IN-HOUSE CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Applications for the Summer and Fall 2013 Law Offices are
now available. They are located outside of the third floor
cafeteria, in the Law Offices reception area (Suite 600),
The due date has not yet been set but applications are normally
due a few days before registration starts.
Applications for the Litigation and Alternative Dispute
Resolution (LADR) and Criminal Litigation certificate programs
are now available outside of the third floor cafeteria and
in the Law Offices reception area - Suite 600. For more
information about these certificate programs, please visit
THE DEADLINE HAS CHANGED. Applications are NOW due on Tuesday,
March 26, 2013 at 5:00.
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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 are available in the Law Offices reception area (Room
in the Career Services Office, and in front of the Spakateria.
If you would like more information, please check the Externship
Legal Externship Applications can be found here
Fall 2013 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 to, or discrimination against, any group officially
affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. Successful law
extern candidates will work with OCR attorneys and investigators
on one or more teams in the Chicago Office to resolve discrimination
The law 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
law 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 timeframes 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
Interested applicants must submit a letter of interest,
law school transcript, resume and writing sample by Friday,
April 19, 2013 to:
U. S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
500 W. Madison Street
Chicago, Illinois 60661
Applications may also be submitted by email to: Miguel.Figueras@ed.gov.
Please notify Prof.Gross (email@example.com)
if you are selected as an extern and wish to receive credit.
Fall 2013 Semester: Commodity Futures Trading Commission,
Division of Enforcement
Part of For-Credit Legal Externship Program (4 credit hours)
The Chicago office of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading
Commission's Division of Enforcement seeks applications
from law students for Fall 2013 externships.
The Commission is an independent, non-partisan federal
agency that protects market users and the public from fraud,
manipulation, abusive practices, and systemic risk and fosters
open, competitive, and financially sound markets. The Division
of Enforcement investigates potential violations of the
Commodity Exchange Act and Commission Regulations and, at
the direction of the Commission, prosecutes alleged violations
in U.S. District Courts across the country. The Division
of Enforcement also provides expert and technical assistance
with case development and trials to U.S. Attorneys, federal
and state regulators, and international authorities.
Externs with the Division of Enforcement typically complete
substantial legal research and writing projects, participate
in civil case preparations and filings, assist attorneys
and investigators with witness interviews, analyze investigative
and discovery materials, attend depositions or hearings,
and participate in educational training programs.
Prior to beginning the Fall externship, applicants must
have completed at least 2 semesters of law school, but not
yet have graduated from their degree program. Offers are
also contingent on an applicant's ability to demonstrate
U.S. citizenship or permanent residency and successfully
complete a background check. Finally, applicants must be
able to receive course credit and/or work study funds for
participation in the externship.
To apply, interested law students should email a cover
letter and resume by Friday, March 29, 2013 to:
Senior Trial Attorney
Division of Enforcement
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
CORPORATE LAW EXTERNSHIP
Part of For-Credit Fall 2013 Legal Externship Program
Accenture/DLA Piper Commercial Law Externship (4 credit
2Ls and 3Ls
This corporate externship will expose a student to the
daily operations of the Legal Department at Accenture, a
commercial management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company for half of the semester (7 weeks);
and to the corporate/commercial law practice area at DLA
Piper, a leading global law firm, for the remaining 7 weeks.
At Accenture, the extern will be assigned to a client services
group (e.g., Products, Resources, Communications & High
Tech, Financial Services) and 1-2 areas of specialty (e.g.,
Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation, Compliance,
etc.), thereby gaining experience in legal research, drafting
and internal client management. At DLA Piper, the extern
will participate in research, drafting or project management
assignments in one or two of the following departments:
Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions; Litigation,
Insurance and Reinsurance, and Real Estate.
All interested applicants should submit their resume and
transcript via email to Professor Gross no later than Monday,
April 8, 2013. Professor Gross will then forward the
materials to Accenture and DLA Piper, who will make their
selection as quickly as possible to comply with law school
If you have any questions, contact Professor Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall 2013 Semester: Intellectual Property (IP) Legal
For Credit Only (4 Credits)
Seyfarth Shaw LLP will select a Chicago-Kent IP Certificate
student for a for-credit Fall 2013 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 Prof. Gross at email@example.com by Monday, April
8, 2013, at noon. Do not apply directly to the law firm.
Fall 2013 Semester: Externships with U.S. Attorney's
Northern District of Illinois
The USAO for the Northern District of Illinois is responsible
for prosecuting all federal crimes within the district.
The Office also represents the United States and its departments
and agencies in civil proceedings filed in federal court
and in the Seventh Circuit.
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 and want to apply, please go to the following
You must submit an application to the Fall Legal Externship
Program by August 2, 2013. Externship applications
for Fall 2013 are available 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.
Summer 2013 Externship for Credit Only: Internal Revenue
Service, Office of Chief Counsel
Applicants with prior expertise or experience in tax matters
are preferred, but the IRS will consider all applicants.
Applications must submit a law school transcript, resume,
writing sample, and a completed Form 6524 (www.irs.gov)
Ms. Anna Lonigro
Law Student Volunteer Admin. Coordinator
Office of Chief Counsel
Internal Revenue Service
200 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60606
Application Deadline: April 12, 2013.
Please contact Professor Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you are accepted or for more information about this 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