FALL 2013 LAW OFFICES INFORMATION
Orientation for ALL students in the Law Offices
will be held on Monday, August 26, 2013 at 4:00 in
room C20. Please plan on meeting with your supervising attorney
right after orientation for about an hour. Also bring your
schedule with you to orientation as you will be chosing
a one hour office duty. See you then!
IN THE NEWS
Clinical Professor Ed Kraus spoke with Peoria's WEEK-TV
about the needs of diabetic children in schools and the
necessity of accommodation from and education of school
staff, for a story about a local couple whose 10-year old
son has struggled to perform needed care on the bus: http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/Mom-says-son-denied-to-properly-treat-diabetes-is-life-or-death-issue-200679431.html
IIT Chicago-Kent Legal Fellow/Research Associate Sarah
Blenner, who works with Clinical Professor Ed Kraus in the
Health & Disability Law Clinic, discussed privacy and
discrimination concerns surrounding a new policy in which
CVS drugstores will require employees to submit to body
weight and BMI testing or face higher health insurance premiums,
in an ABC 7 News story. View
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 Spring 2014 will
be available both on line as well as in front of the Spakateria,
in the Career Services Office, and in Room 600 Law Offices
reception area in mid-October.
If you would like more information, please check the Externship
Spring 2014 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, please pick up application information
from Carole Ross, administrative assistant to Professor
Gross, in Room 612.
Completed applications must be received at the Office of
the U.S. Attorney by Monday, September 30, 2013.
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, you must
enroll in the law school's Legal Externship Program. Externship
applications for Spring 2014 will be available in mid-October
in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600), in the Career
Services Office, and in front of the Spakateria.
If you have any questions about either the Legal Externship
Program and/or the externship position with the U.S. Attorney's
Office, please contact Professor Gross at email@example.com.
Spring 2014: 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 Spring 2014
Previous or concurrent course work in immigration law helpful
United States Citizenship
Description: The extern will assist in the representation
of the U.S. Government in deportation, removal, and bond
proceedings; provide advice and support to the various components
of ICE; draft motions and briefs for practice before the
U.S. Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals and
U.S. District Court; and prepare memoranda dealing with
complex and novel legal issues.
Application: Please submit a resume, transcript and writing
sample and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than Monday, September 30, 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.
All externs must successfully complete a security background
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