Chicago-Kent home page Student portal Faculty portal Staff portal About The Record Current Record headlines Publication deadlines The Record archives

Career Services Office

Career Services Office home page
Week of December 17, 2012

CSO Information & Announcements

  • Make-up procedures for mandatory 1L orientations
  • Mandatory Meetings for Rising 2Ls and 3Ls
  • 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

  • December 27: “Home for the Holidays” Receptions for 1L Law Students in the Milwaukee Area
  • January 8:  Kirkland & Ellis Panel Presentation for Diverse 1Ls
  • January 10: Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship Informational Presentation
  • Video on Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times

Employment Opportunities

  • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications Now Open For 2Ls and 1Ls
  • 2013 AFL-CIOs Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program
  • SummerCorps Applications for 1Ls and 2Ls Open December 18
  • Air Force JAG Summer Internship Application for 2Ls and 1Ls is Now Available: Deadline December 27
  • Community Based Federal Work Study - Available Spring Semester, Application Deadline January 3
  • JIOP Program Applications Due January 4
  • JTBF Summer Judicial Internship:  Applications Due January 4
  • Institute for Justice Summer Law Clerk Program:  Applications Due January 4
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Summer Rotation Clerkships
  • MSBA 1L Minority Clerkship Program
  • ACC Chicago Chapter 2013 Diversity 1L Summer Internship Program

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Fellowship:  Applications Due December 29
  • Vedder Price 1L Diversity Scholarship
  • Banner & Witcoff Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
  • Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter's 2013 Minority Merit Scholarship and Summer Clerkship
  • Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Scholarship
  • ASIL Arthur C. Helton Fellowship for Work Related International Law and Human Rights
  • 2013 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest on Business Law
  • McAndrews Held & Malloy  2013 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program for 1Ls
  • Harter Secrest & Emery LLP - 2013 Diversity Scholarship Program for 1Ls
  • Dorsey Diversity Fellowship Program for 1Ls – Seattle Office
  • Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship
  • Chicago Schweitzer Fellowship Program
  • Finnegan 1L IP Diversity Scholarship
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP – Charles H. Walker Minority 1L Scholarship
  • AABA Foundation 2012-13 Scholarship
  • Hogan/Smoger Access To Justice Essay Contest
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law – Annual Law Student Writing Competition for 2012-2013

Job Fairs

  • Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC): Registered Students Must Upload a Legal Resume by January 4

Diversity

  • 2013 AFL-CIOs Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program
  • Vedder Price 1L Diversity Scholarship
  • JIOP Program Applications Due January 4
  • JTBF Summer Judicial Internship:  Applications Due January 4
  • Banner & Witcoff Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship
  • January 8:  Kirkland & Ellis Panel Presentation for Diverse 1Ls
  • Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter's 2013 Minority Merit Scholarship and Summer Clerkship
  • Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Scholarship
  • McAndrews Held & Malloy  2013 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program for 1Ls
  • Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Summer Rotation Clerkships
  • Harter Secrest & Emery LLP - 2013 Diversity Scholarship Program for 1Ls
  • Dorsey Diversity Fellowship Program for 1Ls – Seattle Office
  • Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship
  • MSBA 1L Minority Clerkship Program
  • Finnegan 1L IP Diversity Scholarship
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP – Charles H. Walker Minority 1L Scholarship
  • ACC Chicago Chapter 2013 Diversity 1L Summer Internship Program
  • AABA Foundation Scholarship
  • 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 Bank Password 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.

 

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.

