LAW OFFICES FALL 2010 SEMESTER
Orientation for the Law Offices fall 2010 semester will
be held on Monday, August 23 at 4:00. The room will be announced
at a later time.
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 Fall 2010 Legal Externships
and an accompanying application form are available in
the Law Offices reception area (Room 600).
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:
Fall 2010 Semester: Externships with City
of Chicago Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
The Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection
regulates all businesses in the City of Chicago, inspects
retail establishments, investigates consumer fraud complaints,
and enforces the Chicago municipal code. All violations
are prosecuted by department attorneys. Externs could be
involved in helping with trials as well as prosecutions
of ordinance violations. They would also be exposed to administrative
law and a government work environment. Because the Department
prosecutes at the administrative level, a student need not
have a 711 license to assist attorneys at trial, but if
a student has a 711 license they will be given cases to
try on their own.
Interested students should submit a cover letter, resume
and transcript to:
Ms. Rosemary Krimbel
Department of Consumer Services
50 W. Washington Street
Chicago, IL 60602
If you are selected to extern, you must notify Prof. Gross
immediately for permission to register for Legal Externship
(4 credit hours)
Fall 2010 Semester Legal Externship (For Credit Only)
To extern at Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson,
LLP, a Chicago-based leading litigation firm, in the division
of Insurance Coverage, Litigation and Counseling.
The extern will be involved in writing briefs, memos, parts
of opinion letters, research as well as some litigation
and ADR work.
3Ls (3.28 minimum GPA)
Please submit resume and transcript (unofficial on-line
version is sufficient) to Prof. Vivien Gross (email@example.com)
immediately. If you are selected, please notify Prof. Gross.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010, 5:00 p.m.
For additional Fall externship opportunities, you may
consult Simplicity or see Professor Gross.
For a complete description of all clinical
programs, please visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.