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Week of November 12, 2012

CSO Information & Announcements

  • Make-up procedures for mandatory 1L orientations
  • 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!

Programming

  • November 12: SBA "5 Under 5" Networking with Alumni Event
  • November 13: Careers in Family Law Panel
  • November 13: Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) and Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Minority Law Student Panel
  • November 14: Alternative Careers Day
  • November 20: The Out Of State Job Search
  • November 20:  RELS and ELS Speaker on Land Use and Zoning Law Practice
  • November 29:  WBAI’s Criminal Litigation Presentation
  • Video on Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times

Employment Opportunities

  • Community Based Federal Work Study - Available Spring Semester, Application Deadline January 3
  • Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Class of 2013 Application Period Opens November 5
  • JIOP Program Applications Open NOW for 2Ls, Open December 1 for 1Ls
  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications Open For 2Ls on October 15th - Spring Applications Open November 1
  • ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project (NY):  Summer 2013 Legal Internship

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Vedder Price 1L Diversity Scholarship
  • MSBA 1L Minority Clerkship Program
  • Dorsey Diversity Fellowship Program for 1Ls – Seattle Office
  • Finnegan 1L IP Diversity Scholarship
  • Banner & Witcoff Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
  • McAndrews Held & Malloy  2013 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program for 1Ls
  • Harter Secrest & Emery LLP - 2013 Diversity Scholarship Program for 1Ls
  • AABA Foundation 2012-13 Scholarship
  • Chicago Schweitzer Fellowship Program
  • Franczek Radelet 2013 LEADS Program for 1Ls
  • ASIL Arthur C. Helton Fellowship for Work Related International Law and Human Rights
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law – Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2012-2013
  • Hogan/Smoger Access To Justice Essay Contest
  • Georgetown Law Women's Law and Public Policy 2013-2014 Fellowship Program
  • 2012-2013  Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellowship Opportunities Now Posted
  • American Civil Liberties Union Foundation Women’s Rights Fellowship 2013 - Update!

Job Fairs

  • Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) student registration: Deadline is December 4

Diversity

  • Kegler Brown Diversity Reception December 3 in Columbus, OH
  • Vedder Price 1L Diversity Scholarship
  • MSBA 1L Minority Clerkship Program
  • Dorsey Diversity Fellowship Program for 1Ls – Seattle Office
  • Finnegan 1L IP Diversity Scholarship
  • JIOP Program Applications Open NOW for 2Ls, Open December 1 for 1Ls
  • Banner & Witcoff Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
  • Harter Secrest & Emery LLP - 2013 Diversity Scholarship Program for 1Ls
  • AABA Foundation 2012-13 Scholarship
  • McAndrews Held & Malloy  2013 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program for 1Ls
  • Franczek Radelet 2013 LEADS Program for 1Ls
  • ABA Minority Trial Lawyer committee seeks Law Student Contributors for its Website

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 both the Mandatory 1L Career Services Orientation program and the Resume and Cover Letter Session are now available.  Videos from both these 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) ASAP.  Survey forms are also available in the Career Services Office.

 

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

 

November 12: SBA "5 Under 5" Networking with Alumni Event

Come to the SBA "5 Under 5" event Monday, November 12 at 5pm in the school's front lobby.  This event honors five young alumni less than five years out of Chicago-Kent and gives current students the opportunity to learn from and socialize with our very own alums. Food and drinks will be provided!

 

 

November 13: Careers in Family Law Panel

Think outside the box when it comes to practicing “family law”!  Family law attorneys work on a wide range of matters with diverse client populations, in both private and public interest settings.  On Tuesday, November 13th from noon to 1pm in room C40, hear from a panel of practicing attorneys about the work they do:

  • David Grund, Grund & Leavitt, P.C.
  • Joel Ostrow, Law Office of Joel Ostrow
  • Monica Silva, Cook County Office of the Public Guardian
  • Melanie MacBride, Legal Aid Society, Metropolitan Family Services

This program is co-sponsored by the Career Services Office and Child & Family Law Society.  FOOD WILL BE SERVED!

 

 

November 13: Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) and Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Minority Law Student Panel

Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Room 165

Chicago-Kent students who have participated in the Judicial Internship Opportunity Program and Association of Corporate Counsel Minority Law Student Summer Program will discuss their experiences applying, interviewing and working with a judge or corporation over the summer. This program will be on Tuesday, November 13th from Noon to 1:00pm in Room 165 .  More information on JIOP and ACC is below.

