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 SEMESTER 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:
Mr. Rudy Figueroa
Director of Human Resources & Corporate Secretary
Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC
71 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60608
Application Deadline Date:
Applicants must submit their materials by Friday, August
If you are selected to extern, you must notify Prof. Gross
immediately for permission to register for Legal Externship
(4 credit hours).
For a complete description of all clinical
programs, please visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.