JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: FALL 2006 SEMESTERS
Judicial Externship is a 4-credit hour, Pass/Low Pass/Fail
program open to students who have completed at least their
first full year of law school and want to do legal research
and writing for a federal appellate, district or magistrate
judges or a designated Illinois appellate or circuit court
Judicial Externship enables a student to become involved
in particular legal problems through research and writing,
and to contribute to the resolution of those problems by
writing memoranda and drafting opinions. 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
or the judge's law clerk those legal problems which attorneys
face in their profession, as well as the specific problems
confronted in the courtroom.
Take advantage of this prestigious learning opportunity
while enhancing your marketability in the legal world.
Applications for the Fall Judicial Externships will be
available both in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600)
and in the Career Services Office.
Completed applications for Fall Externships should be
submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross,
Room 612 of Law Offices, by Wednesday, March 1st, at 5:00
SUMMER/FALL LEGAL EXTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Office of the Attorney General of Illinois
The Illinois Attorney General’s Office provides excellent
opportunities for law students to improve their skills and
knowledge in a wide range of subject areas, including consumer
protection, government representation, civil rights, environmental
enforcement, antitrust, complex civil litigation, civil
and criminal appeals, and criminal law enforcement.
Working closely with attorneys in the Chicago office,
externs investigate facts, review documents, research legal
issues, and draft legal memoranda, correspondence, and pleadings.
Students who qualify for a 711 licensed may appear in court
under the supervision of an Assistant Attorney General.
For further information, and to download an application
form, please visit the Illinois Attorney General’s website
Inquiries may also be directed to Adelaida Otero at 312/814-5197,
If you are interested in externing at the Illinois Attorney
General’s Office during the Summer 2006 semester, you must
submit your application no later than March 1, 2006. If
you wish to extern during the Fall 2006 semester, you should
submit your application no sooner than May 1, 2006 and no
later than July 1, 2006.
In addition, to receive law school credit for either Chicago-Kent’s
Summer or Fall Legal Externship program, please contact
Prof. Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to set up a meeting.
Clinic Students Help Make Illinois Law
Clinic students Anthony Loizzi and Shannon O'Dell were
instrumental in the defeat of a motion for summary judgment
in a significant case being handled by Clinical Professor
Richard Gonzalez. The suit is based on the tort of fraudulent
misrepresentation, which has been rarely used in Illinois
as a cause of action for knowingly false oral promises made
by an employer to an employee and upon which the employee
relies to his detriment. Anthony and Shannon exhaustively
researched and analyzed Illinois law and that of other jurisdictions
and, with little precedential guidance, were able to persuade
the Court that this is a viable theory for employees who
have been misled by an employer to their detriment. It is
particularly important because of Illinois law's disfavor
of oral employment contracts, which severely limits the
possibility of wrongful discharge actions based upon oral
For a complete description of all clinical programs, please
visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.