Kane Center Clinics Hiring for Summer 2013

In summer 2013 the clinical law program plans to hire a number of law students to work in the various clinics in the Kane Center.  Positions will be open for the following clinics:

  • Abrams Environmental Law Clinic
  • Civil Rights Clinic: Police Accountability
  • Criminal and Juvenile Justice Project Clinic (including the Post Incarceration Reentry Clinic)
  • Employment Discrimination Clinic
  • Exoneration Project Clinic
  • Federal Criminal Justice Clinic
  • Housing Initiative Clinic
  • Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship
  • International Human Rights Clinic
  • Mental Health Advocacy/Mental Health Litigation Clinic
  • Young Center Immigrant Child Advocacy Clinic

Each of these clinics seeks energetic, dedicated and motivated students for these positions.  Students selected for the summer program will be assigned to one clinic for the summer and will work on a variety of cases, transactions or other client matters.  Students who work in the clinic over the summer are treated as returning clinic students in the fall and may continue with their clinic work during the 2013-14 academic year.

The summer program for the Clinics begins in June, on the first Monday after the end of the school year (that is, on June 10, 2013).  The summer program continues through the start of on-campus interviews (that is, through August 16, 2013).  Students are expected to work in the program for a total of ten weeks during this time period and will be compensated at a rate to be determined by each program (approximately the same as the compensation for research assistants and students with fellowship funding to work with nonprofit organizations).

Interested students should submit a hardcopy of their resume and a short cover letter to the receptionist’s desk in the Kane Center.  In the cover letter, students should indicate their first two preferences for the clinics they are interested in working with during the summer.  These first two preferences may be used for purposes of scheduling interviews.  Students are encouraged to review the materials on each clinic’s website for information about the clinical projects.  Resumes and cover letters will be accepted January 16 through the close of business (5:00 pm) on January 30, 2013.

Interviews will be conducted between February 4 and February 15, and the first round of offers will be made before the end of the Winter Quarter.

If you have any questions about the summer hiring process, please feel free to contact Jeff Leslie, Room K-206, jleslie@uchicago.edu.