LAW OFFICES IN-HOUSE CLINICS - FALL AND
SUMMER 2011 APPLICATIONS
Applications for the summer 2011 semester of the Law Offices
in-house clinics are now available. They can be found outside
of the 3rd floor cafeteria and also in the Law Offices reception
area - Suite 600. Applications are due on Wednesday,
April 6 at 5:00. They should be turned into the Law Offices
receptionist, Suite 600.
Fall 2011 applications will be available on Monday or Tuesday
of this week and can be found outside of the 3rd floor cafeteria
and also in the Law Offices reception area - Suite 600.
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 Fall 2011 are available
in front of the Spakateria, in Career Services Office, and
in Room 600 Law Offices reception area.
Summer 2011: Legal Externship with Legal Affairs Department,
Mérieux Nutrisciences Corporation (For Credit Only)
Mérieux Nutrisciences Corporation is the leading internationally
accredited food testing and consulting network. It is comprised
of over fifty-five laboratories in 16 countries worldwide.
The corporation provides consulting, testing, auditing,
research and training solutions to companies who are searching
for an innovative and reliable service partner.
The Legal Affairs department is in charge of all legal
matters globally for Mérieux Nutrisciences, including sales
support, mergers and acquisitions, corporate compliance
and governance, and litigation. Some of the items an extern
can anticipate participating in:
- Providing general advice to senior management on legal
implications of business and operational decisions;
- Researching corporate governances issues impacting
- Developing tools to promote accountability for legal
and regulatory compliance;
- Provide as needed guidance to other functions, including
Finance, Sales, Operations, and Information Technology;
- Drafting and analyzing a wide variety of commercial
contracts and vendor agreements; and
- Assisting in the management of outside law firms and
Extern applicants should be rising 2Ls only and rank in
the top 25% of their class.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and transcript
(unofficial on-line transcript is acceptable) by either
regular mail or email to:
Christopher A. McVety
Corporate Vice President of Legal Affairs
Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation
111 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Application Deadline: Friday, April 8, 2011
If you are selected to extern, please notify Prof. Gross
immediately for permission to register for Legal Externship
(4 credit hours).
Fall 2011 Semesters For Credit Only: Mitsui Rail Capital,
Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC (MRC) is a railcar operating lessor
servicing customers throughout North America, including
Canada and Mexico. MRC's customer base includes many Fortune
500 companies in a wide variety of sectors, including energy,
mining, coal, steel, automotive, appliances, grain, plastics,
etc. MRC also provides rail and infrastructure advisory
services to its sister-companies in Amsterdam, Munich and
Sao Paolo, as well as affiliated sister-companies worldwide.
The extern will work directly with General Counsel on numerous
legal matters including but not limited to: equipment leasing
agreements; equipment financing and other financial documentation;
NDAs or other confidentiality agreements; corporate governance
documents including board minutes, consents/resolutions,
company and employee policies; matters relating to human
resources and employment; insurance claim handling and reporting;
various litigation matters; and other legal matters as needed
by the company.
Extern applicants can be either 2Ls or 3Ls. Students who
have had course work in Business Organizations, Commercial
and Secured Transactions and/or Employment Law are preferred.
In addition, the extern should have an interest or experience
in cross-cultural business environments.
Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample
and transcript (unofficial on-line transcript is acceptable)
by either regular mail or email to:
Manager, General Affairs
Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC
71 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60608
Please note: cover letters should be addressed to:
Mr. Rudy A. Figueroa, Jr.
Director of Human Resources & Corporate Secretary
Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC
Application Deadline Dates:
Fall Semester Legal Externship applicants must submit their
materials by Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
If you are selected to extern, you must notify Professor
immediately for permission to register for Legal Externship
(4 credit hours).
Fall 2011 Semester: Legal Externship with Encyclopaedia
Britannica (For Credit Only)
Applicants Must Have a Minimum G.P.A. of 3.2.
Encyclopaedia Britannica was founded in Edinburgh, Scotland
in 1768 and today is primarily a publisher of reference
material distributed in a plethora of languages to individuals,
schools and libraries throughout the world over the Internet.
As a result, much of the work of the Law Department has
to do with intellectual property, its development, protection
The Law Department serves the legal needs of senior management
at the company's world headquarters in Chicago and oversees
the legal functions and compliance requirements of subsidiaries
located in London, Paris, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul,
New Delhi and Sydney. The Law Department also provides legal
services to the company's dictionary publishing subsidiary,
Merriam-Webster, Incorporated, headquartered in Springfield,
The extern will primarily be involved in drafting legal
documents, particularly amendments to moderately complicated
international trademark and copyright licenses, assist in
discussions about current litigation dealing with both the
plaintiff and defendant sides.
Please submit a resume, transcript and writing sample to
Professor Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
by no later than Friday, April 8, 2011.
Do not contact Encyclopedia Britannica directly; your
application will not be considered.
Fall 2011 For Credit Only Legal Externship: Mintel International
Mintel International Group Limited, a London-based market
research company with offices in downtown Chicago, is a
global leader in market research and competitive intelligence.
The externship will focus on soft IP and transactional
law and involve hands-on legal work such as running the
U.S. copyright registration program for a variety of Mintel
products, summarizing and preparing reports about vendor
agreements, reviewing and providing comments on sundry agreements,
including licensing and non-disclosure agreements, developing
and implementing a program to identify and engage copyright
infringers, and conducting legal research.
Applicants must have completed their first year of studies
and have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.
Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and unofficial
transcript to Mr. Douglas Colber (email@example.com).
Fall application deadline: Friday, April 8, 2011.
Mintel will complete its selection by Friday, April 29.
Please notify Professor Gross immediately if you are selected
Fall 2011 Semester for Credit Only: U.S. Department
of Education Office for Civil Rights
The United States Department of Education, Office for Civil
Rights (OCR), enforces several Federal civil rights laws
that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color,
national origin, sex disability and age. OCR also enforces
the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act of 2001 that
prohibits the denial of equal access or a fair opportunity
to meet with, or discriminate against, any group officially
affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. Successful extern
candidates will work with OCR attorneys and investigators
on one or more teams in the Chicago Office to resolve discrimination
The extern will observe and participate in complainant
and witness interviews, participate in the drafting of all
documents pertinent to an OCR investigation, including letters
of notification, data requests and letters of finding. The
extern may have the opportunity to participate in local
on-site investigations and will assist with data analysis,
engage in substantial legal research and be expected to
adhere to the tight time frames of the Department. The team
attorney(s) with whom the extern will work will supervise
the extern's work. The extern coordinator, the deputy chief
attorney and chief attorney will also be available to assist
If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest
along with a copy of your resume and writing sample, postmarked
no later than April 15, 2011 to:
Ms. Leticia Magdaleno
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
500 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60661
Applications may also be submitted by email to Leticia.Magdaleno@ed.gov.
Please notify Prof. Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you are selected as an extern.
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.