FEDERAL JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: SPRING 2004
FOR SECOND AND THIRD YEAR STUDENTS WITH A
MINIMUM 3.25 G.P.A.
On Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 12:00 p.m.
in Room 547, there will be a meeting for all students who
are interested in externing for a federal appellate, district,
or magistrate judge for the Spring 2004 Semester. Professor
Vivien Gross will describe the kinds of experiences a judicial
extern will have in the course of a semester, as well as
how to apply. If you are interested in a judicial externship
but are unable to attend the meeting, please see Professor
Gross in Room 617.
A judicial externship enables a student to
become involved in particular legal problems through research
and drafting opinions. Depending upon the judge, an extern
may have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day routine
of a judge and discuss with the judge and the judge's law
clerk those legal problems which attorneys face in their
profession, and the specific problems which attorneys confront
in their courtroom. Take advantage of this prestigious learning
opportunity while enhancing your marketability in the legal
The applications for Spring 2004 Judicial Externships
will be available both in the Law Offices Reception Area
(Room 600) and in the Career Services Offices as of Monday,
Completed applications should be submitted to Carole Ross,
Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612, Law Offices, by
Friday, October 10, 2003, at 5:00 p.m.
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR 3L STUDENTS
SPRING 2004 SEMESTER: EXTERNSHIPS WITH
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
If you are interested in exposure to and possible
participation in federal trial and appellate practice while
assisting the U.S. Attorney's Office in handling its multitude
of important cases, please pick up an application from Professor
Gross in Room 617.
Completed applications must be received at the Office
of the U.S. Attorney by Tuesday, September 26, 2003. The
reason for this accelerated date is because each accepted
extern must go through a security clearance, which takes
To receive law school credit for this externship, should
you be selected by the U.S. Attorney's Office, you must
enroll in the law school's Legal Externship Program. The
law school's externship applications will be available in
Room 600 Law Offices reception area and in the Career Services
office in mid-October.
Professor Gross will be happy to answer any questions you
may have about either the Externship Program or the externship
position with the U.S. Attorney's Office.
THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY--PATENT CLINIC
Student interns in the IP-Patent Clinic will
assist faculty and students at the Illinois Institute of
Technology, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and other
tech transfer or school related companies or institutions
on selected "real-life" patent related matters.
The student interns will work with and be supervised by
the newly-appointed adjunct clinical faculty who are patent
lawyers at Bell, Boyd, and Lloyd in providing patentability
opinions, performing clearance searches, and guiding clients
through the range of intellectual property legal issues
that typically face start-up inventors and companies. In
addition, the student interns will make presentations to
Illinois Institute of Technology faculty and students on
patent issues in an attempt to educate and market the IP-Patent
Clinic to the faculty and students.
Prerequisites: Prior completion of Patent
Law required. Because the IP-Patent Clinic experience will
involve working with technology, it is very strongly recommended
that students possess a technical background, and preference
will be given those students in selecting clinic interns.
The IP-Patent Clinic is a three-credit course
that will be offered in the fall and spring semesters, and
it is anticipated that between 3-5 students will participate
CHICAGO-KENT OFFERS A FAMILY LAW CLINIC
Chicago-Kent College of Law offers a clinical
program in family law. The family law clinic operates
on a sliding scale fee basis, depending on the financial
circumstances of the parties. The clinic represents clients
in matters limited to cases to be brought before the Cook
County Circuit Court. Client referrals are actively sought
from the practicing bar, labor unions, employee groups,
and educational institutions.
In addition, the clinical program provides
a teaching platform for Chicago-Kent students who are
interested in practicing in the area of family law. All
student work is completed under the direct supervision
of an attorney.
Attorney Ira C. Feldman has been named to
oversee the new program. Prior to his appointment, Feldman
was a partner at the law firm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen
and Dixon. From 1981 to 1991, he was a partner at Naumark,
Bonner and Feldman. Between 1975 and 1981, he headed Feldman
and Associates. Feldman completed his undergraduate at
American University and earned his law degree at the university’s
Washington College of Law.
“Professor Feldman is a highly regarded and experienced
practitioner of family law. He will expand the services
of the Chicago-Kent Law Offices to include representation
in matters of legal separation, divorce, child support,
child custody, visitation, guardianships and other related
matters,” said Professor Gary S. Laser director of clinical
LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS CLINIC
For information on the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, please
visit the website:
LAW OFFICES OF CHICAGO-KENT
Chicago-Kent Law Offices was established
in 1976. The program is a fee-generating teaching law
firm that provides clinical practice experiences under
the close supervision of teaching attorneys. The program
delivers outstanding legal services to its clients and
provides high-quality clinical education to more than
150 students each semester. Practice areas include employment
discrimination and civil rights, general practice, criminal
defense, health law, alternative dispute resolution, tax
law, and an advice desk program at the Daley Center.
For a complete description of all clinical
programs, please visit the Law Offices' Home Page at www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.