 

Programming

 

“Home for the Holidays” Receptions for 1L Law Students in the Milwaukee Area December 27


Godfrey & Kahn, S.C., Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and Quarles & Brady LLP will host their annual “Home for the Holidays” Receptions for 1L Law Students from the Milwaukee area on December 27, 2012

  • The Quarles & Brady reception will take place from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on December 27 at Quarles & Brady, 411 E. Wisconsin Avenue, 24th Floor, Milwaukee, WI.  To RSVP for the Quarles & Brady reception, please email Linda Lamp at Linda.Lamp@quarles.com.
  • The Michael Best reception will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on December 27 at Michael Best & Friedrich, 100 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 3300, Milwaukee, WI.  To RSVP for the Michael Best reception, please email Brooke Buntrock at blbuntrock@michaelbest.com.
  • The Godfrey & Kahn reception will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Godfrey & Kahn, 780 North Water Street, 17th Floor, Milwaukee, WI.  To RSVP for the Godfrey & Kahn reception, please email Trish Day at pday@gklaw.com.

 

January 8:  Kirkland & Ellis Panel Presentation for Diverse 1Ls

The Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Diversity Committee at Kirkland & Ellis invite diverse 1L law students to join in a conversation on Diverse Paths in the Law on Tuesday, January 8 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Kirkland & Ellis, 300 North LaSalle, 6th Floor Conference Center. 

Panelists include:

  • Judge Ruben Castillo from the U.S. District Court, ND of Illinois
  • Judge Ann Williams, from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • Christopher Clark, Senior Staff Attorney at Lambda Legal and
  • Christine Leahy, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at CDW

Space is limited, so please RSVP to attorneyrecruitingevents@kirkland.com by January 2, 2013.

 

January 10: Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship Informational Presentation

If you missed the presentation about the Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellowship at Chicago-Kent in November, you can go to an informational session and recruitment session downtown on Thursday, January 10th from 6-7 pm.  This presentation will take place at  the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, 29 E. Madison St., Suite 602.  All students are invited to attend, but you must RSVP.  To RSVP, please email rwang@hmprg.org.  Applications for the Schweitzer Fellowship must be submitted by February 1, 2013.  For more information about the fellowship, go to www.schweitzerfellowship.org/chicago or see the below Fellowships and Scholarships section for more information.

 

January 17: Compliance Boot Camp

Date:  Thursday, January 17, 2013
Time:  1:00-4:45 p.m.
Location:  The Auditorium

The Chicago-Kent Institute for Compliance and the Young Alumni Council invite you to an engaging half-day conference on compliance called “Compliance Boot Camp:  What Every Practitioner, In-house Counsel, and Prospective Compliance Professional Should Know.” 

 Topics covered:

  • Building and Maintaining an Effective Compliance Program
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Anti-Money Laundering

Speakers include leading in-house counsel, regulators, and outside counsel. 
A networking reception will follow in the lobby.

To register or for questions contact the
Chicago-Kent Alumni Association at 312-906-5240 or email alums@kentlaw.iit.edu.

Register online here.

 

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.

 

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications Now Open

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI): Applications for 2Ls for Summer 2013 opened on October 15th, and Applications for 2Ls/3Ls for Spring 2013 opened 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 opened on October 15th.  Applications for 1L students for summer internships, opened on  December 1st.

Applications for 2L/3L students for Spring Semester 2013 internships opened 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.

 

2013 AFL-CIOs Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program

The “2013 AFL-CIOs Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program” is designed to introduce minority law students to the practice of labor law and to the labor community by providing summer clerkship opportunities with participating firms and union legal departments across the country.  Students with a demonstrated interest in labor law, as well as those students who may be interested in the field, are encouraged to participate in the program. Students should contact participating firms directly with inquiries or applications, and are advised to reference the LCC Minority Outreach Program in all correspondence.  To see a list of participating firms and legal departments, click here.

 

SummerCorps Applications for 1Ls and 2Ls Open December 18

The Equal Justice Works Summer Corps Program provides law students with the chance to spend their summer working on a legal project at a qualifying nonprofit public interest organization of their choosing.  Summer Corps members expand the delivery of critically needed legal assistance in low-income and underserved communities across the country for veterans, homeowners facing foreclosure, disaster victims, and those facing other legal issues. 

