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 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
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
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
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
Please notify Prof. Gross (email@example.com)
if and when you are selected as an extern.
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.
FALL 2012: CORPORATE LAW EXTERNSHIPS
Part of For-Credit Legal Externship Program, (4 credit
Mintel International Group Limited
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fall application deadline: Friday, April 27, 2012.
Please notify Professor Gross immediately if you are selected
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