SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY
The Law Offices Low Income Taxpayer Clinic is seeking to
hire a work study student for approximately 15-20 hours
per week in the summer semester. Duties will include database
management, file maintenance, client communications and
a variety of administrative and operations-oriented tasks.
Spanish-speaker is a plus. Interest in public service a
must. Student must be work study eligible. To find out of
you are work study eligible, please contact Financial Aid
or email Tracy Kish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contact Professor Jon Decatorsmith at 906-5041.
SUMMER/FALL JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP
Cook County Domestic Relations Court (4 credit hours)
2Ls and 3Ls
Enjoy this exciting opportunity to be an extern to a judge
in the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court
of Cook County at the Daley Center. You will not only be
able to observe and participate in the day-to-day operations
of a busy domestic relations courtroom but will also assist
your judge in researching law, drafting orders, and resolving
Students who have either taken Family Law or Family Law
Clinic or who will be enrolled in Family Law in the Fall
If you are interested in either a Summer or Fall externship,
please contact Professor Gross (email@example.com)
as soon as possible to set up a meeting and to submit your
resume and transcript.
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.
Fall 2011: Legal Externships with U.S. Department of
Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Location: Office of the Chief Counsel
U.S. Dept. Of Homeland Security – ICE
55 E. Monroe St., Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60603
Qualifications: 2L or 3L during Fall 2011
Previous or concurrent course work in immigration law helpful.
United States Citizenship
Description: The extern will assist in the representation
of the U.S. Government in deportation, removal, and bond
proceedings; provide advice and support to the various components
of ICE; draft motions and briefs for practice before the
U.S. Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals and
U.S. District Court; and prepare memoranda dealing with
complex and novel legal issues.
Application: Please submit a resume, transcript and writing
sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than Monday, May 9, 2011. The subject line
of your email must indicate that you are applying for an
extern position at Chicago's Office of the Chief Counsel.
All electronically submitted documents must be in MSWord
or Adobe Acrobat format.
Interviews will be conducted in person and/or by telephone.
All externs must successfully complete a security background
Please notify Prof. Gross (email@example.com)
if you are selected as an extern.
Fall 2011 For Credit Only: Commodity Futures Trading
Commission, Division of Enforcement
The Chicago office of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's
Division of Enforcement seeks applications from students
for Fall 2011 externships. Externs will receive law school
The Commission is an independent, non-partisan federal
agency that protects market users and the public from fraud,
manipulation, abusive practices, and systemic risk and fosters
open, competitive, and financially sound markets. The Division
of Enforcement investigates potential violations of the
Commodity Exchange Act and Commission Regulations and, at
the direction of the Commission, prosecutes alleged violations
in the U.S. District Courts across the country and before
administrative law judges. The Division of Enforcement also
provides expert and technical assistance with case development
and trials to U.S. Attorneys, federal and state regulators,
and international authorities.
Externs with the Division of Enforcement typically complete
substantial legal research and writing projects, participate
in civil case preparations and filings, assist attorneys
and investigators with witness interviews, analyze investigative
and discovery materials, and participate in educational
Applicants should be in their 2L or 3L year in the Fall
2011 semester. Offers are contingent on the applicant's
ability to demonstrate U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
and successfully comnplete a background check.
To apply, interested students should e-mail a cover letter
and resume by Monday, May 2, 2011 to:
Senior Trial Attorney
Division of Enforcement
Commodities Futures Trading Commission
525 W. Monroe Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60661
Please notify Prof. Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
if and when you are selected as an extern.
For a complete description of all clinical
programs, please visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.