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Week of November 21, 2011

 

 

ADVISORY COMMISSION APPOINTMENT

Clinical Professor Edward Kraus, who supervises the Health and Disability Law clinic, has been appointed to the HHS Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines. Read the full story here.

 

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SPRING 2012 LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM

A2P Legal Externship is a 4-credit hour non-graded program which enables students to extern with a supervising attorney in a wide variety of legal areas civil and criminal. Externships are available for the Fall and Spring semesters and in Summer session. Some public sector externships enable students to obtain a 711 license and appear in court.

Examples of civil law externships in governmental and public interest places: 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 as approved in-house corporate legal counsel.

Students interested in criminal law may extern at the U.S. 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 Spring 2012 semester are now available in front of the Spakateria, in Career Services Office, and in Room 600 Law Offices reception area.

 

SPRING 2012 FOR CREDIT LEGAL EXTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Part of 4 Credit Hour Spring 2012 Legal Externship Program
Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC

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.

Qualifications:
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.

To Apply:
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 A. Figueroa, Jr.
VP of Administration, Human Resources & Legal Department
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Mitsui Rail Capital, LLC
Suite 1800
71 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
rfigueroa@mrc-rail.com

Application Deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2011.

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

Brown, Udell, Pomerantz & Delrahim, Ltd.
Real Estate Development
For Credit Opportunity

An extern will be responsible for reviewing and commenting to loan documents prepared for lending institutions; preparing closing documents for real estate transactions; researching legal issues and assisting in preparation of pleadings relating to the defense and prosecution of commercial loan and real estate related claims; and drafting leases, loan documents, and substantive correspondence to clients.

Prerequisites:
The extern should have completed real property law, business organizations (or be enrolled in business organization contemporaneously with the externship), and two semesters of legal writing.

To Apply:

Applicants should email a resume by Monday, November 14, 2011, to:

Mr. Michael Delrahim
mdelrahim@bupdlaw.com

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


Spring 2012 Semester For Credit Opportunity: Disability & Elder Law Legal Externship

The Center for Disability & Elder Law (CDEL) is a non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to low income seniors and people with disabilities in Cook County, Illinois. Externs will conduct client intakes, document review, assist with CDEL outreach presentations, participate in CDEL Senior Center Initiative workshops, providing direct legal services to seniors in the community. CDEL also administers the Guardianship Pro Se Help Desk at the Daley Center, assisting pro se petitioners in guardianship of the person, and the Senior Legal Access Clinic, providing direct legal service at four suburban senior center locations. Students with a 711 license may provide representation in court in routine legal matters (collection cases, landlord tenant cases, etc.) with the supervision of CDEL staff and volunteer attorneys.

To apply, interested students should email a cover letter and resume by Monday, November 14, 2011 to:

Mr. Thomas Wendt
volunteer@cdelaw.org

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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