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Week of February 28, 2011


CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS - APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

Applications for the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) and Criminal Litigation Certificate Program are available 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: FALL 2011 SEMESTER

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 are unable to attend the meeting, please see Professor Gross in Room 617.

Application Process

Applications 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 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 an informational meeting on the following day and time:

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

Externship Opportunities:

Exciting New Externship: International Law
Summer 2011 For Credit Only: Drinker, Biddle & Reath

Drinker Biddle & Reath is a large national law firm with offices throughout the country. The Customs and International Trade team is comprised of 9 attorneys and 2 trade specialists in the firm's Chicago and Washington DC offices. The externship would be based in Chicago and primarily support the Chicago-based attorneys.

An extern's job opportunities will include legal research and writing assignments related to all aspects of United States import and export regulations.

Qualifications:
Course work in International and Comparative Law, or demonstrated interest in international and comparative law preferred.

Applicants can be either rising 2Ls or 3Ls.

To Apply:

Submit a cover letter addressed to Mr. James Sawyer (james.sawyer@dbr.com), along with a copy of your resume and unofficial law school transcript

Applicants should submit their resume by Friday, March 18, 2011.

Please notify Professor Gross (vgross@kentlaw.edu) if you are selected as an extern.
 

Summer 2011 For Credit Only: 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.

To Apply:
Applicants should email a resume by Friday, March 18, 2011 to:

Mr. Daniel Olswang
Hauselman, Rappin & Olswang, Ltd.
39 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 1105
Chicago, IL 60603
dolswang@hrolaw.com

If you are selected to extern, you must notify Prof. Gross (vgross@kentlaw.edu) immediately for permission to register for Summer Legal Externship (4 credit hours).
 

Summer 2011 For Credit Only: Real Estate Development and Management Externship

Terraco, Inc., a real estate development and management firm, is seeking an extern to work at their real estate development office. Job responsibilities include reviewing and drafting leases, easement agreements, environmental and loan documents, and off-site research at municipalities regarding entitlements procedures and ordinances. The extern will also attend meetings and receive exposure to all facets of the development/acquisition process, including analyzing deals, drafting letters of intent, reviewing contracts and leases. A portion of the work will involve some financial analysis, so the extern should be comfortable with numbers. Externs need to have their own car, as some driving/off-site work will be required.

To apply, please send your resume to:

Daniel J. Wander
Senior Vice President Development
Terraco, Inc.
3201 Old Glenview Rd., Suite 300
Wilmette, IL 60091
dwander@terracorealestate.com

Applicants must submit their resume by Friday, March 18, 2011.

Please notify Professor Gross (vgross@kentlaw.edu) if you are selected as an extern.
 

Summer 2011 For Credit Only: Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson, LLP
3L Applicants Must Have a Minimum G.P.A. of 3.28

Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson, LLP, is a Chicago-based leading litigation firm, in the Insurance Division which deals with insurance coverage, counseling, and litigation.

The extern will be involved in writing briefs, memos, parts of opinion letters, research as well as some litigation and ADR work.

Qualifications: 3Ls (3.28 minimum GPA)

To apply, please send your resume and transcript (unofficial on-line version is sufficient) to:

Mr. J. Robert Hall
Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP
Suite 1800
123 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
bob.hall@mbtlaw.com

Application deadline: Friday, March 18, 2011

Please notify Prof. Gross (vgross@kenetlaw.edu) if you are selected as an extern.
 

Summer 2011 For Credit Only: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement

The Chicago office of the Division of Enforcement is seeking externs who will receive law school credit.

The Division of Enforcement investigates and prosecutes alleged violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations. Violations may involve commodity futures or option trading on domestic commodity exchanges, or the improper marketing of commodity investments. The Division may, at the direction of the Commission, file complaints before the agency's administrative law judges or in the U.S. District Courts. Alleged criminal violations of the Commodity Exchange Act or violations of other Federal laws which involve commodity futures trading may be referred to the Justice Department for prosecution. The Division also provides expert help and technical assistance with case development and trials to U.S. Attorneys' Offices, other Federal and state regulators, and international authorities.

Primary duties include conducting legal research, writing memoranda, aiding in the preparation of court pleadings and papers in the U.S. District Courts across the nation as well as in an administrative forum; aiding attorneys and investigators who are preparing to take investigative testimony and depositions, working with exhibits, Freedom of Information Act responses; aiding with the discovery process and interacting with and/or interviewing customers or investors with complaints.

To apply, interested students should e-mail a cover letter, resume and writing sample by Monday, March 21, 2011 to:

Ms. Diane Romaniuk
Senior Trial Attorney
Commodities Futures Trading Commission
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60661
dromaniuk@cftc.gov

Please notify Professor Gross (vgross@kentlaw.edu) if and when you are selected as an extern.
 

Fall 2011 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 Chicago-Kent IP Certificate student for a for-credit Fall 2011 Legal Externship in their IP division.

To Apply:

Submit your resume and transcript to Professor Gross by Thursday, March 17, 2011 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 Gross (vgross@kentlaw.edu).
 

Fall 2011 Semester: Externships with U.S. Attorney's Office
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 Gross.

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 several weeks.

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

 

 

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