Career Planning Center’s Weekly Events

3/18/13 – 3/22/13

Top 5 Jobs

Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Preferred Class
2808 Office of the Governor – Illinois, General Counsel’s Office Chicago Summer Intern 1L, 2L
2942 Office of the Governor – Illinois, Legislative Affairs Office Chicago and Springfield Summer Intern 1L, 2L
2950 Prosecuting Attorney for the 24th Judicial Circuit Noblesville, IN Summer Intern 1L, 2L
2914 Freedom 22 Foundation Indianapolis Summer Intern 1L, 2L
2846 Chicago Board of Education Chicago Summer Extern 1L, 2L

Spring 2013 State Judicial Extern’s Mid-term Meeting with Professor Ruth Vance is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20 from 11:00 a.m. – 11:35 a.m., in Ulbricht classroom.  Current externs, please plan to attend and it will be kept to this time frame.


Legal Rebel Panel Discussion and Networking Reception – Harre Union- Brown & Gold Room-Wednesday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m.

The panel will consist of alumni that have combined their J.D. with another career interest:  Stephen Starks, Certified NFL Agent & Former Director of Legal Affairs for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency;  Beth Kreppein, FBI Gang Task Force/Chicago Crisis Negotiation Co-Coordinator; Marc Trent, JD/MBA, Partner at Financial Strategies Group.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Career Planning Center, Sports & Entertainment Law Association and Phi Alpha Delta.  Please RSVP for the Legal Rebel Panel Discussion and Networking Reception through Strategy.

Estate Planning CLE, Charity Drive & YLS Monthly Mixer

This event will take place on Thursday, March 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Valparaiso (upstairs gathering room). The free one hour CLE, “The Basics of Special Needs Trusts and Estate Planning”, will be presented by PCBA President, Alissa Kohlhoff. Please bring a donation (laundry detergent, canned goods, paper products, cleaning supplies, other necessary pantry items or $25 cash donation) for Housing Opportunities. The YLS Monthly Mixer will immediately follow at 6:30 p.m.

Externship New Proposal deadline extended to April 26

If you wish to submit a new externship proposal for the Curriculum Committee to consider for Summer or Fall 2013, you MUST do so before April 26.  See Lisa Cannon for details or download the form for the employer to complete at

Alumni Mentor Program

Attention Students! Sign up for the Alumni Mentor Program! This is an available resource for all students. With over 100 Alumni volunteers signed up to participate, you won’t want to miss this opportunity. The program is accessible through Strategy, click here for more details on how to get started!

Distinguished Alumni Speaker

Tammy Somers ’01, Deputy Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division
Office of the Indiana Attorney General.  Ms. Somers will be giving a presentation Monday, March 25, 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., in Ulbricht. Following the presentation, Ms. Somers will be visiting Professor Huss’ Animal Law Class 11:45 a.m. – 12:40 p.m., for more in-depth discussion on her work with Puppy Mills.

Selected Career Highlights:
*Her first case involved a puppy mill. Two months later, the combined efforts of the OAK and the Dept. of Revenue shut down the mill and removed 74 dogs and four hours. Since then she has worked on many cases involving animals.
*Somers is currently a member of the Indiana State Bar Association Leadership Development Academy, Class II

To attend the presentation, please RSVP through Strategy. And, you are welcome to join Professor Huss’ class if you would like to learn more.

Upcoming CPC Events


20              Spring 2013 State Judicial Extern’s Mid-Term Meeting (11:00 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. Ulbricht)

21              Porter County Bar Association Estate Planning CLE (free), Charity Drive & YLS               

                  Monthly Mixer (begins at 5:30 p.m., Buffalo Wild Wings, Valparaiso)

25              Distinguished Alumni Speaker, Tammy Sommers, Indiana Attorney General

(11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Ulbricht)

27              Legal Rebel Panel (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Harre Union – Brown and Gold Room)