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Week of September 23, 2013

CSO Information & Announcements

  • Make-up Procedures for Mandatory 1L Orientations

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program

  • Fall Recruiting: Please Report Callbacks and Offers!

Programming

  • September 24 and 25: Mandatory 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshops
  • September 24: Compliance Career Chat
  • September 24: CBA YLS Meet the Committees Night & Social
  • September 25: SELS Panel Discussion: Law, Business, and State of the Music Industry
  • September 30: ISBA YLD "Financial Planning for Young Lawyers"
  • October 8: Preparing your PILI Application
  • October 10: CBA Pathways to Success:  Making the Most of Your Law School Experience and Building the Legal Career You Want
  • October 12: Explore the Possibilities: Pro Bono & Public Interest Law Opportunities Program
  • October 25: Chicago-Kent 8th Annual Public Service Reception, Washington, DC - Please RSVP
  • October 26: Black Women Lawyers' Association Writing Workshop
  • October 28: CBA Careers in Intellectual Property

Employment Opportunities

  • Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program
  • Fulbright US Student Program for 2014-2015 Now Open
  • Spring 2014 Law Student Intern Program at the Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office: Applications due September 30th
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Minority Scholarship Due October 1
  • Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholarship Application Due October 1
  • Calling all 3Ls: U.S. Department of Labor Honors Program For Entry Level Attorneys – Apply by October 11

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Skadden Fellowship: Applications Due October 7
  • Franczek Radelet 2014 LEADS Fellowship Program: 2L Applications Due October 15

Job Fairs

Diversity

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

Make-up Procedures for Mandatory 1L Orientations

If you did not attend one of the three mandatory 1L Career Services Orientation programs, the makeup procedures are as follows:

  • Watch the video of the 1L Orientation program.  The videos of the orientation programs, along with all accompanying handouts, are posted online here:  http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/career-preparation/programs-and-videos You must watch the video using RealPlayer.  If you prefer, you may also watch this video on a computer in the Career Services Office (suite 360).
  • Complete the 1L Registration Form or "Survey."  Please make sure that you complete the correct survey form based on your graduation year, and fill it out as completely as possible.  These survey forms are available online at the above link, or extra survey forms are available in the Career Services Office.
  • Return a completed survey form to the Career Services Office (Suite 360) by Tuesday, October 1
You must complete these makeup procedures in order to gain access to Symplicity, Chicago-Kent's online job posting system, and to be assigned a career advisor.  Please email kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu with any questions.

On-Campus Interviews

Fall Recruiting: Please Report Callbacks and Offers!

If you receive callbacks or job offers during the fall interview season, please report this to our office by sending an email to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu.  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 advisor.

Programming

September 24 and 25: Mandatory 1L Resume and Cover Letter Workshops

This workshop will cover how to: develop a legal resume and write strong and effective cover letters.  We will also cover what to use for writing samples, and how to list references. Attendance is MANDATORY for ALL 1Ls, but you only need to attend one session.

Tuesday, September 24th, Noon-1:00 pm, Auditorium

Tuesday, September 24, 5:30-6:30pm, Auditorium

Wednesday, September 25th, 3:00-4:00 pm, Auditorium

September 24: Compliance Career Chat

Chicago-Kent has numerous alumni who work in compliance—some in very senior positions. Chicago-Kent’s Institute for Compliance hosts a series of relatively informal discussions about careers in compliance for students and alumni.  The next Compliance Career Chat will take place on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

Featuring:

  • Robert La Porte, Vice President, Global Audit Manager Anti-Money Laundering/Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management Teams
  • Adam Weber, 2nd Vice President, Project Specialist Anti-Money Laundering/Regulatory Compliance Team
Both speakers are Chicago-Kent graduates.  Pizza will be served!

September 24: CBA YLS Meet the Committees Night & Social

Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: 5-7pm
Location: CBA, 321 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago, IL 60604

Come out and meet the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section’s practice and specialty committees - everything from Bankruptcy to Estate Planning to Women in the Law - on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at the CBA. Meet and mingle with YLS leaders, enjoy complimentary appetizers and cocktails, and sign up for committees. Register at www.chicagobar.org/yls (under Events). Nonmembers and law students welcome.

September 25: SELS Panel Discussion: Law, Business, and State of the Music Industry

Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Time: 3-4pm
Location: Room C20

The Chicago-Kent Sports and Entertainment Law Society is excited to host its first panel event of the year: “Law, Business, and the State of the Music Industry.”  The panel will tackle issues regarding the current environment of the music industry, both through a legal and business perspective. 

Speakers will be:

  • Peter Strand, a partner at the entertainment, medial and intellectual property law firm Leavens, Strand, Glover & Adler, LLC.  He is also an adjunct professor at Chicago-Kent. 
  • Andrew Morgan, an agent at the Billions Corporation.  Billions is a booking company that arranges and organizes tours for over 200 artists, including: Mumford & Sons, Vampire Weekend and the Arcade Fire. 
  • Jeffrey David, a manager of business development for the licensing company Music Dealers.  Music Dealers connects artists to agency and brand clients in an effort to help them both achieve their goals when it comes to music. 

