The Chicago Program
The Chicago Program offers semester-long Chicago-based courses and events for interested third-year students.
Taught by leading practitioners and College faculty, courses are taught in the Illini Center in downtown Chicago, The Chicago Bar Association, and in the offices of several preeminent law firms, including Winston & Strawn, Foley & Lardner, Steptoe & Johnson, and Burke, Warren, MacKay & Serritella.
Events and lectures are open to all third-year students, offering fantastic opportunities to network with the College’s more than 4,000 Chicago-based alumni. Launched in 2012, the Chicago Program is designed to enrich the College’s curriculum, expand professional opportunities for students, and involve alumni and other practitioners more closely in the College’s educational mission.
The Chicago Program will proceed in a remote format for the Spring 2021 semester. Current students interested in enrolling in the Program should refer to the Intranet for details.
The Program has four principal objectives:
- to provide enhanced skills-related training;
- to broaden exposure to specialized areas of legal practice;
- to orient students to the global legal market; and
- to facilitate connections between students, alumni, and prospective employers in Chicago, the nation, and the world.
Professors are College of Law faculty and leading practitioners predominately from Chicago-area law firms, corporations, government agencies, and public interest organizations. They offer real-world experience and advice to students, helping the transition from law student to lawyer.
The innovative curriculum engages students with insight into timely and relevant areas of legal practice as well as practical skills training essential to new practicing lawyers.
Students network with professors, panelists, legal professionals, and the College’s Chicago-based alumni at program events and lectures.
The flexible schedule allows students to work part-time during the week, providing the opportunity for students to start post-graduation jobs early; intern with firms, government agencies, and judges to gain valuable experience; and interview with prospective employers.
|Law 679: Criminal Procedure: Adjudication (video-streamed from Champaign)|
|Law 692: Field Placements – Corporate Counsel|
|Law 792: Cybersecurity & the Legal System|
|Law 792 : Healthcare Law, Bioethics, and the In-House Lawyer|
|Law 792 : Advanced Legal Reasoning Workshop|
|Law 792: Law Practice Technology & Business Operations|
|Law 792 : Complex Litigation: Class Actions, Mass Actions, and Related Topics|
|Law 793 : Advanced Trial Advocacy and Professional Responsibility|
|Law 793 : e-Discovery|
|Law 793: Pre-Trial Litigation (Chicago)|
|Law 794 : Executive Compensation|
|Law 794 : Mergers & Acquisitions|
|Law 794 : Applied Contracts: The Anatomy of Corporate Finance Transactions and Documentation|
|Law 794: International Bankruptcy|
|Law 794: Corporate Reorganizations|
|Law 798 : Corporate Counsel Seminar – Intersession|
|Law 798 : The Law as a Changing Business|