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Week of February 17, 2014

CSO Information & Announcements

  • Appointments
  • Resume books are Open! Looking for a job? Be sure to put your Resume in the books
  • Access 2 Practice Summer Legal Externship Program: opportunities coming soon!
  • ASCK (Alumni-Student ConneKtions) Week: Events All Week February 17 to 21.

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program

Programming

  • February 18: ASCK Week: How to Find a Job!
  • February 18: The Real Estate Law Society presents: Property Tax Attorneys
  • February 19: Practising Law Institute (PLI) Presentation on the Patent Bar Exam
  • February 20: ASCK Week: Alumni/Student Networking Reception, featuring: free head-shots!
  • February 25: Opportunities with the City of Chicago Department of Law
  • February 26: Sports & Entertainment Law Society Presents: Andy Shiffman, Director of Basketball Operations and a Certified NBA Agent
  • February 27: 2014 Chicago-Area Diverse Law Student Dinner with Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul) Diversity in Practice
  • March 5: Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago presents: Interview Advantage: A Resume Review and Mock Interview Workshop, RSVP by Feb 28

Employment Opportunities

  • Apply Now! City of Chicago Law Department is hiring December 2013 and May 2014 grads
  • City of Chicago, Department of Law, Summer 2014 intern deadline, March 1
  • Illinois Attorney General's Office, Summer 2014 intern deadline, March 1
  • Apply Now! BP 2014 Legal Summer Internship program for 1L's
  • Apply Now! CBS Law Department Diversity Internship Program
  • Apply Now!  Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Internships
  • Volunteer: Center for Disability and Elder Law, Awards Benefit & 30th Anniversary Celebration

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Zelle Hofmann 2014 Diversity Scholarship
  • 2014 McGuireWoods Diversity Scholarship Program

Job Fairs

  • Register now: 2014 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program, deadline March 3rd

Diversity

Resources

  • Rebellious Lawyering Conference, Feb 21-22 at Yale Law
  • Americorp JD: apply for financial support for students working with veteran's, disaster relief, or civil legal corp this coming summer 
  • Equal Justice America: apply for funding if you are providing legal services to the poor this coming summer
  • Career Resources available in Symplicity's "Document Library"

CSO Information & Announcements

Make an appointment

Reminder: if your are a 1L student, and you have not visited with us yet, appointments are mandatory. Please come in by March 7th to have your resume reviewed, meet your career advisor, and begin to develop a job search strategy. If you are a 2L/3L/4L and you did not come in during Fall of 2013, please make an appointment. Thank you.

Resume books are open! Looking for a job? Be sure to put your Resume in the books

Spring Resume Books will be available on Thursday, January 23rd for “opt-in” for all rising 2Ls, 3Ls and Recent Graduates (2012 and 2013 classes). Employers will be notified that resume books are available on February 3rd, but because employers may request a resume book at any time, students are encouraged to opt-in to desired resume books as soon as possible. Even if you have secured employment for this spring, keep in mind that spring resume books may be used by employers for hiring for Summer 2014.

A Resume Book is exactly what it sounds like, a collection of resumes that can be distributed to employers on request. Our resume books will collect the resumes of students and recent graduates in a particular class (e.g. 2Ls) with similar interests (e.g. immigration law, real estate law, or working in the northern suburbs), and then notify employers who fit those criteria that the books are available for review. These books can also be used when an employer calls up our office looking for a particular type of student to clerk for them (“We are looking for a 3L interested in litigation”), so that we can respond quickly and efficiently to employer requests (in that case by looking at the 3L Litigation Resume Book).

For more information about Resume Books, click here.

Access 2 Practice Summer Legal Externship Program: opportunities coming soon!

Access 2 Practice Legal Externship Opportunities for summer are available for your application, starting this week. Check Symplicity for opportunities posted as of February 17th, and marked as "Access 2 Practice." What is an Access 2 Practice Legal Externship? The Access 2 Practice Legal Externship is a for-credit opportunity with a law firm or corporation this summer. Most of the opportunities are sponsored by Chicago-Kent alumni wishing to give back and provide an excellent legal experience for the students who work with them. Students apply for Access 2 Practice legal externship opportunities with a resume and cover letter by the deadline of March 21, 2014. At that time, all employers receive your materials and interviews take place during the following weeks. Watch Symplicity as Access 2 Practice Legal Externships will continue to be added throughout the coming weeks.

