Civil Litigation Clinic

The Civil Litigation Clinic represents plaintiffs in cases that involve employment discrimination and retaliation, wage and hour law, whistleblower actions, consumer law, class actions, and other complex litigation. Professor Jamie Franklin, who has been a civil rights litigator her entire career, joined Chicago-Kent in 2020 as the supervising attorney of the Civil Litigation Clinic. Students will practice primarily in federal court, with some work in state courts, arbitration forums, and government agencies.  

The Clinic operates as a litigation firm, and students will immediately begin doing substantive work: interviewing clients, drafting pleadings, preparing discovery requests, preparing for and attending depositions, researching procedural and substantive issues, drafting motions and responses, and formulating strategies for their cases.

A unique aspect of this Clinic is that Professor Franklin focuses on complex litigation. She brings class actions on a regular basis, allowing students to experience litigating a class case. She also specializes in qui tam (False Claims Act) litigation, in which whistleblowers recover lost funds for the government.

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Professor Jamie Franklin