- Suggested Tasks For Externs

 

 

 

Suggested Tasks For Externs 

 

 

 

This list has been prepared to provide supervisors and law students with some suggestions as to the possible activities of externs.

 

     1.  Research and Writing

            •memoranda

            •briefs

            •letters

            •citation editing

            •searching public records

 

     2.  Investigating

            •interviewing witnesses

            •taking statements

            •collecting documents and physical evidence

            •photographing potential evidence

 

     3.  Drafting

            •pleadings

            •motions

            •discovery documents

            •contracts

            •property transfer papers

            •legislation

 

     4.  Trial Activities

            •pleadings

            •arranging and supervising service of process

            •filing papers in court

            •preparing exhibits

            •preparing witnesses for testimony

            •drafting jury instructions

            •investigating jury records

            •negotiating collection of money judgments

 

     5.  Observing and Taking Notes

            •meetings with clients

            •hearings

            •settlement negotiations

 

     6.  Conferencing

            •evaluating prospective cases

            •discussing facts and law

            •discussing settlement, trial or appeal

 

     7.  Managing Files or Office Activities

            •assembling case files

            • abstracting case files

 

 

 Printable Version: Suggested Extern Tasks.pdf (21.91 kb)

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jennifer N. Pahre
Director of Externships
341 Law Building
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 333-0712
jpahre@illinois.edu 

 

Ellen Vandeventer
Program Coordinator
338 Law Building
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-0612
evandeve@illinois.edu 

Beverly Stewart
Faculty Assistant
338 Law Building
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 244-0612
bstewart@illinois.edu

 

Basic questions about
Externship Program?

law-extern@illinois.edu

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