Chicago's Black Legal Community Meets to Stem Youth Violence
Dawn Turner Trice
May 13, 2013
Herschella Conyers is an attorney who, along with several judges, recently invited a bunch of people to the University of Chicago to talk about violence and the growing number of teens getting entangled in the criminal justice system.
Jeff Leslie, Acting Assoc. Dean for Clinical and Experiential Learning, will present information on summer hiring in the Law School clinics. 1Ls are particularly encouraged to attend. The event will be in Room II, starting at 12:15.
The IJ Clinic on Entrepreneurship helps low-income entrepreneurs to set up stable organizations and relationships so that they can make an honest living and help grow the economy.But what happens when the legal landscape is shifting under their feet?
Through a seminar combined with a field placement at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, students assist with representation of domestic and sexual violence survivors to meet a broad range of legal needs.
The clinic provides students with an opportunity to learn about the criminal justice system through the combination of a 2-quarter seminar and a clinical placement in either a prosecutor's office or public defender's office.
This summer, the Kane Center University of Chicago Clinics plan to hire a number of law students to work in their various Clinics and Projects. The Clinics seek energetic, dedicated and motivated students for these positions. Students selected for the summer program will be assigned to one Clinic/Project for the summer and will work on a variety of cases and other matters.