JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM – SUMMER/FALL
Judicial Externship is a 4-credit hour non-graded program
open to 2Ls and 3Ls. Externs work under the direct supervision
of their judge and/or their judge's law clerk. There is
an accompanying classroom component which focuses on aspects
of judicial decision-making and its effect on the extern's
NEW JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
Cook County Domestic Relations Court (Summer/Fall)
Open only to students who have either taken Family Law or
Family Law Clinic or who will be concurrently enrolled in
either of these courses while doing the externship.
There are currently 2 positions available for both the Summer
and Fall semesters. If you are interested, please contact
Professor Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible
to set up a meeting and to submit your resume and transcript.
LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM - SUMMER AND FALL
LEP is 4-credit hours, non-graded, and open primarily to
students in their last two semesters of law school and to
2Ls with permission from Professor Gross.
Externs are able to develop legal skills and experience
what it is like to do legal work in a firm, corporation
or government agency in the civil or criminal areas.
SUMMER/FALL LEGAL EXTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
Office of the IL Appellate Defender (Summer)
The Chicago office of the IL Appellate Defender is accepting
applications for unpaid extern positions for summer 2004.
The Office of the State Appellate Defender represents indigent
clients in criminal appeals. The extern will do significant
research and writing within a flexible work schedule. Applicants
should expect to prepare research memos, assist in writing
briefs and obtain experience in other aspects of appellate
advocacy. Preference will be given to applicants with coursework
or experience in criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence,
and appellate advocacy. Please submit a resume, transcript,
and writing sample to: Jennifer Bonjean, Assistant Appellate
Defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender, 203 North
LaSalle Street, 24th Floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601. Applications
must be received by April 30, 2004.
NORTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL BUREAU - IL ATTORNEY GENERAL'S
The Northern Environmental Bureau of the Illinois Attorney
General's Office in Chicago. Interest and background in
environmental law is a plus but not a pre-requisite. Externs
assist in drafting motions, complaints and discovery, legal
research, and, on occasion, pre-trial preparation. Open
to 2Ls and 3Ls. To apply, please contact Ms. Phyllis Dunton
at (312) 814-5389 to set up an interview.
Mexican Consulate of Chicago (Summer/Fall)
Students must have a proficiency in Spanish.
The extern will work with staff attorneys and the General
Consul at the Chicago office of the Mexican Consulate under
the direction of a Mexican foreign service officer. Externs
will review case files and take an active role in cases
involving Mexican nationals. Externs may also answer calls
from Mexican nationals, speak with attorneys and other officials
from local, state and federal agencies and do legal research.
If you are interested, e-mail Prof. Gross (email@example.com)
as soon as possible to set up a meeting.
FALL 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.
To apply, you must have completed your second year of
Law School by July, 2004.
Completed applications must be received at the Office of
the U.S. Attorney by Friday, April 16, 2004. 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
early March in Room 600 Law Offices reception area and in
the Career Services office.
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.
FALL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) LEGAL EXTERNSHIP
Chicago-Kent's IP Legal Externship Program is a 4-credit
hour, non-graded program which enables a 3L student enrolled
in Kent's Intellectual Property Certificate Program to receive
academic credit, not pay, for working 16 hours a week in
an approved legal placement under the supervision of a designated
attorney. The program is unique in that it enables students
to gain practical experience and develop legal skills while
making themselves more marketable to prospective employers.
IP Legal Externship consists primarily of a fieldwork experience
under a supervising lawyer, supplemented by individual meetings
between the extern and Professor Gross throughout the semester.
There are currently 2, possibly 3, firms which will be
interviewing qualified Kent students for a Fall IP externship.
If you are interested, please submit your resume and a transcript
to Prof. Gross by Wednesday, April 14 at noon. Professor
Gross will then forward the information on to the participating
lawyers to make their selections.
For more information about available intellectual property
externship opportunities, please contact Professor Vivien
APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2004 IN-HOUSE CLINIC
Applications for summer 2004 In-House clinics
are available in the turnstyle of the reception area of
the Law Offices in Room 600. Please complete and submit
your application to the receptionist.
"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 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
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
LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS CLINIC
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.