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Spring 2010

Chicago-Kent College of Law established the Center for Access to Justice & Technology (CAJT) to make justice more accessible to the public by promoting the use of the Internet in the teaching, practice, and public access to the law.

Center for Access to Justice & Technology
Summer Fellowship

The Center for Access to Justice & Technology invites students to apply for a 10-week paid fellowship for the summer of 2010. This position requires 30 hours per week.

The recipients of this fellowship will work on acclaimed projects of national scope that lie at the crossroads of public interest law and technology. The selected Fellows will gain legal research experience, exposure to new, innovative technologies and a unique understanding of an increasingly important area of law. The main responsibilities of this fellowship will include conducting legal research, staffing the Self Help Web Center at Chicagoís Daley Center, working with Chicago-Kentís A2J Author software to create online document assembly tools, creating and editing web content, and assisting in the marketing of the Self-Help Web Center.

The ideal candidates will possess:
  •  Excellent oral and written communication skills
  •  Ability to take direction and work independently
  •  Advanced organizational skills and attention to detail
  •  Devotion to social justice issues

CAJT is approved to accept students with federal work-study funding and may have additional positions available accordingly.

To apply for this fellowship opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to Dina Nikitaides at dnikitaides@kentlaw.edu

Application Deadline: Friday, April 16th.

Volunteer this Summer
at the Self-Help Web Center in the Daley Center

The Center for Access to Justice & Technology is in need of volunteers to donate a minimum of two hours of time per week at the Self-Help Web Center (SHWC) in the Cook County Clerk's Office for the Civil Division at the Daley Center. The SHWC is staffed by Chicago-Kent student volunteers who assist pro se litigants complete online interviews resulting in completely assembled court documents. Volunteers also assist litigants navigate the Daley Center and available public interest legal services around Chicago. Volunteering at the SHWC is a great way to learn about the Daley Center and the small claims legal process, and to get some experience interacting with people in need of legal help.

Please note: Students with federal work study awards may be compensated for this position.

More Information

For more information or to sign up for a shift, e-mail shwc@kentlaw.edu.

J.D. Certificate in Public Interest Law

Course Picking Session - Tuesday, April 27th at 12noon in Room 370

Please join Professor Staudt for a public interest law course picking session and pizza! The session will be held on Tuesday, April 27th at 12noon in room 370.

The Certificate in Public Interest Law requires that you have a Curriculum Planning Meeting with Professor Staudt to review courses that interest you and fulfill the certificate requirements. This session is a great way to meet this requirement, learn more about the course offerings for the Fall 2010 semester and ask any questions you may have.

Submit a Letter of Intent

Chicago-Kent's Public Interest Certificate Program is currently accepting Letters of Intent. The J.D. Certificate in Public Interest Law requires:

  1. Curriculum Planning Meeting
  2. Public Interest Career Planning Meeting
  3. Public Interest Law and Policy (3 credits)
  4. Legal Writing IV - Public Interest (3 credits)
  5. 6 additional credit hours of public interest related coursework including a public interest clinic, public interest internship or public interest seminar
  6. Completion of the Dean's Certificate of Service (50 hours of community service)
The Letter of Intent form is available on the Certificate in Public Interest Law section of the Chicago-Kent website and in the CAJT office in room 775.

More Information

For more information about any of our projects please email: cajt@kentlaw.edu, or visit www.kentlaw.edu/cajt.

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