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Fall 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.

Join us for a
Public Interest Program Gathering!

Think you might follow a public interest career path?  Join us to find out about the public interest certificate, courses and student organizations Chicago-Kent has to offer.  Representatives from PIRC, KJF, Self-Help Web Center, Career Services, the Externship Program and the Public Interest Certificate Program will present information and be available for any questions you might have.  Professor Staudt will also be speaking about the public interest related courses available.

Date: Tuesday, September 27th
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Room 270

Food and beverages will be served.

Questions? Email dnikitaides@kentlaw.edu.


Volunteer this fall at the Self-Help Web Center.

Are you interested in directly interacting with people in need of legal assistance? Do you have two hours a week this semester to gain invaluable legal experience?

The Center for Access to Justice & Technology is seeking 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.

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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