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Week of July 22, 2013

CSO Information & Announcements

  • Federal Work Study for Fall 2013: Apply by August 2
  • CSO Open all Summer Long
  • Law Student Membership With The Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • New CSO Resource: "JD Careers Out There"
  • New CSO Resource: Videoconferencing for Video Interviews
  • CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program

  • Mandatory Resume Review and Important Fall Recruiting Dates and Deadlines
  • Makeup Procedures for Mandatory Fall Recruiting Meeting
  • Sign up for a Mock Interview for Fall Recruiting

Programming

  • July 24: ACS Program: How to Land a Judicial Clerkship
  • July 27: CCBA Job Fair Interviewing Workshop and Mock Interviews
  • August 8:  Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys: Panel for Law Students interested in Healthcare Law
  • August 16: Free Webinar: How to Create a Successful Application for the Equal Justice Works Fellowships
  • Volunteer at Race Judicata September 12
  • Video on Managing a Legal Career Transition in Tough Times

Employment Opportunities

  • Calling all 3Ls: Attorney General’s Honors Program for Entry Level Attorneys - Apply Beginning July 31
  • Reed Smith’s 2013 Diverse Scholars Program
  • Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program
  • Fulbright US Student Program for 2014-2015 Now Open

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • New York State Bar Association: Animals and the Law Student Writing Competition
  • Equal Justice Works Fellowship Now Open

Job Fairs

  • Register Now: National Black Prosecutors Association 30th Annual Job Fair
  • Register Now: 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair
  • Register Now: Boston Lawyers Group's Annual Job Fair for Law Students of Color
  • Register Now: National LGBT Bar Association’s Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference
  • Save the Date: Northwest Minority Job Fair August 24
  • Hispanic National Bar Association Law Student Career Fair and Annual Convention: Apply Now for a “Career Fair Travel Stipend”

Diversity

  • 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
  • PSJD Post-Graduate Fellowships Page
  • Free Membership to Legal Balance

CSO Information & Announcements

Federal Work Study for Fall 2013: Apply by August 2nd!

Chicago-Kent will have Community-Based Federal Work Study funds available during Fall 2013. Chicago-Kent rising 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 list their fall employer on the application form. Please visit the 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.  Applications for Federal Work Study for Fall 2013 are due on August 2nd, 2013.

CSO Open all Summer Long

The Career Services Office remains open with its regular hours throughout the summer time, and continues to provide students and graduates with counseling, resume review, and other services.  Please do not hesitate to come in, call or email!

Law Student Membership With The Defense Research Institute (DRI)

The Defense Research Institute (DRI) invites law students to get a head start on networking efforts and to enjoy DRI membership benefits now!  An annual law student membership with the DRI costs $25.00.  If you are interested in DRI membership, please ask your career advisor for a membership application. 

DRI, the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel, is an international membership organization.  DRI provides education, business development and networking opportunities to its members.  DRI has 25 substantive law committees focused on developing cutting edge dialogue, resources and educational seminars on various areas of practice.  Its members have access to tools, directories and resources designed to enhance their practice.  For more information, go to www.dri.org.   
 

Law student members receive complimentary registration to all DRI seminars, complimentary registration to the annual meeting, access to DRI tools, directories and resources, and are encouraged to participate on the Young Lawyers Committee.

New CSO Resource: “JD Careers Out There”

JD Careers Out There (JDCOT) is a new web video service that helps you find - and succeed in - a fulfilling career path using your law degree. This new tool is full of real world advice that you won't get in class. Whether you want to land a gig at a law firm, start your own firm, work for the government, or use your legal skills to do something outside of law, you'll hear from accomplished JDs who have been in your shoes and found the right path for them. With each video, you’ll get an “insider’s” look as they describe their fields, how to break in and how to succeed. You'll also get video tips on all kinds of practical skills from interviewing and networking to how to handle a new assignment at work and how to make partner. New video content will be coming to JDCOT 6 times per week.  Watch the videos in the CSO for free! Or check them out on your computer or mobile device for a minimal fee.  www.JDCareersOutThere.com; www.JDCOT.com.

