Legal Clinic Applications and Enrollment


Applications for the Fall 2024 semesters are now available:

Fall 2024 Application for JD Students  (Due date has passed but you can still apply and go onto a waiting list)

Fall 2024 Application for LLM Students (Due date has passed but you can still apply and go onto a waiting list)


For most of Chicago-Kent's in-house clinical programs, students are given the option of enrolling for three or four credits.   During the Fall and Spring semesters, students will put in an average of 11 hours per week for three credits and an average of 14 hours per week for four credits over the course of 13 weeks.  

In the summer semester, students will put in an average of 18 hours per week for three credits and 23 hours per week in the summer over the course of 8 weeks.  

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

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 Fall 2024 are:  Saturday, August 24, Sunday, August 25, Saturday, September 7, and Sunday, September 8, 2024.  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 $975 (added to your tuition) for this training and certification from the Center for Conflict Resolution. 

Important Scheduling Note for the Mediation Clinic: 

Fall:  Please keep at least two (or more) 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. - 1:00 pm
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 1:00 - 5:00 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 before the applications are due.


Please note that we are unsure if the Plaintiffs Employment Law and IP clinics be offered in the Summer and/or Fall 2024 semesters 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. 


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

Criminal Litigation

  •     Criminal Clinic

Labor and 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


  •     Any clinic that is offered

IP Certificate

  •     IP Clinic (not offered every semester)