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Week of September 7, 2009

JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: SPRING 2010 SEMESTER

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.

Informational Meeting

On Wednesday, September 30, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. in Room 370 there will be a meeting for students who are interested in externing for one of the designated judges for the Spring 2010 Semester. 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.

Application Process

Applications for Spring Judicial Externships will be available in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600), in the Career Services Office, and in front of the Spakateria as of Friday, September 25th.

Completed applications should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices, by Tuesday, October 13th, at 5:00 p.m.

LEGAL EXTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SPRING 2010: EXTERNSHIPS WITH U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS

The United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), enforces several Federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex disability and age. OCR also enforces the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act of 2001 that prohibits the denial of equal access or a fair opportunity to meet with, or discriminate against, any group officially affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. Successful extern candidates will work with OCR attorneys and investigators on one or more teams in the Chicago Office to resolve discrimination complaints.

The extern will observe and participate in complainant and witness interviews, participate in the drafting of all documents pertinent to an OCR investigation, including letters of notification, data requests and letters of finding. The extern may have the opportunity to participate in local on-site investigations and will assist with data analysis, engage in substantial legal research and be expected to adhere to the tight time frames of the Department. The team attorney(s) with whom the extern will work will supervise the extern's work. The extern coordinator, the deputy chief attorney and chief attorney will also be available to assist the extern.

If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest along with a copy of your resume and writing sample, postmarked no later than October 15th, to:

Ms. Leticia Magdaleno
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Citigroup Center
Suite 1475
500 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60661

Applications may also be submitted by email to Leticia.Magdaleno@ed.gov.

Please notify Prof. Gross (vgross@kentlaw.edu) if you are selected as an extern.

 
Spring 2010 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 Gross.

Completed applications must be received at the Office of the U.S. Attorney by Friday, September 18, 2009. The reason for this accelerated date is because each accepted extern must go through a security clearance, which takes several weeks.

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 Spring semester 2010 will be available in mid-October in Room 600 Law Offices reception area, outside of the cafeteria, and in the Career Services office.

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.


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