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Week of September 24, 2012

CSO Information & Announcements

  • Make-up procedures for mandatory 1L orientations.
  • October 8 to 12: Alumni Student ConneKtions (ASCK) Week.
  • Mandatory Meetings for Rising 2Ls and 3Ls
  • Fall Resume Books: Opt-In (Sign Up!) Continues
  • New CSO Resource: Videoconferencing for Video Interviews
  • CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program

  • OCI and Job Fairs: Don't Forget to Report Callbacks and Offers!
  • Be sure to check OCI interview schedules for changes in rooms, times, interviewers, etc.

Programming

  • Exploring Careers Programs Continue
  • CBA YLS Meet the Committees Night - September 20
  • JTBF Speed Networking Program, September 22
  • Explore The Possibilities: Pro Bono & Public Interest Law Opportunities Program, RSVP by September 24
  • U.S. Army JAG Corps: Brown Bag Panel with Recruiter Captain Edward Whitford: on September 25 (RSVP by Monday, September 24)
  • Hellenic Bar Association Of Illinois’  2012 Career Corner Program at Thompson Coburn, September 26
  • September 27: "'Conflict Minerals' and the New SEC Reporting Requirements" presentation
  • October 2: Exploring Careers in State, City and County Government.
  • October 3: Exploring Careers in Prosecution.
  • October 13: University of Chicago BLSA City-Wide Diverse Professional Students Reception
  • ASCK Week: Meet one-on-one with alumni.
  • ASCK Week: Panels and programs
  • October 18: ABA Women's Leadership in the Law Program
  • Chicago-Kent 7th Annual Public Service Reception, Washington DC, October 26th - Please RSVP
  • Video on Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times

Employment Opportunities

  • Spring 2013 Law Student Intern Program at the Chicago U.S. Attorney’s Office: Applications Due September 25
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee - Minority Outreach Program

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Franczek Radelet 2013 LEADS Program for 1Ls
  • Skadden Fellowship: Applications due October 1
  • 2013 City of Chicago Mayor's Office Summer Fellowship Program: Apply now!
  • Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship Program, Applications Due September 26
  • Georgetown Law Women's Law and Public Policy 2013-2014 Fellowship Program
  • National Law Review Writing Competition: Due October 15
  • Korean American Bar Association 2012 Diversity Scholarship
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman Minority Scholarship:  Applications Due October 1
  • The 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application is Now Open
  • 2012-2013  Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship Opportunities Now Posted
  • American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Women’s Rights Fellowship 2013
  • 2013-14 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Competition
  • Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association:  Writing Competition for Students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law
  • 2012 Shannon Bybee Scholarship Award from the International Association of Gaming Advisors

Job Fairs

  • Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair
  • Chicago-Kent 7th Annual Public Service Reception, Washington DC, October 26th - Please RSVP.
  • 16th Annual National Latino Law Students Association Conference and Employment Expo: October 4-6

Diversity

  • Hellenic Bar Association Of Illinois’  2012 Career Corner Program at Thompson Coburn, September 26
  • October 13: University of Chicago BLSA City-Wide Diverse Professional Students Reception.
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman Minority Scholarship:  Applications Due October 1
  • 16th Annual National Latino Law Students Association Conference and Employment Expo: October 4-6
  • ABA Minority Trial Lawyer committee seeks Law Student Contributors for its Website
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee - Minority Outreach Program

Resources

  • Updated Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships.
  • 2012-13 Government Honors & Internship Handbook.
  • 2011-2012 Guide to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice
  • 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
  • Alumni Career Advisor Network
  • International Career Employment Weekly Online
  • PSLawNet Resource is becoming PSJD
  • PSLawNet Fellowship Corner
  • Free Membership to Legal Balance

CSO Information & Announcements

Make-up Procedures for Mandatory 1L Orientations

The makeup procedures for the Mandatory 1L Career Services Orientation program are now available.  Videos from this week’s programs, along with all accompanying handouts, are posted online here:  http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/career-preparation/programs-and-videos.  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 2015 or 2016 graduates) and fill it out as completely as possible.  We use these forms to assign your career counselor.   You MUST return a completed form to the Career Services Office (Suite 360) by Monday, October 1.  Survey forms are also available in the Career Services Office.

ALSO, 1Ls: mark your calendars for the upcoming:

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. All 1Ls must attend this program, but you only need to attend one session. If you have any questions, contact kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu.