JDCOT was founded by Marc Luber, author of 99 Things You Can Do With A Law Degree.  He is an alum of the University of Michigan and the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.

New CSO Resource: Videoconferencing for Video Interviews

The Chicago-Kent Career Services Office now offers videoconferencing (ISDN and IP options) 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

Mandatory Resume Review and Important Fall Recruiting Dates and Deadlines

Any student planning to participate in the fall on-campus program for the first time must have his/her resume reviewed by a career services office advisor  (and uploaded to Symplicity) before July 25, 2013.  If you have previously had your resume reviewed for another purpose, you can submit your resume by email for review and approval.  If you have never had a CSO Career Advisor review your resume you must make an appointment.

Important Upcoming Fall Recruiting Dates:

Monday, July 8, 2013:  Information on employers participating in Fall Recruiting will be available on Symplicity.  To see On-Campus Interview (OCI) and Resume Collect employers, click on the "OCI" tab.  To review Direct Contact employers, select the "Documents" tab, then "Document Library."  These resources will contain information regarding application documents to be submitted, hiring eligibility requirements (e.g. class rank) and on-campus interview dates.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at Noon and 5:30pm in Room 520:  MANDATORY Fall Recruiting Program will be held to provide information on program registration requirements, how to bid on employers, and additional information and updates in regards to the Fall Recruiting program.  Makeup procedures will be provided if you are unable to attend one of these meetings.

Thursday, July 25, 2013, Noon:  Resume Reviews end. All first-time program participants must have a mandatory resume review by your Career Advisor. If you have already had your resume reviewed in person, this can be done via email.   All resumes must be reviewed by your assigned Career Advisor AND uploaded to Symplicity by noon on July 25.

Thursday, July 25, 2013:  Students may begin entering their bids on employers in Symplicity.

Thursday, August 1, 2013 at Noon:  All students must enter all computer bids and upload required application materials to Symplicity by NOON on Thursday, August 1.  Students must ALSO turn in all hard copy registration materials to the CSO by noon on this date. The CSO will close at noon on August 1st.

Friday, August 2, 2013:  CSO closed for processing OCI resumes and interview schedules.

August 6-8, 2013:  Mock Interviews will be available from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm for those who wish to brush up on their interviewing techniques. Interview slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up for a Mock Interview here: http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/spjqw

Friday, August 9, 2013:  Student interview schedules will be available for viewing on-line.

Monday, August 12, 2013:  On-Campus Interviews begin.

For more information about Fall Recruiting, click here.

Makeup Procedures for the Mandatory July 10th Fall Recruiting Program

If you wish to participate in Fall Recruiting but were unable to attend the mandatory Fall Recruiting program held on July 10th, you must follow the steps outlined below:

1) Watch the video of the July 10th Fall Recruiting Program.

2) Review the handouts from the program. Please note the hard copy submission materials that will be due to the Career Services Office by noon on August 1, 2013.

3) Complete, sign and submit the Mandatory July Fall Recruiting Program Makeup Questionnaire to the Career Services Office by noon on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by either A) handing in the form at Suite 360, B) faxing the form to 312-906-5171, or C) emailing the form to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu.

Sign up for a Mock Interview for Fall Recruiting

Mock Interviews will be available from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm the week of August 5th for those who wish to brush up on their interviewing techniques.  Interview slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  Sign up here: http://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/spjqw

Programming

July 24: ACS Program: How to Land a Judicial Clerkship

Date: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, 155 N. Wacker Drive

Featuring:

  • The Honorable Ruben Castillo, Chief Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • The Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman, Judge, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Michael Fridkin, Senior Staff Attorney, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • The Honorable A. Benjamin Goldgar, Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • The Honorable Mary L. Mikva, Circuit Judge, Chancery Division, Circuit Court of Cook County, State of Illinois
  • The Honorable Mary Jane Theis, Justice, Illinois Supreme Court; Co-Chair, Board of Advisors, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter

And moderated by:

  • Charles F. Smith, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP; Member, Board of Advisors, ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter

RSVP here

The Office of Staff Attorneys for the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit will consider applications beginning June 28, 2013 for two-year staff law clerkships that start in August 2014.  See here for more information.

