J.D. Certificate Program in Workplace Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

For years, Chicago-Kent students who were interested in both the Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate Program (LADR) and the Labor and Employment Law Certificate Program had to choose between the two. Now, students can elect a joint program that will yield a joint certificate, allowing students to market themselves to potential employers as well-versed in the highly complementary areas of litigation, ADR, and labor and employment law.

While students may continue to enroll in the program that they prefer, they can attain the joint certificate with the following course sequence.

Required Courses

  • Labor Law (4 credits)
  • Employment Relationships (3 credits)
  • Evidence (3 credits)
  • Legal Writing IV for Labor and Employment Law (3 credits)
  • One seminar in a Labor and Employment Law related topic (2 credits)
  • Either Pretrial Litigation or Employment Litigation (3 credits)
  • Mediation & ADR Clinic or the ADR in the Workplace intensive intersession course (2 to 4 credits)

Plus Two of the Following Courses

  • Employment Discrimination (3 credits)
  • Labor or Employment Law Externship (4 credits)
  • In-House Employment Law Clinic (3 or 4 credits)
  • Trial Ad 1 (3 credits)

To Apply

Applications normally become available in the spring (mid-March) but if you are a 2L or 3L and have already taken some of the required courses, you can still apply for the certificate program.  The application is below and should be emailed to Tracy Kish, tkish@kentlaw.iit.edu.

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