JIOP: The application process for the Summer 2013 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program opened on November 1st for second-year law students (2L).  Applications for first-year law students (1L) will be accepted December 1st, in accordance with NALP Guidelines. Applications must be submitted by January 4, 2013.  Learn more here:  http://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/initiatives/good_works/judicial_intern_opportunity_program/students.html

ACC: The Chicago ACC Diversity Summer Internship Program places top law students with diverse backgrounds from select Illinois law schools in internships in Chicagoland corporate legal departments.  The internships expose the students to in-house practices and career possibilities in corporate legal departments.  Read more about last year’s program here:  http://www.acc.com/chapters/chic/InternshipProgramInfo.cfm

 

 

November 14: Alternative Careers Day

On Wednesday, November 14th, the Career Services Office will present an entire day of activities geared towards students interested in Alternative Careers. Cheryl Rich Heisler, President and Founder of Lawternatives, will be on campus all day to assist students considering an alternative to traditional legal practice.

Schedule of Events

Individual Career Strategy Sessions
Ms. Heisler will be available for individual 30 minute strategy sessions with students interested in an alternative legal career. Sign ups open on Monday, November 5th at 9am at this website; register early to secure your spot!

Assessing Your Alternative Career Options
This program will address the issues of how to select your alternative career and how to network and market yourself to achieve that career goal. 3– 4pm, Room C40. Please RSVP to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu for this program.

Strategy Hour
Ms. Heisler will be available for individual one-on-one consultations throughout the day (sign ups forthcoming), and she will be in the Career Services Office, Suite 360, from 4 – 5pm to answer quick questions and provide tips on making the most of the evening networking reception.

Alternative Careers Reception

At 5:00 pm, network with professionals using their legal education and experience in alternative careers in the Second Floor Cafeteria.  Please RSVP tokentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu by Monday, November 12th.

 

 

November 20: The Out Of State Job Search

Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Room 570

Are you considering moving out of the Chicago area either for this summer or after graduation? This program will give you tips and ideas for conducting a long distance job search. 1Ls: Attend this program!

 

 

November 20:  RELS and ELS Speaker on Land Use and Zoning Law Practice

The Real Estate Law Society and the Environmental Law Society will host speaker Tom Pikarski (’97) (http://gordonpikarski.com/biographies.html#) who will speak and answer questions Tuesday, November 20 (room TBA) at 11:30 am regarding his experiences and the land use and zoning practice area generally.  Lunch will be served!  Please RSVP to http://www.doodle.com/fiekez5axf73xh8c if you are interested.

 

 

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.

 

Community Based Federal Work Study - Available Spring Semester, Application Deadline January 3

Chicago-Kent will have Community-Based Federal Work Study available during the Spring 2013 semester.  Chicago-Kent 2L & 3L students who are Federal Work Study eligible may be paid though Federal Work Study funds to work at government and public interest organizations outside of the law school.  A limited amount of funds are available, and students who have a federal work study award must secure their job placement by the deadline.  Please visit the Chicago-Kent Community-Based Federal Work Study webpage for a more detailed explanation of this opportunity, as well as the form you need to complete in order to participate.  Forms are due in the Career Services Office by Friday January 3, 2013.  Please e-mail Allison Smith (asmith16@kentlaw.iit.edu) with any questions.

 

 

Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program Class of 2013 Application Period Opens November 5

The PMF Class of 2013 application period will open on Monday, November 5 and close on Monday, November 19, 2012, at 11:59pm Eastern Time.  The entire application process, including submission of all necessary documents, must be completed during this time period.  A webinar with important dates and program details, plus advice for completing your application, is available at the CSO Programs and Videos page, username: videos, password: kentlaw.  For more information about the program, visit www.pmf.gov.

 

 

JIOP Program Applications Open NOW for 2Ls, Open December 1 for 1Ls


The mission of the Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) is to provide opportunities to students who are members of racial and ethnic groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the profession.  The program also provides opportunities to students with disabilities, students who are economically disadvantaged and students who identify themselves as LGBT.

