Archived Videos

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Fall 2013

Fall Recruiting 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012

Fall 2013

International LL.M. Students - International Student Interview Program (ISIP) Information Session

Original Date: October 1, 2013 PowerpointHandouts 

The International Student Interview Program (ISIP) is hosted annually by New York University School of Law to facilitate the hiring of highly qualified foreign-trained lawyers enrolled in LL.M. programs. ISIP 2013 will take place on NYU School of Law’s campus in Greenwich Village on January 25, 2013. This program provides more information on ISIP, and includes information about registering for ISIP through the electronic site, preparing resumes and cover letters, and additional job search tools. 

1L Mandatory Resume & Cover Letter Workshop

Original Date: September 25, 2013 │PowerpointHandoutMakeup Form

A workshop on developing a legal resume, writing strong and effective cover letters, what to use for writing samples, and how to list references. 1Ls must attend this program, or watch the below before meeting with your career advisor.  Please complete the makeup form and return it to the Career Services Office (you may email the form to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu)

1L Mandatory Career Services Office Orientation 

Original Date: September 17, 2013

It's finally time for the 1L class to learn all about Career Services and what we can do for you! The Career Services Office held required orientation programs for first year students. These programs provide you with information about career opportunities, the job posting system, options and opportunities for summer employment, and the typical hiring timeline for first year students. If you have any questions, contact kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu

 for day students│Powerpoint for Day Students

 for evening students│Powerpoint for Evening Students

Handouts:
Packet of Materials - Day Students
Packet of Materials - Evening Students
Survey for Day Students (graduating in 2016) 
Survey for Evening/Part-time Students (graduating in 2017)

Please note you must turn in a copy of the appropriate survey to the Career Services Office in Suite 360 to receive credit for watching the as your makeup procedure.

Exploring Careers with the Department of Justice

Original Program Date: 08/27/13 |  
The United States Department of Justice, the federal government's law firm and the world's largest legal employer, offers many opportunities to law students in almost every area of law. This program features a presentation on the Department and how to apply for these opportunities.

Fall Recruiting 2013

Mandatory July 10th Fall Recruiting Program Makeup Procedure

If you wish to participate in Fall Recruiting but were unable to attend the mandatory Fall Recruiting program held on July 10th, you must follow the steps outlined below:

1) Watch the  of the July 10th Fall Recruiting Program.

2) Review the handouts from the program. Please note the hard copy submission materials that will be due to the Career Services Office by noon on August 1, 2013.

3) Complete, sign and submit the Mandatory July Fall Recruiting Program Makeup Questionnaire to the Career Services Office by noon on Thursday, August 1, 2013 by either A) handing in the form at Suite 360, B) faxing the form to (312) 906-5171, or C) emailing the form to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu.

One-on-One Interviews with Recruiting Legal Employers

In May, June and July of 2012 and 2013, representatives from the Chicago-Kent Career Services Office (CSO) met with hiring partners and recruitment coordinators at various Chicago law firms and government agencies. The CSO interviewed these legal employers and asked them for advice and tips for students regarding searching and applying for legal employment. Each employer was asked questions regarding student resumes, cover letters, and etiquette for student law clerks or summer associates in a legal job environment. See below for more information about each employer and for links to the videos of each interview.

1. Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP ("Katten") is a full-service law firm with more than 600 attorneys in locations across the United States and in London and Shanghai.  Katten touts its "uniquely flexible and entrepreneurial culture" and its core areas of practice are corporate, financial services, litigation, real estate, environmental, commercial finance, insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property and trusts and estates. 

  • Interviewed Mr. Christian Hennion, Associate and member of Interviewing Committee  │  
  • Met with Ms. Nicole Morden, Attorney Recruiting Manager

Summer Program Information

  • Katten's Chicago office typically hires 20-30 summer associates.
  • A law student will typically meet with 4-6 attorneys during a call-back office interview.  This typically does not include lunch.
  • A law student should wear a business suit for an interview at Katten, and should bring extra copies of his/her resume, cover letter and academic transcript.
  • Summer associates at Katten have their own offices, and each summer associate has one legal secretary (each legal secretary supports several attorneys).

Contact Information

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
525 West Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661-3693
Phone: (312) 902-5200

2. Greenberg Traurig LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1750 attorneys serving clients from 36 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia (with 29 locations in the United States).  Greenberg Traurig looks for lawyers who are driven to build interesting and productive careers, and, among other things, the Firm assesses candidate's academic excellence, leadership talents and business savvy ("3-D" skills).

