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Week of June 22, 2015

Information & Announcements

  • CSO Open All Summer Long
  • Summer Resume Books - OPT IN NOW!
  • ABA Win a Dream Interview Contest

Fall Recruiting

  • Mark Your Calendar - Fall Recruiting Important Dates
  • June 23: Mandatory Fall Recruiting Meeting

Programming

  • ILAO/PILI Webinar: How to Apply for Internships and Externships
  • June 23: Mandatory Fall Recruiting Meeting
  • June 24: Chicago Women in IP Network and Mentoring Group Kickoff Event
  • June 24: Schiff Hardin Veteran Law Students Meet & Greet
  • June 24: Women In Law Empowerment Forum Program - In Conversation with The Honorable Jessica O'Brien
  • July 9: Skadden Program -Celebrate the Diversity That Is Chicago

Employment Opportunities

  • Reed Smith 2015 Diverse Scholars Program for 1Ls - Applications due July 20, 2015

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Swords to Plowshares Fellowship - Applications due June 29, 2015
  • Bricker & Eckler 2016 Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship - Applications due July 1, 2015

Job Fairs

  • Register NOW: 2015 National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair, July 21
  • Register NOW: Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair, July 31
  • Register NOW: Boston Lawyers Group's Annual Job Fair for Law Students of Color, August 4 (Register by July 10)
  • Register NOW: 2015 Lavender Law Career Fair, Chicago, August 5-8
  • Register NOW: 2015 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair, August 6 and 7 (Register by June 28)
  • Register NOW: Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, August 7
  • Register NOW: 11th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, August 21-22 (Register by July 3)
  • Register NOW: Northwest Minority Job Fair, August 22 (Register by July 24)
  • Register NOW: Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Convention and Career Fair, September 2-5 (Register by August 31)

Diversity

  • June 24: Schiff Hardin Veteran Law Students Meet & Greet
  • Bricker & Eckler 2016 Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship - Applications due July 1, 2015
  • July 9: Skadden Program -Celebrate the Diversity That Is Chicago
  • Reed Smith 2015 Diverse Scholars Program for 1Ls - Applications due July 20, 2015
  • Register NOW: 2015 National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair, July 21
  • Register NOW: Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair, July 31
  • Register NOW: Boston Lawyers Group's Annual Job Fair for Law Students of Color, August 4 (Register by July 10)
  • Register NOW: 2015 Lavender Law Career Fair, Chicago, August 5-8
  • Register NOW: 2015 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair, August 6 and 7 (Register by June 28)
  • Register NOW: Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, August 7
  • Register NOW: 11th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, August 21-22 (Register by July 3)
  • Register NOW: Northwest Minority Job Fair, August 22 (Register by July 24)
  • Register NOW: Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Convention and Career Fair, September 2-5 (Register by August 31)

Resources

  • Equal Justice Works’ Student Debt E-Book: Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt
  • CSO Resources

Information & Announcements

CSO Open All Summer Long

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

CSO Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Evening appointments will be available on Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. if scheduled in advance.

Summer Resume Books - OPT IN NOW!

Summer Resume Books are now available for “opt-in” for all rising 2Ls and 3Ls.  Employers may request or look at Resume Books at any time throughout the Summer (both before and after they have been notified), so students are encouraged to opt-in to Resume Books as soon as possible.  Even if you have secured employment for this Summer, keep in mind that Summer Resume Books may be used by employers for hiring for Fall 2015. Even if you have opted-in to Resume Books before, you must opt-in again if you wish to have your resume included.

As a reminder, 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 who has worked as a 711 clerk.”), so that we can respond quickly and efficiently to employer requests (in that case by looking at the 3L Litigation Resume Book for students who have been 711 clerks).

For more information about Resume Books, click here.

ABA Win a Dream Interview Contest

Enter the ABA's "Win a Dream Interview" contest, visit www.ABADreamInterview.com.
Participate now and you can win an interview for a chance at a dream internship in just three easy steps:

1. Submit a one minute video.  Explain why you should intern at one of many law firms around the country. Winners receive an interview and chance to personally pitch themselves! 

