Programs & Events
Each year, the Career Services Office (CSO) plans many career-related programs, which include practice-area discussions, skills-based workshops, and networking receptions. The CSO also organizes an Alumni Mentoring Program and other events to expose students to government, public interest, and law firm employers.
To view a current list of our programs for the semester or to register for a specific program, please sign in to Symplicity.
Note: First-semester students do not have access to Symplicity until after IL CSO orientation in October. First-semester students can register for programs by sending an email to Tamara Goshay-Bryant at email@example.com.
Collaboration with Other Law School Offices and Departments Heading link
The Career Services Office also collaborates with other departments at UIC Law to bring specialized programming to its students. We also coordinate Advising Week, in conjunction with the Registrar’s Office.
Collaboration with Area Law Schools through the Chicago Area Law School Consortium Heading link
The Career Services Office also organizes and co-sponsors a number of programs with other law school career services offices in the Chicagoland area, as a part of its involvement with the Chicago Area Law School Consortium (CALSC). The Chicago Area Law School Consortium consists of the six Chicago area law schools (Chicago-Kent, DePaul, UIC Law, Loyola-Chicago, Northwestern Pritzker, and the University of Chicago) and four additional schools from the surrounding areas (Northern Illinois University, Notre Dame, Southern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois). Together CALSC organizes several annual events for students and employers including those detailed below.
MPILCC: Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference
The Midwest Public Interest Law Career Conference enables employers from public interest and government organizations and JD students to gather for a day of interviews and informal networking. MPILCC is held each February.
Meet the Public Service Employers Reception Heading link
The Meet the Public Interest Organizations Reception is held at DePaul Law each February. This event enables students to meet and network with representatives from various public interest and government agencies from the Chicago legal community.
Explore the Possibilities: Public Interests Law Program for Law Students Heading link
The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) and CALSC partner to organize this program. The program includes sessions focusing on opportunities as volunteers, interns, externs, fellows and staff in the public interest law sector. It will also address incorporating pro bono and public interest law into your experience in law school and throughout your career and includes a presentation on the nuts and bolts of landing a position at a public interest organization. This is a great opportunity for students to meet with leading attorneys in private, government and public interest law practice. This event typically takes place each fall at Chicago-Kent College of Law.