 

ASCK Week 2014: Events All Week February 17 to 21.


Now in its 5th year, Alumni-Student ConneKtions Week is a week-long extravaganza of opportunities for students to network and connect with alumni while honing their interviewing and networking skills.

ASCK Week will take place February 17-21 and will consist of the following activities:

Monday, Feb. 17 - Informational Interviews
Tuesday, Feb. 18 - Informational Interviews and a lunchtime panel discussion, "How I Found My Job in Law School"
Wednesday, Feb. 19 - Mock Interviews
Thursday, Feb. 20 - Coffee ConneKtions and the ASCK Week Networking Reception
Friday, Feb. 21 - Coffee ConneKtions
Any day - Job Shadowing

More information about all of these activities is available at www.alumni.kentlaw.edu/asck,

More than 60 alumni are volunteering their time during ASCK Week, providing opportunities for nearly 200 students to meet with alumni throughout the week. Don't miss the "How I Found My Job in Law School" panel on Tuesday, February 18 and the ASCK Week Networking Reception on Thursday, February 20.

 

On-Campus Interviews

Programming

ASCK Week Events:

February 18: ASCK Week Panel Discussion: "How I found My Job in Law School"

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Room C20
Pizza will be provided; RSVP to alums@kentlaw.iit.edu

Presented by:
Mariana Karampelas '11, Judicial Law Clerk, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chancery Division
Julie Levinson Pustilnik '11, Associate, Anesi, Ozmon, Rodin, Novak & Kohen
Gabrielle Green '07, Assistant Appellate Defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender
Rajesh Kanuru '05, Partner, KP Law, LLC

February 20: ASCK Week Networking Reception

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: 2nd Floor Cafeteria
Please RSVP to alums@kentlaw.iit.edu

Hear from Executive Recruiter Heather Baker about best practices for working a room and then put those tips into action! The reception will run from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., with a short program at 6:00 p.m.  A photographer will also be on hand to take professional headshots for students. Co-sponsored with the Student Bar Association.

Upcoming Programs:

February 18: Real Estate Law Society Presents: A Conversation with Two Property Tax Attorneys

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Room 370

Join Real Estate Law Society on Tuesday, February 18th from 12-1pm as they host a conversation with two Property Tax Attorneys. The featured attorneys are Max Callahan and Antonio Senagore. Lunch will be provided! 

Max Callahan is a partner at Siegel & Callahan, P.C., a small law firm that exclusively handles property tax appeals for residential, commercial and industrial property in Chicago and surrounding Cook County. Max is a Chicago-Kent alumni, and serves on the Chicago Bar Association’s Real Estate Tax Committee.

Antonio Senagore is a property tax attorney with Fisk Kart Katz Regan & Levy. Through his work with property tax appeals, he has helped homeowners, condominium associations, and businesses reduce their property tax liability. He regularly advocates for clients in property tax assessment appeals before the Cook County Assessor, the Cook County Board of Review, the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board, and county boards of review across Illinois.

Please RSVP if attending: http://doodle.com/wsv6sng5em9uadb2)

 

February 19: Practising Law Institute (PLI) Presentation on the Patent Bar Exam

Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Room 345

If you are a student with an undergrad or graduate degree in engineering, computer sciences or the hard sciences (chemistry, biology, physics, some related fields), and are interested in becoming a Patent Attorney, Practising Law Institute (PLI) invites you to a presentation by John White, Academic Director of PLI's Patent Bar Review Course. Topics for discussion include:

•             The latest info on the Patent Bar Exam; who can take it; how it works, now that it's on computer; when you should take it (you don't need to…and probably shouldn't…wait until you graduate); how the American Invents Act has impacted the Exam, and; recommendations on when and how to study for this Exam.

Scholarships to PLI's other IP programs will also be discussed.

For more information, please visit: www.patentbarreview.com / www.pli.edu

 

February 25: Opportunities with the City of Chicago Department of Law

Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: 270

The City of Chicago Department of Law serves the Mayor, City Departments, Boards and Commissioners and the City Council administering policies and programs to benefit Chicago residents.  

