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October 11, 1999

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Clinic students working with Prof. Richard Gonzalez have helped bring about two major litigation victories.  In one, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that employers have a duty to investigate hate crimes perpetrated by co-employees, reversing a District Court decision.  In the other, the Human Rights Commission has awarded a quarter-million dollar verdict to a white male accountant who proved at trial that he lost his job due to race discrimination.  Congratulations to students Erin Foley, Jignasa Gadani, Debbie Cohen, and Carolyn Sperl who made huge contributions toward these victories. 



Do you wish to develop your legal skills, gain practical legal experience in a specialized area of law with a corporation, firm or government agency, and make yourself more marketable to prospective employers upon graduation?  If so, consider applying to the Advanced Externship Program for Spring 2000 Semester.

The Advanced Externship Program is a 4-credit hour non-graded program.  The program is open to students in their last two semesters of law school.  The student selects the area of law in which he/she wishes to extern.

For the fieldwork component, an extern is placed in a private or public, civil or criminal practice and is required to work a minimum of 16 hours a week at his/her designated placement.  Externs interested in civil law may select to work under the supervision of general counsel in major corporations or under the supervision of designated teaching lawyers in well-known firms or specific government agencies.  Externs may specialize in such diverse legal areas as tax, commodities, securities, corporate, health care, medical malpractice, general corporate law, etc.  Those interested in criminal law may select to work with designated supervising lawyers at the States Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office, or the U.S. Attorney's Office.  Many externships offer the externs opportunities to obtain a 711 license and appear in court. 

In addition to your fieldwork, on designated Wednesdays at 4:00 - 4:55 p.m. all externs meet as a group.

If you are interested in learning more about externship opportunities or in applying to the program, please see Professor Vivien Gross in Room 617.  More information about the program and an accompanying application form will be available in the Law Offices reception area  and in the Careers Services office as of Monday, October 11, 1999.  Applications must be turned in to Room 612 by 5:00 P.M. on Friday, November 5.  All applicants must have scheduled and completed an interview with Professor Gross prior to turning in their applications. 


           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 
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