IN-HOUSE CLINIC STUDENTS ORIENTATION
JANUARY 21, 2004
Welcome to the Law Offices' In-House Clinic Program at Chicago-Kent
College of Law. This semester you will learn how to practice
law under the close supervision of a faculty attorney - an
experience that is available only in the law school's in-house
An orientation meeting will be held on Wednesday, January
21st at 3:00 p.m.. The meeting room as well as information
regarding the meeting will be posted on the Law Offices'
bulletin board located on the 6th floor. You can also retrieve
information about the meeting from the Law Offices' web
site firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendance at the meeting is
mandatory for beginning students in all of the In-House
Law Offices programs.
Continuing students should contact their supervising attorney
and pick up a copy of the newest version of the In-House
Clinic Handbook from the Receptionist in Suite 600 on the
morning of January 20th. Beginning students will receive
their Handbook at the orientation meeting. Unless you are
otherwise notified, you will meet with your supervising
attorney immediately thereafter. Room assignments for those
meetings will be announced during the orientation session
and will be posted on the 6th Floor Bulletin Board.
Criminal Clinic students should complete the attached MCC
form and return it to the receptionist, if you have not
already done so. This needs to be done before the spring
We are looking forward to working with all of you.
LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE
DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM
First-year day division and first and second-year
evening division students are eligible to apply for the
LADR program. The day division students who are accepted
into LADR begin the certificate program in their 3rd semester
of law school. The evening division students who are accepted
to LADR begin the certificate program in their 4th or 5th
semester of law school.
Becoming a lawyer takes more than sitting through three
years of law school classes. It involves more than learning
how to cross-examine hostile witnesses, write persuasive
briefs, and talk with 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 intensive skills and clinical training.
Your experience will teach you how to become a competent,
ethical, and socially responsible lawyer.
To learn more about this program, please attend one, of
the following four Information Meetings:
Wednesday, OR Wednesday,
January 28, 2004 February 4, 2004
3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
Room assignment will be posted at a later date.
You may also contact Prof. Gary Laser, Room 631, or pick
up an application and curriculum memorandum in Room 600.
"Attention 2nd and 3rd Year Students"
Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services
And the Law Offices of the Chicago-Kent College of Law
Have Established a Hotline Clinical Education Program
The Coordinated Advice and Referral Program for Legal Services
(CARPLS) and Chicago-Kent College of Law have created a
legal aid hotline clinical program at the Law School for
Chicago-Kent students starting in the spring 2004 semester.
The 2 credit clinical program will be open to a maximum
of 5 second and third year students, with preference being
given to evening-division students. Students need not be
"711" licensed. The class will generally meet
on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The participating
students will talk to CARPLS clients who call the CARPLS
Hotline seeking legal advice in the areas of landlord-tenant
and family law. The students will be supervised by an experienced
The course will meet on Wednesdays evenings from 5:00 to
9:00 P.M. commencing on Wednesday January 21, 2004. In addition
to meeting on Wednesday evenings the students will be expected
to participate in an intensive weekend immersion lecture
session on the relevant substantive law on Saturday, January
24, from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. and Sunday, January 25,
2004, from 1:00 to 5:00 P.M. Additional training will occur
during the Wednesday evening classes in the first four weeks
of the semester. By the fifth week the students will be
working on the CARPLS Hotline. All class sessions will take
place at the Law School.
Students will be permitted to enroll only with the permission
of Professor Gary Laser (email@example.com). If you are
interested in participating, please notify Professor Laser
by e-mail no later than Monday, January 19 at 5:00 P.M.
You will be notified on Tuesday, January 20 whether you
have been accepted into the program.
THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY--PATENT CLINIC
Student interns in the IP-Patent Clinic will
assist faculty and students at the Illinois Institute of
Technology, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and other
tech transfer or school related companies or institutions
on selected "real-life" patent related matters.
The student interns will work with and be supervised by
the newly-appointed adjunct clinical faculty who are patent
lawyers at Bell, Boyd, and Lloyd in providing patentability
opinions, performing clearance searches, and guiding clients
through the range of intellectual property legal issues
that typically face start-up inventors and companies. In
addition, the student interns will make presentations to
Illinois Institute of Technology faculty and students on
patent issues in an attempt to educate and market the IP-Patent
Clinic to the faculty and students.
Prerequisites: Prior completion of Patent
Law required. Because the IP-Patent Clinic experience will
involve working with technology, it is very strongly recommended
that students possess a technical background, and preference
will be given those students in selecting clinic interns.
The IP-Patent Clinic is a three-credit course
that will be offered in the fall and spring semesters, and
it is anticipated that between 3-5 students will participate
CHICAGO-KENT OFFERS A FAMILY LAW CLINIC
Chicago-Kent College of Law offers a clinical
program in family law. The family law clinic operates
on a sliding scale fee basis, depending on the financial
circumstances of the parties. The clinic represents clients
in matters limited to cases to be brought before the Cook
County Circuit Court. Client referrals are actively sought
from the practicing bar, labor unions, employee groups,
and educational institutions.
In addition, the clinical program provides
a teaching platform for Chicago-Kent students who are
interested in practicing in the area of family law. All
student work is completed under the direct supervision
of an attorney.
Attorney Ira C. Feldman has been named to
oversee the new program. Prior to his appointment, Feldman
was a partner at the law firm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen
and Dixon. From 1981 to 1991, he was a partner at Naumark,
Bonner and Feldman. Between 1975 and 1981, he headed Feldman
and Associates. Feldman completed his undergraduate at
American University and earned his law degree at the university’s
Washington College of Law.
“Professor Feldman is a highly regarded and experienced
practitioner of family law. He will expand the services
of the Chicago-Kent Law Offices to include representation
in matters of legal separation, divorce, child support,
child custody, visitation, guardianships and other related
matters,” said Professor Gary S. Laser director of clinical
LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS CLINIC
For information on the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, please
visit the website:
LAW OFFICES OF CHICAGO-KENT
Chicago-Kent Law Offices was established
in 1976. The program is a fee-generating teaching law
firm that provides clinical practice experiences under
the close supervision of teaching attorneys. The program
delivers outstanding legal services to its clients and
provides high-quality clinical education to more than
150 students each semester. Practice areas include employment
discrimination and civil rights, general practice, criminal
defense, health law, alternative dispute resolution, tax
law, and an advice desk program at the Daley Center.
For a complete description of all clinical
programs, please visit the Law Offices' Home Page at www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.