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Week of February 7, 2005

 

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, 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, you may contact Prof. Gary Laser, Room 631, or pick up an application and curriculum memorandum in Room 600.

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM MUST BE SUBMITTED
BY 3:00 P.M. ON
FEBRUARY 18, 2005

Please submit your application to the Law Offices Receptionist in Room 600.


JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: SUMMER AND FALL 2005 SEMESTERS

1L APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM G.P.A. OF 3.275.
2L APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM G.P.A. OF 3.3.

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. If you are interested in a judicial externship but are unable to attend the meeting, please see Professor Gross in Room 617. E-mail: vgross@kentlaw.edu

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 4th.

Completed applications for Summer Externships should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices, by Friday, February 25th, 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 4th, 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.

 

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 16, 2005. Applications should include: 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 Joy Willis at (312) 886-9225, x376, 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 M. Picken.

For more information, please see Professor Gross, Room 617.

 

For a complete description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic

 

 

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