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LAW OFFICES IN-HOUSE CLINICS
SPRING 2012 SEMESTER
Applications for the Spring 2012 semester of the Law Offices In-House
Clinic are now avaiable. They can be picked up outside of the 3rd
floor cafeteria or at the Law Offices reception area, Suite 600.
You can also fill out and print off a copy here.
They should be turned into the receptionist in the Law Offices.
The due date will be announced at a later date but they are usually
due a few days before registration starts.
Center for Open Government News Story: Lawsuit
over documents divides Hinsdale school officials
Please visit Chicago-Kent's Record
website to view all available externship positions.
Law Offices Attorneys Help Free Innocent Man
On January 8th, 2008, Professor Richard Kling and his Law Offices
Colleague, Susana Ortiz, saw victory in the case of their client,
Herb Whitlock. Mr. Whitlock, of downstate Paris, Illinois, was wrongfully
incarcerated on murder charges for over 20 years and thanks to the
efforts of Professor Kling and Ms. Ortiz and teams of Law Offices
clinic students who have been working on the case for the past 7
years, Mr. Whitlock saw freedom when the State dismissed the charges
against him as a result of a new trial obtained for him by Kling
and Ortiz. In the Appellate Court opinion which granted Mr. Whitlock
a new trial, the Court cited the fact that favorable evidence was
hidden from the defense and that Mr. Whitlocks trial counsel
was ineffective for failing to investigate key forensic evidence
that would have shed serious doubt on the credibility of the States
witnesses. After his release, Mr. Whitlock was reunited with his
daughter, Brittany, who was 12 at the time of his original trial
and he met his seven-year old grandson for the first time. Read
the article from the Chicago
Tribune. CBS television show 48 Hours Mystery ran
a show about this case on March 1, 2008. For more information about
this show, please visit the CBS
48 Hours Mystery webpage.
Law Offices Professor Admitted into U.S. Supreme Court
On January 7, 2008, Professor Daniel Coyne was admitted on motion
in open court before all nine justices of the supreme court in a
group admission ceremony. The admission was sponsored by the National
Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. There were ten admittees
from various jurisdictions across the country. Immediately following
the admission, the death penalty case of Baze v. Rees was argued.
Baze challenges the propriety of the use of lethal injection to
execute condemned inmates.