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Week of February 2, 2004

JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: SUMMER AND FALL 2004 SEMESTERS

Informational Meeting

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!

Application Process

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, February 6th.

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 p.m.

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 p.m.

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.

LADR!

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:

Wednesday Wednesday,
January 28, 2004 February 4, 2004
Room 590 Room 590
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 (CARPLS)
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 CARPLS attorney.

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 (glaser@kentlaw.edu). 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 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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