Law Offices:
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January 17, 2000

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NOTICE TO NEW CLINIC STUDENTS
MANDATORY MEETING

Welcome new Law Offices Clinic Students in the Spring, 2000 semester!  Please plan to attend a mandatory clinic meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2000, from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in room 590.

At the meeting, we will distribute the Law Offices handbook and explain some of the other administrative procedures.  Also, new in-house clinic students will sign up for their office duty slot by lottery.

You should have received a welcome letter last week, which included an MCC form that all Criminal Division students should complete and return to our receptionist in Room 600 as soon as possible.

Supervising attorneys will e-mail their students to set up initial supervisory meetings early in the week first week of school.

If you are no longer planning to take clinic this spring, please let Phyllis Powell (ppowell) know by  e-mail so that your place can be offered to a student on the waiting list.  You must also obtain a permission to drop slip from Ms. Powell to give to the registrar.

If you have questions, please e-mail Phyllis Powell (ppowell@kentlaw.edu) or Professor Gary Laser (glaser@kentlaw.edu), Director of Clinical Education.  You can also stop by Ms. Powellís office, Room 619, or Professor Laser's office, Room 631.
 
 

NOTICE TO CONTINUING CLINIC STUDENTS

Welcome to Law Offices as a continuing student.  Please check your e-mail for a notice from your supervising attorney about an initial meeting.

Continuing students are not required to come to the Law Offices information meeting nor sign up for office duty.  However, you will need to obtain a handbook from Norma Valle on January 18.

If you are eligible for a 711 license, you can obtain a form and instructions from the registrar or from Phyllis Powell in Room 619.

Criminal division students must complete and turn in a new MCC form.  One was included in a welcome  letter you should have received, or you can obtain one from Ms. Valle.  Please fill this in as soon as possible and return it Ms. Valle or Rosie Flores (Room 610).

If you are no longer planning to take clinic this spring, please let Phyllis Powell know as soon as possible  so that your place can be offered to a student on the waiting list.  You must also obtain a permission to drop slip from Ms. Powell to give to the registrar.

If you have questions, please e-mail Ms. Powell (ppowell@kentlaw.edu), your supervising attorney, or Professor Gary Laser (glaser@kentlaw.edu).
 
 

NOTICE:  LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM (LADR) INFORMATION MEETING

Please plan to attend the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (LADR) Program Information Meeting on Wednesday, January 26, 2000, at 3:00 p.m. in Room C40, and 5:00 p.m. in Room 635.  Professor Gary Laser will discuss the elements of the LADR program and applications will be made available.  Evening students who wish to attend are welcome to arrive late.  If you have any questions regarding the Program or application process, please plan to attend this meeting.
 
 

LADR!
LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM

This program in which first-year students may apply is different from anything at any other law school!  The first-year students who are accepted begin the program during their second 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 persuasive 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 contact Prof. Gary Laser, Room 631, or pick up an application and curriculum memorandum in Room 600. 

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM MUST BE TURNED IN BY JANUARY 31, 2000.  Please turn in applications in Room 600. 
 

CLINIC STUDENTS AID in SEX DISCRIMINATION CASE

With the tremendous help of clinic students, Professors Laurie Leader and Richard Gonzalez scored a major federal court victory in a December jury trial.  On the third day of trial, the defendants in a sex discrimination case "threw in the towel" and the case was settled. Special thanks to clinic students Casey Smith, Ashlee Highland, Neha Jobalia, and to former clinic students Nancy Tikalsky and Kathy Murphy who did outstanding work.
 
 

WELCOME ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR of CLINICAL PRACTICE
LAURIE LEADER

Please join the Law Offices in welcoming Associate Professor of Clinical Practice Laurie Leader, who joined the Law Offices on December 1, 1999.  Ms. Leader is a well-known sole practitioner specializing in the practice of commercial and employment litigation.  She will lead an Employment Discrimination / Civil Rights practice group. 
 
 

LAW OFFICES OF CHICAGO-KENT

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. 

For a complete description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices Home Page at www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.
 
 
 
 
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