Legal Clinic Applications and Enrollment

Application Information

Applications for the Spring 2023 semester are below.  While the deadline to apply for the Spring semester has passed, you can 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 four credits, averaging 16 hours per week; or three credits, averaging 12 hours per week. The Intellectual Property Clinic is always for three credits.  At this time, the IP clinic will not be offered in the Spring 2023 semester. 

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.

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. 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 $800 (added to your tuition) for this training and certification from the Center for Conflict Resolution.

Spring Training Dates: Saturday January 21, Sunday January 22, Saturday January 28 and Sunday January 29, 2023.

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

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 9:00 a.m.–noon

Fridays from 8:30 a.m.–noon

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoons from 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Please be aware that the court schedules may change due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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 to Tracy Kish at tkish@kentlaw.iit.edu before the applications are due.

Certificate Programs and Clinics

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

LADR

  •     Any clinic that is offered except the IP Clinic

Workplace LADR

  •     Plaintiffs Employment Law
  •     Civil Litigation
  •     Employee Benefits Claims

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)