1L Day Division Students, Tuesday, October 16th at noon, Auditorium

1L Day Division Students, Wednesday, October 17th at 3:00 pm, Room C20
1L Evening Division Students, Tuesday, October 16th at 5:30 pm, Room 570

 

October 8 to 12: Alumni Student ConneKtions (ASCK) Week

ASCK Week is a week-long extravaganza of opportunities for students to network and connect with Chicago-Kent Alumni as well as to gain valuable career-related skills.  More information on exciting programs and opportunities to meet one-on-one with alums can be found in the Programming section below or on the Alumni Office ASCK Week webpage

 

Mandatory Meetings for Rising 2Ls and 3Ls

Each rising 2L and 3L student is required to meet with his or her assigned career advisor by the end of this fall semester.  For those of you 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 as soon as possible. Given the difficult market it is more important than ever that you work with your career advisor 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 advisor, 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 Books: Opt-In (Sign Up!) Continues

Fall Resume Books are now available for "opt-in" for all rising 2Ls, 3Ls and Recent Graduates (2012 and 2011 class). Employers will be notified that resume books are available on Monday, September 10, 2012, and students are encouraged to opt-in to desired resume books ASAP. 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 2013.

For more information about Resume Books, click here.

 

New CSO Resource: Videoconferencing for Video Interviews

The Chicago-Kent Career Services Office now offers videoconferencing (ISDN and IP options, as well as Skype) to allow employers to interview students remotely. Videoconferencing is a great option for employers and students who cannot travel to conduct interviews.  This videoconferencing equipment is located in Suite 360A, and it is available for students to use in interviewing or other programs upon request.  Please contact the Career Services Office at kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu in advance to reserve use of the video equipment.

 

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.iit.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

OCI and Job Fairs: 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.iit.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.

 

Be sure to check OCI interview schedules for changes in rooms, times, interviewers, etc.

Please remember to check Symplicity frequently during the 2012 Fall Recruiting process.  Changes to room numbers, interviewers, and possibly even changes to your interview schedule itself may occur at any point in the recruiting process. The CSO will not send out emails regarding such changes unless entire interview schedules are canceled. It is your responsibility to continually check Symplicity.

Programming

Exploring Careers Programs Continue

The career services office is starting off the year with a series of “Exploring” panels to familiarize students with a wide variety of careers paths. The “Exploring” series started with the Exploring Careers with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and last through October. The upcoming "Exploring Careers" programs are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 2 at noon:  State, City and County Government
  • Wednesday, October 3 at 3pm:  Prosecution
  • Tuesday, October 23 at noon:  Legal Aid
  • Wednesday, October 24 at 3pm:  Public Defender/Criminal Defense
  • Tuesday, October 30 at noon:  Small and Midsize Firms

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

 

Explore The Possibilities: Pro Bono & Public Interest Law Opportunities Program, RSVP by September 24

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI), the Chicago Area Law School Consortium (CALSC) and Phi Alpha Delta (PAD) has organized a law student program,  Explore The Possibilities: Pro Bono & Public Interest Law Opportunities. The program will take place on Saturday, September 29th from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Chicago-Kent.  This program will include the following speakers:

A Panel Discussion on Internships & Fellowships Opportunities
Learn about PILI Internships and Fellowships, Equal Justice Works Fellowships and Skadden Fellowships as well as incorporating pro bono and public interest law in law school and your career.

  • Sheerine Alemzadeh, Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (Skadden Fellow)
  • Jarrett Knox, Cook County Office of the Public Guardian (former EJW Fellow)
  • Chanda Rice, Kirkland & Ellis LLP (former PILI Fellow)
  • Jill Roberts, Cabrini Green Legal Aid (former PILI Intern)

Group Mentoring Sessions
Meet with leading attorneys in private, government and public interest law practice including:

  • Colleen Bisher, Office of the Attorney General
  • Sean Morales-Doyle, Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan Ltd.
  • Elizabeth Lewis, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Jessica Schneider, Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law
  • Margaret Wakelin, Equip for Equality

Presentation on Job Strategies
The presenter will offer practical advice on writing effective resumes and cover letters and also share tips on developing strong networking and interviewing skills.
• Susan J. Curry, Director of Public Interest Law and Policy at The University of Chicago Law School

SPACE IS LIMITED and advance registration is required by September 24th for this complimentary program.  RSVP by sending an email to rsvp@pili-law.org. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Allison Smith at asmith16@kentlaw.iit.edu.

 

U.S. Army JAG Corps: Brown Bag Panel with Recruiter Captain Edward Whitford

Considering a career in the JAG Corps?  Want to learn more about opportunities with the Army?  Come to a brown bag panel with U.S. Army JAG Corps recruiter Captain Edward Whitford on Tuesday, September 25th at noon, in room 345.  The U.S. Army JAG Corps is committed to recruiting broadly across the spectrum of applicants, and diverse candidates are encouraged to attend.  Please RSVP for this program by Monday, September 24th to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu.

 

Hellenic Bar Association Of Illinois’ 2012 Career Corner Program at Thompson Coburn, September 26

Students are invited to attend the Hellenic Bar Association of Illinois’ 2012 Career Corner Program.

