JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM
SUMMER/FALL 2013 SEMESTERS
Judicial Externship Program (JEP) is a 4-credit hour Pass/Low
Pass/Fail program open to students who have completed at
least their first full year of law school and want to do
legal research and writing for a federal appellate, district
or magistrate judge or a designated Illinois appellate or
circuit court judge.
JEP enables a student to become involved in particular
legal problems through research and writing, and to contribute
to the resolution of those problems by participating in
drafting memoranda and opinions. Depending upon the judge,
an extern may also have the opportunity to observe from
a unique perspective that judge's day-to-day routine and
to discuss with him/her the issues and problems that judges
confront. Take advantage of this prestigious learning opportunity
while enhancing your marketability in the legal world.
On Tuesday, February 12 at noon in Room C-25, Professor
Vivien Gross will conduct an Informational Meeting for students
who are interested in participating in the 2013 Summer or
Fall Judicial Externship Program.
For additional information about JEP, you may also refer
to the Law School website, "Law Offices/Clinical Programs",
and scroll down to "Judicial Externship Program."
Applications for the Summer and Fall Judicial Externships
are available in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600),
in the Career Services Office, online,
and in front of the Spakateria. Because the program requires
a grade point cutoff, the distribution of applications are
necessarily delayed until such time as current grades and
ranks are announced.
Completed applications for Summer Judicial Externships
should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor
Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices, by Tuesday, February
19, at 5:00 p.m.
Completed applications for Fall Judicial Externships should
be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor
Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices, by Thursday, February
28, at 5:00 p.m.
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
US 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
2013 will be available in the Law Offices reception area
(Room 600), in the Career Services Office, and in front
of the Spakateria as of Wednesday, February 13.
If you would like more information, please check the Externship
Summer 2013: 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 2013
Previous or concurrent course work in immigration law helpful.
Must be a United States citizen.
Will be subject to a background investigation due to the
sensitive nature of the work performed.
Description: The extern will research and write
appellte briefs to the Board of Immigration Appeals; research
and draft motions in pending cases; assemble exhibits for
trial; research foreign country conditions; and observe
hearings of cases on which they are working or are interested
Application: Please submit a resume, transcript,
writing sample and cover letter indicating dates when available
to: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March
1, 2013. 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.
If you are selected, please contact Prof. Gross (email@example.com)
if you wish to do this as a for-credit externship.
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