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Week of January 23, 2012

 

NBC INTERVIEW WITH CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Professor Richard Kling was interviewed by NBC 5 on the Blagojevich case. See the interview here.

TAX CLINIC CHANGES

IIT Chicago-Kent's transformed Tax Clinic to provide services to middle-income taxpayers and small businesses. Read more.


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.

 

ACCESS2PRACTICE
SUMMER/FALL 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 Summer session 2012 and Fall semester 2012 will be available in front of the Spakateria, in Career Services Office, and in Room 600 Law Offices reception area in mid-February.

 

SUMMER 2012 LEGAL EXTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY


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 complaints.

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 the extern.

If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest along with a copy of your resume, writing sample and updated transcript (if available), postmarked no later than February 3, 2012 to:

Ms. Leticia Magdaleno
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Citigroup Center
Suite 1075
500 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60661

Applications may also be submitted by email to Leticia.Magdaleno@ed.gov.

Please notify Prof. Gross (vgross@kentlaw.edu) if you are selected as an extern and wish to receive credit..


 

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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