Applications for the Fall 2015 In-House clinical
experiences are now available outside of the third floor
elevators, in the Law Offices reception are (suite 600)
The due date for Fall applications has
passed, but we will still accept applications.
LITIGATION AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Applications for the LADR certificate program are now available
outside of the third floor elevators, in the Law Offices
reception are (suite 600) and online. For more information
about this program, please visit our
The due date for LADR applications has passed, but we
will still accept applications.
CRIMINAL LITIGATION CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Applications for the Criminal Litigation certificate program
are now available outside of the third floor elevators,
in the Law Offices reception are (suite 600) and online.
For more information about this program, please visit
The due date for the Criminal Litigation Certificate
Program applications has passed, but we will still accept
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. And students interested
in criminal law have externed at the US 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 2015 are available
in the Law Offices reception area (Room 600), in the Career
Services Office, on the table by the third-floor elevators,
and on line.
IN THE NEWS
On May 6, as the nation grappled with anger and protests
over death of black men in custody or under arrest by white
police officers, Chicago’s City Council passed a nationally
ground-breaking ordinance awarding reparations to black
victims of police torture. Clinical Professor of Law
Daniel Coyne has been chosen to screen applications
for Burge reparations. Read
Clinical Professor of Law Daniel Coyne is interviewed in
Sun-Times article about an upcoming fraud trial involving
state health grants.
The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin published
an article focusing on the legal writing and clinical
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
For a description of all externship programs, please visit
the Externship home page at http://www.kentlaw.iit.edu/externships.