LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM
SUMMER or FALL 2004 SEMESTER
Do you want to develop your legal skills, get practical
legal experience, see what it is like to work in a corporation,
firm or government agency and -- at the same time -- make
yourself more marketable to prospective employers? If so,
then consider doing a for-credit externship through Chicago-Kent's
Legal Externship Program (LEP).
LEP is 4-credit hours, non-graded, and open predominantly
to students in their last two semesters of law school and
to 2Ls with permission from Professor Gross.
Externs interested in civil law may select to work in corporations,
firms or government agencies, specializing in such diverse
legal areas as immigration, tax, commodities, securities,
health care, medical malpractice, or general corporate law.
Externs in criminal law may choose to work with the States
Attorney's Office, Public Defender's Office, or the U.S.
Attorney's Office. Some externships offer the opportunity
to obtain a 711 license and appear in court.
If you want to know more about available externship opportunities
or whether a specific legal volunteer opportunity enables
you to receive law school credit, please e-mail Professor
Vivien Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up an appointment.
More information about Legal Externship and an accompanying
application form are available in the Law Offices reception
area, Room 600, and in the Career Services Office.
JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: FALL 2004 SEMESTER
1L APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM G.P.A. OF 3.35.
2L APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM G.P.A. OF 3.29.
Judicial Externship is a 4-credit hour non-graded program
open to students 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
Take advantage of this prestigious opportunity while enhancing
your marketability in the legal world!
If you have any questions about the program or the application
process, contact Prof. V. Gross in Room 617. E-mail: email@example.com.
Applications for the Summer and Fall Judicial Externships
are available both in the Law Offices reception area (Room
600), and in the Career Services Office.
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.
Please do not apply for an externship unless you intend
to accept an offer to extern. And just as important, after
you accept a judicial externship with one of the participating
federal judges, you have committed yourself to that judge
for the coming semester. For the sake of the continued success
of the Judicial Externship Program and the ability of Kent
students to be able to continue to have the privilege of
externing with these judges, you cannot withdraw from or
drop Judicial Externship as you can other law school courses.
Breaching your promise to a federal judge to extern is the
equivalent of ethical misconduct. So bottom line: if you
are entertaining the possibility of transferring or visiting
at another law school for the coming semester, do not apply
for a judicial externship that semester.
LEGAL EXTERNSHIP WM. WRIGLEY JR. COMPANY
Another exciting summer Legal Externship
The Wm. WRIGLEY Jr. Company, global leader in the manufacturing
and marketing of chewing products, will take on an extern
in its downtown Chicago offices.
This externship attempts to provide a hands-on education
in daily legal practices within a corporate environment.
Wrigley envisions cross-training students in the following
four (4) fundamental areas of law: International, Intellectual
Property, Employment and General Corporate Law. The extern
must be doing this for credit hours only.
Wrigley's Law Department is responsible for governing,
managing and administering all the Company's legal affairs
worldwide. The extern will be involved in projects such
as legal research and writing, contract review, and legal
filing. Familiarity with employment, real estate and/or
intellectual property is a plus.
A strong proficiency with Lexis Nexis, LOTUS Notes, Microsoft
Word, Microsoft Excel, and database administration is required.
Good verbal and communication skills are required. The incumbent
will possess a proficiency in typing and proofreading and
have experience with various software programs.
If you are interested, contact Prof. Vivien Gross immediately
to apply. Applications are due by April
INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE
SUMMER LEGAL EXTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Current 1Ls and 2Ls
The Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service,
has two paid positions and two for credit volunteer externship
positions available this summer in its Chicago office.
Applicants with prior expertise or experience in tax matters
are preferred, but the IRS will consider all applicants.
Applications are due by Wednesday, March 10, 2004. Applications
brief cover letter, resume, law school transcript and writing
sample. Applicants must also submit Form 6524, available
at http://www.ustreas.gov/jobs/attorney.html. Alternatively,
to request a Form 6524 application, call Karen Lawrence
at (312) 886-9225, x357, or fax requests to fax # 312-886-8244.
Applications should be mailed to Area Counsel, IRS, Suite
2300, 200 W. Adams St., Chicago, IL 60606, Attention: Judith
For more information, please see Professor Gross, Room
"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.