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.
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.
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.
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.