Graciously hosted by:
Thompson Coburn, LLC
55 E. Monroe
Chicago, Illinois
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Appetizers and refreshments will be served.   Students are invited to mingle with distinguished members of the Hellenic Bar Association for an evening of mentoring, networking, and practical advice.  Veteran practitioners in various fields of law, including the judiciary, will be available to interact with students to discuss:

  • resume writing
  • preparing for an interview
  • how to hit the ground running?

Register online at: www.hellenicbar.org  2012 Career Corner.  Please include the area of law that interests you.

September 27:  “Conflict Minerals" and the New SEC Reporting Requirements

The Organization of Women in International Trade, Chicago (OWIT Chicago) and the Chicago-Kent International Law Students Association present a program on Thursday, September 27 from 4-6pm in the 10th floor event room regarding compliance, international trade and international human rights.

The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act required the SEC to establish a new set of disclosure requirements related to a group of minerals referred to as "Conflict Minerals".  The majority of the world's supply of these particular minerals is concentrated in conflict-ridden countries in central Africa; the mines for which are often controlled by militia groups using violence, forced child labor and rape in connection with the extraction of these minerals.

The SEC issued a Final Rule requiring supply chain tracking and reporting of the origins of tin, gold, tantalum and tungsten ("conflict minerals") and finished goods with these materials. An origin review must be part of a manufacturer's (or contractor's) SEC report when a conflict mineral is necessary to the functionality or production of any of their goods. The information must also be available on the company's internet site. Failure to comply with the regulations may be considered a failure to file accurate SEC documents.

Navistar Compliance Manager Gwendolyn Hassan and Eric Stovall, Principal at KPMG LLP, will explain the new SEC requirements and how companies can comply with them.

Human Rights law professor, Dr. Bartram S. Brown, will discuss the new regulations' impact on human rights issues.

These speakers will speak from 4-5pm, and a reception will follow from 5-6pm. This event is FREE for students, and it will be a great informational and networking opportunity for anyone interested in compliance or international law. PLEASE RSVP for this event to: Michael Jimenez - mjimene3@kentlaw.iit.edu by September 26, 2012.

 

Exploring Careers in State, City and County Government, October 2

Date: Tuesday, October 2
Time: Noon
Location: Room 570

Come and learn about careers in local government, how to get involved and how to stand out in a tough economy from a panel of local government attorneys from varying state, county and city offices. Speakers will discuss their career paths and answer questions regarding student involvement.  

Exploring Careers in Prosecution, October 3

Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Room 570

Come see County and Federal prosecutors discuss their work, how students can become involved, and general hiring processes. This is a great opportunity for students to learn about the wide variety of career opportunities in prosecution. 

 

ASCK Week: Panels and Programs


Tuesday, October 9:  Alumni Solo Practice and Small Firms Panel

If you dream of opening your own firm or starting a solo practice, this panel is for you!  Hear from alumni who struck out on their own, both as new graduates and after practicing in other settings. 

Wednesday, October 10: All About Networking

Join us for a day of panels, practice, and an evening networking event!  Learn how to successfully build relationships with alumni and other practicing attorneys, hone your skills, and meet alumni at the Alumni-Student Networking Reception.

Networking 101

Not sure how to reach out to practicing attorneys?  Don’t know what questions to ask during an informational interview?  Unsure how to best “work a room” at a networking event?  Learn the basics of networking at this informational panel.  Basic networking skills will be discussed, and alumni and students will share tips and strategies that have worked for them

Work the Room: Practice Session for Event Networking

Warm up for the evening networking reception with a practice round!  This speed networking session will give you the chance to test your skills on alumni volunteers, and includes time to receive feedback on how you present yourself.

Alumni-Student Networking Reception

Put your newly acquired networking skills to good use at an evening Alumni-Student Networking Reception on October 10th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the 10th Floor Event Room! Food will be provided!

 

ASCK Week: Meet one-on-one with Alumni

Take advantage of numerous opportunities to meet with Alums!  Have alums in practice areas and settings that interest you review your resume and conduct a mock interview, or use an informational interview to get great information from practicing attorneys. Sign up online by Wednesday, October 3 for the following sessions to get one-on-one career advice from Chicago-Kent Alumni:

PLEASE NOTE: Students may only sign up for ONE ConneKTions@Dinner time slot, and only ONE Coffee ConneKtions time slot.

 

ISBA YLD’s Professional Development Luncheon: “Taking Charge” October 9

Date: Tuesday October 9, 2012
Time:  Noon
Location:  ISBA Chicago Offices. 20 N. Clark, Suite 900

This program is the second in a four part series aimed at teaching law students and young attorneys practical steps in advancing their career.   This luncheon will feature three esteemed panelists discussing how to take your legal career to the next level.

  • Shawn Kasserman, Partner, Corboy & Demetrio
  • Paula Holderman, ISBA’s President-Elect, Chief Attorney Development Officer, Winston & Strawn
  • Mary Sabatino, Partner, Wiedner & McCauliffe

Cost: $10 includes lunch.