  • Interviewed Mr. Paul Ferak, Shareholder

Contact Information

Greenberg Traurig LLP
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 3100
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 456-8400

3. Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP

Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP is a Chicago-based law firm with nearly 165 attorneys.  The firm is recognized throughout the Chicago area and nationally for its knowledge in many practice areas.  

  • Interviewed Ms. Jenny Kim, Partner & Hiring Committee Co-Chair 

The firm will not be recruiting summer associates this year; however, graduating students may contact the firm directly to inquire about associate positions.

Contact Information

Neal Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
2 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 269-8000

4. Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, with over 80 attorneys, patent agents and technical specialists, is ranked as one of the top IP boutique firms in the country. Marshall, Gerstein & Borun has one office, located in Chicago, and the firm focuses exclusively on intellectual property law.

  • Interviewed Ms. Julianne Hartzell, Partner 
  • Met with Ms. Michele Gudaitis, Recruiting Coordinator

Summer Program Information

  • Marshall, Gerstein & Borun typically hires 5-6 summer associates.
  • A law student will typically meet with 5 attorneys during a call-back office interview. This interview includes lunch.
  • A law student should wear a business suit for an interview at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun, and the student should bring an extra copy of his/her resume to the interview.
  • Summer associates at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun have their own offices, and each summer associate has one legal secretary (each legal secretary supports several attorneys).

Contact Information

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
6300 Willis Tower
233 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606-6357
Phone: (312) 474-6300

5. Reed Smith LLP

Reed Smith is a leading international law firm with lawyers from coast-to-coast in the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom, continental Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Reed Smith represents many of the world's leading companies in complex litigation and other high-stakes disputes, cross-border and other strategic transactions, and crucial regulatory matters.

  • Interviewed Mr. Kevin Tessier, Hiring Partner 
  • Met with Ms. Nikki Silvio, Legal Recruiting Manager

Summer Program Information

  • Reed Smith's Chicago office typically hires 5-6 summer associates.
    A law student will typically meet with 4 attorneys during a call-back office interview. This interview does not include lunch.
  • A law student should wear a business suit for an interview at Reed Smith, and the student should bring an extra copy of his/her resume, a writing sample, and an updated law school transcript to the interview.
  • Summer associates at Reed Smith share one large office, but summer associates may use individual "guest attorney offices" when needed.
  • Each summer associate has one administrative assistant (each administrative assistant supports several attorneys).

Contact Information

Reed Smith LLP
10 South Wacker Drive
40th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606-7507
Phone: (312) 207-1000

6. Schiff Hardin LLP

Schiff Hardin is a general practice law firm with offices in nine cities, and attorneys admitted to more than 100 jurisdictions - including 26 states, 72 U.S. courts, and six different countries. Schiff Hardin has the broad reach to meet the needs of domestic and international clients, and Schiff Hardin has helped shape the law in a number of cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, and state appellate courts, including landmark decisions in the fields of utility rate jurisdiction, intellectual property, product liability, animal law, class actions, and many other areas.

  • Interviewed Ms. Heidi Hennig Rowe, Partner, and Mr. Matthew Fischer, Partner and Chairperson of Schiff Hardin's Law Student Recruitment Committee 

Summer Program Information

  • Schiff Hardin's Chicago office typically hires approximately 10 summer associates.
  • A law student will typically meet with 7-8 attorneys during a call-back office interview. The call-back interview at Schiff Hardin generally includes two one-on-one interviews with attorneys, one panel interview with 3-4 attorneys, and a lunch with two junior associates.
  • A law student should come to the interview in business professional dress, and law students are advised to be memorable for their skills, traits, experiences, accomplishments or personality and enthusiasm; not their clothing or accessories.
  • A law student should bring an extra copy of his/her resume, writing sample, reference list and unofficial transcript to the interview at Schiff Hardin.
  • Summer associates at Schiff Hardin have their own offices, and each summer associate has one administrative assistant (each administrative assistant typically supports 3-4 attorneys).

Contact Information

Schiff Hardin LLP
233 South Wacker Drive
Suite 6600 
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: (312) 258-5500

7. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

With 23 offices, approximately 1,800 attorneys and more than 40 distinct areas of practice, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and affiliates serves clients in every major international financial center, providing the specific legal advice companies across a spectrum of industries need to compete most effectively in a global business environment. Areas of activity include negotiated acquisitions and leveraged buyouts; contested takeovers; public and private equity and debt financings; leveraged leasing; corporate restructuring and reorganization; federal income tax work (transactional, planning and litigation); complex litigation and regulatory investigations; and real estate transactions.

