LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
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.
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
Throughout the LADR program, you will learn legal doctrine,
lawyering skills, 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, you may contact Prof.
Gary Laser, Room 631, or pick up an application and curriculum
memorandum in Room 600.
APPLICATIONS FOR THIS PROGRAM MUST BE
BY 4:00 P.M. ON FRIDAY
FEBRUARY 17, 2006
Please submit your application to the Law Offices Receptionist
in Room 600.
Professor Ed Kraus in the Health and Disability Clinic in
the Law Offices seeks to hire a research assistant to help
with researching and data entry of medical providers and client
information. The work will take 2-5 hours per week and the
hours are flexible. Pay is $9 per hour. Please email a letter
of interest to Ed Kraus.
JUDICIAL EXTERNSHIPS: SUMMER AND FALL 2006
Judicial Externship is a 4-credit hour, Pass/Low Pass/Fail
program open to students who have completed at least their
first full year of law school and want to do legal research
and writing for a federal appellate, district or magistrate
judges or a designated Illinois appellate or circuit court
Judicial Externship enables a student to become involved
in particular legal problems through research and writing,
and to contribute to the resolution of those problems by
writing memoranda and drafting opinions. 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
or the judge's law clerk those legal problems which attorneys
face in their profession, as well as the specific problems
confronted in the courtroom.
On Tuesday, February 14, 2006, at 12:00 p.m. in Room 345
there will be a meeting for students who are interested
in externing for one of the designated judges for the Summer
or Fall 2006 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 for a
Take advantage of this prestigious learning opportunity
while enhancing your marketability in the legal world. If
you are interested in a judicial externship but are unable
to attend the meeting, please see Professor Gross in Room
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 Friday,
Completed applications for Summer Externships should be
submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross,
Room 612 of Law Offices, by Wednesday, February 22nd, at
Completed applications for Fall Externships should be
submitted to Ms. Carole Ross, Secretary to Professor Gross,
Room 612 of Law Offices, by Wednesday, March 1st, at 5:00
SUMMER/FALL LEGAL EXTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Office of the Attorney General of Illinois
The Illinois Attorney General’s Office provides excellent
opportunities for law students to improve their skills and
knowledge in a wide range of subject areas, including consumer
protection, government representation, civil rights, environmental
enforcement, antitrust, complex civil litigation, civil
and criminal appeals, and criminal law enforcement.
Working closely with attorneys in the Chicago office,
externs investigate facts, review documents, research legal
issues, and draft legal memoranda, correspondence, and pleadings.
Students who qualify for a 711 licensed may appear in court
under the supervision of an Assistant Attorney General.
For further information, and to download an application
form, please visit the Illinois Attorney General’s website
Inquiries may also be directed to Adelaida Otero at 312/814-5197,
If you are interested in externing at the Illinois Attorney
General’s Office during the Summer 2006 semester, you must
submit your application no later than March 1, 2006. If
you wish to extern during the Fall 2006 semester, you should
submit your application no sooner than May 1, 2006 and no
later than July 1, 2006.
In addition, to receive law school credit for either Chicago-Kent’s
Summer or Fall Legal Externship program, please contact
Prof. Gross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to set up a meeting.
Clinic Students Help Make Illinois Law
Clinic students Anthony Loizzi and Shannon O'Dell were
instrumental in the defeat of a motion for summary judgment
in a significant case being handled by Clinical Professor
Richard Gonzalez. The suit is based on the tort of fraudulent
misrepresentation, which has been rarely used in Illinois
as a cause of action for knowingly false oral promises made
by an employer to an employee and upon which the employee
relies to his detriment. Anthony and Shannon exhaustively
researched and analyzed Illinois law and that of other jurisdictions
and, with little precedential guidance, were able to persuade
the Court that this is a viable theory for employees who
have been misled by an employer to their detriment. It is
particularly important because of Illinois law's disfavor
of oral employment contracts, which severely limits the
possibility of wrongful discharge actions based upon oral
For a complete description of all clinical programs, please
visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.