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Week of January 16, 2012

AVAILABLE CLINIC SPOTS

The Law Offices has a limited number of spots available in the following areas of law: Criminal Defense; Employment/Civil Rights; Family Law; Tax Law; Immigration Law; Health & Disability Law; and the Center for Open Government. The Law Offices gives students the opportunity to learn how to practice law under the close supervision of a clinical faculty attorney - an invaluable experience that is available only in the law school's in-house clinical programs.

Applications are available on the 3rd floor (on the table outside of the cafeteria) and in the Law Offices reception area. You can also use this application.

We will accept applications for these clinics through noon on Tuesday, January 17. Spots for all clinics will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

Please feel free to email Tracy Kish with any questions or visit our website at: http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic/

 

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION


Orientation for Law Offices students will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 3:00 in room 590. Please email Tracy Kish if you have any questions.
 

NBC INTERVIEW WITH CLINICAL PROFESSOR

Professor Richard Kling was interviewed by NBC 5 on the Blagojevich case. See the interview here.

TAX CLINIC CHANGES

IIT Chicago-Kent's transformed Tax Clinic to provide services to middle-income taxpayers and small businesses. Read more.


ADVISORY COMMISSION APPOINTMENT

Clinical Professor Edward Kraus, who supervises the Health and Disability Law clinic, has been appointed to the HHS Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines. Read the full story here.

 

ACCESS2PRACTICE
SPRING 2012 LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM

A2P Legal Externship is a 4-credit hour non-graded program which enables students to extern with a supervising attorney in a wide variety of legal areas civil and criminal. Externships are available for the Fall and Spring semesters and in Summer session. Some public sector externships enable students to obtain a 711 license and appear in court.

Examples of civil law externships in governmental and public interest places: the City of Chicago Corporation Counsel's Office, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Illinois Commerce Commission, Immigration Court of the U.S. Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, and Environmental Protection Agency, as well as approved in-house corporate legal counsel.

Students interested in criminal law may extern at the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Office of the Federal Defender, and at the offices of the State's Attorney and Public Defender in Cook County as well as the surrounding counties.

Application Process:

Information and application packets for Spring 2012 semester are now available in front of the Spakateria, in Career Services Office, and in Room 600 Law Offices reception area.

 



 

For a complete description of all clinical programs, please visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic

 

 

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