JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM – SUMMER/FALL
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 18, at noon in Room C-25, Professor
Vivien Gross will conduct an Informational Meeting for students
who are interested in participating in the 2014 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
will be available in the Law Offices reception area (Room
600), in the Career Services Office, and on the table by
the third floor elevators as of Wednesday, February 12.
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
25, 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, March 6,
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
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 Summer and Fall
2014 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 12.
If you would like more information, please check the Externship
web page: www.kentlaw.edu/externships.
Summer and Fall 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 Summer 2014
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 appellate
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 in.
Application: Please submit a resume, transcript, writing
sample and cover letter indicating dates when available
no later than March 31, 2014. 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 Professor Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you wish to do this as a for-credit externship.
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Professor Richard Kling was interviewed by Fox 32 about
the possibility that consumers may soon be able to shop
for legal services via Groupon. Watch the interview here.
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
For a complete description of all clinical programs, please
visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/legal-clinics