LAW OFFICES, IN-HOUSE CLINICS
Applications for the Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 semesters
of the Law Offices are now available. They can be picked
up on the table outside of the third floor elevators, the
Law Offics reception area (Suite 600), as well as online.
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN CRIMINAL LITIGATION
Applications for the Criminal Litigation Certificate Program
are now available. They can be picked up on the table outside
of the third floor elevators, the Law Offics reception area
(Suite 600), as well as online.
LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE
RESOLUTION (LADR) PROGRAM
Applications for the LADR Certificate Program are now
available. They can be picked up on the table outside of
the third floor elevators, the Law Offics reception area
(Suite 600), as well as online.
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 are available in the Law Offices reception area (Room
600), in the Career Services Office, and on the table by
the third floor elevators.
If you would like more information, please check the Externship
Intellectual Property (IP) Legal Externship
For-Credit Fall 2014 Legal Externship Program
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, will select a Chicago-Kent IP Certificate
student for a for-credit Fall 2014 Legal Externship in their
IP division. Externs essentially become members of the IP
group for a semester. They typically do legal research and
writing (not usually formal memos) that would otherwise
be “billable” work, except they do not bill for their time.
The work can be in any area of IP, copyright, trademark,
patent, trade secret, advertising, privacy, Internet, or
related issues and is not limited to people with technical
2L and 3L applicants must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.26.
Please submit your resume and unofficial transcript to Prof.
Gross by Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at noon. Do not
apply directly to the law firm.
IN THE NEWS
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