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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Professor Gross will conduct informational meetings on
the following days and times:
Wednesday, February 16
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 23
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 1
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Summer 2011 For Credit Externship: Hauselman, Rappin
& Olswang, Ltd.
Minimum G.P.A. 3.25 Required.
Hauselman, Rappin & Olswang, Ltd. is a firm of seven
attorneys and twenty staff members. The practice involves
foreclosures, bankruptcies, real estate, commercial litigation,
collections, and general banking law.
An extern can expect to assist in drafting simple pleadings
and responses to discovery, draft confession and foreclosure
complaints, assist with post-judgment collection activities,
and generally assist attorneys as needed.
Applicants should email a resume by Friday, March 18,
Mr. Daniel Olswang
Hauselman, Rappin & Olswang, Ltd.
39 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1105
Chicago, IL 60603
If you are selected to extern, you must notify Prof. Gross
immediately for permission to register for Summer Legal
Externship (4 credit hours),
Fall 2011 Semester: Externships with U.S. Attorney'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 Friday, April 15, 2011. 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 2011 are available in the Law Offices
reception area (Room 600), in the Career Services Office,
and in front of the Spakateria.
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.
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.