LAW OFFICES IN-HOUSE CLINIC, SUMMER AND FALL
Applications will be available early this week for the
Summer and Fall semesters of the Law Offices In-House Clinics.
They will be available in room 600 and outside of the 3rd
floor cafeteria. Please check back here for updates.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE
DISPUTE RESOLUTION (LADR)
Applications for the Certificate Program in Litigation
and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) are now available
in the reception area of room 600 and by the 3rd floor cafeteria.
Applications are due on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 4:00.
They can be turned into the receptionist in the Law Offices,
For more information on the LADR program, please visit
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN CRIMINAL LITIGATION
Applications for the Certificate in Criminal Litigation
Program are now available in the reception area of room
600 and by the 3rd floor cafeteria
Applications are due on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 5:00.
They can be turned into the receptionist in the Law Offices,
JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: FALL 2008 SEMESTERS
1L APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM G.P.A. OF 3.22
2L APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM G.P.A. OF 3.31
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
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 are available
in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600), in the Career
Services Office, and in front of the Spakateria.
Completed applications for Fall Externships should be
submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross,
Room 612 of Law Offices, by Friday, March 14th, at 5:00
Fall 2008 – Judicial Externship – Immigration Court
An extern will assist a panel of seven immigration judges by writing legal memoranda, conducting in-depth legal research and analysis, and drafting judicial decisions. This position offers extensive exposure to asylum and deportation law and an excellent opportunity to improve research, writing and analytical skills.
Immigration Court – EOIR
55 East Monroe Street, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60603
Qualifications: – 2L, 3L
- Coursework and/or volunteer and clinical experience
in immigration law preferred
- United States citizenship required
Application: Please submit a cover letter, resume, copy
of recent transcript (unofficial is accepted), two employer
references, and writing sample (5-10 pages) via email or
mail (Attention: Carolyn Norton, Judicial Law Clerk) to
the address listed above.
Interviews will be conducted in person.
Inquiries should be directed to Carolyn Norton at (312)
353-7313, ext. 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To receive credit, please contact Professor Gross (email@example.com).
Summer/Fall Externships – Cook County Domestic Relations
Court (4 credit hours)
Open to 2L and 3L 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 be a legal extern to a judge in the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County at the Daley Center. You will not only be able to observe and participate in the day-to-day operations of a busy domestic relations courtroom but will also assist your judge in researching law, drafting orders, and resolving disputes.
There are currently two judges who are seeking a student
extern for Summer and Fall. If you are interested in either
a Summer or Fall externship, please contact Professor Gross
as soon as possible to set up a meeting and to submit your
resume and transcript.
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.
Law Offices Attorneys Help Free Innocent
On January 8th, 2008, Professor Richard Kling and his Law
Offices Colleague, Susana Ortiz, saw victory in the case
of their client, Herb Whitlock. Mr. Whitlock, of downstate
Paris, Illinois, was wrongfully incarcerated on murder charges
for over 20 years and thanks to the efforts of Professor
Kling and Ms. Ortiz and teams of Law Offices clinic students
who have been working on the case for the past 7 years,
Mr. Whitlock saw freedom when the State dismissed the charges
against him as a result of a new trial obtained for him
by Kling and Ortiz. In the Appellate Court opinion which
granted Mr. Whitlock a new trial, the Court cited the fact
that favorable evidence was hidden from the defense and
that Mr. Whitlock’s trial counsel was ineffective for failing
to investigate key forensic evidence that would have shed
serious doubt on the credibility of the State’s witnesses.
After his release, Mr. Whitlock was reunited with his daughter,
Brittany, who was 12 at the time of his original trial and
he met his seven-year old grandson for the first time. Read
the article from the Chicago
Law Offices Professor Admitted into U.S.
On January 7, 2008, Professor Daniel Coyne was admitted
on motion in open court before all nine justices of the
supreme court in a group admission ceremony. The admission
was sponsored by the National Association of Criminal Defense
Lawyers. There were ten admittees from various jurisdictions
across the country. Immediately following the admission,
the death penalty case of Baze v. Rees was argued.
Baze challenges the propriety of the use of lethal
injection to execute condemned inmates.
For a complete description of all clinical programs, please
visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.