For general inquiries, please contact Matt Coleman at mcoleman@ridgeassoc.com; Jessica Durkin at jessica@mdr-law.com; or Heather Pfeffer, at  heather.pfeffer@gmail.com.

 

October 13:  UChicago BLSA City-Wide Diverse Professional Students Reception

The University of Chicago Black Law Students Association (BLSA) a Diverse Professional Students Reception on October 13, 2012.  The event is aimed at black student groups at the law schools, medical schools, and business schools across the city and is free for all guests who RSVP.  The goal is to connect the area's future young black professionals, especially the local BLSA chapters.  The Diverse Professional Students Reception will be held Saturday October 13, 2012 from 7:30-11pm downtown at the Gleacher Center (450 North City front Plaza Drive http://www.gleachercenter.com).

 

October 18: ABA Women's Leadership in the Law Program

Presented by the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession, Chicago Bar Association Alliance for Women, National Association of Women Lawyers, and Seyfarth Shaw LLP. 

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2012
Time: Program 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Reception 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.Location: Seyfarth Shaw LLP, 131 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 

Register Online - There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.  Space is limited.

This esteemed panel of outstanding women leaders in the legal profession will share their thoughts on how women attorneys can develop and hone their leadership skills. Learn what has helped our panelists excel as leaders, how best to prepare and lay a path for leadership roles, and how to be an effective leader and mentor.

Panelists and Moderator
Panelists:

  • Mary B. Cranston, Chair, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession and Retired Senior Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • The Honorable Fernande R.V. Duffly, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Denise Keane, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Altria Group, Inc.

Moderator:

  • Jessica Kornberg, Former Executive Director, Ms. JD and Associate, Bird, Marella, Boxer, Wolpert, Nessim, Drooks & Lincenberg
If you have any questions, please contact events@seyfarth.com.

 

Chicago-Kent 7th Annual Public Service Reception, Washington DC, October 26th - Please RSVP

Chicago-Kent students and alumni are invited to attend the 7th Annual Public Service Reception on Friday, October 26th, 5:30-8pm at Fado Irish Pub, 808 7th Street Northwest  Washington, DC 20001. This event is held annually for Chicago-Kent students attending the Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair, and Chicago-Kent Alumni in the DC area. To attend the reception, please RSVP by Tuesday, October 23rd to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu. This annual event provides the opportunity for Chicago-Kent students to meet with Chicago-Kent Alumni in the Washington DC area. Appetizers and beer/soda will be provided. Don't miss this great networking event, held in connection with the Conference & Career Fair!

 

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 Chicago-Kent's job posting system ("Symplicity") on a regular basis. Check out Symplicity's general instructions for more information.

Spring 2013 Law Student Intern Program at the Chicago U.S. Attorney’s Office: Applications Due September 25

The USAO for the Northern District of Illinois is responsible for prosecuting all federal crimes within the district. The Office also represents the United States and its departments and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court and in the Seventh Circuit. The primary goals of the Law Student Intern Program are to provide law students with the greatest possible exposure to and participation in federal trial and appellate practice and to obtain excellent legal talent to assist this Office in handling its multitude of cases.

Projected No. of Volunteers: 15
Internship Location: Chicago, Illinois

Application Materials: Resume, personal statement reflecting your background and your interest in participating in this program, legal writing sample, three letters of recommendation (preferably legal), and law school transcript (unofficial is acceptable).  Recommendation letters, whether or not submitted in sealed envelopes, may be included by the student with the application materials. Please make every effort to include them with the application to avoid delay.

Qualifications: Students must be second-year or third-year law students by the beginning of the spring term. Applicants must be U.S. citizens. Due to the sensitive nature of the work performed by the Office, all
offers to candidates are conditioned upon the successful completion of a required background investigation. Interns are not permitted to work in a legal capacity-private or public- during the internship.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Minimum Weeks Required: Spring Internship - 16 hours per week for 12 weeks

All application packages must be submitted by post-mail to the district contact below by September 25:
Dirksen Federal Building
219 South Dearborn Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
ATTN: Monica LeKostaj, Administrative Assistant for the Law Student Intern Program
Telephone: (312) 353-1091
Email: monica.lekostaj@usdoj.gov (for questions only)

Academic credit: Work-study or academic credit may be available through a student’s law school. Students must make arrangements through his/her law school. This Internship is not compensated. No matching contributions available; all compensation must be provided by law school.
Assignments: The work of the law student interns includes assisting in all aspects of trial preparation, legal research, writing memoranda of law, drafting pleadings and appellate briefs, assisting in preparation and taking of depositions, assisting in pretrial conferences and trials of civil and criminal cases.

