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Center for Access to Justice & Technology

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Spring 2011

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.

Looking for legal experience? Sign up now to get a summer position at the Self-Help Web Center.

Due to the great number of volunteers, the SHWC currently has very little to no availability. If you are interested, please contact us to find out more.

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. Work study funding availability will begin July 2011.

More Information

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


J.D. Certificate in Public Interest Law

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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