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Top 5 Jobs

Job ID# Employer Location Job Title Deadline Preferred Class
3393 Chicago Board of Education Chicago, IL Fall Extern 7/15/2013 1L (rising 2L), 2L (rising 3L)
3391 Internal Revenue Service Chicago, IL Fall Extern 7/31/2013 1L (rising 2L), 2L (rising 3L)
3354 Indiana Supreme Court

Justice Mark S. Massa

Indianapolis, IN Post-Graduate Judicial Clerkship 7/31/2013 2L (rising 3L)
3375 Education Law Center Philadelphia, PA Post-Graduate Fellowship 8/30/2013 2L (rising 3L)
3367 Barbosa Law Group, PC Chicago, IL Summer Law Clerk 6/28/2013 1L (rising 2L)

2L (rising 3L)


EXTERN Summer 2013 Mid-term Reports – due Monday, June 24

It is critical that your field supervisor’s evaluation and your reports are received on time.  Plan accordingly and provide ample notice. Do not wait until the due date to request a mid-term evaluation from your field supervisor.

  1. Time Log to date – Must be signed by Field Supervisor, with hours totaled. Hours completed should be approximately half the hours required for the full semester’s credit.
  2. Journal to date – Maintain a journal in a Word document with an entry for each day or few days you spend in your externship.  These entries should reflect on what you are doing and observing in the workplace and each entry should be at least ¾ to 1 page in length.  Keep your learning objective in mind as you write in your journal.
  3. Work Product to date – Keep an electronic file of all final copies of your work product in Word format. Before you submit it, make sure that your Field Supervisor approves (some of your work product may not be appropriate for disclosure). If you are unable to submit work due to confidentiality, please note this in your work journal.
  4. Field Supervisor’s Mid-term Evaluation of your work – please ask your Field Supervisor to submit it to you personally (as it is shared with each student once completed). You must submit this evaluation along with your other reports in TWEN.


FALL 2013 Externships now posted in Strategy

Employers are now seeking to fill Fall 2013 extern positions.   Check the Job Postings and Apply Now!

Chicago Park District – #3300 – apply by 8/1

Cook Co. Public Guardian – #3299 – apply by 7/12

Cook Co. State’s Attorney – #3297 – apply by 8/1

Environmental Protection Agency – #3301 – apply by 6/30

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission – #3308 – apply by 8/1

Hammond Legal Aid Clinic – #3296 – apply by 6/30

Illinois Attorney General – #3323 – apply by 8/5

Illinois Human Rights Commission – #3326 – apply by 7/11

Porter County Dept. of Child Services – #3298 – apply by 8/1


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!


Etiquette Tip of the Week from the Culture and Manners Institute –

During an etiquette dining tutorial a week ago, I was explaining why you always taste your food before adding salt and pepper. In business, seasoning before tasting gives the impression that you are someone who does not think before you act.  When dining in someone’s home, it may be an insult to the cook, that you did not think the food was seasoned properly.

Someone asked, “What if the wait staff offers to put freshly ground pepper on your salad or fresh parmesan on your pasta?  Do you taste it first?”

In these cases, you would not taste it first.  But keep in mind — when out on business, all things in moderation.  Do not let the wait staff get too much of a workout loading your salad up with pepper.  Same goes for the fresh parmesan. It should be just a couple of twists — not a constant rotation like the wait person is reeling in a big fish.  Avoid a fresh parmesan dump that obscures your penne pasta.

Going to work: Three tips for getting work reviewed without asking for “feedback”

One of the differences between school and work is that you can think that you’re doing fine at work if no one is yelling at you. That should not give you peace of mind.

You and your work are being monitored and measured all the time. Your first challenge is to find out what your employers have observed. Your second challenge may be to accept the critique with good grace and to take the advice to heart.

The first rule is “don’t ask for feedback.” Why? Because “feedback” is a non-specific word that covers a multitude of issues.

  • Make a meaningfully specific request for what you want.
  • Find time.
  • Keep these conversations private.

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