LAW OFFICES IN-HOUSE CLINICS, SPRING 2015
The Law Offices gives students the opportunity to learn
how to practice law under the close supervision of a clinical
faculty attorney - an experience that is available only
in the law school’s in-house clinical programs.
Applications for the Spring 2015 semester of Law Offices
are now available. and are on the third floor by the elevators,
in the Law Offices, Suite 600 and online. The deadline will
be announced at a later date but applications are usually
due about a week or so before registration begins.
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 2015 are
now available online
as well as on the third floor by the elevators, in Career
Services Office, and in Room 600 Law Offices reception area.
If you would like more information and an application,
please check the Externship web page: http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/practical-skills-training/externships.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (IP) LEGAL EXTERNSHIP
FOR CREDIT ONLY: SPRING 2015 LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, will select a Kent student for a for-credit
Spring 2015 Legal Externship in their IP division. The IP
extern essentially becomes a member of the firm's IP group
for a semester. He/she typically does legal research and
writing (not usually formal memos) that would otherwise
be "billable" work, except does 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. Take advantage of this exciting and thrilling
2L and 3L applicants must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.2.
Please submit your resume and unofficial transcript to
Prof. Gross by Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 5:00 p.m.
Do not apply directly to the law firm.
If you have any questions, contact Prof. Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SPRING 2015 SEMESTER LAW FIRM ASSOCIATE
Chicago-Kent's Semester Law Firm Associate Program (SLFAP)
is a for-credit non-graded program open to 2Ls and 3Ls with
a minimum 3.2 GPA. Semester Associate externs work for academic
credit (without pay) as "Associates" for participating
Semester Associate externs receive 6 credits and devote
24 hours a week during the semester to the fieldwork component.
Students gain experience and perspective from work on different
aspects of litigation and transactions, and firms strive,
to the extent possible, to expose students to a range of
legal problems demanding different skill sets or competencies.
This is a terrific opportunity to learn about life in a
law firm as well as more about your own strengths, and to
make an impression on the lawyers with whom you come into
contact, even though there is no expectation of future employment.
In conjunction with the fieldwork, there is an accompanying
classroom component, scheduled on designated Thursdays from
If you are interested in applying for a Spring 2015 externship
with one of the law firms listed below, email a current
resume and unofficial transcript to Professor Gross (email@example.com)
no later than noon on Monday, November 3, 2014. Please
indicate to which firm(s) you wish to apply, and, where
appropriate, to which area of law.
Firms will conduct their own selection and screening process.
If you receive an offer to extern, you must respond to that
offer within 3 days. You cannot withdraw after you have
accepted an offer. Please contact Prof. Gross immediately
if you are selected.
If a firm offers an externship in more than one division,
please indicate your preference or whether you are applying
Beermann, Pritikin, Mirabelli and Swerdlove LLP
Matrimonial Law (1)
Litigation/Corporate Law (1)
Deutsch, Levy & Engel
Grund & Leavitt
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
IP Law (1)
Employment Law (1)
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, LTD
Litigation (primarily tort)
Stahl Cowen Crowley Addis
IN THE NEWS
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin published
an article focusing on the legal writing and clinical
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