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Week of April 25, 2005


In-House Clinical Programs

Applications for the Fall semester are now available in room 600 and outside of the cafeteria. The due date for the Fall semester is Monday, April 25, at 5:00 p.m..


Summer/Fall Externships in Family Law:
Cook County Domestic Relations Court

Open 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.

Enjoy this exciting opportunity to observe and participate in the day-to-day operations of a busy domestic relations courtroom and to assist the judge in researching law and drafting orders.

If you are interested, please contact Professor Gross ( as soon as possible to set up a meeting and to submit your resume and transcript.


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 ( 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.



Cook County, Illinois, is the 16th largest economy in the world. The Cook County Treasurer's office collects over $9 billion in taxes from 1.64 million PINs, and distributes that amount to over 2200 taxing bodies, such as municipalities, schools, libraries, law enforcement offices, which rely on it for their day-to-day operations.

The real estate property tax is generated as a result of an intricate and complex system of laws, calculations, and the work of a number of governmental bodies and offices. The Treasurer's Office, in addition to collection and distribution of taxes, handles many other related functions. It plays an integral role in, for example, refunds, bankruptcies, condemnations, tax objections and exemptions. It plays a special role in programs arising out of other governmental bodies, such as senior tax deferral and federal forfeiture. It runs the annual and scavenger tax sales, participated in by buyers from across the country. Students could be directly involved in processing and working in many of these areas.

People employed by the Cook County Treasurer's Office and exposed to the challenging work of that office are in demand by law firms and governmental bodies. In addition to the work, the times in the office are exciting, with the Treasurer pushing the Cook County envelope on automation and increased efficiency in handling its functions.

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