June 1, 2012

Summer Externship with the Illinois Department of Human Rights OGC

Still looking for hands-on legal experience this summer?  Consider applying for a summer externship with the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) Office of General Counsel.  Through the IDHR Legal Fellowship Program, you would be doing the following:  (1) performing legal research; (2) drafting/editing administrative code regulations governing the Department’s administrative hearings; (3) conducting administrative hearings as well as analyzing records and drafting/editing decisions for such hearings; and (4) other administrative law-related work. The fellowship requires 15 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks.

NOTE:  You must act quickly.  You have until Tuesday (June 5, 2012) to get registered for summer Field Placement class credit.

Must be a law student (2L or higher)

Students must be eligible for a 711 license
Able to commit at least 15 hours a week for a minimum of 10 weeks
Demonstrated commitment to excellence and public service

Selected fellows may be subject to a background check and will be expected to sign a confidentiality agreement

All applications must include: (1) a resume; (2) a cover letter; and (3) an indication that you are in good standing with your law school (either an official transcript or a signed letter from the Registrar). Please do not submit any political sponsorship references as they will not be considered.

Please send your application to:
Matthew Langer, Deputy General Counsel State of Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Administrative Hearings and Rules 401 South Clinton Street, Sixth Floor
Chicago, IL 60607
or email Matthew.Langer@illinois.gov. If sent via email, please be sure to include “Application- Legal Fellowship Program” in the subject line.

Direct any questions to:
Natalie Taylor, J.D.
Assistant Director, Institute for Advocacy & Dispute Resolution (IADR)
Field Placement Program (FPP) Coordinator
DePaul University College of Law
Room 312 LC, 25 E. Jackson Blvd.,
Chicago, IL 60604-2287
P. (312) 362-8312
F. (312) 362-5135