C-K Law Group Application

Summer and Fall 2022

Summer and Fall applications are now available below. The due date for Summer semester applications has passed but you can still apply and go onto a waiting list.  The due date for the Summer and Fall semester applications has passed but you can still apply. 

Summer 2022

Fall 2022

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

If you have any questions, please email Tracy Kish (tkish@kentlaw.iit.edu). 

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 of $800 (added to your tuition) for this training and certification from the Center for Conflict Resolution.

Summer Training Dates:  Wednesday May 25, Thursday May 26, and Wednesday June 1 and Thursday June 2, 2022. 

Fall Training Dates:  Saturday August 27, Sunday August 28, and Saturday September 10 and Sunday September 11, 2022

Important Scheduling Note for the Mediation Clinic: Please keep at least two (preferably three in the summer) 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 9:00 am.--noon
Fridays 8:30 a.m.--noon
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 1:00-4:00 pm 

Also, some court referred cases are scheduled from time to time during the following time slots. If you can keep one of these slots open each week that would be ideal (but not required.)  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30--5:00 pm

Please be aware that the court schedules may change due to COVID 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 maybe a conflict and this experience should be divulged to Tracy Kish (tkish@kentlaw.iit.edu) before the applications are due.  

IP LAW CLINIC APPLICATION (Offered in the Spring semester)

This clinic may be held remotely.  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 and will be a violation of your professional responsibility to K & L Gates.

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)

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.