LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM
SUMMER OR FALL 2005 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 primarily 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 Externships and an accompanying
application form are available in the Law Offices reception
area, Room 600, and in the Career Services Office.
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY FOR CURRENT 2Ls
FALL 2005 SEMESTER: EXTERNSHIPS WITH U.S.
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.
Completed applications must be received at the Office of the U.S. Attorney by Monday, April 18, 2005. The reason for this accelerated date is because each accepted extern must go through a security clearance, which takes several weeks.
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 for Fall Semester,
2005 will be available in Room 600 Law Offices reception
area and in the Career Services office in early March.
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.
LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The LADR Faculty Committee will consider the applications
and inform the students of its decision sometime in March
For a complete description of all clinical programs, please
visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.