LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM
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 and signing
up for Chicago-Kent’s Legal Externship Program (LEP).
LEP is 4 credit hours, non-graded, and open predominantly
to students in their last three semesters of law school.
Externs interested in civil law may select to work 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 State’s Attorneys 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.
The information about Summer 2008 Legal Externships and
an accompanying application form will be available in early
Please e-mail Professor Vivien Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to set up an appointment for more information about externships.
Summer 2008 Semester: Externships with U.S. Attorney’s
Office, Northern District of Illinois
If you are interested in exposure to and possible participation
in federal trial and appellate practice while assisting
the U.S. Attorney’s Office in handling its multitude of
important cases, please pick up an application in Room 612
from Carole Ross, administrative assistant to Professor
Completed applications must be received at the Office
of the U.S. Attorney by Thursday, December 20, 2007.
The reason for this accelerated date is because each accepted
extern must go through a security clearance, which takes
To receive law school credit for this externship, should
you be selected by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, you must
enroll in the law school’s Legal Externship Program.
The law school’s externship applications for summer semester
2008 will be available in Room 600 Law Offices reception
area and in the Career Services office in mid-March.
Professor Gross will be happy to answer any questions
you may have about either the Legal Externship Program and/or
the externship position with the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
For a complete description of all clinical programs, please
visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.