In-House Clinical Programs
Applications for both Summer and Fall semesters are now available
in room 600 and outside of the cafeteria. Summer applications
are due on Tuesday, April 5, 2005 by 3:00. The due
date for Fall semester will be announced.
Fall Externship For-Credit Opportunity
The General Counsel of a small independent retail electric
supplier serving non-residential businesses throughout Illinois,
with headquarters in downtown Chicago, is willing to supervise
an extern this summer. The General Counsel oversees all
legal matters, running the gamut from drafting contracts,
reviewing contracts, regulatory filings with city, county,
state and federal agencies, litigation before the Illinois
Commerce Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission,
drafting and handling lawsuits against customers, negotiating
contracts, and pretty much everything else that comes up.
As a member of senior management, the General Counsel is
also involved in almost every aspect of business decisions
The right Kent student would have an excellent experience
working there. If he/she has a particular interest in energy
law, he/she would be able to gain invaluable experience.
If he/she is interested in learning how to be a “business”
lawyer, this would also be a perfect fit. If accepted, the
extern would enroll in the 4-credit hours Legal Externship
Any interested student should submit a resume and transcript
as soon as possible to Professor Gross, Room 617.
Fall Intellectual Property (IP) Legal Externship
There is currently 1 firm 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 Monday, April 11 at noon. Professor Gross
will then forward the information on to the participating
firm to make its selection(s).
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.
For more information about intellectual property externship
opportunities generally, please contact Professor Vivien
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 US
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS
If you are interested in exposure to and possible participation
in federal trial and appellate practice while assisting
the US 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 US 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
To receive law school credit for this externship, should
you be selected by the US 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 US Attorney’s Office.
LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The LADR Faculty Committee will consider the applications
and inform the students of its decision.
For a complete description of all clinical programs, please
visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.