July 27:  CCBA Job Fair Interviewing Workshop

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Time: 10am – 1pm
Location: Room 370

Law students are invited to participate in the Cook County Bar Association’s “Job Fair Interviewing Workshop” on Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 10am-1pm at Chicago-Kent College of Law.  This workshop will begin in room 370, and a light breakfast and lunch will be served.  Mock Interviews will be conducted, and panel-discussion topics will include:  Interviewing Preparedness, Overview of Job Fair, Research & Due Diligence, Anticipating Questions and Preparing Answers, Dress for Success (presentations by Men’s Warehouse and Ann Taylor), Thinking Like A Lawyer, Intangibles, and After the Interview. 

To attend this Workshop, please RSVP to Nicholas Cummings by July 20, 2013 at: ncummings@neclaw.com.  This workshop is being conducted in connection with the 30th Annual CCBA Minority Law Student Job Fair.  For additional information, visit http://ccbaminorityjobfair.org/

August 8:  Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys: Panel for Law Students interested in Healthcare Law

Date:  Thursday, August 8, 2013
Time: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: McDermott Will & Emery, 227 West Monroe Street

The Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys invites you to attend this complimentary and informative networking event and panel discussion designed to provide useful guidance to law students interested in a career in healthcare for finding and landing internships, clerkships, and paid positions in a challenging job market. The panelists will provide guidance on interviewing and maximizing each networking opportunity.

Cocktails and Appetizers will be served.  Click here for more information.

Panel:

  • Diana Gordon, Associate General Counsel, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (invited)
  • Lisa Katz, Associate, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Mary Lucie, Senior Associate General Counsel, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (invited)
  • Sherwin Rubinstein, Partner, Kamensky Rubinstein Hochman & Delott LLP
  • Sheri Rudberg, Senior Counsel, Baxter Healthcare Corporation

Moderator:

  • Jason Greis, Attorney, McGuireWoods LLP
To register online, click here.

August 16: Free Webinar: How to Create a Successful Application for the Equal Justice Works Fellowships

The Equal Justice Works Fellowship program is very competitive, receiving hundreds of applications each year for approximately 58 fellowship slots. To be considered, you must be a qualified and passionate lawyer who has developed a new and innovative legal project that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. This FREE webinar will cover how to prepare and complete a successful application. This presentation is intended for law students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a public interest legal career as well as law school professionals who advise students on fellowship and other public interest career opportunities.

Click here to register for this webinar.

Volunteer for Race Judicata September 12

Race Judicata 2013 is a 5K Run/Walk, benefiting Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) Foundation in its mission to ensure that the law works for everyone.  This is the 20th year for the run, and CVLS needs volunteers to help with everything from registration, gear check and water distribution.  The race will take place this year on Thursday, September 12, 2013.  Volunteers are needed beginning at 4pm.  You can read more about the race here

To learn more information about how to volunteer, and to complete a volunteer registration form, please contact Kristen Harrison at 312- 332-6436 or kharrison@cvls.org

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.

Calling all 3Ls: Attorney General’s Honors Program for Entry Level Attorneys - Apply Beginning July 31

Many distinguished individuals began their careers as an attorney through the Attorney General’s Honors Program.  The Attorney General’s Honors Program is the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind. Learn more here.
Eligibility is generally limited to graduating law students and recent law school graduates who entered judicial clerkships, graduate law programs, or qualifying legal fellowships within 9 months of law school graduation and who meet additional eligibility requirements.

Candidates interested in starting their career as an entry-level attorney with the Department of Justice must apply through the Attorney General’s Honors Program via an on-line application. For employment beginning in Fall 2014, the application opens on July 31, 2013, and closes on September 3, 2013.  Applicants should read the application tips and checklist and assemble requested information before starting the application. Apply now.

