Students who would like to learn how to practice law while they are in law school should apply for the in-house clinical education program, LAW OFFICES. Applications for the Fall semester are now available in Suite 600. The Fall applications are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 16, 1999.
Students may apply for Law Offices after they have completed the equivalent to their first year of law school. To be considered for a place, ALL students must return a completed Law Offices application.
Students who have previously taken or who are now taking Law Offices (called Continuing Law Offices Students), and who submit their applications by the due date will be given preference in their same practice group if availability permits. New students who have submitted their applications by the due date will be selected tn the Law Offices lottery. The total number of available places during the fall semester is dependent upon the number of supervising attorneys in each practice group. The number of available new places is dependent upon the number of continuing students and has not yet been determined.
There are five in-house practice groups from which to choose this fall -- employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice, tax, mediation & other ADR procedures, criminal defense, and, health with some family law.
In three of the in-house programs - employment discrimination/civil rights litigation with some general practice program, mediation & other ADR procedures, and the criminal defense litigation program - students are given the option of enrolling for three or four credits. Students who enroll for three credits put in a minimum of twelve hours per week during the fourteen-week semester. Students who enroll for four credits put in a minimum of sixteen hours per week during the semester. In both the tax and health law litigation programs, students enroll for three credits and put in a minimum of twelve hours per week.
For more information, you may talk to the clinical professors who supervise the various practice groups — Professors Gonzalez (Room 629) and Norton (Room 623) for employment discrimination/civil rights with some general practice; Professor Kentra (Room 690) for mediation & other ADR procedures; Professors Kadish (Room 613), Kling (Room 625), and Thomas (Room 609) for criminal defense; Professor Livingston (Room 688) for tax litigation; and Professor Altman (Room 611) for health with some family law. Professor Laser (Room 631) is also available to answer your questions.
Please note that applications for the Fall, 1999 semester must be submitted to the Receptionist in Suite 600 no later than 5:00 PM on April 16, 1999.
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 www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.