The Chicago Program offers a semester-long program of Chicago-based courses and events for interested third-year students. Taught by leading practitioners and College faculty, courses include International Bankruptcy, International Tax, Executive Compensation, and the Chicago Litigation Practicum – a simulated federal court litigation that takes students from client interviews, through discovery, through a live motion hearing. Events and lectures are open to all third-year students, offering fantastic opportunities to network with the College’s more than 3,000 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 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.
Courses are taught in the Illini Center in downtown Chicago, the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, The Chicago Bar Association, and in the offices of several of the nation’s preeminent law firms, including Kirkland & Ellis LLP, Winston & Strawn LLP, Foley & Lardner LLP, and McDermott Will & Emery LLP.
Spring 2015 Chicago Program Courses
For more information about the Chicago Program, contact:
Associate Dean Jamelle Sharpe
Assistant Dean Virginia Vermillion
Executive Assistant Dean Greg Miarecki