If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application, please contact Deana Willis at (202) 514-3397 for assistance. If you have questions related to the on-line application or need technical assistance, please click the “Avue Dojo” link at the top right of the application or call the Avue Help Desk at 1-800-407-0147 (available Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time).

Reed Smith’s 2013 Diverse Scholars Program

Reed Smith has a strong commitment to diversity which has resulted in a firm in which diversity and inclusion permeate the culture.  Rewarding young future leaders for their efforts in the area of diversity and introducing them to the Reed Smith culture are two important goals of this program.
 
The Diverse Scholars Program provides two $15,000 awards toward tuition for the second year of law school, as well as a paid summer associate position after completion of the second year of law school.  The program is open to first-year law students who have demonstrated excellent academic scholarship and a commitment to diversity, inclusion and community.
 
Scholarship applicants must submit a resume, a completed application, a personal statement, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and a legal writing sample as part of the application process.  Summer associate positions in 2014 are available in:  Chicago; Richmond, VA; Los Angeles; San Francisco; New York City; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Houston and Washington, D.C.  Applications must be postmarked by August 5, 2013.
 
Students may visit the Diverse Scholars page located within the law students section at http://careers.reedsmith.com for more information about our program and to download an application.  

To learn more about Reed Smith’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit http://diversity.reedsmith.com/

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program

Latham & Watkins is once again pleased to announce the Latham Diversity Scholars Program, which will award a $10,000 non-renewable scholarship to each of six second-year law students. Factors considered in choosing the Latham Diversity Scholars will include a candidate’s:

  • Ability and commitment to contribute to the diversity objectives of global law firms;
  • Life experiences that have shaped values and that provide a unique perspective, including any obstacles or challenges faced in choosing or pursuing law as a profession;
  • Academic and/or leadership achievements; and
  • Desire to practice in a global law firm environment.

Students will be asked to submit an application form, personal statement, resume and official or unofficial law school transcript by September 3, 2013.  Recipients will be announced in early 2014.

This scholarship is not contingent upon receiving or accepting an offer of employment at Latham. Rather, it is open to all law students in the hope that greater diversity among the attorneys at large law firms will benefit the entire profession. The Latham Diversity Scholars Program, among other outreach efforts by Latham’s Diversity Hiring Subcommittee, enhances Latham’s efforts to recruit and hire diverse summer clerks and attorneys.  Applications can be found here.

Fulbright US Student Program for 2014-2015 Now Open

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program provides grants for individually designed study/research projects or English teaching assistantships. Special awards exist for students in the applied arts or business initiatives.

During their grants, Fulbrighters will meet, work, live with and learn from the people of the host country, sharing daily experiences. The program facilitates cultural exchange through direct interaction on an individual basis in the classroom, field, home and in routine tasks, allowing the grantee to gain an appreciation of others’ viewpoints and beliefs, the way they do things, and the way they think.

To be eligible to apply, you must have your bachelor’s degree by the time you plan to go abroad, but must not yet have obtained your Ph.D. An applicant must be a U.S. citizen at the time of application. The campus deadline is Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

For more information, please visit the program website or contact the FPA for IIT, Ashley Sinclair, at Ashley.Sinclair@iit.edu.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Equal Justice Works Fellowship Now Open

Click on the links below to learn more about the Equal Justice Works (post-graduate) Fellowship.  The 2014 Fellowship Application will open on July 8, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. EDT and close on September 17, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. EDT.  You may find more detailed information and requirements at http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships.

As a participant in the largest postgraduate legal fellowship program in the U.S., Equal Justice Works Fellows create dream jobs with nonprofit organizations.   Each year the Equal Justice Works fellowship competition selects qualified and passionate lawyers who have developed new and innovative legal projects that can impact lives and serve communities in desperate need of legal assistance. 

Depending on funding, between 45-55 two-year fellowships are funded annually. Fellows receive a competitive salary, generous loan repayment assistance, connections to their prominent sponsors, participation in trainings, and additional support during their two-year tenure.

