IN-HOUSE CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Applications for the Law Offices in-house clinics for the
Fall 2012 semesters are now available outside of the 3rd
floor cafeteria and the Law Offices reception area (suite
600). Applications for the Fall semester are due on Thursday,
April 19 at 5:00.
Fall 2012 Judicial Externship, Part of For-Credit Judicial
Externship Program (4 credit hours)
Cook County Domestic Relations Court 2Ls and 3Ls
Enjoy this exciting opportunity to be an extern to a judge
in the Domestic Relations Division of the Circuit Court
of Cook County at the Daley Center. You will not only be
able to observe and participate in the day-to-day operations
of a busy domestic relations courtroom but will also assist
your judge in researching law, drafting orders, and resolving
Students who have either taken Family Law or Family Law
Clinic or who will be enrolled in Family Law in the Fall
If you are interested in either a Fall Domestic Relations
Court externship, please contact Professor Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
as soon as possible to set up a meeting and to submit your
resume and transcript.
Fall Application Deadline: April 27th
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: Externships with U.S. Attorney's
Northern District of Illinois
If you are interested in exposure to and possible participation
in federal trial and appellate practice while assisting
the U.S. Attorney's Office in handling its multitude of
important cases, please pick up an application in Room 612
from Carole Ross, administrative assistant to Professor
Completed applications must be received at the Office of
the U.S. Attorney by Monday, April 23, 2012. The
reason for this accelerated date is because each accepted
extern must go through a security clearance, which takes
To receive law school credit for this externship, should
you be selected by the U.S. Attorney's Office, you must
enroll in the law school's Legal Externship Program. Externship
applications for Fall 2012 will be available are available
in mid-October in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600),
in the Career Services Office, and in front of the Spakateria.
will be happy to answer any questions you may have about
either the Legal Externship Program and/or the externship
position with the U.S. Attorney's Office.
SUMMER 2012 and FALL 2012: CORPORATE LAW EXTERNSHIPS
Part of For-Credit Legal Externship Program
Mintel International Group Limited (4 credit hours)
2Ls and 3Ls
Mintel International Group Limited, a London-based market
research company with offices in downtown Chicago, is a
global leader in market research and competitive intelligence.
The externship will focus on soft IP and transactional
law and involve hands-on legal work such as running the
U.S. copyright registration program for a variety of Mintel
products, summarizing and preparing reports about vendor
agreements, reviewing and providing comments on sundry agreements,
including licensing and non-disclosure agreements, developing
and implementing a program to identify and engage copyright
infringers, and conducting legal research.
Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and unofficial
transcript to Mr. Douglas Colber (email@example.com).
Summer application deadline: Tuesday, April 17, 2012.
Fall application deadline: Friday, April 24, 2012.
Please notify Professor Gross immediately if you are selected
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
20, 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.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/practical-skills-training/legal-clinics