Law Offices:
News & announcements for the week of
August 16, 1999

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LAW OFFICES OF CHICAGO-KENT
MANDATORY MEETING FOR NEW LAW OFFICES STUDENTS

All new Law Offices students are required to attend a mandatory introductory meeting on Monday, August 23, 1999, from 4:00 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. in Room 580.  The Law Offices Student Handbook will be distributed at the meeting and is also available on line at www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic. 

 
REMINDER for RETURNING STUDENTS

All returning students should contact their supervising attorney and pick up a handbook from the Receptionist in Suite 600 on the morning of August 23, 1999. 

 
CRIMINAL STUDENTS: MCC FORM

All students enrolled in the Criminal Clinic must complete an MCC form and return it to the Receptionist in Suite 600 by August 23, 1999.  Please contact Rosie Flores (email rflores) with any questions.

 SPRING 2000 SEMESTER:  EXTERNSHIPS FOR U.S. ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS

Third year law students who are interested in externing with the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois for the Spring 2000 Semester should pick up an application packet from Professor Vivien Gross in Room 617.  

The primary goals of this externship are to provide the student with the greatest possible exposure to and participation in the federal trial and appellate practice, and to assist the office in handling its multitude of important cases.

Completed applications must be received at the Office of the U.S. Attorney by Friday, September
10, 1999.  The reason for the accelerated date is because each accepted extern must go through a
 security clearance which takes several weeks.

 To receive law school credit for this externship, should you be selected by the U.S. Attorney's
 Office, you must also apply to the law school's Advanced Externship Program. 

 Please see Professor Gross regarding this procedure.Current second year students who are interested in externing with the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois for the Fall 1999 Semester should pick up their applications from Professor Gross in Room 617.  The primary goals of this externship are to provide the student with the greatest possible exposure to and participation in federal trial and appellate practice and to assist the office in handling its multitude of important cases.  Completed applications must be received at the Office of the U.S. Attorney by Friday, February 19, 1999.  The reason for the accelerated date is because each accepted extern must go through a security clearance which takes several weeks. 

To receive law school credit for this externship, should you be selected by the U.S. Attorney's Office, you must also apply to the law school's Advanced Externship Program.  Professor Gross will explain those application procedures to you when you pick up your application.  The law school externship applications will be available in early March. 
 

LAW OFFICES OF CHICAGO-KENT

The Law Offices of Chicago-Kent offers nine long-standing programs in live-client clinical legal education which accommodate over 150 students in the fall and spring semesters and over 50 students in the summer semester. 

For a complete description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices Home Page at www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic. 

 
 
CONSUMER HEALTH BENEFITS COURSE 

There is still space available in Consumer Health Benefits, a 2 credit course meeting on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.. The purpose of the class is to familiarize students 
with the legal issues in health care from a consumer perspective.  If you want more information about the class please contact Prof. Ed Kraus, who joined the clinical faculty this summer, at (312) 906-5072 or ekraus@kentnet. 

 

 
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