CFTC Externship – Summer 2013

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01/16/2013 by loyolalawcso

The Chicago office of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Enforcement seeks applications from law students for summer 2013 externships.

The Commission is an independent, non-partisan federal agency that protects market users and the public from fraud, manipulation, abusive practices, and systemic risk and fosters open, competitive, and financially sound markets. The Division of Enforcement investigates potential violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and Commission Regulations and, at the direction of the Commission, prosecutes alleged violations in U.S. District Courts across the country and before administrative law judges. The Division of Enforcement also provides expert and technical assistance with case development and trials to U.S. Attorneys, federal and state regulators, and international authorities.

Externs with the Division of Enforcement typically complete substantial legal research and writing projects, participate in civil case preparations and filings, assist attorneys and investigators with witness interviews, analyze investigative and discovery materials, attend depositions or hearings, and participate in educational training programs.

Prior to beginning the summer externship, applicants must have completed at least 2 semesters of law school, but not yet have graduated from their degree program. Offers are also contingent on an applicant’s ability to demonstrate U.S. citizenship or permanent residency and successfully complete a background check.

THIS EXTERN OPPORTUNITY IS ELIGIBLE FOR EXTERN CREDIT. STUDENTS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN THIS UNPAID OPPORTUNITY AND WHO SEEK EXTERN CREDIT MUST HAVE SUBMITTED THEIR INTERNAL LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO SCHOOL OF LAW EXTERN APPLICATION TO JOSIE GOUGH ON OR BEFORE MARCH 15, 2013.

To apply, interested law students should email a cover letter and resume by Thursday, January 31 to:

Stephanie Reinhart
Senior Trial Attorney
Division of Enforcement
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
sreinhart@cftc.gov

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