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.
J.D. Certificate in Public Interest Law
Course Picking Session with Professor Staudt - April 20th
Already signed up for the Certificate in Public Interest Law or thinking about it? Please join Professor Staudt for a public interest law course picking session and pizza! The session will be held on Wednesday, April 20th at 3pm in room 570.
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 2011 semester and ask any questions you may have to Professor Staudt as well as other students in the program.
If you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit a Letter of Intent
Interest Certificate Program is currently accepting Letters of Intent. The J.D. Certificate in Public Interest Law requires:
- Curriculum Planning Meeting
- Public Interest Career Planning Meeting
- Public Interest Law and Policy (3 credits)
- Legal Writing IV - Public Interest (3 credits)
- 6 additional credit hours of public interest related coursework including a public interest clinic, public interest internship or public interest seminar
- 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.
Center for Access to Justice & Technology
The Center for Access to Justice & Technology invites students to apply for a 10-week paid fellowship for the summer of 2011. 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 Chicago’s Daley Center, working with Chicago-Kent’s 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
- A high level of comfort with learning and working with technology based tools
- 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.
Application Deadline: Students are encouraged to apply by April 1, 2011. First round interviews will begin the following week.
To apply for this fellowship opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter to Dina Nikitaides at email@example.com.
Looking for legal experience? Sign up now to get a summer position at the Self-Help Web Center.
Are you interested in directly interacting with people in need of legal assistance? Are you looking for a meaningful way to spend your summer? The Self-Help Web Center (SHWC) is now recruiting student volunteers for the summer. Positions at the SHWC are offered to returning volunteers first and then on a first-come basis. Don't miss out on this valuable expereince, sign up now!
The Center for Access to Justice & Technology asks volunteers to donate
a minimum of two hours of time per week at the Self-Help Web Center 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 if working a minimum of 5 hours per week.
For more information or to sign up for a shift, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about any of our projects please email:
or visit www.kentlaw.edu/cajt.