The application for the 2013 Summer Corps program will open on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, and students will be accepted into the program on a rolling basis until the application closes on Monday, March 18, 2013

Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that will provide 1L and 2L students with the opportunity to earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for dedicating their summer to a qualifying legal project at a nonprofit public interest organization.
 For more information on the Summer Corps program and application process, review the FAQs for applicants.

Also, there are several upcoming webinars. Members of the EJW Federal Programs team will discuss in detail the Summer Corps program and how to create a successful application. Viewers will be able to ask questions during the webinar.

Summer Corps Program Overview and Successful Application Tips Webinars:
Tuesday, January 8 at 2 p.m. EST

Wednesday, February 13 at 3 p.m. EST

 

 

Air Force JAG Summer Internship Application for 2Ls and 1Ls is Now Available: Deadline December 27

The Air Force Judge Advocate General's Corps Summer Internship Application for 2Ls and 1Ls is Now Available on www.usajobs.gov.  The link for the 2L internship, paid at a GS-09, is at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332225900 and our 1L internship, paid at a GS-07, is at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/332227700.  The announcement will be open until 11:59pm on Thursday, December 27, 2012.

Students must submit the following:

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

 

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.

 

JIOP Program Applications Due January 4


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, 2013Learn more here.

 

JTBF Summer Judicial Internship:  Applications Due January 4

The Judicial Resources Committee and Just The Beginning Foundation are pleased to announce the third annual Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project.  The Project’s goal is to provide summer judicial internships for highly qualified minority, underrepresented, and economically disadvantaged law students.  The Project is national in scope and will place 75 students as judicial interns in federal appellate, district, bankruptcy, and magistrate judges’ chambers across the country.  Interns will have the opportunity to draft bench memoranda, judicial orders, and opinions on a variety of substantive matters, including motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, magistrate judge reports, and habeas corpus petitions.  Applicants should possess strong research and writing skills and be prepared to handle the rigors of working in a federal court.

There will be an initial screening which will identify qualified candidates eligible for a first-round interview conducted in-person or by telephone.  Applicants who clear this round will be referred to one of the Project’s Participating Judges for a second-round interview, after which each Participating Judge will make a final hiring decision.  Applicants who are hired must commit to attending two mandatory training workshops prior to the beginning of the internship, either in-person or via videoconference, and must be available to work full-time as unpaid intern for a minimum of six weeks.

All of the program requirements are attached in the accompanying Memorandum of Understanding.  Applicants should submit the following materials: (1) a cover letter explaining the applicant’s interest in diversity and participating in the Summer Judicial Internship Diversity Project; (2) a resume; (3) a law school transcript, official or unofficial (if first semester law school grades are unavailable or incomplete, please send an undergraduate transcript and supplement with law school grades as they become available); (4) a writing sample (no more than 10 pages in length); (5) a list of three references; and (6) a completed geographical preference form with locational ranking (available at www.jtbf.org).  At present this is an unpaid internship, so applicants are encouraged to seek law school or non-profit funding.  Also, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to the ABA’s Judicial Intern Opportunity Program, which has been a source of funding for Project interns.

Applicants must e-mail all of the application materials listed above no later than 5:00 p.m. EST on Friday, January 4, 2013, to SJIDProject@gmail.com.  Please address your cover letter to:  Program Coordinator, United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Albert V. Bryan U.S. Courthouse, 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314.  If you have any questions, you may contact JTBF Program Director Laura Ramsey at (312) 258-4868 or lramsey@jtbf.org.

 

Institute for Justice Summer Law Clerk Program:  Applications Due January 4

Institute for Justice (IJ) summer law clerks participate in IJ’s fast-paced litigation docket, including legal research, brief writing, client interviewing, and op-ed writing.  For example, IJ is currently saving a non-profit boxing gym in California from being bulldozed for private profit.  On the east coast, IJ is cutting through Boston’s anti-competitive regulatory maze so an entrepreneur can begin his amphibious vehicle tour service.  The Institute is also defending Colorado citizens from an unconstitutional attack on their First Amendment rights via campaign finance regulations.  Parents in Arizona are teamed up with IJ to secure their freedom to choose the best education for their kids.  Summer clerkships are available at IJ's headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, as well as at our state chapters in Arizona, Minnesota, Texas and Washington.  Students interested in IJ’s summer law student programs should visit www.ij.org/students for more information and to apply.  If you have any questions about IJ's clerkship and internship program, email IJ's student program coordinator at training@ij.org.  The application deadline is January 4, 2013.

