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Week of October 6, 2003

JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: SPRING 2004 SEMESTER

THIRD YEAR APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT MINIMUM G.P.A. OF 3.3.

SECOND YEAR APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A CURRENT MINIMUM G.P.A. OF 3.25.


Judicial Externship is a 4-credit hour non-graded program open to students in their second and third year who want to do legal research and writing for federal court judges and magistrate judges.

The program provides externs with the opportunity to work with a judge and/or the judge's law clerks by researching law, writing memoranda and drafting opinions. An extern also has the opportunity to observe the day-to-day routine of the courtroom and to discuss with the judge or the judge's law clerk those legal problems which judges confront in their courtroom.

Take advantage of this prestigious opportunity while enhancing your marketability in the legal world!

Application Process

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, contact Prof. V. Gross in Room 617. E-mail: vgross@kentlaw.edu

Applications for Spring 2004 Judicial Externships are available both in the Law Offices Reception Area (Room 600) and in the Career Services Offices.

Completed applications should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612, Law Offices, by Friday, October 10, 2003, at 5:00 p.m.

THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY--PATENT CLINIC BEGINS

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 each semester.

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 education.

LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS CLINIC

For information on the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, please visit the website: 

                        http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic/tax/
 
 

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

 

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