SPRING 2019 IN-HOUSE CLINICS AND EXTERNSHIPS
Spring C-K Law Group applications will come out in October!
For a list of offerings, visit our webpage.
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JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM
SPRING 2020 SEMESTER
Judicial Externship Program (JEP) is a 4-credit hour Pass/Low
Pass/Fail program open to students who have completed at
least their first full year of law school and want to do
legal research and writing for a federal appellate, district
or magistrate judge or designated Illinois appellate or
circuit court judges.
JEP enables a student to become involved in particular
legal problems through research and writing, and to contribute
to the resolution of those problems by participating in
drafting memoranda and opinions. Depending upon the judge,
an extern may also have the opportunity to observe the judge's
day-to-day routine and to discuss with him/her the issues
and problems that judges confront. Take advantage of this
prestigious learning opportunity while enhancing your marketability
in the legal world.
Applications for Spring 2020 Judicial Externships are now
available in the C-K Law Group reception area (Room 600),
in the Career Services Office, and on the table by the third
Completed applications should be submitted in hard copy
to Suzanne Blaz, paralegal to Professor Gross, Room 618,
by Thursday, October 17 at noon.
If you have any questions about the Program or the application
itself, please contact Professor Vivien Gross (email@example.com).
NEW - IMMIGRATION LAW CLINIC!
The C-K Law Group is excited to announce that this Fall
2019, we started a new Immigration Clinic will be offered
for interested students to learn about U.S. immigration
law and practice, with a particular focus on family-based
immigration and removal defense.
Students will have the opportunity to practice factual
investigation and analysis, legal research, drafting and
client interviewing and counseling. Students assist Clinic
clients in preparing affirmative applications and attending
interviews before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
including applications for permanent residency, citizenship,
and humanitarian relief including: asylum, special immigrant
juvenile, DACA, stays of removal, U-visa and VAWA. Students
will also have the opportunity to attend removal proceedings
for defensive relief before the Executive Office for Immigration
Review (Immigration Court), including asylum/withholding/CAT
and cancellation of removal. Students will regularly meet
with, interview, and counsel clients; prepare and file applications,
draft affidavits, secure corroborating evidence, draft trial
memoranda, engage in trial preparation with clients and
witnesses, and may have the opportunity to represent clients
directly in court. Students need not have previous experience
or knowledge of immigration law.
Fluency in another language including Spanish is preferred,
but not required.
C-K Law Group administers three certificate programs: Litigation
and Dispute Resolution (LADR), Criminal Litigation and a
Workplace Litigation and Dispute Resolution LADR) Certificate
Program. These are great programs if you want to get more
exposure to Litigation and/or employment law or other experiential
For more information, please visit the Certificate program
You can email Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you would like further information. Applications for
these certificate programs can be found on the table on
the third floor by the elevators, in the C-K Law Group reception
area (Suite 600) or online:
and Dispute Resolution (LADR)
Workplace Litigation and Dispute Resolution (LADR)
While the due date has passed, you can still apply.
Applications can be submitted via email to Tracy Kish
or handed in at Suite 600.
PROFESSOR KLING IN THE MEDIA
Clinical Professor Richard Kling, who supervises the Criminal
Clinic, was interviewed by several news outlets regarding
the verdict in the Van Dyke case. Watch his interview
C-K Law Group Expands Into Cat Law??
Always looking for new and interesting cases, our clinic
now represents Reggie The Cat (or more accurately Reggie’s
owner) in a dispute with an animal adoption agency that
won’t give Reggie back!
We are just happy Professor Gonzalez finally decided on
Article here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-cat-dispute-social-media-20180123-story.html
GARY LASER PROFESSIONALISM AWARD
Nicole Young '19 received the 2019 Gary Laser Professionalism
Former criminal clinic students Zoe Arthurson-McColl ’20
and Karen Maxwell ’19 receive 2019 Fleischman Family Awards
for Excellence in Criminal Clinic. Read
PROFESSOR KLING IN THE NEWS
Clinical Professor Richard Kling was interviewed by
WGN-TV about the legal bills incurred for Drew Peterson's
C-K LAW GROUP NEWSLETTER
View the latest C-K
Law Group newsletter to find out what is currently happening
and hear from students who talk about their clinic experiences.
Intensive clinic is a twelve credit, one semester course
in which the students will receive an enhanced, closely
supervised and graded clinical experience and, in addition,
satisfy their senior seminar paper requirement. Intensive
Clinic has the potential to be the optimal means for law
students to transition from law school to the practice of
law in that it provides a natural progression from theory
(doctrinal classes) to simulations to clinic to Intensive
Clinic, where students engage in sophisticated lawyering
activities on a full-time basis for an entire semester,
with a safety net in place. The program will be available
for a select number of senior law students. Each student
enrolled in Intensive Clinic will receive ten graded clinical
education credits and a separate grade of two credits for
writing a paper that will satisfy the Senior Seminar paper
requirement under the close supervision of the clinical
faculty member who selected the student.
Areas of Law: Plaintiffs Employment Law, Civil Litigation,
Vaccine Injury Litigation, Criminal Law, Entrepreneurial
Law, Family Law and Tax Law.
Students will apply to Intensive Clinic via a written
submission detailing their qualifications and their reasons
for seeking admission. This submission will be the basis
for discussion during a subsequent individual interview
with each applicant. Please direct all written submissions
to Tracy Kish at email@example.com.
In The News
Clinical Professor of Law Pamela Kentra, supervisor of
the Mediation/Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic, explains
a Seventh Circuit decision that could chip away at the private
arbitration system in Crain's
Clinical Professor of Law Richard Kling, supervisor of the
Criminal Clinic, is interviewed by CBS
2 Chicago about the special prosecutor appointed in
the Laquan McDonald murder case.
Chicago-Kent College Clinical Professor of Law Richard
Kling is interviewed in the Chicago Sun-Times about former
Governor Rod Blagojevich’s resentencing hearing. Read Chicago-Kent's
Richard Kling's comments in the Chicago
Center for Open Government Director Clint Krislov spoke
to Investigators’ Notebook about his client’s taxpayer action
to enforce school district anti-nepotism policies. Read
Clint Krislov's comments in the Investigators'
Notebook, the blog of the Better Government Association's
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin published
an article focusing on the legal writing and clinical
For a complete description of all clinical programs, please
visit the C-K Law Group Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/legal-clinics
For a description of all externship programs, please visit
the Externship home page at https://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/practical-skills-training/externships