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 position at the Self-Help Web Center.
Are you interested in directly interacting with people in need of legal assistance? The Self-Help Web Center (SHWC) is now recruiting student volunteers for this fall. Don't miss out on this valuable experience; sign up now! Even 1L students can gain real legal experience at the SHWC.
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 help pro se litigants complete online interviews resulting in completely assembled court documents. Volunteers also help 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 4 hours per week.
For more information or to sign up for a shift, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by room 775.
J.D. Certificate in Public Interest Law
Chicago-Kent's Public 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 course work, 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.
For more information about any of our projects please email
or visit www.kentlaw.iit.edu/cajt.