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.
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