  • Interviewed Ms. Felicia Gerber Perlman, Partner 
  • Met with Ms. Elizabeth Ori, Attorney Recruiting and Training Coordinator

Summer Program Information

  • Skadden's Chicago Office typically hires 15-20 summer associates.
  • A law student will typically meet with 5-6 attorneys during a call-back office interview. The interview also includes a lunch with two junior associates.
  • A law student should wear a business suit (business professional dress) for an interview at Skadden, and the student should bring an extra copy of his/her resume.
  • Summer associates at Skadden have their own offices, and each summer associate has one legal secretary (but each legal secretary works in a "pool system" and supports several attorneys).

Contact Information

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
155 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone: (312) 407-0700

8. Troutman Sanders LLP

Troutman Sanders LLP is an international law firm with more than 600 lawyers and offices located throughout the United States and China. Troutman Sanders lawyers provide counsel and advice in practically every aspect of civil and commercial law related to the firm's core practice areas: Business Law, Energy and Industry Regulation, Finance, Litigation and Real Estate.

  • Interviewed Ms. Eileen King Bower, Hiring Partner 
  • Met with Ms. Laura Chorvat, Office Administrator

Summer Program Information

  • Troutman Sanders' Chicago office typically hires 1-2 summer associates.
  • A law student will typically meet with 3-4 attorneys during a call-back office interview. This interview includes lunch.
  • A law student should wear a business suit for an interview at Troutman Sanders, and the student should bring an extra copy of his/her resume, cover letter and writing sample to the interview.
  • Summer associates at Troutman Sanders have their own offices, and each summer associate has one legal secretary (each legal secretary supports several attorneys).

Contact Information

Troutman Sanders LLP
55 West Monroe Street
Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 759-1920

9. United States Securities and Exchange Commission

The Chicago Regional Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is responsible for enforcing the federal securities laws and conducting comprehensive examinations in its nine state regions, as well as on a national basis. Located in Chicago's Loop, the Chicago Regional Office has a staff of 250. The Chicago Regional Office staff attorneys are responsible for investigating, and when appropriate litigating, violations of the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and the Investment Company Act of 1940. Cases result from a wide variety of venues including: SEC examinations of broker-dealers, investment advisers, investment companies; self-regulatory organizations such as the New York and Chicago Stock Exchanges, and other national stock exchanges; and, the National Association of Securities Dealers.

  • Interviewed Ms. Emlee Hilliard-Smith, Senior Counsel 

Summer Program Information

  • The SEC's Chicago office typically hires 3-4 law students for its Summer Honors Law Program.
  • A law student should wear a business suit for an interview with the SEC.
  • Law students are not assigned a legal secretary or administrative assistant.

Contact Information

Securities and Exchange Commission
Chicago Regional Office
175 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 353-7390

Spring 2013

Opportunities with the City of Chicago, Department of Law

Original Program Date: 04/16/13 

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.

This program features the city's top attorney, Stephen R. Patton, Corporation Counsel, and will provide information 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 including:

  • Stephen R. Patton, Corporation Counsel
  • Elizabeth Simek, Director of Legal Recruitment and Professional Development
  • James Dunn, Administrative Deputy
  • Alderman Roderick Sawyer '90
  • Linda Pauel '91, ACC Supervisor/Senior
  • Olufemi Sokoya '10, ACC

Get Ready, Get Set, Get Hired!

Original Program Date: 04/10/13 

Get tips on using social media in your job search and interviewing effectively, and learn about the current state of the legal market.

Speakers will discuss the following:

  • Marc A. Taxman: Senior partner - Anesi Ozmon Rodin Novak & Kohen, Ltd, will discuss online presence - LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.  
  • Heidi Hennig Rowe: Partner - Schiff Hardin LLP, will discuss interviewing - professional dress and presentation
  • Michael Aschenbrener: Founder and Principal - Aschenbrener Law, will discuss business cards - what to put on them and what to do with them

Federal Job Application Process

Original Program Date: 04/09/13 | Sample Resume

Interested in applying for a job within the federal government but not sure how to navigate USAjobs.gov for the type of legal and law-related jobs you are looking for? Having difficulty deciding on a government position that would best match your skills? How do you apply and get noticed? Find out essential information about a potential career within the federal government and how to navigate through the application and hiring processes.