2. Choose up to three firms. Select the internships for which you would like to interview, and then submit resumes, transcripts and/or other required selection criteria. 

3. Join the ABA.  Membership is FREE for students. You must be an ABA Law Student Member to be eligible for this contest. 

Visit www.ABADreamInterview.com for official rules and more information.

Fall Recruiting

Mark Your Calendar - Fall Recruiting Important Dates

Several important Fall Recruiting dates and deadlines come up fast during the Summer! 

Much of “Fall” Recruiting takes place in early August, but there are several important dates and deadlines in June and July.  Be sure to watch your kentlaw.iit.edu email for updates and information about Fall Recruiting.  Also, regularly check the Record, the OCI tab of Symplicity and the CSO Fall Recruiting website for information as well as tips on how to prepare application documents and research employers.

Important Fall Recruiting Dates:

Monday, June 22, 2015: Resume Reviews begin. All first-time program participants must have a mandatory resume review by a Career Advisor. 

Monday, June 22, 2015: Information on employers participating in Fall Recruiting will be available on Symplicity.  This information will include application documents to be submitted, hiring eligibility requirements (e.g. class rank) and on-campus interview dates.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 12:00pm and 5:30pm: MANDATORY Fall Recruiting Program. This program will provide information regarding registration requirements and participating employers.  If you plan to participate in Fall Recruiting, you MUST attend one of these sessions. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 12:00pm:  Resume Reviews end.  Resumes must be reviewed and uploaded to Symplicity by 12:00pm.  

Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Noon:  Bidding system will be open for student bid entry.  Students may begin bidding on interviews with employers in Symplicity for OCI and Resume Collect Employers.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 12:00pm: Deadline to enter all computer bids, upload all required application materials to Symplicity, and turn in all hard copy registration materials to the CSO.

August 4-6, 2015:  Mock Interviews will be available. Interview slots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-ups will be managed online; more information will be available at the June 23rd program.

Friday, August 7, 2015: Student interview schedules will be available for online viewing.

Monday, August 10, 2015: On-campus interviews begin.

Mandatory Fall Recruiting Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 23
Time: 12:00pm and 5:30pm
Location: Room 590

If you would like to participate in Fall Recruiting (sometimes referred to simply as “OCI” or “On-Campus Interviewing”), you MUST attend the informational program on Tuesday, June 23rd at either 12:00pm or 5:30pm. 

The program will not last more than an hour and will discuss the details of Fall Recruiting, such as what is required to participate in the program and the program’s timeline.

If you have never participated in Fall Recruiting (all rising 2Ls and any rising 3Ls who did not participate last year), you must attend one of these sessions in order to bid on employers and participate.

Programming

ILAO/PILI Webinar: How to Apply for Internships and Externships

Illinois Legal Aid Online (ILAO) and the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) have prepared a short (9 minute) webinar on how to use www.illinoisprobono.org to search for a summer internship or externship. The webinar walks you through the application process and provides tips from partnering legal aid organizations. You can access the webinar here: How to Apply for Internships and Externships.

Mandatory Fall Recruiting Meeting
(See above)

Chicago Women in IP Network and Mentoring Group Kickoff Event

Date: Wednesday, June 24
Time:  5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Ocean Tomo, 200 W. Madison, 37th Floor

The Chicago Women in IP Network and Mentoring Group will host its kick-off cocktail event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 24 at Ocean Tomo, 200 West Madison St., 37th floor. Students are welcome!
 
CHIWIP was started by a group of IP thought leaders in Chicago. CHIWIP members will include private practice attorneys, in-house counsel, chief IP officers, federal judges and federal magistrates, IP consultants and service providers, and law school students.

The group’s founding members stressed that CHIWIP will provide a forum for women IP law professionals to share their successes and challenges with other women more openly than they might with colleagues at their own firms.
 