 

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Summer Rotation Clerkships

Gain unprecedented experience. Spend the summer interning with the best of the best. See the potential for your legal career on both sides of the fence!

The Twin Cities Diversity In Practice 1L Summer Rotation Clerkship connects first-class corporate and law firm membership with talented 1L students of color. Gain experience and legal training from a premier law firm and real world insight into the fast-paced environment of a Fortune 500 legal department!

This program connects top legal employers with talented 1L students of color. Students will have the opportunity to work at one of the nation’s best law firms. As part of the law firm clerkship, the students will spend one “rotation” (typically 3 to 4 weeks) working in the law department of a major corporation. Not only will the clerk get valuable legal training essential for success at most law firms, the clerk will gain “real world” insights into the fast-paced environment of a corporate law department. The corporate participants in this program are Fortune 500 global companies headquartered in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. There are openings for 17 clerks for this coming summer! If you are interested in more information and directions on how to apply, click here!

Applications for the 2013 program will be accepted starting on December 1, 2012 and reviewed on a rolling basis. The application deadline for the program is January 15, 2013.

 

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

 

ACC Chicago Chapter 2013 Diversity 1L Summer Internship Program

The Association of Corporate Counsel 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. Examples of corporations that have participated in this program in the past are: Accenture, Alliant Credit Union, Career Education, Empire, Illinois Tool Works, McDonald's Corporation, Navistar, Square D, Kraft, Verizon Wireless and Walgreens. Students in the program received a stipend in the summer of 2013 of $6000.

The Chicago Chapter is looking for students from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the legal profession.  Additionally, the Chapter seeks diverse students who are eager to learn and are capable of thriving in a corporate environment.  Please note that the Program is only open to 1Law students – no exceptions will be made. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2013. For more information on the internship program and for an application please see http://www.acc.com/chapters/chic/InternshipProgramInfo.cfm.  You may also find information about the internship program in Symplicity, as job posting # 14962.

 

Fellowships & Scholarships

 

Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Fellowship:  Applications Due December 29

The primary mission of the Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Fellowship is to strengthen law students’ long-term commitment to promote justice and equality for vulnerable immigrant groups.  The 2013 Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Summer Fellowship Program Application is now open.  Applications must be received by December 29, 2012.

The Fellowship will be awarded to one law student each summer to work on a student-initiated project. Students must submit a project proposal with an organization willing to host the student for 10 weeks and provide a $1,500 stipend (the Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Fellowship will provide a $2,500 stipend). The Fellow will be required to provide reports -half way through and at the conclusion of the Fellowship, regarding his or her progress in meeting the goals of the project. The host organization must be willing to supervise and provide all logistical needs of the Fellow including office space and supplies. Host organization will also be asked to provide a brief report at the end of the Fellowship.

Fellowship host sites must be recognized non-profit organizations. These include: Nonprofit organizations serving low-income and underserved immigrant communities; Legal services organizations that serve immigrants; Civil rights organizations that advocate on behalf of immigrants; and/or Community-based organizations that engage in pro-immigrant advocacy.

The host organization must be willing to host the student for 10 weeks and provide a $1,500 stipend. The $1,500 amount may be paid from the host organization’s funds or may be provided by the law student through other means, e.g., law school public interest funding, independent fundraising, etc. The host organization must commit to supervise and provide all logistical needs of the Fellow including office space and supplies.

Fellowship Projects:
Selection criteria include:

  • Projects which provide direct legal services to low-income and underserved individuals, including intake, client and witness interviews, courtroom advocacy and legal research and writing.
  • Projects which provide community education and outreach.
  • Projects which advocate for more just and humane immigration laws and policies.

