May 11, 2012

Next Two Weeks in LCS- 5/11/12

We continue to wish the best of luck with all of your exams and end of semester activities! Our office is open during exams and throughout the summer. Please note that due to NATO-related University Loop Campus closures, our office will not be open on Friday, May 18th or Monday, May 21st.

REMINDER: Job Postings: We still have postings open for all class years for this summer and beyond. Please remember to check Symplicity often and apply early to the job postings (many employers begin their candidate screening process on a rolling basis, before deadlines close).For anyone interested in litigation, The Law Offices of Eric Check has a short-term opportunity to work on many aspects of trial prep, including the actual trial, in Job Posting #16362. 1Ls, 2Ls, planning to spend your summer around Munster, Indiana? Check out Law Clerk Posting #16328.

Reminder: Job Blasts: LCS will continue to send out weekly class-specific job blasts noting open job postings in Symplicity every TUESDAY. If you wish to Opt-Out of receiving this email, please visit the Privacy Sub-Tab under your Profile Tab on Symplicity and Click No for Receive Email Job Blasts.
Looking Out of Area? :Did you know that we can help you with your job search beyond the great state of Illinois? Check out Career Advisors without Borders 
3Ls/4Ls: Congratulations to those who will be graduating in the upcoming weeks! It was a pleasure seeing most of you at cap and gown distribution. If you have any questions about the search agents we set up with you or alumni resources, please give us a call or stop by 340 to chat.
Rising 2Ls: Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarships: Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2012. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2013. Click Here for More Information

LCS Hours: As the academic semester comes to a close, LCS has begun to implement its summer hours. Ten Minute Advising will not longer be scheduled until the Fall.

Upcoming CBA Meetings for the Week of May 14, 2012

May 14

Commercial Litigation Committee (IL MCLE Credit, Webcast)
Overview of commercial and residential mortgage foreclosure actions and more.

May 10, 2012

CBA News and Announcements

Call for Nominations: CBA/CBF Annual Pro Bono and Public Service Awards
The CBA and CBF invite you to submit nominations by May 21, 2012 for the Chicago legal community's prestigious pro bono and public service awards. These awards celebrate exemplary

Etiquette Tip of the Week: Only the Lonely

Here is the person I really don’t get: the person dressed for business on the airplane or in the airport, playing Solitaire on a laptop or other computing device.

May 9, 2012

Career Advisors Without Borders

Did you know that we can help you with your job search beyond the great state of Illinois?  You bet we can!  Here are just a few ideas.  Please work with your career advisor to help you put a strategic plan in place.

Invitation to Summer in the Capital: A Fall Recruitment Preview for Students & Employers

The Diversity Committee of the Washington Area Legal Recruitment Administrators Association (WALRAA) is pleased to invite students to the inaugural:

Summer in the Capital: A Fall Recruitment Preview for Students & Employers :

 Monday, June 18, 2012: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel: Washington, 1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, DC

 The purpose of the event is to bring together legal employers and diverse, second-year law students who are interested and committed to practicing law in the DC metropolitan area after graduation. It is a tremendous opportunity for you to network and circulate resumes before the start of the fall recruitment season in an informal setting.  Each employer will have a table where they can speak with interested students about their firm, its culture, and to help you make informed decisions.  There will be a large mix of representatives from firms, public interest organizations, and government agencies in attendance.  

Please register by Thursday, June 14 by clicking HERE

  Second-year students are welcome to participate, and please remember to bring copies of your resume to the event.  THERE IS NO FEE TO ATTEND. If you have any questions, please contact the:

Baker Donelson Diversity Scholarship Applications Due June 22nd

 Baker Donelson is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where the individual differences among us are understood, respected, appreciated and recognized as sources of strength of the Firm. These qualities enrich the environment in which we work. With this in mind, Baker Donelson will again award three scholarships to diverse law students who will complete their first year of law school by June 2012. Recipients will be awarded a six-week, salaried 2L Summer Associate position for the summer of 2013 in one of our following offices: Birmingham, AL; Orlando, FL; Atlanta, GA; Baton Rouge and New Orleans, LA; Jackson, MS; Chattanooga, Johnson City, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville, TN; or Houston, TX.  Additionally, each recipient will be awarded $10,000 which will be paid prior to the student's third year of law school to help defray the cost of law school tuition and related expenses.

 For complete eligibility criteria, instructions, and to apply for the Scholarship Program PLEASE VISIT

Upcoming CBA Volunteer Opportunities

Adopt-a-Beach Cleanup - May 24
The YLS Environmental Law Committee will be joining the Alliance for the Great Lakes and Barefoot Wine and Bubbly for an Adopt-a-Beach cleanup event at North Avenue Beach on May 24, 2012 from

May 8, 2012

Upcoming 2L Government Honors and Internship Deadlines

The following government programs have deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details are in the 2011-12 Government Honors & Internship HandbookPassword Available on the Symplicity Homepage 


• Rhode Island Office of the Public Defender – Law Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Rolling Basis until Mid-May)

 Fall Semester

• California Franchise Tax Board – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 05/15/12)

• Smithsonian Institution – Office of General Counsel – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 05/15/12)

• Department of Education – Office of General Counsel, Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline Rolling Basis, but by June)

•  Executive Office of the President – Council on Environmental Quality, Legal Clerkship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 06/01/12)

• National Labor Relations Board – Division of Enforcement Litigation, Contempt Litigation & Compliance Branch, Student Internship Program (Unpaid, Rolling Basis but no later than June)

• Office of the District Attorney Denver, CO – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 1 semester in Advance of State Date Recommended 06/07/12)

• San Francisco Office of the City Attorney – 2012 Intern Program (Unpaid, Deadline 06/08/12)


Upcoming 1L Government Honors and Internship Deadlines

The following government programs have 1L deadlines coming up in the next few weeks.  Details of these programs are provided in the 2011-12 Government Honors & Internship Handbook, Password Available on the Symplicity Homepage

Fall Programs

• California Franchise Tax Board – Legal Internship Program (Unpaid, Deadline 05/15/12)

LCS at Cap/Gown Distribution

Graduating 3Ls/4Ls: Please stop by the Law Career Services Table during the Graduation Cap/Gown distribution today and Wednesday in the DePaul Center. We will be updating your information and passing out some goodies!

Upcoming CBA Continuing Legal Education

Membership Appreciation Week Event: Using Technology to Get the Most Out of Running a Law Firm (1 IL PR Credit)
May 8/11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m./complimentary members-only

How to Market Yourself to Potential Employers

In the past, opening your resume with something to the effect of, “Seeking a position as an engineer” may have gotten you a job in your field. But today, focusing your resume solely around you probably won’t yield such great results.

May 7, 2012

Upcoming CBA Special Events

Membership Appreciation Week Event: Law Practice Management & Technology Expo Hall - May 8
Catch up on the latest in law practice management and technology services that can benefit your law practice on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the CBA. Door prizes include an