Come to this program to meet the city’s top attorney, Stephen R. Patton, Corporation Counsel, and to learn about the City of Chicago Department of Law’s Externship Program, Summer Volunteer Program, Law Clerk Program (paid and volunteer), and Entry-Level Attorney Program.  Learn about Law Department opportunities and what it is like to manage and practice law at one of the premier government law firms in the country from a panel of presenters to include:

  • Stephen R. Patton, Corporation Counsel
  • Elizabeth Simek, Director of Legal Recruitment and Professional Development
  • Olufemi Sokoya, Assistant Corporation Counsel (CK '10)
  • Kevin Gallardo, Assistant Corporation Counsel (CK '08)

Space is Limited: Please RSVP by February 21 to the career services office at kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu with "City of Chicago" in the subject line.

February 26: SELS presents: Andy Shiffman: NBA Sports Agent & Director of BB Operations at Priority Sports

Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Location: Room 370


Join the Sport and Entertainment Law Society on Wednesday, February 26 from 3-4pm in Room 370 for our first event of the semester. Andy Shiffman is Director of Basketball Operations and a Certified NBA Agent at Priority Sports & Entertainment, a very reputable sports agency, based here in Chicago with an office in LA as well. Food and Drinks will be provided!

February 27: Twin Cities Diversity in Practice: Dinner for Diverse Law Students in Chicago

Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: Carnival: 702 West Fulton, Chicago, IL 60661

Join the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice for the 2014 Chicago-Area Diverse Law Student Dinner on Thursday February 27, 2014. A group of attorneys will come to Chicago to build and strengthen connections with law students at the Chicago area law schools.  The dinner will take place at Carnival, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., and all law students of color are invited to attend. There is no charge for the event.

To registerhttp://www.cvent.com/d/n4qq21, on our website at www.diversityinpractice.org, or contact Jackie Kujawa at (612) 343-7999 or jkujawa@diversityinpractice.org. Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, February 25, 2014

March 5: Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago: Law Student Outreach Committee

Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Location: The John Marshall Law School

Join the Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. (BWLA) on March 5, 2014 from 5:30pm-8:00pm for the BWLA’s Law Student Outreach Committee hosted by the John Marshall Law School. There will be a session on resume and interview tips by Michael A. Wilder, an attorney at Littler Mendelson P.C., Illinois attorneys conducting mock interviews and reviewing resumes, and a networking reception after the formal program. The program is free!

Please RSVP via email to administrator@bwla.org by Friday, February 28th.

 

 

Employment Opportunities

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

Apply Now! City of Chicago Law Department is hiring December 2013 and May 2014 grads

City of Chicago Law Department is hiring December 2013 and May 2014 grads for entry level attorney positions for Fall 2014.  Application is two step process (Step 1 due March 14, 2014 and Step 2 due March 21, 2014).  You can find the details in Symplicity posted as #17151.

City of Chicago, Department of Law, Summer 2014 law clerk program deadline, March 1

The City of Chicago Department of Law invites law students to apply for its 2014 Summer Law Clerk Program. Usually, the program begins June 1st and is for a minimum of 10 weeks; however, the start date and duration of a law clerk’s summer will be determined by the law clerk and his/her direct supervisor. The Summer Program is designed to provide current law students with a challenging unpaid clerkship that reflects the demands and rewards of public service, as well as a realistic picture of what it is like to practice law for the City of Chicago. Participants in the Summer Program are not compensated. Some schools may offer students grants or allow for academic credit.

During the Summer Program, the law clerks will be assigned to work in one of the practice divisions in the law department and participate in a wide variety of activities including:

· assisting in trial preparation; attending depositions; observing real estate closings; attending client meetings and court proceedings; researching legal issues; and drafting memoranda, briefs and contracts.

Also, law clerks that have finished their second year of law school and qualify for an Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711 license may represent the City in:

· mandatory tort arbitrations in the Circuit Court of Cook County; disciplinary hearings for the police and labor boards; and labor arbitration.

They may also depose or examine witnesses in trials in state and federal court.

During the summer, the Law Department will host a lecture series that feature speakers addressing legal
issues that affect the City in areas such as environmental and First Amendment law and provides the law clerks with opportunities to meet with City department officials and members of state and federal judiciary.