RSVPs for the June 24 CWIP kick-off event should be emailed, no later than June 18, to Molly Keelan at mkeelan@oceantomo.com.

Schiff Hardin Veteran Law Students Meet & Greet

Date: Wednesday, June 24
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Schiff Hardin Conference Center, Willis Tower, 233 South Wacker Dr., Suite 6600

Schiff Hardin invites veteran law students to a meet and greet.  Come network with other veteran law students and Schiff Hardin attorneys.  Please RSVP to Becky Whitehurst at diversity@schiffhardin.com.

Women In Law Empowerment Forum Program - In Conversation with The Honorable Jessica O'Brien

Date: Wednesday, June 24
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, 155 North Wacker Drive, 28th Floor

Join the WILEF for a conversation with the Honorable Jessica O’Brien.

The Honorable Jessica O'Brien is living proof that hard work, determination and a positive, "can-do" attitude can bring even your most ambitious dreams to fruition. Born and raised in the Philippines, after high school Jessica migrated to New Jersey, where she worked to improve her English speaking skills and assimilate into the American way of life. After spending several years in the hospitality industry, which included senior management positions at Caesars Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, Jessica decided to follow her passion and pursue a career in the legal profession.

From private practice to a government agency and now as an esteemed member of the judiciary, Jessica has pursued - and achieved - many of her life dreams to date, thanks to her unparalleled energy, strong business sense, demonstrated leadership skills, commitment to diversity and dynamic personality. We hope you can join us for a fascinating discussion of Jessica's career path, experience on the bench, commitment to public service and active bar association involvement, along with her personal insights on such important topics as networking, leadership, diversity and personal branding - all vital to the professional development of attorneys at every level!

See here for more information and to register.

Skadden Program - Celebrate the Diversity That Is Chicago

Date: Thursday, July 9
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, 155 North Wacker Drive

Save the Date for Skadden’s 4th annual conversation on inclusion: Celebrate the Diversity that Is Chicago. The event will feature remarks by Michelle Roberts, Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association.

Employment Opportunities

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

Reed Smith 2015 Diverse Scholars Program for 1Ls - Applications due July 20, 2015

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 $20,000 awards to students to be used to defray necessary expenditures related to her/his legal education 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 and inclusion.
 
Scholarship applicants must submit a resume, a completed application (2015 Diverse Scholars Application), a personal statement, law school transcript, undergraduate transcript and a legal writing sample to:  DiverseScholars@reedsmith.com.
 
Summer associate positions in 2016 are available in:  Chicago; Los Angeles; San Francisco; New York City; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Houston, and Washington, D.C.  Applications must be submitted on or before July 20, 2015.
 
Students may also visit the Diverse Scholars page for more information about our program and to download an application.  To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion, please visit http://diversity.reedsmith.com.

See Symplicity ID: #19955 for more information.

Fellowships & Scholarships

Swords to Plowshares Fellowship - Applications due June 29, 2015

Swords to Plowshares seeks candidates to sponsor for both Equal Justice Works and Skadden fellowships.

Swords to Plowshares is a nationally-recognized nonprofit serving veterans in need in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Founded in 1974, Swords to Plowshares is a community-based not-for-profit organization that provides legal assistance, counseling and case management, employment and training, and housing to veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We promote and protect the rights of veterans through advocacy, public education, and partnerships with local, state, and national entities.  Believing that war causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield, our mission is to heal the wounds, to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to prevent and end homelessness and poverty among veterans.

Our legal services include free assistance to veterans who seek Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare, disability compensation, and pension; we also specialize in military discharge reviews and upgrades for veterans who received less than fully Honorable discharges.  We are a small, collegial staff seeking candidates to sponsor for both Equal Justice Works and Skadden fellowships.  Applicants are encouraged to propose project ideas.  We seek someone who is dynamic, creative, and highly motivated. 