REMINDER: The application process for the Summer 2013 Judicial Intern Opportunity Program opened on November 1st for second-year law students (2L).  Applications for first-year law students (1L) will be accepted December 1st, in accordance with NALP Guidelines. Applications must be submitted by January 4, 2013.  Learn more here:  http://www.americanbar.org/groups/litigation/initiatives/good_works/judicial_intern_opportunity_program/students.html

 

 

 

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications Open For 2Ls on October 15th - Spring Applications Open November 1st

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications for 2Ls for Summer 2013 open on October 15th, and Applications for 2Ls/3Ls for Spring 2013 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 summer internships is here http://www.pili-law.org/applyforsummerinternships.htmApplications for 2L students to apply for summer internships will open on October 15th.  Applications for 1L students for summer internships, will open on  December 1st.

Applications for 2L/3L students for Spring Semester 2013 internships will open on November 1st.  For more information on Spring 2013 internships, go here:  http://www.pili-law.org/applyforschoolyearinternships.htm.   

PLEASE NOTE: In order to apply for a PILI Internship, you will need to register onwww.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.

 

 

ACLU Criminal Law Reform Project (NY):  Summer 2013 Legal Internship

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), founded in 1920, is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with more than 500,000 members and is dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The Criminal Law Reform Project of the ACLU’s National Office in New York City seeks legal interns for the Summer of 2013.
The Criminal Law Reform Project is offering Legal Interns the opportunity to work on all aspects of litigation.  The Summer Legal Internship requires a 10 to 12 week commitment.  Because this is an unpaid internship, students are highly encouraged to seek Public Interest Fellowship funds.  Arrangements can also be made with the student's law school for work/study stipends or course credit. Interns who do not secure funding may be eligible for a stipend provided by the Project.
 
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Interns will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by working alongside the CLRP team. Interns will gain hands on experience in all aspects of litigation, which may include:
 

  • Conducting legal and policy research.
  • Drafting memoranda, affidavits and briefs.
  • Researching prospects for new litigation, including both factual and legal claims.
  • Participating in discovery and motion practice.
  • Assisting in the preparation of expert and percipient witnesses for courtroom testimony.
  • Assisting with the Project’s non-litigation advocacy work.
  • Traveling with legal team to assist with the Project’s work.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, two references, and a legal writing sample, preferably 10 pages or less in length, by email to hrjobsCLRP@aclu.org reference  [CLRP Summer 2013 Legal Internship/LS] in the subject line. Please note that this is not the general ACLU applicant email address. This email address is specific to Criminal Law Reform Project postings. In order to ensure your application is received please make certain it is sent to the correct e-mail address. You can expect to receive an automatic response that acknowledges the submission of application materials.

Alternatively, applications can be mailed to:

Law Student Intern Program
RE: Summer 2013 Legal Internship – CLRP/LS
American Civil Liberties Union
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

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

We strongly encourage applicants to apply by December 15, 2012.  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

 

 

Fellowships & Scholarships

Vedder Price 1L Diversity Scholarship

To be eligible for the 2012-13 Vedder Price Diversity Scholarship, you must be a first-year law student who is a student of color, female, GLBT, a person with a disability or a person whose background or experience would otherwise contribute to the diversity of Vedder Price and the legal profession. In accordance with the scholarship criteria, you must be enrolled in one of the following Illinois law schools: Chicago-Kent College of Law, DePaul University, The John Marshall Law School, Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, or the University of Illinois.
Applications will be accepted no earlier than December 1, 2012 and must be postmarked by December 31, 2012

The scholarship recipient will be notified by March 1, 2013.  You can find the application here and read more about Vedder Price here.

 

MSBA 1L Minority Clerkship Program

Applications for the MSBA 1L Minority Clerkship Program are due January 25, 2013.
The Minnesota Minority Clerkship Program (MMCP) is in its eighth year since implementation. The program was conceived and is administered by the Diversity Committee with the purpose of fostering diversity within the Minnesota legal community.

The program is designed to match selected 1L students-of-color with participating Minnesota legal employers for a summer clerkship opportunity. The clerkship program gives employers and students a unique opportunity to establish contacts, obtain “real world” experience and promote diversity in the legal profession.  To learn more about who qualifies, click here.