The Law Department seeks talented, promising individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. Many of our attorneys are active in civic and professional activities and organizations. The Law Department is committed to increasing opportunities for minorities in the legal profession, and it is proud that its staff reflects the racial, cultural and ethnic diversity of Chicago. The Law Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To learn more about the various Divisions within the Department of Law and the work that they handle, potential candidates should check out the Litigation, Prosecution and Transactional Division links found under “What We Do” at www.cityofchicago.org/dol

To apply for the 2014 Summer Law Clerk Program, interested students should submit all application materials as outlined at http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/city/en/depts/dol/supp_info/dol_volunteer_program.html.

The deadline to apply is March 1, 2014.

 

Illinois Attorney General's Office, Summer 2014 intern deadline, March 1

The Illinois Attorney General's Office provides excellent opportunities for law students to improve their skills and knowledge in a wide range of subject areas, including consumer protection, government representation, civil rights, environmental enforcement, antitrust, complex civil litigation, civil and criminal appeals, and criminal law enforcement. Working closely with attorneys in the Chicago, Springfield, or Carbondale office, law clerks investigate facts, review documents, research legal issues, and draft legal memoranda, correspondence, and pleadings. Advanced students who qualify for a 711 license are encouraged to obtain such a license so that they may appear in court under the supervision of an Assistant Attorney General.

For further information, and to download an application form, students should visit the Illinois Attorney General's website at: http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/about/jobs/lawclerk_application.html 

Deadline for summer is March 1, 2014.

Apply Now! BP 2014 Legal Summer Internship program for 1L's

Summer intern positions are available at BP's legal offices in Houston, Texas, Naperville, Illinois and Anchorage, Alaska. Students who have completed only one year of law school are eligible.  Students must demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. Applications are to be completed online on or before February 21, 2014 and the status of the applications will be known by March 28, 2014. You can find more details in Symplicity posted as #17150

Apply Now! CBS Law Department Diversity Internship Program

The CBS Law Department is committed to creating and participating in programs designed to assist diverse individuals in obtaining the training, development and advancement opportunities necessary to succeed in the legal profession. To that end, the CBS Law Department has developed the CBS Diversity Internship Program with the goal of providing substantive experience and meaningful exposure to students of diverse backgrounds interested in learning about in-house practice. CBS defines diversity broadly to include not only its most “visible” aspects such as race and gender, but all of its aspects, such as age, physical disability, sexual orientation, religion, national origin and marital/parental status. All students with diverse
backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The Program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to be exposed to the various legal issues handled by in-house attorneys from across the Company. During the course of the internship, participants should expect to interact with attorneys handling matters pertaining to CBS’s various business entities, such as CBS Television and CBS Radio, Simon and Schuster, Showtime, and CBS Outdoor. Students should also expect to be exposed to several different practice areas while working under the supervision of attorneys from the Law Department’s Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, and Litigation practice groups. Participants will
be invited to join CBS attorneys in attending seminars on various legal issues in the media field,and luncheons with CBS attorneys will be arranged, allowing CBS attorneys to discuss their careers and to answer student questions in an informal setting.

The Program is open to students who will be 2Ls and 3Ls at the time of the internship.  The duration of the Program is for the summer session. The Program is unpaid and students will be required to receive academic credit from their law school for their participation in the Program. During the summer, students should expect to spend at least 20 hours per week at CBS. A prior background in media or news
is not required. If you are interested in applying for the CBS summer program, click here for the application.

Apply Now!  Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Internships

PILI's Law Student Internship Program connects law students from across the country with legal service agencies in Illinois. Interns work 400 hours full-time during the summer or 200 hours part-time during the school year, with PILI ensuring quality supervision by experienced agency attorneys, and providing extra educational, networking and mentoring opportunities.

PILI administers its Internship Program application through IllinoisProBono.org. You must register on this site before you can submit any applications.  Applications for both summer 2014 and spring 2014 Internships for 2Ls are now open, and applications for the summer 2014 internships for 1Ls are also open! Click here to learn more about how to apply.