A successful fellowship candidate will:

  • Possess superior research skills; strong academic record; impeccable written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have demonstrated experience with or sensitivity to the needs of homeless and disabled veteran populations, particularly “hard to reach / hard to serve” populations.
  • Possess patience; creativity; attention to detail; excellent organizational skills.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and remain calm under pressure.
  • Be committed to the mission of Swords to Plowshares.
  • Become a member of the State Bar of California (other state bar membership may qualify, if it satisfies VA rules for attorney representation and meets eligibility requirements for admission to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims).

Veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.  Women, people of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQ individuals are also encouraged to apply.  Please note that Swords to Plowshares will make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities.

To learn more about Equal Justice Works post-graduate legal fellowships, please visit http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/post-grad/equal-justice-works-fellowships.  To learn more about Skadden post-graduate legal fellowships, please visit http://www.skaddenfellowships.org/

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter detailing your interest in Swords to Plowshares along with a resume, academic transcript, writing sample, and list of three references to:  bvonbehren@stp-sf.org.  Please be sure to include “Fellowship Candidate” in the subject line.  The deadline for applications is Monday June 29, 2015.

Bricker & Eckler 2016 Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship - Applications due July 1, 2015

Bricker & Eckler LLP is pleased to present the Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship for 2016.

Established to provide a second-year law student with a valuable employment experience early in their legal career, this scholarship will be awarded to a candidate who: demonstrates leadership skills, academic strength, service to the community and an overall commitment to excellence, and who has exhibited meaningful commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Eligible candidates should complete the application and forward it with their resume, writing sample, LSAT score (optional), official undergraduate and graduate transcripts and law school grades to the attention of Patricia M. Lach, Recruiting/Professional Development Coordinator, Bricker & Eckler LLP, 100 South Third Street, Columbus, OH 43215. All applications must be complete when submitted and must be received by July 1, 2015

See here for more information.

Job Fairs

Register NOW: 2015 National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair, July 21

The National Black Prosecutors Association (NBPA) cordially invites you to participate in the NBPA Annual Job Fair on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at the Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C.  The goal of the Job Fair is to promote diversity in prosecutors’ offices by providing a forum where law students, recent law graduates, and experienced attorneys from across the nation can meet and interview with prospective prosecutorial employers at the local, state, and federal levels. The Job Fair is held in connection with the NBPA Annual Conference, which serves not only as a job fair forum, but as a comprehensive legal training program for prosecutors.  This year’s 32nd Annual Conference will run from July 19, 2015 to July 25, 2015. The Job Fair begins at 8:00am with registration and check-in; interviews commence at 9:00am.  At the culmination of the Job Fair, there will be a reception for all Job Fair participants and Annual Convention attendees.  The reception will afford Job Fair attendees an additional opportunity to further network with prospective employers and experienced prosecutors.

Registration is now open. You may register online.

In addition to the Job Fair reception, all Job Fair participants are invited to attend a free career seminar entitled “Strategies for a Successful Interview.”  The seminar will take place on Monday, July 20th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the Fairmont Hotel and will provide Job Fair participants with effective interviewing techniques.

Additional information about the NBPA and the Annual Conference and Job Fair is available at www.blackprosecutors.org.  If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact NBPA at NBPAJobFair2015@dany.nyc.gov or (212) 335-4300.

Register NOW: 2015 Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair, July 31, 2015

We are pleased to announce that student registration for the Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair (RMDLCF) is now open. Students may register online. The RMDLCF will take place on Friday, July 31, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. until noon at Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado. Students may register through Symplicity.
 
For more information on registration, please contact Margee Fawley with the Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair (info@rmdlcf.com, 303.892.7377) or Karen Hester with CLI (khester@legalinclusiveness.org, 303.832.3502).

The Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair is pleased to partner with the Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI). Davis Graham & Stubbs, RMDLCF's founding firm, works closely with CLI to make the job fair possible. CLI's mission of transforming the legal profession to one of inclusion dovetails nicely with RMDLCF's purpose of providing opportunities for diverse law students and graduates to meet employers about employment opportunities.

