Criminal Defense Clinic 1

Students who intern in the Criminal Defense Litigation Clinic work on criminal defense matters in the trial and appellate courts in both the federal and state legal systems. The program represents clients accused of felonies and misdemeanors of all types.

Course Information
Course #: LAW 512
Program: JD
Course Type: JD Litigation or Practice Skills
Area of Study: Criminal Litigation
Credit Hours: Three or four credit hours.

The in-house programs of the C-K Law Group: The Law Offices of Chicago-Kent constitute one of the largest in-house clinical programs in the United States. In most of the programs, students are given the option of enrolling for three or four credits. Students who enroll for four credits put in an average of 12 hours per week during the 14-week fall and spring semesters.  In the summer semester, students who enroll for four credits put in an average of 32 hours per week and students who enroll for three credits put in an average of 24 hours per week.  

Each of the in-house clinical programs provides classroom as well as fieldwork instruction to the students enrolled in that program as part of their weekly hourly requirement.