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Week of April 23, 2012



JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP

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 disputes.

Students who have either taken Family Law or Family Law Clinic or who will be enrolled in Family Law in the Fall are preferred.

If you are interested in either a Fall Domestic Relations Court externship, please contact Professor Gross (vgross@kentlaw.edu) as soon as possible to set up a meeting and to submit your resume and transcript.

Fall Application Deadline: April 27th
 

ACCESS2PRACTICE
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.

Why Extern?

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.

Application Process:

Information and application packets for 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.
 

Externship with Northern Trust in its Compliance and Risk Management Department. The extern will work on a number of specific projects including issues involving new foreign investment regulatory laws. The applicant should be interested in financial markets and their regulation and preferably have some experience or classes in accounting, tax, or investment management. The candidate must have a GPA above 3.0, be detail oriented, and have strong writing skills. Applications should include a written statement regarding your qualifications for and interest in the position, a resume, and a transcript (which does not have to be official). The material should be emailed to Professor Felice Batlan at fbatlan@kentlaw.edu by April 27th at 5:00 pm.

Externship with J.P. Morgan Chase in its Privacy Compliance Group. The extern will work with the Chief Privacy Officer. The applicant should be interested in financial institutions and their regulation. The candidate must have a GPA above 3.0, be detail oriented, and have strong writing skills. Applications should include a written statement regarding your qualifications for and interest in the position, a resume, and a transcript (which does not have to be official). The material should be emailed to Professor Felice Batlan at fbatlan@kentlaw.edu by April 27 at 5:00 pm.

 
Fall 2012 Semester: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Division of Enforcement
Part of For-Credit Legal Externship Program (4 credit hours)

The Chicago office of the Division of Enforcement is seeking externs who will receive law school credit.

The Division of Enforcement investigates and prosecutes alleged violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations. Violations may involve commodity futures or option trading on domestic commodity exchanges, or the improper marketing of commodity investments. The Division may, at the direction of the Commission, file complaints before the agency's administrative law judges or in the U.S. District Courts. Alleged criminal violations of the Commodity Exchange Act or violations of other Federal laws which involve commodity futures trading may be referred to the Justice Department for prosecution. The Division also provides expert help and technical assistance with case development and trials to U.S. Attorneys' Offices, other Federal and state regulators, and international authorities.

Primary duties include conducting legal research, writing memoranda, aiding in the preparation of court pleadings and papers in the U.S. District Courts across the nation as well as in an administrative forum; aiding attorneys and investigators who are preparing to take investigative testimony and depositions, working with exhibits, Freedom of Information Act responses; aiding with the discovery process and interacting with and/or interviewing customers or investors with complaints.

Applicants should be in their 2L or 3L year in the Fall 2012 semester. Offers are contingent on the applicant's ability to demonstrate U.S. citizenship or permanent residency and successfully complete a background check.

To apply, interested students should e-mail a cover letter and resume by Monday, April 30, 2012, to:

Ms. Stephanie Reinhart
Senior Trial Attorney
Division of Enforcement
Commodities Futures Trading Commission
sreinhart@CFTC.gov

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

 
Fall 2012 Semester: Externships with U.S. Attorney's Office
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 Gross.

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 several weeks.

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.

Professor Gross 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.


FALL 2012: CORPORATE LAW EXTERNSHIPS
Part of For-Credit Legal Externship Program, (4 credit hours)

Mintel International Group Limited
2Ls and 3Ls
G.P.A. 3.0

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.

To Apply:
Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to Mr. Douglas Colber (dcolber@mintel.com).

Fall application deadline: Friday, April 27, 2012.

Please notify Professor Gross immediately if you are selected (vgross@kentlaw.edu).

 
 

 

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