IN THE NEWS
Remembering the 1963 March on Washington - A
talk with Clinical Professor Richard Kling
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
JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM – SPRING 2014
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 designated Illinois appellate or
circuit court judges.
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.
Applications for the Spring Judicial Externships 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, September 25.
Completed applications should be submitted to Carole Ross,
Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612, by Wednesday,
October 9, at 5:00 p.m.
For additional information about JEP, you may also refer
to the Law School Website, "Law Offices/Clinical Programs".
If you have any questions about the Program or the application
itself, please contact Professor Vivien Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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: 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 with, or discriminate against, any group officially
affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. Successful extern
candidates will work with OCR attorneys and investigators
on one or more teams in the Chicago Office to resolve discrimination
The 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
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 time frames 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
If you are interested, please submit a letter of interest
along with a copy of your resume, writing sample and updated
transcript (if available), postmarked no later than October
11, 2013 to:
Mr. Miguel Figueras
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
500 W. Madison St.
Chicago, IL 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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