LEGAL EXTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY
Fall 2009 For-Credit Legal Externship Opportunity
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
(MALDEF) is a national Latino civil rights advocacy organization
dedicated to preserving and expanding civil rights in employment,
education, immigrant rights, political access and public
resource equity for Latinos.
Externs will work on class action matters concerning immigrant
rights, employment discrimination, voters' rights, political
access and education. MALDEF deals with cases which have
the greatest impact on the Latino community.
Externs will get experience in case development, legal
research, developing strategies for successful litigation,
client contact, expert witnesses and preparation of initial
pleadings. Externs are given the opportunity to become involved
in all facets of litigation.
Applicants note: Spanish-speaking ability or knowledge
of the Spanish language is not required.
To apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and transcript
to the address listed below. Applications must be received
as soon as possible.
Ms. Virginia Martinez
Legislative Staff Attorney
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
11 East Adams Street, Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 427-0701 x31
If you receive an offer to extern, please contact Prof.
For a complete description of all clinical programs, please
visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.