PRACTICAL SKILLS TRAINING
Come and learn more about the Law Offices In-House Clinical
Program as well as the the LADR and Criminal Litigation
certificate programs on Wednesday, March 21 from 3:00
p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in room C20. Refreshments will be
Applications for the LADR (Litigation and Alternative Dispute
Resolution) and Criminal Litigation Certificate Programs
are now available on the table outside of the 3rd floor
cafeteria as well as in the Law Offices, Suite 600. The
due date for both programs is Tuesday, March 27 at 5:00
p.m. For more information and applications for these
certificate programs, please visit our website.
See above for the certificate program informational meeting
on March 21.
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
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 and Fall
2012 are now available both online
as well as in front of the Spakateria, in Career Services
Office, and in Room 600 Law Offices reception area.
FALL 2012 SEMESTER: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) LEGAL
For Credit Only (4 Credits)
Seyfarth Shaw LLP will select a Kent IP Certificate student
for a for-credit Fall 2012 Legal Externship in their IP
division. Externs essentially become members of the IP group
for a semester. They will work in any area of IP, copyright,
trademark, patent, trade secret, advertising, privacy, Internet,
or related issues.
The IP Legal Externship hours can be counted towards the
IP Certificate, and the IP Legal Externship can also serve
as a substitute for the IP capstone case.
2L and 3L applicants must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.2.
Applicants do not need to have technical backgrounds to
Please submit a hard copy of your resume and transcript
to Professor Gross in room 600 by Monday, April 2, 2012,
at noon. Do not apply directly to the law firm.
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW EXTERNSHIP
Part of For-Credit Summer 2012 Legal Externship Program
(4 credit hours)
Meckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson LLP
Environmental/Litigation Practice Group
The extern will be involved in legal research, fact investigations,
drafting memoranda and legal documents, and assisting attorneys
in case strategy and development.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
• Enrolled in Program in Environmental and Energy Law (PEEL)
• Rising 3L – Grade Point Average 3.0
• Successful completion of law school courses Environmental
Law I and II
• Familiarity with CERCLA, RCRA, Clean Water Act, Clean
Air Act, and administrative procedure
• Undergraduate science degree preferred
Application Process/Deadline Date
Please submit via email a cover letter, resume, law school
transcript, and writing sample to Brett Heinrich at firstname.lastname@example.org
by Monday, April 2, 2012.
If you have any questions, contact Profess Gross at (email@example.com).
FALL 2012 SEMESTER: 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 April
13, 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.
Summer 2012: 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
525 W, Van Buren Street, Suite 701
Chicago, IL 60607
Qualifications: 2L or 3L during Summer 2012
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:
email@example.com no later than Wednesday,
March 21, 2012. 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
Please notify Prof. Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you are selected as an extern.
If you would like more information, please check the Externship
web page: http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic/ep.html.
For a complete description of all clinical programs, please
visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.