Siggy Letheby, currently the Regional Recruitment Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Labor, will be presenting. He possesses extensive human resources and recruitment experience in the federal government and private industries and will share his vast knowledge, expertise and tips when applying for federal jobs.

Makeup Procedures: What's Next for Fall - Rising 2Ls Mandatory Program

1) Watch the video of the Mandatory Program (originally presented April 9th).

2) Complete and submit the What's Next for Fall Registration Form to the main Career Services Office in Suite 360 or by email to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu by 5 pm on Friday, May 24, 2013.

3) Review the hand-outs distributed at the What's Next for Fall program, linked below.

4) In addition, if after viewing the video you decide that you would like to participate in Fall Recruiting 2013, you must complete the Mandatory What's Next For Fall 2013 Fall Recruiting Questionnaire, and submit it to the main Career Services Office in Suite 360 or by email to kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu also by 5 pm on Friday, May 24, 2013.

Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkship Information

Original Program Date: 04/02/13 

Chicago-Kent alums who are or have previously served as judicial law clerks with various courts discuss the details of the work of a judicial clerk and why this post-graduate job is a great stepping stone for any type of legal career.  Information about the application process and time of applications/interviews is also discussed.  Because applications for federal clerkships must be sent out very early in the academic year (by the Tuesday after Labor Day), the program is especially important for current 2L students who will be 3Ls in the fall. 

Makeup Procedures: What's Next for Fall - Rising 3Ls Mandatory Program

1) Watch the video of the Mandatory Program (originally presented March 26th).

2) Complete and submit the What's Next for Fall Registration Form to the main Career Services Office in Suite 360.

3) Review the hand-outs distributed at the What's Next for Fall program, linked below.

Recent Graduates Find Success: A Program for Graduating 3L's/4L's

Original Program Date: 03/05/13  | Handouts | Make-up Form 

Uncertain where you will work after you graduate from Chicago-Kent? Not sure how to keep the job search going during the bar exam, or when to ramp up the post-grad job search? The Career Services Office will host a panel presentation of recent graduates to discuss their post-grad job search and their current positions. All of the panelists found their positions after graduating. They will discuss the strategies that worked for them, and give you ideas so that you can be successful in your job search too. Questions will be answered, and ideas will be generated, so that you can feel more confident as you near graduation about pursuing a job.  Make-up procedures: For students who were unable to attend this program, please watch the video and submit the make-up form to the Career Services Office in hard-copy or via email at kentcso@kentlaw.iit.edu

"How to Succeed in Your Summer Job" Series

The Career Services Office teams up with the SBA Career Development Committee to bring you a series of "How to Succeed in Your Summer Job" panel presentations to familiarize students with various work settings and to help prepare students for their summer jobs.  These presenations include:

  • How to Succeed in a Large Law Firm
  • How to Succeed in a Government Agency
  • How to Succeed in a Small/Midsize Firm and
  • How to Succeed in a Public Interest/Legal Aid Organization

How To Succeed in a Public Interest/Legal Aid Organization

Original Program Date: 04/10/13 

Hear from a panel of attorneys at legal aid organizations as they present their tips for summer job success. Topics will include: best practices for assignments, how to effecitvely work with attorneys and clients, and utilizing criticism to improve your work product.

Panelists include:

  • Jill Roberts '08, Cabrini Green Legal Aid
  • Mariangela Monteiro '04. Equip for Equality
  • Melanie McBride, Legal Aid Society
  • Michael Wood, 3L

How To Succeed in a Small and Midsized Firm

Original Program Date: 03/12/13  

Hear from a panel of attorneys at small and midsized firms as they present their tips for summer job success. Topics will include: best practices for assignments, how to effecitvely work with attorneys and support staff, utilizing criticism to improve your work product, and how to maintain strong relationships with attorneys you work for after the summer is complete. 

Panelists include:

  • Kurt Iselt '09, Schuman & Iselt, LLC
  • Tony Senagore '08, Fisk Kart Katz & Regan, Ltd.
  • Kerry Reidy '09, Tristan & Cervantes
  • Matt Alva '11, Matushek, Nilles & Sinars, LLC

How To Succeed in a Government Agency

Original Program Date: 02/26/13 

Hear from a panel of attorneys at government agencies as they present their tips for summer job success. Topics will include: handling assignments, working with support staff and/or clients, getting and implementing constructive criticism and edits, and how to make sure that you get the best reviews of your work product this summer.