Here is how it works:
Each 1L law student who provides a complete application and who self-identifies as a minority under the EEOC definition of minority will be interviewed by members of the Diversity Committee and other volunteer attorneys. A limited number of students (based on the number of participating employers) will be chosen for a second round of interviews. Those students chosen for the second round of interviews are guaranteed summer employment. However, they will still need to interview with all the participating employers during a day-long interview process. The employers and students will then rank their choices from first to last. The MMCP chair will then generate a blind match of employer and students, which will determine the employment matches for the clerkship program.

To apply for the clerkship program you will need to submit:

  • Contact information;
  • Law school transcript with GPA;
  • Undergraduate university transcript with GPA;
  • An essay explaining what makes you a unique candidate for this program and how you think your uniqueness will affect your legal career in Minnesota;
  • A legal writing sample;
  • Your resume; and
  • The Minnesota Minority Clerkship Online Application

Each 1L law student who provides a complete application and who identifies as a minority will be interviewed by members of the Diversity Committee. A limited number of applicants will be selected for a second round of interviews.

To apply, go here:  http://www.mnlegaldiversity.org/clerkship-program/application-form.html

 

Dorsey Diversity Fellowship Program for 1Ls – Seattle Office

Global law firm Dorsey & Whitney LLP is pleased to announce the eighth annual Dorsey Diversity Fellowship program. Each Fellowship recipient will work as a summer associate in the Firm's Denver, Seattle or Minneapolis office and, at the end of each summer (as applicable), will receive $7,500 toward law school tuition and expenses for the school year. Each fellowship recipient who joins the Firm as a new associate will receive an additional $5,000.

Dorsey's Seattle office will hire one 1L student for the Dorsey & Whitney Diversity Fellowship Program in 2013.  Interested 1L students may apply online starting on December 1, 2012.  The firm will accept applications from December 1, 2012 through January 21, 2013.

All students enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school who meet the class year requirements stated above are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will have a demonstrated record of academic achievement and a commitment to promoting diversity in the legal community. The Fellowship application is available for download here.

The Dorsey & Whitney Diversity Fellowship is a natural extension of the Firm’s commitment to diversity. Dorsey is committed to attracting, recruiting, retaining and advancing attorneys from diverse backgrounds. Dorsey supports numerous organizations that promote diversity in the legal community, including the Human Rights Campaign and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. The Firm actively recruits from minority job fairs each fall. In addition, the Firm encourages attorneys to become involved in internal networking and affinity groups as well as local minority bar associations.

 

Finnegan 1L IP Diversity Scholarship

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP has developed a reputation as a leader in the field of IP law. We are consistently ranked as a top law firm by respected U.S. and international publications. The American Lawyer named Finnegan as Intellectual Property Litigation Department of the Year for 2012 and Managing Intellectual Property once again named Finnegan the “Specialty IP Firm of the Year.” 
The Finnegan Diversity Scholarship is open to application by students attending top law schools around the nation.  Each scholar is given $15,000 per year for tuition and other law school fees.

Eligibility:
Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school in the JD class of 2015, must meet Finnegan’s hiring criteria, and must contribute to enhancing diversity.  We define diversity broadly.  Successful applicants have included members of racial, ethnic, disabled, and sexual orientation groups that have been historically underrepresented in the legal profession.

Application Process:
Students must submit an application, resume, official or unofficial transcripts (law school grades should be forwarded once received), and a 1-2 page personal statement.  The personal statement should include a description of how the applicant will contribute to Finnegan’s practice and diversity mission.  You must also lit your geographic preference for our US offices in Atlanta, Boston, Palo Alto, Reston, VA or Washington, D.C.  Applications will be accepted from
December 1, 2012 through February 6, 2013

To apply, please send your completed application form to: Finnegan Diversity Scholarship, c/o  Paul Sevanich, Attorney Recruitment Manager, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, L.L.P., 901 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC  20001-4413.  Or email your completed application to:  diversityscholarship@finnegan.com by February 6, 2013.

 

 

Banner & Witcoff Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

Banner & Witcoff is proud to offer the Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship for law students. This scholarship is part of Banner & Witcoff’s commitment to fostering the development of intellectual property lawyers from diverse backgrounds.

Law students who meet the selection criteria and have entered into a JD program at an ABA-accredited law school in the United States are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Applicants may not be a current or past employee of Banner & Witcoff, or directly related to a current employee of Banner & Witcoff.

