for Excellence: Law as a Profession 2001
A Program for Second
Wednesday, February 7,
Strategies for Excellence: Law as a Profession 2001 will be offered
twice on February 7th, once for day students, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.,
and again for the evening division, from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. Professional
attire is required. Classes for the rest of the student
body will be canceled that day.
Your day will begin at 9:00 a.m. with registration. A continental
breakfast will be available after 8:30 a.m., so come early to get a cup
of coffee before the day begins. Lunch will be served at 11:30
a.m. The day will conclude at 4 p.m. program. The day program
includes plenary programs and two interactive breakout sessions on law
as a profession.
Registration and dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. We will conclude
with a dessert reception at 9:00 p.m. so you can grab a brownie or a gourmet
cookie and a cup of coffee for your trip home. The evening program
includes plenary programs and one breakout session on law as a profession.
Breakout Session Information:
You will receive an e-mail within the next week indicating your breakout
session assignments. Most breakout sessions are organized according
to practice sector (such as small and mid-sized firms, government, or public
interest) and what it is like to practice law in these environments.
They are not intended to address particular practice areas such as entertainment
law or patent law or job search strategies. Breakout session assignments
were done on a first come, first serve basis. If you did not receive
your first choices for breakout sessions, sessions were either already
filled or else the session is not being offered due to low registration
numbers. Please do not request a change
in your breakout session assignments. Included in the
e-mail will be an attachment containing a script regarding possible topics
for discussion. Please read over the script and compose questions
for discussion during the breakout groups.
We are very
excited about the caliber of speakers who have graciously volunteered their
time to speak to students at Strategies for Excellence: Law as a Profession
2001. This is a chance to meet and impress legal employers from
the Chicagoland area. Check out the speaker page for a list of panel
& breakout session speakers, as well as keynote and distinguished speakers.
Program Goals and Objectives
Please keep in mind that the program does not focus on job search
strategies or specific practice areas. The CSO offers a variety of
job search and practice specific programs throughout the academic year.
To increase students' understanding of the expectations employers have
of new attorneys;
To help students better understand the many factors beyond law school critical
to professional success;
To emphasize the importance of civility and respect in the profession and
to encourage students to build successful relationships with adversaries
and colleagues from the beginning of their professional careers; and
To inspire students to strive for professional excellence and outstanding
service to clients.
If you have questions about Strategies for
Excellence: Law as a Profession 2001, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.