For more information about Spring 2014 PILI opportunities, click here.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about PILI internships.                                                                    

Volunteer: Center for Disability and Elder Law, Awards Benefit & 30th Anniversary Celebration

The Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL) requests Kent Law School students volunteer at CDEL’s 2014 Winter Awards Benefit & 30th Anniversary Celebration.  The fundraiser will take place at:

Baker & McKenzie
300 E. Randolph
Chicago, IL
February 26
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Volunteers will assist with the following tasks on the night of the event:  guest registration and greeting, raffle ticket sales, program distribution, ushering, and assisting the Executive Director.  Volunteers are expected to arrive by 4:30 p.m. for a short training meeting prior to the event.

This event is complementary to volunteers (tickets are regularly $100.00).  Volunteers can expect to work approximately 1/3rd of the evening, most beginning at 5:00 p.m., and are invited to network with hundreds of attorneys and enjoy complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres the remainder of the time. 

Please be advised that this volunteer opportunity is a four-hour time commitment (4:30-8:30 p.m.).  To volunteer for this event, please contact Susan Silverman susanbsilverman@gmail.com

 

Fellowships & Scholarships

Zelle Hoffmann 2014 Diversity in Law Scholarship

On behalf of the national law firm Zelle Hofmann, we are pleased to announce a call for applications for our 2014 Diversity in Law Scholarship.  The keystone of the firm's Diversity Outreach Plan, the Diversity in Law Scholarship was created for law students who either (1) are a member of a population or group whose background and perspectives are historically underrepresented in the private practice of law; or (2) demonstrate a long-standing commitment to diversity that will be furthered by award of the scholarship.

The scholarship awards the selected recipient a total of $30,000 to be applied towards the selected recipient's law school tuition, fees, and text books, with one half of the scholarship paid for the student's second year of law school and one half of the scholarship paid for the student's third year of law school subject to the following: To receive the second installment of the scholarship, the recipient must maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA (or its equivalent) through the student's second year of law school. Depending upon the firm's current needs, the Scholarship recipient may be offered, but is under no obligation to accept, a paid summer clerkship at one of the firm's offices for the summer following the student's first year of law school. The specific location of the potential clerkship will be decided by the firm in consultation with the student and will be based upon both the student's interest and the firm's need. Finally, in order to help ensure the recipient's successful entry into the legal profession, the firm will assign an attorney to mentor the recipient for the student's remaining law school career.

Click here for a copy of our formal scholarship application containing more in-depth information about the scholarship for your reference and dissemination.

Please note that to be considered for the Diversity in Law Scholarship students should complete and submit the application and required documents to Zelle Hofmann by April 1, 2014.  Click here for contact information and respective submission information.

McGuireWoods 1L Diversity Scholarship

McGuireWoods is awarding up to 8 $5,000 scholarships this spring to diverse 1Ls. McGuireWoods’ annual Diversity Scholarship Program will award up to eight $5,000 scholarships to diverse current first-year law students with an expected graduation year of 2016, who are committed to contributing to and supporting diversity within the legal profession.
At McGuireWoods, we define diversity as recognizing and valuing the differences in our workforce. To us, diversity encompasses age, sex, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, marital status and veteran status, as well as educational and professional backgrounds.
For more information on McGuireWoods’ Diversity Scholarship Program, including application instructions, please click here. Application packet must be received by May 30, 2014.

Job Fairs

Register now: 2014 Loyola Patent Law Interview Program

Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hosting the 2014 Patent Law Interview Program on Thursday, July 31 and Friday, August 1, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.  This is a nationwide interview program that targets patent law employers, rising 2L and 3L students interested in Intellectual Property, and students in Intellectual Property LLM programs.  Online student registration for this year’s Patent Law Interview Program begins Monday, February 10 and closes on Monday, March 3.  Loyola will not accept late registrations so it is important the March 3rd deadline is met in order to participate in the interviews this summer.

Students with undergraduate or graduate degrees in engineering or a technical science should consider registering for the program.  You do not need to be patent bar eligible to register, although the vast majority of employers participating in the program are seeking patent bar eligible students.  The Patent Law Interview Program will be accepting registrations from:  JD students graduating in May/June 2015 (rising 3Ls); JD students graduating in May/June 2016 (rising 2Ls); JD students graduating in December 2014/January 2015 (3Ls); JD students graduating in December 2015/January 2016 (2Ls); and students in Intellectual Property LLM programs with anticipated graduation dates in 2015 and 2016 (LLMs)  For more information on the program, please refer to the Loyola Patent Program website at: http://www.luc.edu/law/career/patent_students.html

Online registration is open as of February 10th at:  https://patentlawregistration.luc.edu/lawstudents/Default.aspx.   There is a non-refundable $35 dollar registration fee which you must pay by credit card to complete your online registration.  Please have your credit card ready when you register.  

