C-K LAW GROUP - IN-HOUSE CLINICS
Are you looking for a way to beef up your resume and get
real work experience? Not only can students take an in-house
clinic through C-K Law Group as a course and earn credits
but can also gain real work experience, create networking
opportunities and many students even get opportunities to
work directly with clients.
Applications for the Summer 2017 in-house clinics are now
available and can be found online,
by the third floor elevators or in the C-K Law Group reception
area, Suite 600. Summer applications are due at Noon
on Monday, April 3. Applications for the Fall 2017 semester
C-K Law Group administers three certificate programs: Litigation
and Dispute Resolution (LADR), Criminal
Litigation and a LADR/Employment
Law Joint Certificate Program. These are great programs
if you want to get more exposure to Litigation and/or employment
law or other experiential learning.
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)
and Labor Law
LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM
A2P Legal Externship (LEP) 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.
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.
Placements include all public sector, public interest and
Students interested in civil law may extern in a wide variety
of places including, but not limited to, the City of Chicago
Law Department, Office of the Illinois Attorney General,
Illinois Commerce Commission, U.S. Department of Homeland
Security, Internal Revenue Service, and Environmental Protection
Agency, as well approved in-house corporate legal departments
as well as approved in-house private legal departments.
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 any of the surrounding counties.
Summer 2017 Access2Practice LEP/Fall 2017 LEP
Summer LEP differs from Fall/Spring in that summer students
have a greater choice of placements. Whereas Fall and Spring
placements are almost exclusively in the public and not-for-profit
areas, Summer LEP includes a significant number of private
placements in law firms and in-house corporate legal departments.
These private placements are supervised by designated alums
and both the alum teaching supervisors and the placements
have been screened and approved by the Chicago-Kent Faculty
Externship Screening Committee specifically for this program.
As of Monday, February 20, Symplicity will start to post
many Summer LEP placement opportunities for which you can
apply. Please scroll to Access2Practice: Private Summer
for these special opportunities. You must apply directly
and independently to these placements.
Information and application packets for Summer and Fall
2017 are available in the Law Offices reception area (Room
600), in the Career Services Office, on the table by the
third-floor elevators, and online:
Fall 2017 Legal Externship Program Opportunity
For Credit Only (4 Credits)
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
Intellectual Property (IP)
As part of Chicago-Kent's Fall 2017 Legal Externship Program,
Seyfarth Shaw, LLP, will select a Kent student for a for-credit
Fall 2017 Legal Externship in their IP division. The IP
extern essentially becomes a member of the firm's IP group
for a semester. He/she typically does legal research and
writing (not usually formal memos) that would otherwise
be "billable" work, except does not bill for time.
The work can be in any area of IP, copyright, trademark,
patent, trade secret, advertising, privacy, Internet, or
related issues and is not limited to people with technical
backgrounds. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity!
Prospective 2Ls and 3Ls must have a minimum G.P.A. of 3.1.
Please submit your resume and unofficial transcript to Prof.
Gross by Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Do
not apply directly to the law firm.
If you have any questions, contact Prof. Gross (email@example.com).
NEW CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
For the first time, students can opt to enroll in the new
Joint LADR/Labor and Employment Law Certificate Program!
Applications and information about this new and exciting
program can be found online.
PROFESSOR KLING IN THE NEWS
Clinical Professor Richard Kling was interviewed by
WGN-TV about the legal bills incurred for Drew Peterson's
Former criminal clinic students Lydia Ness and Dalia Labrador
receive 2016 Fleischman Family Awards for Excellence in
Criminal Clinic. Read
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The due date has passed for the LADR certificate program
but we can still accept applications. Applications can be
and can be turned in to the receptionist in the C-K Law
Group, Suite 600.
CRIMINAL LITIGATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The due date has passed for the Criminal Ltigation Certificate
Program but we can still accept applications. Applications
can be found online
and can be turned in to the receptionist in the C-K Law
Group, Suite 600.
Student Argues Before Judge
Kudos to former C-K Law Group student Tracy Harkins, supervised
by Professor Richard Kling, who argued in front of a 7th
Circuit Judges Kanne, Hamilton and Sykes in Federal Court
on Wednesday, October 7. The oral argument was based on
the appeal of the district court's denial of a motion to
suppress evidence. Tracy argued that the finding of reasonable
suspicion, in support of a "Terry" stop, at the
district court level was erroneous, on the basis that the
facts the district court found supported reasonable suspicion
were not articulable and reliable enough to confer such
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
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
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 http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/externships.