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Week of May 25, 2015

LAW OFFICES
IN-HOUSE CLINICS

Orientation for new students will be held on Tuesday, May 26 at 12:00 noon in room 510. It is mandatory for all new students to attend.

Applications for the Summer and Fall 2015 In-House clinical experiences are now available outside of the third floor elevators, in the Law Offices reception are (suite 600) and online.

The due date for Summer applications has passed, but we will still accept applications.

The due date for Fall applications has passed, but we will still accept applications.

 

LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION (LADR)
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Applications for the LADR certificate program are now available outside of the third floor elevators, in the Law Offices reception are (suite 600) and online. For more information about this program, please visit our website.

The due date for LADR applications has passed, but we will still accept applications.

 

CRIMINAL LITIGATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Applications for the Criminal Litigation certificate program are now available outside of the third floor elevators, in the Law Offices reception are (suite 600) and online.   For more information about this program, please visit our website.

The due date for the Criminal Litigation Certificate Program applications has passed, but we will still accept applications.
 

ACCESS2PRACTICE
LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM

A2P Legal Externship is a 4-credit hour non-graded program which enables you to extern with a supervising attorney in a wide variety of legal areas - private or public, civil or criminal. Externships are available for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Some public sector externships enable you to obtain a 711 license and appear in court.

Why Extern?

To become a good lawyer and to supplement what you learn in the classroom, you need practical experience in real-world legal work. Most students aren't fortunate enough to receive a paid clerking position - or even a volunteer opportunity - that teaches what they want to learn. LEP presents a unique and important opportunity to gain exposure to an area of the law in which you are interested and helps you significantly broaden your future employment opportunities.

Students interested in civil law may extern in a wide variety of places. For example, some have externed at the City of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Illinois Commerce Commission, Immigration Court of the U.S. Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, and Environmental Protection Agency, as well approved in-house corporate legal counsel. And students interested in criminal law have externed at the US Attorney's Office, the Office of the Federal Defender, and at the offices of the State's Attorney and Public Defender in Cook County as well as the surrounding counties.

Application Process:

Information and application packets for Fall 2015 are available in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600), in the Career Services Office, on the table by the third-floor elevators, and on line.
 

IN THE NEWS

Clinical Professor of Law Daniel Coyne is interviewed in a Chicago Sun-Times article about an upcoming fraud trial involving state health grants.

 
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin published an article focusing on the legal writing and clinical education programs.
 

Professor Richard Kling was interviewed by Fox 32 about the possibility that consumers may soon be able to shop for legal services via Groupon. Watch the interview here.
 

Remembering the 1963 March on Washington - A talk with Clinical Professor Richard Kling
 

Clinical Professor Ed Kraus spoke with Peoria's WEEK-TV about the needs of diabetic children in schools and the necessity of accommodation from and education of school staff, for a story about a local couple whose 10-year old son has struggled to perform needed care on the bus: http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/Mom-says-son-denied-to-properly-treat-diabetes-is-life-or-death-issue-200679431.html
 

IIT Chicago-Kent Legal Fellow/Research Associate Sarah Blenner, who works with Clinical Professor Ed Kraus in the Health & Disability Law Clinic, discussed privacy and discrimination concerns surrounding a new policy in which CVS drugstores will require employees to submit to body weight and BMI testing or face higher health insurance premiums, in an ABC 7 News story. View the video.

 

For a complete description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/legal-clinics

For a description of all externship programs, please visit the Externship home page at http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/externships.

 

 

 

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