Fellows:
Fellowship recipients must meet the following criteria:

  • Law students enrolled in law school program.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and/or immigrants’ rights issues.

Application Requirements:
A complete application will include the following items:

  • cover letter;
  • completed application form (parts I & II);
  • letter of support from the host organization, including information about the organization, the work the Fellow will be doing and the name of the person responsible for supervising the Fellow); and
  • applicant’s resume.

How To Submit Your Application:

(1) To apply electronically (preferred method):

Please send your application via email with the following information in the subject line “[your name] – Maggio Fellowship 2013? and attach both the completed application form and the essays.

Please complete Part I and Part II of the application form. Part I is available as a PDF form that applicants may fill out electronically and submit via email attachment. Part II refers to the essay section of the application. The essays should be submitted as a separate attachment to your email in a format that is easily accessible by the general public (e.g., Word, PDF, etc.)

Michael Maggio Immigrants’ Rights Fellowship Application Form

(2) To apply via mail:

Mail the complete application to the following address:
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
14 Beacon Street
Suite 602
Boston, MA 02108

Attention: Dan Kesselbrenner

 

Vedder Price 1L Diversity Scholarship

The Vedder Price 1L Diversity Scholarship will award $5,000 and a 2013 summer associate position in the Chicago office to one (1) first-year law student. 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.

 

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/

 

Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter's 2013 Minority Merit Scholarship and Summer Clerkship

The law firm of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter is currently seeking applicants for its minority student merit scholarship. Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter is a full-service law firm more than 70 attorneys and offices in Columbus, Cleveland and Marion, Ohio.  This spring, the firm will award up to two (2) scholarships to two deserving first year minority law students. 
Each $5,000 Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter Minority Merit Scholarship includes a paid summer clerkship position with the firm’s first-year summer associate class. All first-year law students of minority descent are eligible to apply for the scholarship. 

Scholarship application materials are due to Kegler Brown no later than January 7, 2013. Interested students should submit a resume, application, undergraduate transcripts and first semester law school transcripts (when available) to Cara M. Tammaro, Kegler Brown’s human resources manager. The application, submission details and additional information about the scholarship are available on the Kegler Brown website.

 

Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Scholarship

Fish & Richardson is pleased to launch its annual 1L Diversity Fellowship Program awarding fellowships to diverse first year law students. The program is a key component of the firm’s ongoing initiative to recruit, retain, and advance attorneys who will contribute to the diversity of the firm’s practice and of the legal profession.

The Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Fellowship Program is comprised of these components:

  • Mentoring
  • A $5,000 scholarship
  • A paid summer associate position in the domestic office of the student’s choice
  • Participation in the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) 1L Scholars Program

Applications for the 2013 Fellowship will be accepted from December 1, 2012 through January 7, 2013.  Candidates must submit a completed application and personal statement, in addition to their resume, undergraduate transcript (official or unofficial), legal writing sample, and three references. Students must also list their preferred offices for the summer clerkship opportunity. Finalists will be asked to submit their first semester law school grades. Only complete applications will be considered.  You can find more information and an application here.

 

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.

 

2013 Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest on Business Law

The ABA Business Law Section is sponsoring its 27th annual Mendes Hershman Student Writing Contest to encourage and reward law student writings on a business law subject of general and current interest.

Awards:

  • First Place: $2,500 + subsidized attendance to the Section Spring Meeting in Washington, DC
  • Second Place: $1,000 + subsidized attendance to the Section Spring Meeting in Washington, DC
  • Third Place: $500 + subsidized attendance to the Section Spring Meeting in Washington, DC

All winners will also be invited and subsidized to attend the Section Spring Meeting, April 4-6, 2013 in Washington, DC to receive their award at the Section Luncheon.
Papers will be judged on research and analysis, choice of topic, writing style, originality, and contribution to the current literature available on the topic. Papers submitted are normally 20-30 pages long, but should not exceed 100 pages of double-spaced typed text, including footnotes. Students need not be members of the Business Law Section to participate.

