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.
On Tuesday, February 15, 2000, at 12:00 p.m. in Room 155, there will be a meeting for all students who are interested in externing for a federal appellate, district or magistrate judge for the Summer or Fall 2000 Semesters. Professor Vivien Gross will describe the kinds of experiences a judicial extern will have in the course of a semester, as well as how to apply. If you are interested in a judicial externship but are unable to attend the meeting, please see Professor Gross in Room 617.
A judicial externship enables a student to become involved in particular legal problems through research and writing, and to contribute to the resolution of those legal problems. Depending upon the judge, an extern may have the opportunity to observe the day-to-day routine of a judge and discuss with the judge and the judge's law clerk those legal problems which attorneys face in their profession, and the specific problems which attorneys confront in their courtroom. Take advantage of this prestigious learning opportunity while enhancing your marketability in the legal world!
Applications for the Summer and Fall Judicial Externships will be available both in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600), and in the Career Services Office as of Monday, February 7th.
Completed applications for Summer Externships should be submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices, by Friday, February 25, at 5:00 p.m.
Completed applications for Fall Externships should be submitted
to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross, Room 612 of Law Offices,
by Monday, March 13, at 5:00 p.m.
Professor Pam Kentra is seeking to hire a student for data entry of
case information on Advice Desk clients. The position will be part
time, flexible hours, at the student pay rate, to begin as soon as possible.
Please contact Professor Kentra at pkentra@kentnet if you are interested.
Chicago-Kent third year student Paul Miller examined a key witness in
a federal court jury trial the week of January 17. The jury returned
a large verdict in favor of clinic client Anthony McCoy in his age discrimination
case against Glenbard School District, finding that the school district
forced him to take early retirement. Paul is the latest in a string of
Chicago-Kent students whose first career court appearance has come while
working with Chicago-Kent's Law Offices. Congratulations!
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.