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Week of August 10, 2009

 

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
vmartinez@maldef.org

If you receive an offer to extern, please contact Prof. Gross (vgross@kentlaw.edu)

 

For a complete description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic

 

 

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