C-K Law Group Application

Spring 2020

All students, new and continuing (including those in a certificate program), must complete and submit an application. If there are more applications than available spots, we conduct a lottery. All applicants are notified of their status once the lottery is complete. The due date has not yet been set but is normally a few days before registration.

While the deadline for Spring C-K Law Group applications has passed, we are still accepting applications for a very limited number of spots.   Please note there is a separate application for 1L students (see below)

See the Website for a description of clinical programs: www.kentlaw.iit.edu/academics/jd-program/practical-skills-training/legal-clinics

Notes for Specific Clinics:

Mediation/ADR Clinic Note: Students must attend four days of mediation training between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to approx. 5:30 p.m. The four days of training are:

  • SPRING semester - Saturday January 25, Sunday January 26, Saturday, February 1 and Sunday February 2, 2020

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 $800.00 for this training. Click here or further details.

Criminal Clinic Note: 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 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 maybe a conflict and this experience should be divulged to Tracy Kish before the applications are due.

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Note: You must be able to perform all of your required hours (12 or 16 for 3 or 4 credit hours respectively) during the regular business day (M-F 9 - 5 pm). Having an outside job is not recommended and you will need consent from Professor Heather Harper to do both.

Application for 2L and 3L Students - Spring 2020

Application for 1L Students - Spring 2020


Special Instructions
(offered in the fall and spring semesters)

Please note that once you accept a spot in the IP Clinic you have made a professional commitment to K & L Gates, the law firm that operates this clinic; thus, subsequently dropping this clinical course after registering for it is highly discouraged. In addition to filling out the below application, the following must be completed and turned in to the receptionist in the Law Offices, Suite 600.

  1. Personal Statement and Other Information. Please provide the following:
  2. A Personal Statement of no more than 500 words outlining how the study of IP and the IP clinic fit in with your overall career plans.
  3. A sample Legal Writing Memo you have written. (If you do not have a legal memo, some other legal writing will suffice.)
  4. Your Law School Transcript (unofficial) 1L’s: Since you do not have grades yet, list the classes you are taking
  5. Resume
  6. Prior IP Course Work or Experience: Please list any and all prior (or current) IP related course work or experience that you have had.

If you do not wish to submit your application online, you can fill out a fillable application and email to tkish@kentlaw.iit.edu or drop off in Suite 600.