All entries must be submitted electronically on or before January 11, 2013. Click here to download a cover form to be included with your entry. For more information go to the website.

 

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.

 

Peggy Browning Summer and School-Year Fellowships

The Peggy Browning Fellowship (PBF) Program provides stipends to law students who dedicate their summer to advancing the cause of workers' rights by working for labor unions, worker centers, the U.S. Department of Labor, union-side law firms and other nonprofit organizations.  It is a ten-week summer fellowship available to 1st and 2nd year law students intended to encourage them to consider labor law as a viable career choice.  One school-year fellowship is also offered.

The 2013 Summer Fellowships will be funded positions in labor-related organizations throughout the United States.  One funded part-time position in Chicago (at the Chicago Newspaper Guild) is also available during the 2013-2014 school year.  For more information, go to: www.peggybrowningfund.org

Deadline:  Applications for Summer Fellowships must be received by PBF no later than Friday, January 18, 2013.  Students are strongly encouraged to submit an application as soon as  possible rather than waiting until the deadline. 

Applications for the 2013-2014 School-Year Fellowship will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.  Again, students are strongly encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

 

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.

 

Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship

The Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship Program provides first-year diverse law students with a summer associate position and a $7,500 scholarship. It is available in the following offices: Bellevue, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington, D.C.  However, you may apply to only one office.  The due date for a Chicago Office application is January 22, 2013You can find more information about the 1L Diversity Fellowship here.

 

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

 

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.

 

Bricker & Eckler LLP – Charles H. Walker Minority 1L Scholarship

Bricker & Eckler LLP is located in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati-Dayton, Ohio.  Bricker & Eckler established the Charles H. Walker Minority Scholarship to provide first-year minority law students with a valuable employment experience early in their legal career.  This scholarship will be awarded to a minority candidate (as defined in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions Regulations, 29 C.F.R. Part 1602, i.e. Native American or Alaska native, Asian or Pacific Islander, African-American or Black and Hispanic) who demonstrates leadership skills, academic strength, service to the community and an overall commitment to excellence. All minority 1L law students currently enrolled in an ABA-approved law school are eligible to apply.  Interested students can apply on-line now by downloading the application at http://www.bricker.com/about-us/WalkerScholarship.aspx.  All applications must be complete when submitted and must be received by February 15, 2013.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Job Fairs

 

Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference (MPILCC): Registered Students Must Upload a Legal Resume by January 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.

Registered 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

2013 AFL-CIOs Lawyers Coordinating Committee Minority Outreach Program

Vedder Price 1L Diversity Scholarship

JIOP Program Applications Due January 4

JTBF Summer Judicial Internship:  Applications Due January 4

Banner & Witcoff Donald W. Banner Diversity Scholarship

January 8:  Kirkland & Ellis Panel Presentation for Diverse 1Ls

Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter's 2013 Minority Merit Scholarship and Summer Clerkship

Fish & Richardson 1L Diversity Scholarship

McAndrews Held & Malloy  2013 Diversity in Patent Law Fellowship Program for 1Ls

Twin Cities Diversity in Practice 1L Summer Rotation Clerkships

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

Dorsey Diversity Fellowship Program for 1Ls – Seattle Office

Perkins Coie 1L Diversity Fellowship

MSBA 1L Minority Clerkship Program

Finnegan 1L IP Diversity Scholarship

Bricker & Eckler LLP – Charles H. Walker Minority 1L Scholarship

ACC Chicago Chapter 2013 Diversity 1L Summer Internship Program

AABA Foundation Scholarship

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.

CALENDARS

.: Main Chicago-Kent event
   calendar

.: Academic calendar

.: CLE calendar

.: Alumnae/i event calendar

.: Admissions calendar

Chicago-Kent home page Student portal Faculty portal Staff portal About The Record Current Record headlines Publication deadlines The Record archives