Panelists include:

  • Giovanna Cavallo '97, U.S. Treasury Department, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Amber Samuelson, Office of the Illinois Attorney General
  • Amy Gjesdahl, Cook County Public Guardian
  • Rachel Kaplan, Chicago Transit Authority

How To Succeed in a Large Law Firm

Original Program Date: 02/12/13  

Hear from a panel of attorneys and support staff at large law firms as they present their tips for summer job success. Panelists will describe what to expect when receiving assignments as a summer associate or law clerk. Topics will include: how to get work and how to turn down assignments, how to manage your time, how to work with support staff, how to handle constructive criticism and edits, how to hnavigate firm social events, and how to make sure that you get the best reviews of your work product this summer.

Panelists include:

  • Ivan Golden '08, Associate at Schiff Hardin  
  • Caitlyn Jones '12, Associate at Greenberg Traurig  
  • Heather Poitras, Paralegal at Vedder Price P.C.  
  • Melissa Sierra, Business Development Assistant and Legal Secretary at Vedder Price P.C.

Landing the Job Webinar

Original Program Date: 01/30/13 Slides

 Learn how to best prepare yourself to get a job!  This free, live webinar from the Career Services Office will provide helpful tips and strategies, including information on:

  • finding available legal positions
  • crafting the perfect cover letter
  • interview preparation and strategy
  • salary negotiations
  • and much more!

Preparing for MPILCC

Original Program Date: 01/29/13

 This program will help students strategize for interviewing and networking at MPILCC. Students and staff who have prior MPILCC experience will discuss how to best make connections and build professional relationships.

Fall 2012

The Job Search over Winter Break

Original Program Date: 11/27/12 │Handout 

The Career Services Office and Lexis team up to give you some great new ideas for using your winter break to jumpstart your summer or permanent job search.

The Out-of-State Job Search

Original Program Date: 11/20/12 Presentation
Are you considering moving out of the Chicago area either for this summer or after graduation? This program will give you tips and ideas for conducting a long-distance job search.

Assessing Your Alternative Career (Cheryl Heisler)

Original Program Date: 11/14/12

Cheryl Rich Heisler, President and Founder of Lawternatives, will present this program on the process behind conducting a job search for an alternative career. Potential topics will include:

  • How and why to conduct a self assessment before plowing ahead,
  • Understanding and conducting effective market assessments for areas of interest,
  • The importance of networking as the single best tool for breaking into a difficult job market, and   
  • Reminders on what marketing materials such as resumes and cover letters can (and cannot) do for a job seeker looking to move into a new arena. 

Ms. Heisler will work with volunteers to demonstrate how these four steps might actually play out in the marketplace.

Careers in Family Law

Original Program Date: 11/13/12 
Think outside the box when it comes to practicing "family law"!  Family law attorneys work on a wide range of matters with diverse client populations, in both private and public interest settings.  This panel co-sponsored by the Career Services Office and theChild and Family Law Society features practicing attorneys discussing the work they do:

  • David Grund, Grund & Leavitt, P.C.
  • Joel Ostrow, Law Office of Joel Ostrow
  • Monica Silva, Cook County Office of the Public Guardian
  • Melanie MacBride, Legal Aid Society, Metropolitan Family Services

Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP) and Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Diverse Law Student Panel

Original Program Date: 11/13/12 
Chicago-Kent students who have participated in the Judicial Internship Opportunity Program (JIOP) and Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) Minority Law Student Summer Program discuss their experiences applying, interviewing and working with a judge or corporation over the summer.

Preparing Your Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Application

Original Program Date: 11/07/12  
The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) offers $5,000 internships for students who spend their summer at one of their designated Chicago-area legal aid organizations. As many as 12 Chicago-Kent students in one summer have received PILI internships! Hear from an employer who reviews PILI applications and several students who were successful at obtaining a PILI internship.

Landing a Public Interest Job: Understanding the Market & How to Succeed In It

Original Program Date: 11/05/12 | Website: http://www.luc.edu/law/career/steve_grumm1.html
Steve Grumm, Director of Public Service Initiatives at NALP, speaks about the public interest sector job market.

Exploring Careers in Small and Midsize Firms

Original Program Date: 10/30/12| Handout
Small and mid-sized law firms offer a diverse range of practice areas and employ the largest percentage of law school graduates. They are also a significant source of law clerking positions. Learn what they look for in applicants, what are average salaries, and how to identify and research this vast array of employers. Panelists discuss the benefits to working at a smaller law firm, their personal career trajectories, and job search and interviewing tips.

