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Week of February 14, 2011


CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS - APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Applications for the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) and Criminal Litigation Certificate Program will be available on Tuesday, February 8 outside of the 3rd floor cafeteria and in the Law Offices reception area, Suite 600. They are due on March 7, 2011 at 5:00.

There is an informational reception for all J.D. certificate programs on February 28, 2011.

 

WORK STUDY OPPORTUNITY

The Law Offices is offering a work study opportunity in one of its skills-based programs. The work study student will 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 tkish@kentlaw.edu.

 

JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: SUMMER/FALL 2011 SEMESTERS

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.

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 617.

Application Process

Applications for the Summer and 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 Summer Externships should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices, by Tuesday, February 22nd, at 5:00 p.m.

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.


ACCESS2PRACTICE
LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM

A2P Legal Externship 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.

Why Extern?

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 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 counties.

Application Process:

Information and application packets for Summer and Fall 2011 are available in front of the Spakateria, in Career Services Office, and in Room 600 Law Offices reception area.

Informational Meetings:

Professor Gross will conduct informational meetings on the following days and times:

Wednesday, February 16
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 210

Wednesday, February 23
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Room 510

Tuesday, March 1
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Room 580


If you would like more information, please check the Externship web page: http://www.kentlaw.edu/externships.


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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