues to be a tribute to the memory of the late Janet D. Steiger, one of America’s great public servants who, during her remarkable tenure as FTC Chairman, dramatically improved cooperation, communication and coordination between state and federal consumer protection and antitrust enforcement agencies. For more information and to obtain student applications, visit http://AmBar.org/Steiger  Applications will be reviewed after the deadline date of January 31, 2012.

Chicago Schweitzer Fellowship Program

The Chicago Schweitzer Fellows Program® is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. In addition to the four overall goals of the U.S. Schweitzer Fellows Program®, the Chicago Schweitzer Fellows Program strengthens Fellows’ resolve to provide health and human services to underserved populations by facilitating opportunities for students to:• Use their skills and knowledge in real-life situations
• Become culturally sensitive and compassionate caregivers
• Understand the impact of social and environmental determinants of health
• Build capacity for and commitment to improving the health status of individuals and communities as well as contributing to social change
• Work collaboratively and across disciplines in pursuit of a common goal
• Learn how to exercise leadership skills to work with and influence community based organizations, community leaders, and academic institutions to embrace holistic, service-oriented approaches to healthUpon successful completion of the initial Fellowship year, Fellows have the opportunity to participate in an alumni network of Fellows for Life – an interdisciplinary pipeline of emerging professionals who are dedicated and skilled in meeting the health needs of underserved communities. The application deadline for the 2012-2013 Fellowship year is February 1, 2012 at 5 p.m. Finalists will be interviewed March 13th or 15th, and the Fellows will be announced in early April.  Applications include a completed application form, available at the website, and a brief resume.  For details on the fellowship, visit the website at http://www.schweitzerfellowship.org/features/us/chi/chi_app.aspx

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

Job Fairs

February 4:  Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC)

MPILCC, the Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference, is an opportunity to meet and interview with Chicago and Midwest-area public interest and government organizations.  The annual conference is coordinated by a coalition of Chicago-area law school career services offices, of which Chicago-Kent is a member.  Last year, more than 100 students from Chicago-Kent participated in MPILCC, as well as representatives from more than 40 government and public interest agencies.This year’s conference will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Northwestern University School of Law.  The conference offers students the opportunity to interview for summer law clerk positions and entry-level attorney positions.  Though most of the available summer opportunities are unpaid or invite outside funding, there are a few positions that offer a stipend.  Students may also meet with representatives from public interest and government organizations during “table talk.”  Table talk is an excellent way to become familiar with a wide variety of public interest and government employers.  You may distribute your resume, discuss internship opportunities (both during the summer and the school year) and find out about post-graduation opportunities.  Table talk will take place from 9:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and is one of the most important points during which students can make valuable connections. If you do not receive any interviews, or you did not register in advance for the conference, you may still attend and meet many of the employers through table talk.  Further, because scheduled interviewees may lose their interview slots if they do not check in at the conference on time (scheduled interviewees MUST check in between 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m., regardless of their interview time), you may also show up at the conference early and try to receive an interview on the day of the conference; open slots are filled by lottery system for those who arrive early.  If you did receive interviews ahead of time, be sure to arrive on time (between 7:30 a.m.-8:30 a.m.) or you will lose your interviews!  Visit the MPILCC website at www.mpilcc.org for all conference details and attend the special workshop session on Preparing for MPILCC which will be held Tuesday, January 31st from noon—1 p.m., Room TBA.  This program will help students strategize for interviewing and networking at MPILCC.  Come hear from students and staff who have prior MPILCC experience to learn how to best make connections and build professional relationships.
If you are interested in a public interest or government legal position in the Chicago area, you are encouraged to attend this conference.  If you are interested in government or public interest opportunities outside of Chicago, you should consider attending the annual Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair in Washington DC, held every October.  The next Equal Justice Works Conference is set for October 26-27, 2012.  If you have questions, contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik at mvodenik@kentlaw.edu.

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

Charlotte Legal Diversity Clerkship Program for 1L Students

ABA Environmental, Energy and Resources Section Diversity Program Summer Fellowships 2012

see the Fellowships & Scholarships section for more information

February 10:  The Boston Lawyers Group's 2012 1L Diversity Clerkship Program

Association of Corporate Counsel Diversity Summer Internship Program

Just the Beginning Foundation Diversity Judicial Externships

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: Public Interest Job Postings and Summer Funding Resource

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 create an account at the PSLawNet home page,or go directly the the page on funding resources. To register, 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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