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