Legal Clinic Applications and Enrollment

Application

Applications for the Summer and Fall 2024 semesters will become available here in mid-March.  

Information

For most of Chicago-Kent's in-house clinical programs, students are given the option of enrolling for four credits, averaging 14 hours per week for 13 weeks (23 in the summer for 8 weeks); or three credits, averaging 11 hours per week for 13 weeks (18 in the summer for 8 weeks). The Intellectual Property Clinic is always for three credits. 

Each clinical program provides classroom as well as field work instruction. With permission students may enroll for a second semester in any program, with the exception of the Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic.

If you have any questions, please email Tracy Kish at tkish@kentlaw.iit.edu.

Special Notes

Mediation/ADR Clinic

Students must attend four days of mediation training via Zoom between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to approx. 5:30 p.m.  The four days of training for Summer are:  Wednesday May 22, Thursday May 23, Wednesday May 29, Thursday May 30, 2024.  Fall 2024 training dates will be announced when applications become available.  Attendance at all four days of training is mandatory to participate in this clinic.  These dates are subject to modification and all enrolled students will be informed immediately if there is any change in the schedule.  There is an extra fee of $950 (added to your tuition) for this training and certification from the Center for Conflict Resolution. 

Important Scheduling Note for the Mediation Clinic: Please keep at least two (preferably three) of the following time slots open in your schedule so you can schedule mediation sessions in the zoom court calls:

Monday--Friday  9:00 am.--noon
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 1:00-4:00 pm

Criminal Clinic

To get the optimal experience from the Criminal Clinic, it would be best to be available at least two mornings each week to go to court (either in person or remote) with your supervising attorney. In addition, if you have in the past worked or expect to concurrently work in the criminal defense or prosecution area, there may be a conflict, and this experience should be divulged via email to Tracy Kish at tkish@kentlaw.iit.edu. before the applications are due.

Other

Please note that the Plaintiffs Employment Law, IP and Immigration Clinics will not be offered in the Spring 2024 semester but we do plan on offering those in future semesters.  If that changes, we will post updates on this page. 

Certificate Programs and Clinics

Below are the certificate programs that will allow students to count a clinic(s) toward the requirements. 

LADR

  •     Criminal Defense
  •     Family Law
  •     Plaintiffs Employment Law
  •     Mediation
  •     Civil Litigation
  •     Tax Law
  •     Immigration Law
  •     Employee Benefit Claims Clinic

Criminal Litigation

  •     Criminal Clinic

Labor and Employment Law

  •     Plaintiffs Employment Law
  •     Civil Litigation
  •     Employee Benefits Claims (counts as an elective, not the practicum)

Business Certificate

  •     Tax Clinic
  •     Estate Planning, Probate and Transactional Law Clinic

PRAXIS

  •     Any clinic that is offered

IP Certificate

  •     IP Clinic (not offered every semester)