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A distinguishing characteristic of life at Chicago-Kent is our emphasis
not only on rigorous scholarship but on rigorous skills training and
experiential learning in ﬁelds of law directly related to your career goals.
Our location-in the heart of Chicago's vast legal marketplace-affords
a breadth of networking and practice opportunities available only in the
nation's three largest cities.
You'll study within walking distance of America's largest uniﬁed
court system, major banks and ﬁnancial markets, emerging and established national and international businesses, prominent public interest
organizations, and law ﬁrms of all sizes and types-many with strong
connections to Chicago-Kent through our faculty and alumni. Our own
in-house law ﬁrm involves you start-to-ﬁnish in a wide variety of cases
currently before the courts.
If you're thinking about a career in the public sector, the federal and
state governments have a signiﬁcant presence in Chicago. In the Illinois
Attorney General's Ofﬁce alone, Chicago-Kent students have recently
worked in the crime victim services division, special litigation bureau, hightech crimes bureau, and civil and criminal appeals divisions. You can select
from a similar array of opportunities at the city and county levels as well.
The Law Ofﬁces of Chicago-Kent is a teaching law ﬁrm that provides
high-quality clinical education while delivering outstanding, competitively
priced legal services. One of the nation's largest in-house clinical programs,
our ﬁrm serves not only indigent clients but people from every walk of life
contending with a wide array of legal problems.
Second- and third-year students work on actual cases under the close
supervision of experienced practicing attorneys or judges. You'll learn the
day-to-day responsibilities of lawyering-deciding which cases to take and
what fees to charge, interviewing, undertaking investigations, preparing
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Viewbook 2014
How We Do Things
Your First Year
Your Second and Third Years
Trial and Appellate Advocacy
Graduate Programs and Joint Degrees
Get Advice and Support
Plan Your Future