Please visit their websites to learn more about the Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair and the Center for Legal Inclusiveness.

Register NOW: Boston Lawyers Group's Annual Job Fair for Law Students of Color, August 4 (Register by July 10)

The 2015 Boston Lawyers Group’s Annual Job Fair for Law Students of Color will be held on August 4, 2015 in Boston, MA.

Eligible Students: Rising second year (2Ls) law students (rising third year (3Ls) only if student attends a 4-year program) Employers are interviewing students only for 2016 summer associate positions. Graduates and LLM candidates are not eligible.

Registration:  Registration is NOW OPEN and ends on July 10, 2015.
Students must complete an academic profile by uploading a resume and law school transcript (including spring 2015 grades—unofficial copies are acceptable). Do not upload transcripts that contain watermarks.  You can register online here. 

See here for more information.

Register NOW: 2015 Lavender Law Career Fair, Chicago, August 5-8

Register Now for the National LGBT Bar Association’s annual Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference, taking place August 5-8.  You may register here.

The Lavender Law Career Fair and Conference will take place in Chicago this year.

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. For full program and event details, please visit the program page: http://lgbtbar.org/annual/.

Register NOW: 2015 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair, August 6 and 7 (Register by June 28)

The eighth annual IndyBar Diversity Job Fair will be held August 6-7, 2015.  Legal employers will expect to interview full-time 2L law students (graduating May 2017) or part-time 2L and 3L law students (graduating 2017/2018) to participate in the fair. Registration is now open.   The student registration deadline is June 28, 2015. Only students who have registered, bid and obtain interviews can participate in Diversity Job Fair events. 

The IndyBar Diversity Job Fair seeks candidates who represent all aspects of diversity, who are looking for a one-of-a-kind legal community in a Midwestern city that has both cosmopolitan style and small-town charm.  To learn more about the logistics of the Job Fair, please visit ibadiversityjobfair.org.

Student registration is available at https://law-indybar-csm.symplicity.com/students. Following registration, students will be provided with automatically-generated passwords that will allow them to use the system throughout the next few months.

Register NOW: Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, August 7

Student registration is now open for the 2015 Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference. It will be held at St. Thomas University on Friday, August 7, 2015. 
 
The Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference (MMRC) is an annual event that connects the largest legal employers in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area with diverse rising 2L and 3L candidates from around the country. Each year’s conference and job fair includes between 25 and 30 employers and upwards of 100 law students.

Employers participating in the interviews will include small, medium and large firms; corporate law departments; and public interest, nonprofit and government entities.  The conference is sponsored by Twin Cities Diversity in Practice but is a unique opportunity to interview with both private law firms and local government employers as well.  During lunch, students enjoy a discussion on key issues relevant to their job search and building a successful career.

See here for the Student Flyer and Registration Information.

Please CLICK HERE for a list of important dates and deadlines.

CLICK HERE to see the list of the 25 participating employers.

All MMRC registered participants are also invited to the Thursday, August 6th Employer Reception.  Click here for more information.

Register NOW: 11th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, August 21-22 (Register by July 3)

The 11th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair (HDLJF) will be held August 21-22, 2015, in Kansas City, Missouri.  Students who are interested in becoming part of Kansas City’s dynamic legal community should strongly consider attending this event.  Students who will be returning to school in August and those graduating in May are eligible to attend the job fair, as employers will be interviewing for both summer and post-graduate positions.

The HDLJF is the result of Kansas City's leading law firms, legal associations, and corporate legal departments coming together to encourage law students to practice law in Kansas City.  The HDLJF is designed to expose law students of diverse backgrounds to both traditional and non-traditional legal employers.  In addition, the event is a great way to learn more about living in the wonderful city of Kansas City.

Registration is now open.  Students who register before June 5th will be entered into a drawing for exciting prizes.  The final deadline for registering is July 3, 2015.

