Career Services event

2017 Summer Judicial Internship/Externship Program (See Postings in Symplicity for Specific Deadlines)

Date: 
10.20.2015 - 10.25.2016
Contact info (email or phone): 

Susan Staab, sstaab@law.uchicago.edu

Sam Geloso, sgeloso@uchicago.edu

Students submitting judicial internship applications to OCS should complete and submit the enclosure sheet for each set of applications submitted. Since judges have different deadlines, you may submit multiple enclosure sheets.

Please download either the PDF or Word Enclosure Sheet below, complete, and submit with your materials.

Explore the Possibilities: Public Interest Law Opportunities for Law Students (Chicago)

Date: 
10.17.2015
Location: 
Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Jackson, Chicago, IL 60661

Looking to secure a legal aid, public interest law or government position during or after law school? This program is for law students who are interested in learning more about placements as volunteers, interns, externs, fellows or staff in the public interest law sector.

10:00 a.m. – Registration opens

10:30 a.m. – Opening Plenary

City of Chicago Mayor's Office Fellowship Program Info Session

Date: 
10.21.2015
Location: 
Room E

City of Chicago Mayor's Office Fellowship Program Info Session:
Come hear about this summer law & policy program which offers summer  fellowships to law students interested in learning about City government and public policy. The program provides an in-depth view of how City government operates. This is an ideal opportunity for 1L or 2L summers.

Prof. Siegler Northern District of Illinois Information Program

Date: 
04.10.2017
Location: 
Room D

Prof. Alison Siegler will discuss clerkships and applications for the judges on the Northern District of Illinois.  LT Edwards '15 who is currently clerking will also be joining her panel.  This lunch talk is intended for students who will be applying to the Northern District of Illinois for clerkships.

Faculty: 
Alison Siegler

Clerkship Logistics & OSCAR Information Session

Date: 
05.11.2017
Location: 
Room II

OSCAR is the main resource of information for clerkship applicants.  Students interested in clerkships should attend this meeting to learn more about OSCAR and how to use the system to identify postings and judge information. OCS will also cover important logistical information involved with applying to clerkships.  All students interested in clerkships are welcome to attend.

Clerkship Information Session with Professor Hutchinson

Date: 
02.21.2017
Location: 
Room II

Prof. Hutchinson, Chair of the Clerkship Committee, will conduct a meeting for all JD students interested in a judicial clerkship at any point after graduation. Strategies for obtaining a clerkship as well as procedural requirements will be discussed.

1L Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Date: 
10.28.2015
Location: 
Auditorium
Contact info (email or phone): 

career_services@law.uchicago.edu

How does today’s challenging legal market affect what employers really look for in a student resume and cover letter? Join us for candid  advice and practical tips on crafting an effective resume and persuasive  cover letter.

*Please bring a copy of your resume with you to this workshop.

Faculty Clerkship Panel

Date: 
10.07.2015
Location: 
Room II
Contact info (email or phone): 

career_services@law.uchicago.edu

Several faculty members who served as judicial clerks will discuss their experiences, as well as how to succeed in a clerkship, how to prepare for this job, a

Public Service Faculty Panel

Date: 
09.30.2015
Location: 
Room II

This panel will feature a sampling of faculty members involved in work in the public sector, including public interest work and pro bono work.  The panel will include Professor Emily Buss, Mark and Barbara Fried Professor of Law; Professor Lee Fennell, Max Pam Professor of Law and Ronald H.

Suing the Government Is a Growth Industry: How to make the most from your law degree (and your life) with a career in public-interest law

Date: 
10.07.2015
Location: 
Classroom B (34)
Contact info (email or phone): 

For more information or to RSVP, contact Stacy Massey at smassey@ij.org.

Sometimes law students are told they have two options:  a miserable life earning decent money at a law firm, or a rewarding job coupled with a vow of poverty.  This isn’t true.  On October 7, Rob Johnson, an attorney with the Institute for Justice, will discuss his public-interest career and steps you can take to have a career at IJ.  The Institute for Justice, the nation’s

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