Please direct any questions about the program to the Patent Program Liaison in the Chicago-Kent Career Office (Jeanne Kraft - jkraft@kentlaw.iit.edu).

 

Diversity

February 27: Twin Cities Diversity in Practice: Dinner for Diverse Law Students in Chicago

March 5: Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago: Law Student Outreach Committee

Apply Now! BP 2014 Legal Summer Internship program for 1L's

Apply Now! CBS Law Department Diversity Internship Program

Zelle Hoffmann 2014 Diversity in Law Scholarship

McGuireWoods 1L Diversity Scholarship

Resources

Rebellious Lawyering Conference, Feb 21-22 at Yale Law

Join us for RebLaw2014 on February 21-22, 2014, at the Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut. Registration is now open at www.rsvpbook.com/reblaw2014.

The Rebellious Lawyering Conference is an annual gathering of students, activists and legal practitioners dedicated to legal work in the service of communities and social change movements and to challenging hierarchies of race, wealth, gender, and expertise within legal practice and education. Grounded in the spirit of Gerald Lopez's Rebellious Lawyering, the conference is in its twentieth year and the largest student-run public interest law conference in the U.S.

Registration is $30 and includes a happy hour on Friday and lunch on Saturday. For law students wishing to attend who may otherwise find hotel costs prohibitive, we do our best to coordinate hoursing with Yale law studens and volunteerings. The deadline for housing elibilility is January 31.

Questions? rebellious.law.questions@gmail.com

Americorp JD: apply for financial support for students working with veteran's, disaster relief, or civil legal corp this coming summer 

AmeriCorpsJD, http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/americorpsjd. A student can apply for AmeriCorp JD funding for work in 3 areas:

1) Veterans Legal Corps
2) Disaster Legal Corps
3) Civil Legal Corps

To participate in Veterans or Disaster Legal Corps, the student needs to spend at least 50% of his or her time serving either veterans or victims of a federally recognized disaster. The applications are on a rolling basis.

To participate in Civil Legal Corps, the student can focus on a variety of legal issues, but will also provide support on a Veterans Toolkit for at least 20% of the student's required 300 hours of service (at least 60 hours). These applications are due April 15th, 2014.

AmeriaCorps JD provides a student with a $1175 Segal AmeriCorps Education award voucher that can be used to pay current educational expenses or qualified student loans.

Equal Justice America: apply for funding if you are providing legal services to the poor this coming summer

Equal Justice America is an independent non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established in 1993. EJA has become a national leader in providing opportunities for law students to work with organizations that deliver civil legal services to those most in need. Our efforts expose a new generation of future lawyers to the urgency for pro bono assistance to our most vulnerable citizens. Students at more than 70 law schools now have the opportunity to take part in the Equal Justice America Fellowship Program. Visit www.equaljusticeamerica.org to apply, application deadline for summer 2014 is March 24, 2014.

Other CSO Resources

The Chicago-Kent Career Services Office has access to hundreds of helpful career resources. A majority of these resources are available in Symplicity under the red "Resources" tab (in the "Document Library"). Some of these resources include:

  • 2013-2014 Government Honors and Internship Handbook
  • Chicago Area Law Firm List
  • 2013-2014 Guide to Internships & Fellowships in Reproductive Rights & Justice
  • Updated Vermont Guide to State Judicial Clerkships
  • BYU Intercollegiate Job Bank
  • DePaul Law School International Guide and Job Resource
  • Music Attorney Registry
  • Prosecution Handbook
  • Public Defender Handbook               
  • Public Interest Job Search Handbooks
  • Various handouts related to the job search, including “Researching Legal Employers,” “The Out of State Job Search,” “Salary Negotiations” and “Writing Samples”

And many more!

Chicago-Kent students can also access various websites like: 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 in the Symplicity "Document Library" (under the Resources tab).

Speak with your Career Advisor today about the various resources available through the Career Services Office!

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