2018 Jumpstart Schedule

Jumpstart 2018

The 2018 Jumpstart program is sponsored and organized by the Chicago Consortium of Law School Diversity Professionals in partnership with the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. In addition, Jones Day is a proud supporter of the 2018 program. The 3-day agenda follows.

August 8th – Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

11:30 ­– Check-In and Registration (Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Strawn Hall, McCormick 195)

12:00 – 12:15 PM – WelcomeJudge Ann Claire Williams (Ret.), Jones Day

12:15 – 1:15 PM – Your First YearProfessor Herschella Conyers, University of Chicago School of Law

1:15 – 1:30 PM – Break

1:30 – 3:15 PM – Law 101Professor Ben Alba, DePaul University College of Law

3:15 – 3:30 PM – Break

3:30 – 5:15 PM – Write Like a LawyerProfessor Karen Shaw, Loyola University School of Law

5:15 PM – Welcome Reception sponsored by Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

August 9th – Everett M. Dirksen U.S. Courthouse and Jones Day

(business attire expected)

8:30 – 1:00 PM – Federal Court Visit – Dirksen Courthouse (219 S. Dearborn Street)

1:00 – 2:00 PM – Travel to Jones Day; Welcome at Jones Day (77 W. Wacker Drive, 35th floor)

2:00 – 3:00 PM – Professionalism 101Mark DeMonte, Partner, Jones Day; Samantha Woo, Associate, Jones Day

3:00 – 3:15 PM – Break

3:15 – 4:15 PM – Build a Better ResumeMichael Wilder, Shareholder, Littler Mendelson

4:15 – 4:30 PM – Break

4:30 – 5:30 PM – How to Make the Most out of Your 1L YearChasity Boyce and Tiffany Harper, Diversity Attorney Pipeline Program (DAPP)

5:30 – 7:00 PM – Networking Reception at Jones Day

August 10th – IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

8:30 AM – Check-In (IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Room 520)

9:00 – 10:15 AM – Thinking Ahead in Your Legal CareerAntonette Smith, Executive Director, Just the Beginning – A Pipeline Organization, Juan Morado, Jr., President, Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois, Diona Rogers, Vice President, Minority Legal Education Resources, moderated by Dean Marsha Ross-Jackson

10:15 – 10:30 AM – Break

10:30 –12:00 PM – This is First Year – Jumpstart Alumni Panel, moderated by Ashley Kirkwood, Associate, McDermott Will Emery

12:15 – 1:00 PM – Closing Luncheon – Michelle Silverthorn, Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism

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