Food and drinks will be provided!

September 30: ISBA YLD "Financial Planning for Young Lawyers"

Date: Monday, September 30, 2013
Time: Noon-1pm
Location: ISBA Chicago Office, 20 S. Clark, Suite 900, Chicago, IL 60603

The Illinois State Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division’s Professional Development Luncheons are aimed at teaching law students and young attorneys practical steps in developing their legal careers. This first luncheon program will feature two panelists with financial planning backgrounds discussing investing in your future while also paying off your student loans.

Speakers:

  • Kevin C. Koney, CFP®, CRPC®, CMFC®, Certified Financial Planner™ Patricia A. Koney & Associates, Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
  • Kurt Winiecki, CPA, J.D., President, CEO & Founder, Winiecki Wealth Management

Moderator:

  • George Schoenbeck, Co-Chair of YLD’s Professional Development Committee, Associate, Sosin & Arnold LTD

Cost: $10 includes lunch.  Learn more and Register here.

October 8: Preparing your PILI Application

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Time: Noon
Location: Room 345

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.  Learn more about PILI here: http://pili-law.org/  Come to this program to learn helpful tips from the Executive Director of PILI, past recipients, and alumni to prepare the best application possible!

October 10: CBA Pathways to Success:  Making the Most of Your Law School Experience and Building the Legal Career You Want

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Time: 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Holland & Knight, 131 S Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60603

It is no secret that the legal market is more competitive than ever. In addition to studying as much as possible, first year law students need to think strategically about their legal education to maximize their exposure to the legal profession. During your years in law school, how will you best position yourself for the job you want and beat out the competition? Come hear from our panel who will share their experiences and advice and learn about ways to distinguish yourself from the rest.

Panelists will address a wide range of topics, including:

  • Planning your legal education curriculum to gain legal experience;
  • Legal aid, pro bono and volunteerism to increase exposure to legal professionals;
  • Internship and externship experiences;
  • Networking; and
  • Work/ life balance

The panelists will be:

  • Marci Rolnik, Legal Director, Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • Denise Rothbardt Schwartz, Principal, EpsteinSchwartz Legal Search
  • Sahar Dar, Associate Director for Career Services at John Marshall Law School
  • Serj Mooradian, 3L at Loyola University Chicago School of Law & Co-Chair of the CBA Law Student Committee
  • Trisha Rich, Holland & Knight LLP

The program is open to all law students but is geared to first year students. For more information, click here.

October 12: Explore the Possibilities: Pro Bono & Public Interest Law Opportunities Program

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: 8:30am – noon
Location: Chicago-Kent College of Law

This program is for Chicago-area law students and recent graduates who are interested in learning more about opportunities as volunteers, interns or fellows at public interest law organizations.  Leading attorneys in private, government and public interest law practice will attend. Student must pre-register for this event held annually at Chicago-Kent. Please watch this Record page for the registration announcement—coming soon!

October 25: Chicago-Kent 8th Annual Public Service Reception, Washington, DC - Please RSVP

Chicago-Kent students and alumni are invited to attend the 8th Annual Public Service Reception on Friday, October 25th, 5:00-7:00pm at Fado Irish Pub, 808 7th Street Northwest  Washington, DC 20001.

This event is held annually for Chicago-Kent students attending the Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair, and Chicago-Kent Alumni in the DC area. To attend the reception, please RSVP by Tuesday, October 22nd to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu. This annual event provides the opportunity for Chicago-Kent students to meet with Chicago-Kent Alumni in the Washington DC area. Appetizers and beer/soda will be provided. Don't miss this great networking event, held in connection with the Conference & Career Fair!

October 26: Black Women Lawyers' Association Writing Workshop

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: Jenner & Block (353 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60654

The Black Women Lawyers’ Association will host a Writing Workshop for law students on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 9am.  This Writing Workshop is targeted at first year law students, but all students are encouraged to attend. This workshop is just in time for finals, and will be an opportunity for students to get more intensive instruction on exam writing, memorandum writing, brief and scholarly writing, as well as legal research and journal write-on competitions.

Breakfast will be served and the program is of course free, and students interested in attending should RSVP via email to BWLAWritingWorkshop2013@gmail.com by Monday, October 21st.

October 28: CBA Careers in Intellectual Property

Date: Monday, October 28, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 S Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60632

Join the CBA YLS IP Committee as it hosts a distinguished panel of attorneys to discuss their varied career paths in and related to Intellectual Property law. The discussion will touch on various career paths including, clerkships, in-house positions, large law firm and boutique firm practices; improving resumes; interview tactics; networking; practical advice for day-to-day practice and dealing with employers, colleagues and staff; interim experience in a difficult economy; and how to have a beneficial experience in law school.

SPEAKERS:

  • Marron Mahoney, Jones Day
  • Marci Rolnik, Lawyers for the Creative Arts
  • Wasim Bleibel, Locke Lord LLP
  • J. Kenneth Joung, UOP
  • Beth Woods, MLA Global

For more information, 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.

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 27, 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.

