Law Offices:
News & announcements for the week of
January 18, 1999

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The Law Offices of Chicago-Kent offers nine long-standing programs in live-client clinical legal education which accommodate over 150 students in the fall and spring semesters and over 50 students in the summer semester. 

For a complete description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices Home Page at 

Room 590
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
January 20, 1999

All students taking Law Offices for the first time need to attend a mandatory meeting on Wednesday, January 20, 1999,  from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Room 590. 

At the meeting, we will distribute the Law Offices Handbook and will conduct the lottery for office duty. 

As soon as students/supervising attorney assignments are completed, students will be notified by e-mail when and where to contact their supervising attorney. You may be asked to meet with your supervising attorney at 4:00 p.m. on January 20, if you do not have another class. 
Criminal Clinic students - please complete an MCC form and return it to the Receptionist if you have not already done so.  This needs to be done before the spring session begins. If you did not receive an MMC form in the mail, you may obtain one from the receptionist. 

Continuing students should contact their supervising attorney and pick up a handbook from the Receptionist in Room 600 on the morning of January 20. 


This program in which first-year day division students and first- or second-year evening division students may apply is different from any program at any other law school!  The day division students who are accepted begin the program during their second year of law school, and the evening division students who are accepted begin the program during their third year of law school. 

Becoming a lawyer takes more than sitting through three years of law school lectures.  It involves more than learning how to cross examine hostile witnesses, write presuasive briefs, and talk to clients.  Reading about subjects such as legal ethics or law practice management is not the same as learning about them from experience. 

Throughout the LADR program , you will learn legal doctrine, lawyering skills, and professional values, and work in Chicago-Kent's teaching law firm, supervised by clinical professors who are expert practitioners and mentors.  You will learn the art of lawyering through two years of intensive skills and clinical training.  Your experience will teach you how to become a competent, ethical, socially responsible lawyer. 

To learn more about this program, please plan to attend one of the two LADR Information Meetings on Wednesday, January 27, 1999 at 3:00 PM in room 570 or 5:00 PM in room 635.  Evening Division students unable to arrive by 5:00 are welcome to come late.  Additional questions may be directed to Prof. Gary Laser in Room 631 or by email, glaser.  Applications and brochures are available from the Receptionist in Room 600. 

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM MUST BE TURNED IN BY FEBRUARY 1, 1999.  Please turn in completed applications to the Receptionist in Room 600. 

UPDATE - The LADR Program!

Prior to Spring 1999 semester, ADR for LADR was limited to LADR students in their last year of law school.  LADR students in the day division may now take ADR in their fourth or sixth semester, and evening division LADR students may take ADR for LADR in their sixth or eighth semester of law school. 

Evening division students generally begin the LADR curriculum in their fifth semester of law school.  However, evening students who are accepted to LADR in their second semester may take Trial Advocacy I in their fourth semester. 

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