JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM
SPRING 2015 SEMESTER
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 on the table by the third
floor elevators as of Wednesday, September 24.
Completed applications should be submitted in hard copy
to Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612,
by Thursday, October 9, at 5:00 p.m.
For additional information about JEP, you may also refer
to the Law School Website, “Law
If you have any questions about the Program or the application
itself, please contact Professor Vivien Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org).
On Tuesday, October 7 at 12:15 p.m., Professor Gross
will conduct an Informational Meeting for students interested
in participating in the Spring 2015 Judicial Externship
Program. The room will be announced here at a later date.
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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