Law Offices - In House Clinic
Spring 2007 Semester Information
Orientation for the Spring 2007 semester of the Law Offices
in-house clinic will be held on Monday, January 22 at 4:00
p.m. in the Auditorium. Plan to meet with your supervising
attorney after the orientation. Meeting rooms will be announced
SUMMER AND FALL 2007 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 judge or a designated Illinois appellate or circuit court judge.
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.
On Tuesday, February 13, 2007, at 12:00 p.m. in Room 545 there will be a meeting for students who are interested in externing for one of the designated judges for the Summer or Fall 2007 Semesters. Professor Vivien Gross will describe the kinds of experiences a judicial extern will have in the course of a semester, as well as how to apply for a judicial externship.
Take advantage of this prestigious learning opportunity while enhancing your marketability in the legal world. If you are interested in a judicial externship but are unable to attend the meeting, please see Professor Gross in Room 617.
Applications for the Summer and Fall Judicial Externships will be available both in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600), and in the Career Services Office as of Monday, February 5th.
Completed applications for Summer Externships should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices, by Wednesday, February 21st, at 5:00 p.m.
Completed applications for Fall Externships should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices, by Thursday, March 15th, at 5:00 p.m.
Public Interest Positions - Paid Opportunities
There are openings for current Chicago-Kent students who
are eligible for work study. The Advice
Desk at the Daley Center is now hiring students through
a work study program to work in paralegal/administrative
positions. The candidates will have an opportunity to work
in a fast-paced, public interest environment while helping
to provide administrative and paralegal help to make the
Desk more efficient and therefore allow more clients to
receive pro bono legal assistance. Some of the duties might
include: greeting and identifying eligible clients, filling
out or updating forms, database entry and administrative
support, assisting elderly and disabled clients in retrieving
their court files or finding a courtroom, etc.
The Advice Desk provides interviewing, counseling, and
limited representation to indigent defendants who seek assistance
at the Circuit Court of Cook County. Approximately sixty
percent of the cases involve eviction defense and forty
percent involve tort, contract, personal injury and collection
This position pays $10 an hour. You must be eligible
for work study and your eligibility will be verified upon
receipt of your letter of interest. Past completion of the
Advice Desk class is a plus, but not required. If you do
have previous Advice Desk experience, you will get paid
at a rate of $12 per hour. Please submit a letter
of interest to Tracy Kish (firstname.lastname@example.org)
in the Law Offices. When we receive your letter, we will
check to see if you are work study eligible.
For a complete description of all clinical programs, please
visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.