JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: SUMMER AND FALL 2004 SEMESTERS
On Tuesday, February 10, 2004, at 12:00 p.m. in Room 370
there will be a meeting for students who are interested
in externing for a federal appellate, district or magistrate
judge for the Summer or Fall 2004 Semesters. 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 writing,
and to contribute to the resolution of those legal problems.
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 world!
Applications for the Summer and Fall Judicial Externships
will be available both in the Law Offices reception area
(Room 600), and in the Career Services Office as of Friday,
Completed applications for Summer Externships should be
submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross,
Room 612 of Law Offices, by Friday, February 27th, at 5:00
Completed applications for Fall Externships should be
submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross,
Room 612 of Law Offices, by Friday, March 12th, at 5:00
SUMMER LEGAL EXTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Office of the Chief Counsel, U.S. Dept. Of Homeland Security,
Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Description: You will assist in the representation of the
U.S. Government in deportation, removal and bond proceedings;
draft motions and briefs for practice before the U.S. Immigration
Court and Board of Immigration Appeals; and prepare memos
dealing with complex and novel legal issues. In addition,
you will have an opportunity to assist the Office of the
Chief Area Counsel of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
on adjudication, asylum and citizenship issues.
Please see Professor Gross, Room 617 as soon as possible
if you are interested.
Applications must be received by the Office of the Chief
Counsel no later than Friday, February 27, 2004.
LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM
First-year day division and first and second-year
evening division students are eligible to apply for the
LADR program. The day division students who are accepted
into LADR begin the certificate program in their 3rd semester
of law school. The evening division students who are accepted
to LADR begin the certificate program in their 4th or 5th
semester of law school.
Becoming a lawyer takes more than sitting through three
years of law school classes. It involves more than learning
how to cross-examine hostile witnesses, write persuasive
briefs, and talk with clients. Reading about subjects such
as legal ethics or law practice management is not the same
as learning about them from experience.
Throughout the LADR program, you will learn legal doctrine,
lawyering skills, and professional values, and work in Chicago-Kent's
teaching law firm, supervised by clinical professors who
are expert practitioners and mentors. You will learn the
art of lawyering through intensive skills and clinical training.
Your experience will teach you how to become a competent,
ethical, and socially responsible lawyer.
To learn more about this program, please attend one, of
the following four Information Meetings:
|January 28, 2004
||February 4, 2004
|3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
||3:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
You may also contact Prof. Gary Laser, Room 631, or pick
up an application and curriculum memorandum in Room 600.
"Attention 2nd and 3rd Year Students"
Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services
And the Law Offices of the Chicago-Kent College of Law
Have Established a Hotline Clinical Education Program
The Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services
(CARPLS) and Chicago-Kent College of Law have created a
legal aid hotline clinical program at the Law School for
Chicago-Kent students starting in the spring 2004 semester.
The 2 credit clinical program will be open to a maximum
of 5 second and third year students, with preference being
given to evening-division students. Students need not be
"711" licensed. The class will generally meet
on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The participating
students will talk to CARPLS clients who call the CARPLS
Hotline seeking legal advice in the areas of landlord-tenant
and family law. The students will be supervised by an experienced
The course will meet on Wednesdays evenings from 5:00 to
9:00 P.M. commencing on Wednesday January 21, 2004. In addition
to meeting on Wednesday evenings the students will be expected
to participate in an intensive weekend immersion lecture
session on the relevant substantive law on Saturday, January
24, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Sunday, January 25,
2004, from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. Additional training will occur
during the Wednesday evening classes in the first four weeks
of the semester. By the fifth week the students will be
working on the CARPLS Hotline. All class sessions will take
place at the Law School.
Students will be permitted to enroll only with the permission
of Professor Gary Laser (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you are
interested in participating, please notify Professor Laser
by e-mail no later than Monday, January 19 at 5:00 P.M.
You will be notified on Tuesday, January 20 whether you
have been accepted into the program.
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.