LAW OFFICES, IN-HOUSE CLINICS
Orientation for students who are new to the Law Offices
will be held on Monday, August 25 at 4:00 in room 590.
The deadline has passed but you can still apply for
a fall in-house clinic and be put on the waiting list. You
can get an application from our webpage.
NEW CLINIC OPPORTUNITY
Fall 2014 Semester
The Law Offices of Chicago-Kent is accepting applications
from students for the fall semester for The Center for Open
Government. Students who are selected will work with Mr.
Clint Krislov, a leading practicing attorney in the area
of open government.
The Center for Open Government was established at IIT Chicago-Kent
College of Law to help ensure transparency, accountability
and responsibility in local and state government. The Center
identifies instances where legal recourse is needed to provide
access to government information and proceedings. The focus
is on particular cases challenging closed government processes
under the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the Illinois Freedom
of Information Act, and similar statutes; as well as taxpayer
and citizen actions challenging and recovering misspent
Under the supervision of Mr. Krislov, students may interview
and counsel clients, conduct factual investigation and legal
research, develop case strategies, collect and analyze documents,
and assist in the litigation.
Students should expect to meet with Mr. Krislov on Monday
afternoons at his office. To express your interest in participating
in this program, please email Tracy Kish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Center for Open Government is a Law Offices program.
Students may enroll in the program for three or four credits.
During the 14 week semester students who enroll for four
credits will be required to put in a minimum 224 hours at
the rate of approximately 16 hours per week and students
who enroll for three credits a minimum 168 hours at the
rate of approximately 12 hours per week.
LEGAL EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM
A2P Legal Externship is a 4-credit hour non-graded program
which enables you to extern with a supervising attorney
in a wide variety of legal areas – private or public, civil
or criminal. Externships are available for the Fall, Spring
and Summer semesters. Some public sector externships enable
you to obtain a 711 license and appear in court.
To become a good lawyer and to supplement what you learn
in the classroom, you need practical experience in real-world
legal work. Most students aren't fortunate enough to receive
a paid clerking position — or even a volunteer opportunity
— that teaches what they want to learn. LEP presents a unique
and important opportunity to gain exposure to an area of
the law in which you are interested and helps you significantly
broaden your future employment opportunities.
Students interested in civil law may extern in a wide variety
of places. For example, some have externed at 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 approved
in-house corporate legal counsel.
Students interested in criminal law have externed 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.
Information and application packets for Fall 2014 are available
in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600), in the Career
Services Office, and on the table by the third floor elevators.
If you would like more information, please check the Externship
You can get the online application here.
IN THE NEWS
Professor Richard Kling was interviewed by Fox 32 about
the possibility that consumers may soon be able to shop
for legal services via Groupon. Watch the interview here.
Remembering the 1963 March on Washington - A
talk with Clinical Professor Richard Kling
Clinical Professor Ed Kraus spoke with Peoria's WEEK-TV
about the needs of diabetic children in schools and the
necessity of accommodation from and education of school
staff, for a story about a local couple whose 10-year old
son has struggled to perform needed care on the bus: http://www.cinewsnow.com/news/local/Mom-says-son-denied-to-properly-treat-diabetes-is-life-or-death-issue-200679431.html
IIT Chicago-Kent Legal Fellow/Research Associate Sarah
Blenner, who works with Clinical Professor Ed Kraus in the
Health & Disability Law Clinic, discussed privacy and
discrimination concerns surrounding a new policy in which
CVS drugstores will require employees to submit to body
weight and BMI testing or face higher health insurance premiums,
in an ABC 7 News story. View
For a complete description of all clinical programs, please
visit the Law Offices' Home Page at http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/legal-clinics