Job Fairs

Register Now:  2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Vault.com and the Minority Corporate Counsel Association are pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair on Friday, August 2, 2013 in Washington DC.  The Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair will provide minority, female, LGBT and candidates with disabilities the opportunity to meet and network with recruiters from law firms and government agencies who are firmly committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession.   Students must register for this Career Fair by July 31, 2013.

For additional details please visit our event website at http://www.vault.com/legaldiversity

Register Now: Boston Lawyers Group's Annual Job Fair for Law Students of Color

Student Registration is now open for the Boston Lawyers Group's ("BLG") annual Job Fair for Law Students of Color.  Register here.

The Boston Job Fair for Law Students of Color will be held August 8, 2013 at the Boston Sheraton Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA.  Visit www.thebostonlawyersgroup.com under the Events tab for job fair information.

*BLG members' criterion focuses on deserving diverse students with preference to students with racial and ethnic backgrounds that have been historically underserved and under-represented in the legal profession with strong ties to Boston.  This criteria is in accordance with BLG’s mission to create a pipeline of talent, so that our members can "identify, recruit, advance and retain diverse attorneys" in the greater Boston legal community.

Register Now: National LGBT Bar Association’s Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference

Register Now for the National LGBT Bar Association’s annual Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference.  The Lavender Law Career Fair takes place all day on Thursday, August 22, 2013.  The Conference takes place on Friday and Saturday, August 23 & 24, 2013Click here to register.

The Lavender Law Career Fair is designed to achieve a sense of community and inclusion for LGBT candidates within the legal profession’s recruiting efforts. By participating in this career fair, candidates will talk directly to LGBT-friendly recruiters from law firms, government agencies, LGBT rights groups, and corporate legal departments. Candidates are encouraged to discuss their identity and their aspirations to become part of a bias-free work environment. Sponsors are encouraged to take this opportunity to showcase their diversity efforts to top level law students and lateral candidates from around the country.  For full program and event details, please visit the Program page.

Register Now: Northwest Minority Job Fair August 24

The 27th annual Northwest Minority Job Fair will take place on Saturday, August 24th, 2013 at the Seattle office of Davis Wright Tremaine, 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200, Seattle, WA 98101.  Student registration will run from July 1, 2013 – July 31, 2013.  For more information, click here.

Hispanic National Bar Association Law Student Career Fair and Annual Convention: Apply Now for a “Career Fair Travel Stipend”

The Hispanic National Bar Association 38th Annual Convention will be held Wednesday, September 4th through Saturday, September 7th, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center.  This convention includes a Law Student Career Fair on Friday, September 6, 2013. 

Law Student Career Fair Participants may apply for a Career Fair Travel Stipend, geared towards reimbursing expenses for travel and lodging for out-of-state students.

Please submit your Career Fair Travel Stipend Application by Wednesday, July 31st at 11:59 PSTFor more information, click here.

Diversity

Reed Smith’s 2013 Diverse Scholars Program

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program

Register Now:  2013 Vault/MCCA Legal Diversity Career Fair

Register Now: Boston Lawyers Group's Annual Job Fair for Law Students of Color

Register Now: National LGBT Bar Association’s Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference

Register Now: Northwest Minority Job Fair August 24

Hispanic National Bar Association Law Student Career Fair and Annual Convention: Apply Now for a “Career Fair Travel Stipend”

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 250750 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

Law Student Membership With The Defense Research Institute (DRI)

The Defense Research Institute (DRI) invites law students to get a head start on networking efforts and to enjoy DRI membership benefits now!  An annual law student membership with the DRI costs $25.00.  If you are interested in DRI membership, please ask your career advisor for a membership application. 

DRI, the leading organization of defense attorneys and in-house counsel, is an international membership organization.  DRI provides education, business development and networking opportunities to its members.  DRI has 25 substantive law committees focused on developing cutting edge dialogue, resources and educational seminars on various areas of practice.  Its members have access to tools, directories and resources designed to enhance their practice.  For more information, go to www.dri.org.

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 Now 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.  PSJD can 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 Post-Graduate Fellowships Page

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 2012-2013, 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 PSJD Post-Graduate Fellowships page for more information.

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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