Exploring Careers in Criminal Defense

Original Program Date: 10/24/12
This program is geared toward those interested in learning more about becoming a public defender or private criminal defense attorney. A panel of criminal defense attorneys from the county, state and federal levels as well as a private bar attorney discuss their careers. Learn how to start your criminal defense career now!

Exploring Careers in Legal Aid

Original Program Date: 10/23/12
Learn about careers in legal aid, how to get involved and how to stand out in a tough economy from a panel of legal aid attorneys. Chicago-Kent Alums from Chicago legal aid organizations will discuss their career paths and answer questions regarding student involvement.

Presidential Management Fellows Program Information Session

Original Program Date: 10/16/12 | Additional PMF Information
The Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. The program focuses on developing a cadre of potential government leaders, and offers a unique entry into federal government leadership. This student-focused webinar will teach you how to submit a strong application, show you how the program has changed with the implementation of the Pathways Programs, and provide insight into what happens after yout application is submitted. Additionally, you’ll hear from new fellows, as well as agency PMF recruiters. Video password: gogovernment12 

ASCK Week: Networking 101

Original Program Date: 10/10/12
Not sure how to reach out to practicing attorneys?  Don’t know what questions to ask during an informational interview?  Unsure how to best “work a room” at a networking event?  Learn the basics of networking at this informational panel.  Basic networking skills will be discussed, and alumni and students will share tips and strategies that have worked for them.

Networking Panel:

  • Freddy Fonseca '12, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
  • Matt Jenkins '07, Corboy & Demetrio
  • Chris Zdarsky '10, Lake County Public Defender
  • Dave Strousberg '15

ASCK Week: Alumni Solo Practice & Small Firms Panel

Original Program Date: 10/09/12
If you dream of opening your own firm or starting a solo practice, this panel is for you!  Hear from alumni who struck out on their own, both as new graduates and after practicing in other settings.  This ASCK Week program will take place in Room C40 at Noon.

Panelists include:

  • Alexander Pappas ’09 and Patrick Wartan ’10, Axia Law
  • Kristen Prinz ’07, The Prinz Law Firm
  • Daniel Austin ’02, The Austin Law Group
  • Patrick Markey '02, Law Offices of Patrick Markey

Exploring Careers in Prosecution

Original Program Date: 10/03/12
In this program, county and federal prosecutors discuss their work, how students can become involved, and general hiring processes. This is a great program for students who want to learn about the wide variety of career opportunities in this field. This program was co-sponsored by the Career Services Office and the Trial Law Society.

Panelists include:

  • Jennifer Bagby - Cook County State's Attorney's Office
  • Michael Chmelar ('02) - United State's Attorney's Office
  • Joseph Ruggiero ('87) - DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
  • Scott Turk ('05) - Lake County State's Attorney's Office

Exploring Careers in State, County and City Government

Original Program Date: 10/02/12
This program covers careers in local government, how to get involved and how to stand out in a tough economy from a panel of local government attorneys from varying state, county and city offices. Speakers discuss their career paths and answer questions regarding student involvement. This program was co-sponsored by the Career Services Office and the Black Law Student Association.

Panelists include:

  • John Loevy ('95) - City of Chicago Department of Law
  • Lisa Caradine - Board of Education, City of Chicago, Law Department
  • Barbara Delano ('05) - Illinois Attorney General's Office
  • Julie Sollinger ('96) - Office of the Public Guardian

Exploring Careers with the Federal Government

Original Program Date: 09/05/12
This panel explores careers in the Federal Government, including summer and semester internship programs, permanent positions post-graduation, and how to navigate the hiring process when there are so many agencies and opportunities within agencies to explore. Agencies attending include: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Reserve Bank and National Labor Relations Board.

Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair Roundtable Discussion

Original Program Date: 08/30/12
The EJW Career Fair is a great opportunity for 2Ls, 3Ls and 4Ls to interview for internships and attorney positions with a wide variety of legal aid, government and policy organizations throughout the United States. Please note that 1Ls are welcome to attend the conference and participate in the table talk with employers, but they cannot interview. During this round table discussion, we will talk about how best to prepare for the career fair, answer any questions that may arise and provide more detail on the Kent Alumni Public Service Reception which will be held Friday evening, October 26, 2012.