Web Site: http://www.justice.gov/usao/iln/interns.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

2013 City of Chicago Mayor's Office Summer Fellowship Program:  Apply Now!

The Office of the Mayor of the City of Chicago is in the process of recruiting graduate students for the 2013 Mayor’s Office Fellowship Program.  The Mayor's Office Fellowship Program is a wonderful opportunity for graduate students in any concentration who will be enrolled during the summer and are interested in local government and public policy. Fellows have the opportunity to learn about municipal government and participate in a unique, hands-on experience in the development of new policy and program initiatives. Participants research policies and evaluate their potential benefit to Chicago, draft memoranda for Mayor’s Office senior staff on upcoming issues and new initiatives, and participate in a variety of talks and tours that provide insight into how City government operates.

There is a two-step application process.  Prospective Fellows should visit www.cityofchicago.org/mayorfellowship to begin the application process.  Initial applications will be  screened for qualification and applicants will be selected to move on to the Second Step of the application process which includes submitting:  two letters of recommendation, a written response to a policy problem and a personal statement to the Mayor’s Office directly.  Applicants who reach the Second Step will also be interviewed and based upon the results of the interview process and written documents, a final selection of fellows will be made.  Specific details can be found at www.cityofchicago.org/mayorfellowship.

Candidates are selected on a nationwide basis from public and private colleges and universities. Candidates must be current students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.0 on a 5.0 scale. Fellows are not classified as full-time employees. Residency in the City of Chicago is required prior to starting the fellowship program. Relocation is at the applicant’s expense.  Fellows are paid at a rate of $20 per hour.

International students must have an F-1 Student Visa and must be a full-time student.  International students are required to have a social security number/card which states “VALID FOR WORK ONLY WITH DHS AUTHORIZATION.”

For further information, please contact Kathryn O’Connell, Coordinator of the Fellowship Program at 312-744-6655or kathryn.o’connell@cityofchicago.org.

 

Skadden Fellowship:  Applications Due October 1

The Skadden Fellowship applications are due October 1, 2012.  The Skadden Fellowship Program, described as "a legal Peace Corps" by The Los Angeles Times, was established in 1988 to commemorate the firm's 40th anniversary, in recognition of the dire need for greater funding for graduating law students who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor (including the working poor), the elderly, the homeless and the disabled, as well as those deprived of their civil or human rights. The aim of the foundation is to give Fellows the freedom to pursue public interest work; thus, the Fellows create their own projects at public interest organizations with at least two lawyers on staff before they apply.

Fellowships are awarded for two years. Skadden provides each Fellow with a salary and pays all fringe benefits to which an employee of the sponsoring organization would be entitled. For those Fellows not covered by a law school low income protection plan, the firm will pay a Fellow's law school debt service for the tuition part of the loan for the duration of the fellowship.

To download a fellowship application, go here:  http://www.skaddenfellowships.org/application.  For more information, please contact the Director of the Skadden Foundation, Susan Butler Plum, at 212.735.2956.

 

Franczek Radelet 2013 LEADS Fellowship Program, 1L Students

Fraczek Radelet invites 1L law students to apply for the 2013 LEADS program.  For more information in the LEADS Fellowship program, so here: http://www.franczek.com/f-leadsprogram.html.

1L Law Students

We are also inviting 1L students to apply for the 2013 LEADS program.
To express your interest in being invited to apply for the program, send your resume and undergraduate transcript to allmarketing@franczek.com no later than Friday, December 14, 2012.  Selected candidates will be invited to apply for the 2013 program.

Contact: Amy Moor Gaylord
LEADS Fellowship Coordinator

312.786.6172  amg@franczek.com

Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship Program, Applications Due September 26

The Independence Foundation is pleased to announce the 18th year of the Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship Program.  During the 2012 year of the Fellowship Program, the Foundation expects to grant a maximum of three Fellowships to law school graduates who are within five years of graduation, with the expectation that these Fellows will begin to render service in the public interest by the end of September 2013.  Applications are due on September 26, 2012, and selections will be announced in mid-December, 2012.

The Foundation is specifically interested in addressing the need for legal aid to the disadvantaged, including the elderly, the disabled, the homeless or those deprived of their civil or human rights.  However, the Foundation will not grant a Fellowship to fund either the prosecution or defense of criminal defendants.  In addition, although a Fellow may engage in policy-based work, a major component of every Fellow’s work must be the direct legal representation of disadvantaged clients.

Each Fellowship will provide the Fellow an annual salary in the amount of $46,000, plus the cost of health care benefits, disability insurance and employer’s withholding taxes.  In those instances where the Fellow has incurred debt in funding his or her education, the Fellowship will also include an amount payable to assist the Fellow in meeting these obligations up to a maximum of $10,000 a year.  The duration of a Fellowship is one year, subject to renewal for one additional year.

Applications must be received by September 26, 2012.  Interviews with selected applicants will be conducted soon thereafter.  Fellows will be notified in mid-December 2012.