Applications for the 2013 Scholarship are now available for download.  Completed applications are due Monday, January 7, 2013.  Read more information here:  http://www.bannerwitcoff.com/about/diversity/

 

 

McAndrews Held & Malloy  2013 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program

In furtherance of the goal of promoting diversity in intellectual property law, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd. is proud to announce its 2013 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program.  This -prestigious fellowship is a key component of McAndrews’ recruiting program.  The firm intends to award a paid summer associate (clerkship) position for a period of 10 to 12 weeks following the recipient’s completion of his/her first year of law school.  The position is part of McAndrews’ Summer Clerkship program, which annually attracts some of the most promising IP-focused law students in the nation.  The firm intends to award a $5,000 fellowship on or about September 1, 2013, at the completion of the clerkship.  

As a summer associate at the McAndrews office in Chicago, the Diversity Fellow will gain experience in a wide range of intellectual property law and will be eligible to receive an offer to return for a second summer.  To facilitate the Diversity Fellow’s professional growth and learning, a member of the McAndrews Diversity Committee will serve as a mentor and resource.  Given the collegial culture at McAndrews, the Diversity Fellow will also establish rewarding relationships with other attorneys.

Candidate must (a) be a first-year law student at an ABA-accredited law school with a diverse background that, in the firm’s view, would help to improve diversity in the field of intellectual property law; (b) have a degree in science or engineering; and (c) intend to practice patent law in Chicago, Illinois. Applications will be accepted December 1, 2012, through January 15, 2013. In-person interviews with finalists will be conducted on a rolling basis.  Applications can be found at the firm website here:  http://www.mcandrews-ip.com/files/McAndrewsFellowshipApplication-2012.pdf.   

Applications must include:

  • Resume, including description of science or engineering educational credentials;
  • Undergraduate transcript (with GPA); and
  • 500-word personal statement explaining why you wish to pursue a career in patent law, why you are interested in the McAndrews firm as a place to work, and how your background and/or life experiences would improve diversity in the field of intellectual property law.

 

 

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP - 2013 Diversity Scholarship Program for 1Ls

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP will award one 1L law student with (1) a $7500 scholarship to be applied to the student's second year tuition and (2) a paid 10-week summer associate position between the student's first and second year of law school.

Harter Secrest & Emery is committed to the ongoing development of a diverse work force.  Harter Secrest & Emery believes that by continuously broadening the diversity of its attorneys, it will provide better service to clients and create a richer work environment.  Harter Secrest & Emery’s goal as a firm is to foster and support an inclusive environment that appreciates, respects and values individual and group differences across all areas of the firm.  Therefore, Harter Secrest & Emery established the diversity scholarship as part of its commitment to diversity, and in an effort to provide students with support in pursuing a law degree.  For more information about Harter Secrest & Emery, please visit www.hselaw.com.  The Diversity Scholarship application must be received by Harter Secrest & Emery LLP on or before Friday, January 18, 2013.  For an application, please email Allison Smith in the CSO at asmith16@kentlaw.iit.edu.

 

 

AABA Foundation Scholarship

The Asian American Bar Association (AABA) is pleased to announce its 2012-13 Scholarship.  The AABA Law Foundation was established in February 2009, and is a non-profit, charitable and educational affiliate of Asian American Bar Association ("AABA") that is tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3).

For the 4th consecutive year, the AABA Law Foundation will award annual scholarships to law students who have demonstrated a commitment to serving the needs of the Asian Pacific American community, and who intend to serve the needs of the Chicago-area Asian Pacific American communities through pro bono, public interest, and/or public service legal work in the future.  This year, the AABA Law Foundation intends to award one $5,000 scholarship and one $2,500 scholarship to law students who have exemplified that commitment.

You may find the scholarship application here:  AABA 2012 Scholarship Application   

Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2013.  For questions please contact Sharon Hwang at 312-775-8113 or shwang@mcandrews-ip.com.

