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Week of April 19, 2004

IN-HOUSE CLINIC FALL 2004 APPLICATIONS DUE

Applications for the Fall 2004 Semester for In-House Clinic are due Monday, April 26, 2004 at 5:00 p.m. An application may be obtained in the Law Offices, Room 600. Your application must be submitted to the receptionist no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 26th. If you have any questions, please contact Arnold Hoskins, Law Offices Administrator, in Room 619 or e-mail (ahoskins@kentlaw.edu).

JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM – SUMMER/FALL 2004 SEMESTERS

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 work product.

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 (vgross@kentlaw.edu) by Wednesday, April 21, 2004.

LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM - SUMMER AND FALL 2004 SEMESTERS

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 OFFICE (SUMMER/FALL)
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 (vgross@kentlaw.edu) as soon as possible to set up a meeting.

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 immediately. 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 Gross (vgross@kentlaw.edu).

"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 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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