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Week of March 31, 2014

 

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. Summer applications are due on April 3, 2014 at noon. The Fall application deadline has not yet been set but is normally a week before registration starts.

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. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. They should be turned into the receptionist in room 600.

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. The deadline for applications is Monday, March 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. They should be turned into the receptionist in room 600.

ACCESS2PRACTICE
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.

Why Extern?

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.

Application Process:

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 web page.
 

Intellectual Property (IP) Legal Externship
Part of 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 backgrounds.

To Apply:

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 the video.

 

For a complete description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/legal-clinics

 

 

 

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