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Week of May 9, 2011


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 tkish@kentlaw.edu.

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 disputes.

Students who have either taken Family Law or Family Law Clinic or who will be enrolled in Family Law in the Fall are preferred.

If you are interested in either a Summer or Fall externship, please contact Professor Gross (vgross@kentlaw.edu) as soon as possible to set up a meeting and to submit your resume and transcript.


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

Externship Opportunities:

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: occ-chi-applications@dhs.gov 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 check.

Please notify Prof. Gross (vgross@kentlaw.edu) if 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

 

 

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