Those submitting applications for a first-year Fellowship must submit an original and eleven (11) copies of the application form and an original and eleven (11) copies of each of the following:

  1. Resume
  2. Official law school transcript
  3. Two letters of recommendation, one from a law school advisor and one from a former employer
  4. Commitment Letter from potential sponsoring organization
  5. 501(C)(3) Tax-Exempt Status Qualifying Letter from sponsoring organization
  6. Benefits Worksheet from sponsoring organization

The documents in each application packet must be in the following order:  Application Form, Resume, Transcript, Letters of Recommendation, Commitment Letter, Tax-Exempt Letter and Benefits Worksheet.

Please send applications to:
Susan Lum Heckrotte
Program Officer
Independence Foundation
Offices at the Bellevue
200 South Broad Street
Suite 1101
Philadelphia, PA  19102

For more information and application materials , please visit:  www.independencefoundation.org/fellow_law.html.  Questions may be addressed to Susan Heckrotte, program officer, at 215.985.4009 or sheckrotte@independencefoundation.org.

Georgetown Law Women's Law and Public Policy 2013-2014 Fellowship Program

The Women's Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program (WLPPFP) at the Georgetown University Law Center offers one year Fellowships for public interest lawyers from the United States who are committed to advancing women's rights throughout their careers. Although each Fellowship experience is unique, all of our Fellows work full-time advancing women’s rights at a D.C.-based organization, learn together about substantive women’s rights issues, explore a multitude of career paths through which they can advocate for women’s equality, and develop their legal skills through seminars, trainings, networking events and other Fellowship activities. For more information please visit the website: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/wlppfp/.   

For the 2013-2014 Fellowship year the potential work placements include:

  • One-year Fellowship at the National Partnership for Women and Families;
  • One-year Fellowship at the National Women's Law Center;
  • Two, one-year Fellowships at organizations working on Women and HIV/AIDS, one domestic and one internationally focused.
  • Two-year Fellowship at Georgetown Law as a Domestic Violence Teaching Fellow;
    • Fellows who are not members of the D.C. Bar must apply for admission by waiver upon accepting the fellowship offer.
    • Domestic Violence Teaching Fellows are also eligible to receive a Master of Laws degree from Georgetown.
  • Two-year Fellowship at Georgetown Law as a International Women’s Human Rights Clinic (IWHRC) Teaching Fellow
    • PLEASE NOTE: The International Women’s Human Rights Clinic position is only offered every other year.  Please consider applying to be the International Women’s Human Rights Clinical Fellow for the 2014-2015 Fellowship year in November 2013

To apply, please submit the following:

  • The Application Form, including the essay questions.
  • Current resume
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • An official law school transcript. 
  • If you also want to be considered for the Domestic Violence Teaching Fellowship, attach a supplemental essay describing any litigation, policy, scholarly or volunteer experience you have had in the domestic violence field.  For additional details, please visit the clinic website at: www.law.georgetown.edu/clinics/sdc.  

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:

Send your completed application via e-mail to wlppfp@law.georgetown.edu by Friday, November 16th, 2012.  Your recommendation letters may be scanned and sent as e-mail attachments, or may be mailed separately.  Your official law school transcript (stamped/sealed) must be sent as a hardcopy. WLPPFP cannot consider your application until your official stamped/sealed law school transcript is received. Photocopies are not sufficient. 

National Law Review Writing Competition: Due October 15

Submission Deadline: October 15, 2012

NLR Fall 2012 Suggested Topics:
1) Immigration Law; 2) Election Law and Campaign Finance Reform

Submissions are now being accepted for consideration for publication in the March issue of the National Law Review (NLR).

Please note that although students are encouraged to submit articles pertaining to the above-listed topics, they may also submit entries covering current issues related to other areas of the law. The deadline for entries is Monday, October 15, 2012.   The winning articles from this month's NLR 2012 Law Student Writing Competition will be published online in March. The top article(s) chosen will be featured on the NLR home page.  Up to 5 runner-up articles may also be posted in the NLR searchable database.

For complete rules and deadlines, please see the Submission Guidelines. Please feel free to forward this e-mail to all your law students and LLM Candidates.

If you have any questions regarding this competition, please contact lawschools@natlawreview.com.

Katten Muchin Rosenman Minority Scholarship:  Applications Due October 1

Minority students who have completed their first year of law school are eligible to apply for the Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Minority Scholarship Program. Two $15,000 scholarships will be awarded to students participating in our 2013 Summer Associate Program—one in our Chicago office and one in our New York office. The recipients will be selected based on several criteria, including superior academic achievement, leadership experience and personal qualities that reflect the potential for outstanding contributions to Katten and to the legal profession.  Please e-mail Allison Smith at asmith16@kentlaw.iit.edu for an application.  Applications are due by October 1, 2012.

