JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: SUMMER 2016/FALL
Judicial Externship Program (JEP) is a 4-credit hour Pass/Low
Pass/Fail program that enables Kent students to do legal
research and writing for federal appellate, district or
magistrate judges as well as designated Illinois appellate
and circuit court judges included in our participating panel
Being a judicial extern is a unique and important learning
experience which is recognized as a significant achievement
by the legal community and will benefit you in pursuing
your future career goals.
Judicial externs work with a judge and/or the judge's law
clerks researching law, writing memoranda and participating
in drafting opinions. Externs also have the opportunity
to observe the day-to-day routine of the courtroom. In addition,
there is an accompanying classroom component which focuses
on various aspects of judicial decision-making, and how
those aspects affect the extern's work product.
Informational Meeting: Room 520, February 9, 2016,
On Tuesday, February 9th, at noon in Room 520, Professor
Vivien Gross will conduct an informational meeting on Summer
and/or Fall 2016 Judicial Externships for all interested
students. Professor Gross will describe the kinds of experiences
a judicial extern will have in the course of a semester,
as well as how to apply for a judicial externship.
Summer 2016 Information and Application packets will be
available as of Monday, February 1st, in the Law
Offices Reception Area (Room 600), in the Career Services
Offices, and on the table by the third floor elevators,
as well as on line. The packets will give you complete information
about the program and application procedures.
Completed applications for Summer 2016 must be submitted
in hard copy to Carole Ross, Administrative Assistant to
Professor Gross, Room 610, Law Offices, by Friday, February
19th, at 5:00 p.m.
Fall 2016 Information and Application packets will be available
as of Wednesday, February 10th. Completed applications
for Fall 2016 must be submitted in hard copy to Carole Ross,
Administrative Assistant to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Wednesday, March 16th, at 5:00 p.m.
If you have any questions about the program or the application
process, contact Professor Vivien Gross in Room 617 by e-mail:
Student Argues Before Judge
Kudos to Law Offices student Tracy Harkins, supervised
by Professor Richard Kling, who argued in front of a 7th
Circuit Judges Kanne, Hamilton and Sykes in Federal Court
on Wednesday, October 7. The oral argument was based on
the appeal of the district court's denial of a motion to
suppress evidence. Tracy argued that the finding of reasonable
suspicion, in support of a "Terry" stop, at the
district court level was erroneous, on the basis that the
facts the district court found supported reasonable suspicion
were not articulable and reliable enough to confer such
Hear the argument here.
In The News
Clinical Professor of Law Richard Kling is quoted in a
Sun-Times article about former Illinois Governor Rod
Blagojevich’s latest appeal efforts.
On May 6, as the nation grappled with anger and protests
over death of black men in custody or under arrest by white
police officers, Chicago’s City Council passed a nationally
ground-breaking ordinance awarding reparations to black
victims of police torture. Clinical Professor of Law
Daniel Coyne has been chosen to screen applications
for Burge reparations. Read
Clinical Professor of Law Daniel Coyne is interviewed in
Sun-Times article about an upcoming fraud trial involving
state health grants.
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
For a description of all externship programs, please visit
the Externship home page at http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/externships.