FALL, 2000 CLINICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM
The lottery results for the Fall, 2000 Clinical Education Program are
posted outside Suite 600 and are available below. The following students
will be permitted to register on line when registration for Fall, 2000
is opened. You must register for the In-House classes indicated below.
If you decide that you are no longer interested in Law Offices for Fall,
2000, please let Michele Boyle in Room 619 know so that place can be given
to a student on the waiting list.
Mediation & Other ADR
First Defense Legal Aid
The list of students on the waiting list is posted outside of Suite
A NEW CLINICAL OFFERING -
FIRST DEFENSE LEGAL AID
First Defense Legal Aid (FDLA), the only program of its kind in the
country, fills the gap in Illinois'
public defender system by providing 24-hour free legal representation
to adults and children in police
custody or under police investigation. FDLA provides a unique
"frontline" criminal defense
experience for students, enabling them to see: how evidence is collected
and created; the tactics of
the Chicago Police Department when trying to extract a confession or
question witnesses; the role
that the Cook County State's Attorney's Felony Review Team plays during
the beginning stages of a
criminal investigation; and the utter vulnerability of children and
adults when under intensive and
sometimes abusive interrogation. In addition to this stationhouse
representation, DSLA also works
toward the permanent improvement of our criminal justice system by
educating the public, organizing
community residents to combat police misconduct, by engaging in legislative
advocacy, investigating patterns of misconduct by the Chicago Police,
taking select criminal defense
cases to trial, and initiating 42 U.S.C. §1983 litigation to improve
the policies and procedures of the
Chicago Police as they relate to the treatment of persons in police
Students participating in the FDLA class must be eligible for a Illinois
Supreme Court Rule 711
license. Students representing FDLA clients at Chicago Police
Stations will gain unique insight into
the criminal justice system at its earliest stage and be able to:
1. View and Document Line-Ups, DNA testing, and Halt Lie Detector Tests.
2. Assert a Client's 5th Amendment Right to Remain Silent and 6th Amendment
Right to Counsel.
3. Gather Information from the Police on the Progress of the Investigation.
4. Document Police Brutality and other Misconduct.
5. Counsel Clients and Provide Information to their Families.
6. Interview Witnesses.
7. Demand a Client's Immediate Release at the Police Station and in
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.