LAW OFFICES - IN-HOUSE CLINIC
Applications for the Summer 2010 Semester
of the Law Offices are now available. They are located
outside of the 3rd floor cafeteria and also in the Law
Offices reception area, Suite 600. Fall applications will
be available shortly. The due date will be announced at
a later time but they are usually due a few days before
JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: FALL 2010 SEMESTER
CURRENT 1L APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM
G.P.A. OF 3.31.
CURRENT 2L APPLICANTS MUST HAVE A MINIMUM G.P.A. OF 3.27.
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.
Take advantage of this prestigious learning
opportunity while enhancing your marketability in the
legal world. If you are interested in a judicial externship
but were unable to attend the meeting, please see Professor
Gross in Room 617.
Information/A pplication packets 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 Thursday, March
18th, at 5:00 p.m.
LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM
LEP is a 4-credit hour non-graded program
which enables you to extern with a supervising attorney
in a wide variety of legal areas – private or public,
civil or criminal. Externships are available for the Fall,
Spring and Summer semesters. Some public sector externships
enable you to obtain a 711 license and appear in court.
To become a good lawyer and to supplement
what you learn in the classroom, you need practical experience
in real-world legal work. Most students aren't fortunate
enough to receive a paid clerking position — or even a
volunteer opportunity — that teaches what they want to
learn. LEP presents a unique and important opportunity
to gain exposure to an area of the law in which you are
interested and helps you significantly broaden your future
Students interested in civil law may extern
in a wide variety of places. For example, some have externed
at the City of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office, Office
of the Illinois Attorney General, Illinois Commerce Commission,
Immigration Court of the U.S. Department of Justice, Internal
Revenue Service, and Environmental Protection Agency,
as well approved in-house corporate legal counsel.
Students interested in criminal law have
externed at the US Attorney's Office, the Office of the
Federal Defender, and at the offices of the State's Attorney
and Public Defender in Cook County as well as the surrounding
Information about Summer/Fall 2009 Legal
Externships and an accompanying application form are available
in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600), in the Career
Services Office, and in front of the Spakateria.
If you would like more information about
externships, please e-mail Professor Vivien Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to set up an appointment. There are many different types
of opportunities in which you might be interested.
Listed below are some available for-credit
externship placement opportunities:
Summer 2010: Legal Externship in New Orleans
Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (formerly known as New
Orleans Legal Assistance) offers free civil legal aid to
the Greater New Orleans area. It has substantive law units
in housing, employment and public benefits, family, homeless
advocacy, consumer, foreclosure prevention, tax and successions/title
Externs assist in litigation, prepare research memos and
briefs, take clients through intake, and a variety of other
If you are interested in applying to SLLS as a Summer
extern, please e-mail a cover, letter, resume and writing
sample to: Amanda Furst at email@example.com.
Please include the dates when you are available to extern
over the summer.
Summer/Fall 2010 Semesters For Credit Only: Financial
Industry Regulatory Authority
3Ls Only With an Interest in Securities Law and Regulation
The Department of Enforcement of the Financial Industry
Regulatory Authority (FINRA) was created through the consolidation
of NASD and the member regulation, enforcement, and arbitration
functions of the NYSE. It is the largest non-governmental
regulator for all securities firms doing business in the
United States and is dedicated to investor protection and
market integrity through effective and efficient regulation.
Externs will perform research, writing, investigative work
and analysis as part of preliminary and formal investigations
being conducted by FINRA. These investigations cover all
areas of the securities industry including customer-initiated
sales practice complaints, market manipulation, insider
trading, member firm financial operations and trading violations.
Externs will attend hearings and depositions over the course
of the semester.
The selected student must receive school credit to be eligible
to participate in the Program, and must have completed a
course in Evidence.
If you are interested, please indicate which semester you
are applying for and submit a resume, writing sample and
unofficial transcript to:
Mr. Dale Glanzman
Senior Regional Counsel
Summer applicants must submit their materials by Friday,
April 2, 2010.
Fall applicants must submit their materials by Friday,
April 30, 2010.
Please notify Prof. Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you are selected as an extern.
Summer/Fall 2010 Semesters For Credit Only: U.S. Dept.
Of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration
Office of the Chief Counsel, Dept. Of Homeland Security,
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services
Externs will gain experience in immigration law in the
areas of citizenship, asylum, and immigration benefits;
will draft briefs on visa petition appeals and research
issues in immigration law and criminal law; and will also
have the opportunity to assist with federal litigation,
primarily mandamus actions. The extern will rotate among
the various departments within USCIS to observe citizenship,
adjudications and asylum interviews.
If you are interested, please submit a copy of your resume
and transcript to:
Ms. Debra Gordon
Associate Regional Counsel, USCIS
101 W. Congress Pkwy.
Chicago, IL 60605
Summer applicants must submit their materials by Monday,
Fall applicants must submit their materials by Monday,
Please notify Prof. Gross (email@example.com)
if and when you are selected as an extern.
Fall 2010 Semester For Credit Only: Intellectual Property
(IP) Legal Externship for IP Certificate Participants
2L and 3L Applicants Must Have a Minimum G.P.A. of 3.28
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, will select a Kent IP Certificate student
for a for-credit Fall 2010 Legal Externship in their IP
Submit your resume and an online transcript to Prof. Gross
by Tuesday, April 6, at noon. Professor Gross will
then forward the information to the participating firm to
make its selection.
Do not apply directly.
For more information about intellectual property externship
opportunities generally, please contact Professor Vivien
Fall 2010 Semester For Credit Only: Accenture/DLA Piper
Corporate Law Externship
2L and 3L Applicants Must Have a Minimum G.P.A. of
This corporate externship will expose a student to the
daily operations of the Legal Department at Accenture, a
commercial management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company for half of the semester (7 weeks);
and to the corporate/commercial law practice area at DLA
Piper, a leading global law firm, for the remaining 7 weeks.
At Accenture, the extern will be assigned to a client services
group (e.g., Products, Resources, Communications & High
Tech, Financial Services) and 1-2 areas of specialty (e.g.,
Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Compliance,
etc.), thereby gaining experience in legal research, drafting
and internal client management. At DLA Piper, the extern
will be assigned to one or two of the following five departments
and will participate in research, drafting or project management
assignments: Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions;
Litigation, Insurance and Reinsurance, and Real Estate.
All interested applicants should submit their resume and
an online transcript to Professor Gross by no later than
Wednesday, March 31. Professor Gross will then forward
the materials to Accenture and DLA Piper, who will make
their selection as quickly as possible to comply with law
school pre-registration timelines.
Do not apply directly.
If you have any questions, contact Professor Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2010 Semester: Externships with U.S.
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 Monday, April 19, 2010. 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. Externship
applications for Fall 2010 will be available 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.