All inquiries relating to the Minority Scholarship Program should be directed to:
Grace Johnson
Attorney Recruiting Manager,
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
525 West Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60661-3693

grace.johnson@kattenlaw.com

 

The 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application is Now Open   

As a participant in the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the U.S., Equal Justice Works Fellows create dream jobs with nonprofit organizations. Fellows receive a salary and are eligible for loan repayment assistance. The 2013 Equal Justice Works Fellowship Application is now open.

Please visit the Equal Justice Works website for up-to-date information on sponsor preferences, suggestions for writing a good fellowship application and more.  In addition, we will be providing a free, informational webinar "How to Create a Successful Application for the Equal Justice Works Fellowships" on Monday, August 6, 2012.   Students interested in attending the webinar can register here.

2012-2013  Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship Opportunities Now Posted

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship opportunities for 2012-2013 have been posted.  In partnership with AmeriCorps, this program allows Fellows to make a lasting impact on the communities they serve by facilitating pro bono opportunities and expanding the legal resources in low-income and underserved communities. A living allowance is provided and an educational award is earned after successful completion of the program. Recent graduates (within 3 years of graduation) apply for positions starting in July, for position that may begin as soon as the August or September.

A summary can be found on the Equal Justice Works website.  Please note that applications must be submitted directly to the host site – do not apply to Equal Justice Works.

American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Women’s Rights Fellowship 2013

The Women’s Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation's (ACLU) National Office in New York City seeks applicants for sponsored fellowships, such as Skadden, Equal Justice Works, Liman and other public interest fellowships, beginning in the Fall of 2013.

Founded in 1972 by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the Women's Rights Project has been a leader in the legal battles to ensure women’s full equality in American society. WRP is dedicated to the advancement of the rights and interests of women, with a particular emphasis on issues affecting low-income women, women of color, and immigrant women. WRP has overall responsibility for implementing ACLU policy in the area of gender discrimination. WRP conducts direct litigation, files amicus curiae briefs, provides support for ACLU affiliate litigation, serves as a resource for ACLU legislative work on women’s rights, and seeks to advance ACLU policy goals through public education, outreach, and participation in coalitions. WRP has been an active participant in virtually all of the major gender discrimination litigation in the Supreme Court, in Congressional efforts to promote gender equality, and in other significant public education on behalf of women and girls.

The Women’s Rights Project has three core priority areas of focus: education; violence against women and girls; and employment. Cutting across these priority areas, WRP seeks to incorporate an international human rights framework into its litigation and advocacy efforts.

WRP is particularly interested in sponsoring a candidate to work on a project advocating for the rights of survivors of domestic and gender-based violence. The project will combine litigation and advocacy with community outreach and public education. WRP staff will work with the chosen candidate to develop the fellowship proposal.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The fellows will be participating in trial litigation at all levels of federal and state courts, including but not limited to:

  • Conducting legal and factual research;
  • Interviewing clients;
  • Drafting briefs and pleadings, and amicus curiae briefs;
  • Assisting in discovery and motion practice;
  • Providing support for ACLU affiliate litigation;
  • Serving as a resource for ACLU legislative and policy work;
  • Advancing ACLU policy goals through public education, organizing and participating in coalitions.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • J.D. degree or expect to receive one by the Fall of 2013.
  • Knowledge of legal issues involving women’s rights discrimination, violence against women, or housing is preferred but not required.
  • Skilled at complex legal analytical work.
  • Demonstrated commitment to public interest law.
  • Excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently as well as within a team.
  • Self-motivated and able to manage a variety of tasks.
  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Commitment to the mission and goals of the ACLU and advancing women’s rights.

COMPENSATION

The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

HOW TO APPLY

Individuals interested in receiving WRP sponsorship should send a letter of interest describing relevant experience and interest in the potential project areas described above, a resume, an unofficial transcript, the names and telephone numbers of three legal references, and a legal writing sample to via e-mail to hrjobsWRP@aclu.org - reference [WRP-12/ACLU-W] in subject line – or by mail to:

Human Resources
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation
[Re: WRP-12/ACLU-W]
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.

We encourage applicants to send materials as soon as possible. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until a decision is made.

Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association:  Writing Competition for Students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law

The Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (“PIABA”) is again sponsoring a writing competition for students interested in Securities Arbitration and Securities Law.   First Prize is $1000, Second Prize is $750, and Third Prize is $500. Competition winner(s) will be posted online at the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association website. The PIABA Bar Journal Board of Editors will publish the first place paper, and may, at their option, elect to print additional submissions.

The submission may address any aspect of Securities law; Securities arbitration; The Federal Arbitration Act, Title 9, US Code, Section 1-14; or FINRA Code of Arbitration, effective April 16, 2007 and any changes or proposed changes to that Code.  The writing can be based in theory or practice, but should ultimately advocate a position on the topic area chosen.  The competition is open to all students who attend a law school in the United States. Full-time students who are not law students but who write law-related papers as part of a course at an American law school are also eligible. 

