Legal Clinic Applications and Enrollment


If you are interested in applying for the spring semester, please check back here in mid-October. 


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.

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 $950 for the fall (added to your tuition) for this training and certification from the Center for Conflict Resolution.

Training Dates:

Spring:  TBD

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 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. 


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


  •     Any clinic that is offered

IP Certificate

  •     IP Clinic (not offered every semester)