Students can register on-line here. See the Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair Website for more information.

Register NOW: Northwest Minority Job Fair, August 22 (Register by July 24)

Perkins Coie is proud to host the 29th Annual Northwest Minority Job Fair. This year’s Fair will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Perkins Coie, 1201 Third Avenue, in Seattle.

Promoting diversity is a core value at Perkins Coie: the firm embraces diversity as part of its commitment to excellence and community. Embracing diversity allows us to draw from varied perspectives and communities in order to deliver excellence to our clients and to attract the very best talent to our ranks. We continuously strive to recruit, retain, and promote a diverse workforce, and we believe that each of the firms participating in the Northwest Minority Job Fair is committed to doing the same. As the largest private law firm in the state, we take our responsibility to provide statewide leadership in this area very seriously, and therefore, we are extremely proud to host the 2015 Northwest Minority Job Fair.

The Northwest Minority Job Fair, sponsored and funded by a consortium of legal sector employers, is an excellent place to begin. For 29 years, this event has brought together private and public law firms committed to promoting diversity by providing a unique opportunity for employers, law students, and lawyers to match legal talent with needs.

Last year’s Northwest Minority Job Fair brought together approximately 120 students and 31 law firms/agencies. This year’s Fair will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015, at Perkins Coie, 1201 Third Avenue, in Seattle.

Registration is free for students, and all expenses are paid by the participating employers. Part of the registration fee provides scholarships for minority students.

See here for more information and to register.

Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Convention and Career Fair, September 2-5 (Register by August 31)

The Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Convention will be held from September 2-5, 2015, at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel.

Don’t miss out on four days of non-stop educational programs, enlightening speakers, networking opportunities, and of course the finest entertainment around. Attendees will have the opportunity to obtain CLE credits in a wide variety of topics. 

The Convention will gather hundreds of attorneys, judges, and law students for an engaging and comprehensive program that includes CLE Panels on cutting edge topics with leading practitioners, national policy makers, and experts from across the country; networking events and workshops; the largest Hispanic Career Fair in the country, featuring exhibitors from prominent law firms, corporations, and government agencies; and a variety of social activities showcasing the best of what Boston has to offer.

Click here for more information and to register.

Diversity

Schiff Hardin Veteran Law Students Meet & Greet
(See above)

Bricker & Eckler 2016 Charles H. Walker Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship - Applications due July 1, 2015
(See above)

Skadden Program -Celebrate the Diversity That Is Chicago
(See above)

Reed Smith 2015 Diverse Scholars Program for 1Ls - Applications due July 20, 2015
(See above)

Register NOW: 2015 National Black Prosecutors Association Annual Job Fair, July 21
(See above)

Register NOW: 2015 Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair, July 31, 2015
(See above)

Register NOW: Boston Lawyers Group's Annual Job Fair for Law Students of Color, August 4 (Register by July 10)
(See above)

Register NOW: 2015 Lavender Law Career Fair, Chicago, August 5-8
(See above)

Register NOW: 2015 IndyBar Diversity Job Fair, August 6 and 7 (Register by June 28)
(See above)

Register NOW: Minnesota Minority Recruitment Conference, August 7
(See above)

Register NOW: 11th Annual Heartland Diversity Legal Job Fair, August 21-22 (Register by July 3)
(See above)

Register NOW: Northwest Minority Job Fair, August 22 (Register by July 24)
(See above)

Hispanic National Bar Association's Annual Convention and Career Fair, September 2-5 (Register by August 31)
(See above)

Resources

Equal Justice Works’ Student Debt E-Book: Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt

Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt, is now available free on the EJW website.

Take Control of Your Future is a comprehensive guide to managing student debt, with chapters on understanding student loans and loan consolidation, planning before borrowing, income-driven repayment plans and a step-by-step guide to earning Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

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:

  • 2014-2015 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) and Ethical Jobs (www.ethicaljobs.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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