WORK STUDY OPPORTUNITY
The Law Offices is offering a work study opportunity in
one of its skills-based programs. The Legal and Judicial
Externship Programs include over 90 different placements
including judges, government agencies, and private organizations
and firms. The programs have an opportunity for a work study
student to do clerical projects under the supervision of
Professor Vivien Gross or her Administrative Assistant Carole
Ross. Please note that this job is clerical only and does
not offer legal experience.
This position is only for students who are work study eligible.
There will be about 8-10 hours of work per week. Contact
Financial Aid if you are unsure whether or not you are work
study eligible. Please send a letter of interest to Tracy
Kish at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, February 3, 2011.
JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: SUMMER/FALL 2011
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
On Tuesday, February 15th, at noon in Room 270,
Professor Vivien Gross will conduct an Informational Meeting
regarding Summer/Fall 2011 Judicial Externships. Professor
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
Applications for the Summer and Fall 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 Monday, February 7th. Because the program
requires a grade point cutoff, the distribution of applications
are necessarily delayed until such time as current grades
and ranks are announced.
Completed applications for Summer Externships should be
submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross,
Room 612 of Law Offices, by Tuesday, February 22nd, at
Completed applications for Fall Externships should be submitted
to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612
of Law Offices, by Thursday, March 17th, at 5:00 p.m.
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 employment opportunities.
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 US 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 counties.
Information about Spring 2011 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 (email@example.com)
to set up an appointment. There are many different types
of opportunities in which you might be interested.
For a complete description of all clinical
programs, please visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.