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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
500 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 60661
Applications may also be submitted by email to Leticia.Magdaleno@ed.gov.
Please notify Prof. Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.