To enter, students must submit entries electronically to rsringo@piaba.org with the subject heading, “2012 Writing Competition”. Entries must be received via e-mail no later than midnight September 10, 2012 and shall include the required entry form. The contestant’s name and other identifying markings such as school name are not to be on any copy of the submitted entry. Please click here for more information.

 

Job Fairs

Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair

The Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair will be held on October 26-27 in Washington DC. This is a great opportunity for 2Ls, 3Ls, 4Ls, 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 1Ls 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 begin to review resume and cover letters and create their interview schedules for the conference beginning on September 20th through October 4th; students will be notified if they received an interview from September 20th through October 11th.  Students who do not receive interviews can still attend the conference to participate in Table Talk and the informative and interesting conference presentations.  PLEASE NOTE: If you decide not to attend, you have until 5 p.m. EST October 16 to cancel your registration and receive a full refund. Cancellations after 5 p.m. EST October 16 will not be refunded.

A special “Chicago-Kent Public Service Employers Reception,” will be held in connection with the conference on Friday, October 26th, 5:30-7:30pm at 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 Allison Smith in the Career Services Office.

IMPORTANT REMAINING DATES
September 14 - October 11:  Student registration only for those not seeking an interview (may attend conference workshops and Table Talk)
September 20 - October 4: Employer application review and interviewee selection
September 20 - October 11: Students accept or decline interviews
September 26: Last day to reserve a hotel room at our discounted rate
October 16: Last day to cancel student registration with full refund
October 26 - 27: Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

 

Chicago-Kent 7th Annual Public Service Reception, Washington DC, October 26th - Please RSVP

Chicago-Kent students and alumni are invited to attend the 7th Annual Public Service Reception on Friday, October 26th, 5:30-8pm at Fado Irish Pub, 808 7th Street Northwest  Washington, DC 20001. This event is held annually for Chicago-Kent students attending the Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair, and Chicago-Kent Alumni in the DC area. To attend the reception, please RSVP by Tuesday, October 23rd to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu. This annual event provides the opportunity for Chicago-Kent students to meet with Chicago-Kent Alumni in the Washington DC area. Appetizers and beer/soda will be provided. Don't miss this great networking event, held in connection with the Conference & Career Fair!

 

16th Annual National Latino Law Students Association Conference and Employment Expo: October 4-6

The National Latina/o Law Student Association (NLLSA) will host its 16th Annual Conference at UCLA Law School in Los Angeles, California from Thursday October 4 - Saturday October 6, 2012. 

The conference theme, “Movimiento: The Movements of Latinos in Education and Advocacy,” will challenge and encourage participants to consider the historical struggles and victories within the formal education and legal systems, as well as the possibilities for using our personal education to make change through current and future advocacy.  This Conference will focus on various historical and current movements including anti-discrimination, immigration, resegregation, economic justice, health care reform, juvenile and criminal justice, and more.  Career panels, the expo, and networking events will provide opportunities for participants to explore work in entertainment law, elected office, impact litigation, and direct service in non-profit, government and the private sector. This weekend-long conference will bring together more than three-hundred diverse law students, professors, practitioners, judges, elected officials, and prominent community leaders to understand and tackle these urgent issues.

Please click here to learn more about the Conference and for registration information!

 

Diversity

October 13: University of Chicago BLSA City-Wide Diverse Professional Students Reception

ABA Minority Trial Lawyer committee seeks Law Student Contributors for its Website

As part of the Minority Trial Lawyer Committee's ongoing efforts to increase the quality of its website while also providing additional platforms for its members to increase their public visibility, the committee is currently seeking contributors for the News and Developments section of our website. Contributors to the News and Developments section would have the opportunity to write brief (between 250–750 words) "blog-like" entries about emerging topics that are relevant to the MTL's broad membership. If you are interested in submitting contributions to the MTL's News and Developments section or would like more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Brian Josias.

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 Clerkships

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."

2012-2013 Government Honors and Internship Handbook

The 2012-2013 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 access 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.iit.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.iit.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.

Alumni 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 the Office of Career Services at kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu or visit 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.iit.edu for the username and password.

PSLawNet Resource is becoming PSJD

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.

As of August 27, 2012, PSLawNet is now PSJD, a redesigned website that retains all of PSLawNet’s content but that adds easier navigation, enhanced searching, and new tools for job-seekers and employers alike.  PSLawNet users will be able to log in to PSJD with existing PSLawNet login credentials, and our job-seeker “email alerts” will continue uninterrupted.  As of August 27th PSJD will be found at http://www.psjd.org. To register, go to http://www.psjd.org, 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.

PSJD Fellowship Corner

Interested in pursuing a fellowship upon graduation? Then be sure to check out PSJD's "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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