 

 

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 health

Upon 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 2013-14 Fellowship year is 5:00pm CST, Friday, February 1, 2013.  Finalists will be interviewed March 12th or 14th (tentative), and the Fellows will be announced in early April.  Applications must include: a completed application form and a brief resume (no longer than 2 pages).  For more information and for an application go here:  http://www.schweitzerfellowship.org/features/us/chi/chi_app.aspx

 

 

Franczek Radelet 2013 LEADS Fellowship Program, 1L Students

Fraczek Radelet invites 1L law students to apply for the 2013 Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity and Scholarship (LEADS) program.  The LEADS eight-week summer program is designed for diverse first and second year law students with an interest in pursuing a legal career in private practice representing employers in labor and employment matters.  The goal of the program is to provide concentrated labor and employment legal experience while developing a pipeline of highly qualified, diverse candidates for future employment in the legal profession.For more information in the LEADS Fellowship program, go 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

 

 

ASIL Arthur C. Helton Fellowship for Work Related International Law and Human Rights


The Arthur C. Helton Fellowship Program, established in 2004 on the recommendation of the ASIL Honors Committee, recognizes the legacy of Arthur Helton, a remarkable ASIL member who died in the August 19, 2003 bombing of the UN mission in Baghdad along with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Sergio Viera de Mello and 20 others.

Law students, practicing lawyers, human rights professionals, scholars and other individuals seeking assistance in conducting international fieldwork and law-related research are encouraged to apply.
Funded in part by contributions from ASIL members and private foundations, Helton Fellowships provide financial assistance in the form of “micro-grants” for law students and young professionals to pursue field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs and related areas.

Helton Fellowship micro-grants are intended to ensure that these individuals have access to modest amounts of funding that can often stand between them and their first professional opportunities to become effective practitioners, experts and scholars of international law.
Helton Fellowship micro-grants are intended to contribute to paying for logistics, housing and living expenses, and other costs related to the Fellow’s international law fieldwork and research in affiliation with the sponsoring organization.

Applicants must be sponsored or affiliated, for purposes of completing their project, in some way with an educational institution, international organization or non-governmental organization working in international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs or related areas.

The application form and guidelines for a qualifying proposal, as well as general information, may be found at the ASIL website. Due to administrative constraints,only the first 50 completed applications, submitted on-line, and received in full by the submission deadline will be reviewed. A notice that the application process has closed will be posted on the ASIL website once 50 completed applications have been received.
Applicants may submit application materials beginning Monday, October 15, 2012. All applications must be received no later than Monday, January 7, 2013 by 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time.

Incomplete applications and those received after January 7, 2013 will not be reviewed under any circumstances. ASIL will acknowledge receipt of application materials, and the date they are received, in a timely fashion by email. Awards will be announced by mid-February 2013. The Fellowship Selection Committee is unable to respond to individual requests for information about the status of applications prior to this date.

 

 

College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law – Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2012-2013

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law are pleased to announce their 2012-2013 writing competition. This competition is open to articles written while the author is a student at an accredited law school in the United States. Authors may not have graduated from law school prior to December 1, 2012. Graduate students in law school (LLM candidates) are not eligible.  Entries may address any aspect of public or private sector labor and/or employment law relevant to the American labor and employment bar. Articles may address U.S. law, international law of relevance to U.S. labor and employment attorneys, or how a legal topic is treated in states across the country, but papers limited to the law of a single state will not be considered.  Students are encouraged to discuss a public policy issue, practical implications of a leading case or doctrine, a statute or the need for statutory modification, or a common law doctrine. Entries will be evaluated on topic selection, analysis, quality of research, grammar, spelling, usage and syntax, clarity, structure, overall appearance, and relevance to the practicing labor and employment law bar.

The following prizes may be awarded by the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers: First Place: $1500, Second Place: $1000, Third Place: $500. The first-place winning article will be published in the ABA Journal of Labor & Employment Law, and its author will be a guest at the annual CLE program of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and honored at the Annual Induction Dinner of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College and the Section reserve the right not to select any article for publication or award any prizes if, in their judgment, the submissions do not meet their standards for publication.