Spring 2014 Law Student Intern Program at the Chicago U.S. Attorney's Office: Applications due September 30th

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

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

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

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

Application Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2013

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

All application packages must be submitted by mail (NOT EMAIL) to the district contact below by September 30:
Dirksen Federal Building
219 South Dearborn Street, 5th Floor
Chicago, IL 60604
ATTN: Monica LeKostaj, Administrative Assistant for the Law Student Intern Program
Telephone: (312) 353-1091
Email: monica.lekostaj@usdoj.gov (for questions only)

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

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

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Minority Scholarship Due October 1

Minority students who have completed their first year of law school are eligible to apply for the Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Minority Scholarship Program. Two $15,000 scholarships will be awarded to students participating in our 2014 Summer Associate Program(one in our Chicago office and one in our New York office. The recipients will be selected based on several criteria, including superior academic achievement, leadership experience and personal qualities that reflect the potential for outstanding contributions to Katten and to the legal profession.

All inquiries relating to the Minority Scholarship Program should be directed to: Nicole Morden, Attorney Recruiting Manager, at nicole.morden@kattenlaw.com.  The application for this scholarship is due by October 1, 2013.  View and complete the application here.

Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholarship Application Due October 1

Winston & Strawn LLP believes in taking an active role in diversifying the law school pipeline. Since 2004, one of its initiatives has involved offering scholarships to diverse law school students.

Winston & Strawn LLP is offering three (3) scholarships to diverse law school students who join the 2014 summer program in one of our domestic offices following the conclusion of their second year of law school. Each $10,000 scholarship will be paid during the students' third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

To apply for the Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholarship, please submit an application along with your resume, law school transcript, and a brief personal statement online by October 1, 2013. To learn more about this diversity scholarship and apply, click here.

Calling all 3Ls: U.S. Department of Labor Honors Program For Entry Level Attorneys – Apply by October 11

The Honors Program in the Office of the Solicitor (SOL) at the U.S. Department of Labor provides challenging professional opportunities for outstanding law school graduates. Honors Program attorneys work with the ten divisions of the Solicitor’s Office, gaining exposure to a broad range of substantive legal work in one of the government’s preeminent legal offices. Upon completion of the two-year program, Honors Program attorneys continue their careers in public service in one of the Solicitor’s national or regional offices.  Read more about the program here.

How to Apply:
To apply, please submit the following:

    1. cover letter describing the applicant's interest in the Honors Program as well as any personal or professional experience the applicant wishes the Hiring Committee to consider;
    2. resume;
    3. writing sample; and
    4. official or unofficial law school transcript.

Applications must be received by October 11, 2013.
Please mail, e-mail, or fax the required materials to:
Director, The Honors Attorney Program
U.S. Department of Labor
Office of the Solicitor, Room N-2700
200 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20210
Fax: (202) 693-5774

E-mail: SOLHonorsProgramApplications@dol.gov

Fellowships & Scholarships

Skadden Fellowship: Applications Due October 7

The Skadden Fellowship applications are due October 7, 2013.  The Skadden Fellowship Program, described as "a legal Peace Corps" by The Los Angeles Times, was established in 1988 to commemorate the firm's 40th anniversary, in recognition of the dire need for greater funding for graduating law students who wish to devote their professional lives to providing legal services to the poor (including the working poor), the elderly, the homeless and the disabled, as well as those deprived of their civil or human rights. The aim of the foundation is to give Fellows the freedom to pursue public interest work; thus, the Fellows create their own projects at public interest organizations with at least two lawyers on staff before they apply.

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

Download the Skadden Fellowship Application here.

Franczek Radelet 2014 LEADS Fellowship Program: 2L Applications Due October 15

In 2011, Franczek Radelet announced the implementation of an initiative that we believe to be unprecedented in terms of its focus and structure.  The Firm’s Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity and Scholarship (LEADS) Fellowship Program is an exciting and creative diversity pipeline initiative that we believe to be unprecedented in terms of its focus and structure.

The LEADS eight-week summer program is designed for diverse first and second year law students with an interest in pursuing a legal career in private practice representing employers in labor and employment matters.  The goal of the program is to provide concentrated labor and employment legal experience while developing a pipeline of highly qualified, diverse candidates for future employment in the legal profession.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 LEADS Fellowship Program.  The 2L Student Application Deadline is October 15, 2013.  The 1L Students Application Deadline is January 31, 2014.

Read more about the LEADS Fellowship Program  here, and find the application here.

Job Fairs

 

Diversity

Latham & Watkins Diversity Scholars Program

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP Minority Scholarship Due October 1

Winston & Strawn Diversity Scholarship Application Due October 1

Franczek Radelet 2014 LEADS Fellowship Program: 2L Applications Due October 15

October 26: Black Women Lawyers' Association Writing Workshop

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.

2013-2014 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 2013-14 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."

2013-2014 Government Honors and Internship Handbook

The 2013-2014 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

PSJD 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 PSJD 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.  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 Resources for "Postgraduate Fellowships" which includes the full text of Yale's Public Interest Fellowship Guide for 2013-2014. The site also contains an Application Deadline Calendar for Fellowships 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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