To be considered, articles must be submitted by 6 p.m. EDST on May 15, 2013, to swan@laborandemploymentcollege.org using the subject line “Writing Competition.” The manuscript should be submitted as two attachments in both Microsoft Word and PDF documents.  The text should be Times New Roman font, 12 point pitch, double-spaced and the footnotes single-spaced with double-spacing between footnotes on 8 ? x 11 inch paper with one-inch margins on all sides. The manuscript, exclusive of the cover page, may not exceed twenty pages. All citations should conform to The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (19th Edition). Do not submit endnotes, a table of contents or table of cases. A separate cover page must also be submitted which includes the paper's title, author's name, law school, graduation date, e-mail, street address and phone number.  Personal information should not appear on the manuscript itself.  Manuscripts must be the original work of a single author, may not have been written for paid employment, and may not have been submitted for publication elsewhere.  Find more information here:  http://www.laborandemploymentcollege.org/products/writing%20competition.aspx

 

Hogan/Smoger Access To Justice Essay Contest

For 40 years, this competition was known as the “Roscoe Hogan Environmental Law Essay Contest.” It was established in 1970 by the late Roscoe B. Hogan of Birmingham, Alabama, a prominent environmental lawyer. The competition provided law students the opportunity to investigate and offer solutions to the many injustices inflicted on the environment.

With additional support from attorney Gerson Smoger — a past president of Public Justice and current board member — the contest was renamed, and, beginning with the 2011 competition, expanded to consider not only environmental but all forms of injustice.

For the 2013 contest, writers should address the question, Is Democracy for Sale?”

  • Have Citizens United’s holdings run amok?
  • Legal challenges left to Super Pacs?
  • Can funding disclosure be required?

Prize: $5000 and free 2013 Public Justice membership.

Any student currently enrolled in an accredited American law school may enroll in the contest. Each entry must be submitted through a faculty advisor. All entrants must fill out and submit an intent-to-enter form by January 31, 2013 e-mail it to Cassandra Goings 
Essays must be received by March 31, 2013.

For additional information regarding eligibility, general submission requirements, etc., please visit the website.

 

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. 

 

 

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 - UPDATE!

PLEASE NOTE that the ACLU's systems have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. If you applied for a position on the ACLU website between October 6, 2012 and November 3, 2012, it is possible that the ACLU did not receive your submission.  Please resubmit your application.

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.

 

Job Fairs

 

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC) student registration: Deadline is December 4

The Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference is job fair and an opportunity for students to interview and meet with government agencies and public interest employers for paid and unpaid legal positions next summer or for after graduation.  Last year, approximately 100 Chicago-Kent students and 40 employers participated.  1Ls, 2Ls and 3Ls can all participate.  The job fair will take place at Northwestern University School of Law on Saturday, February 2, 2013. To register, contact Allison Smith at asmith16@kentlaw.iit.edu in the Career Services Office with your first name, last name, middle initial, year of graduation and an email address that you regularly check by Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 12 noon.  Students will have until January 4, 2013 to upload their resume online and select employers they would like to interview with. In addition, table talk is available at the job fair where you can meet with many of the employers, even if you do not receive an interview in advance.  More information is available online at www.mpilcc.org.

 

Diversity

Kegler Brown Diversity Reception December 3 in Columbus, OH

Join Kegler Brown at the firm’s Columbus, Ohio office on Monday, December 3 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., as Kegler Brown celebrates the impact of cultural diversity on the Columbus legal community.  This reception will take place at Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter, Capitol Square, Suite 1800, 65 East State Street, Columbus, OH 43215.

At this reception, you will have the chance to meet Kegler Brown attorneys, network with other law school students, and learn more about the diversity initiatives that have become so important to the firm, including the Managing Directors' Diversity Initiativethe Women Lawyers' Initiative and the Kegler Brown Minority Merit Scholarship program.

Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served throughout the event as we toast to our continued commitment to achieving diversity at all levels of our organization.

Any questions? Please contact our Human Resources manager, Cara Tammaro.  Please RSVP by e-mail to Erica DiLoretto by Monday, November 26, 2012.

 

Vedder Price 1L Diversity Scholarship

MSBA 1L Minority Clerkship Program

Dorsey Diversity Fellowship Program for 1Ls – Seattle Office

Finnegan 1L IP Diversity Scholarship

JIOP Program Applications Open NOW for 2Ls, Open December 1 for 1Ls

Banner & Witcoff Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP - 2013 Diversity Scholarship Program for 1Ls

McAndrews Held & Malloy  2013 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program

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.

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 “Resources” tab. Within Resources, 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 password recently changed, and frequently changes. 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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