The Loyola University Community Law Center serves clients whose main source of income is public assistance or SSI as well as those classified as the “working poor,” who are struggling to meet their obligations. Candidates should demonstrate a clear commitment to a legal career in public service. Additionally, candidates should have an interest in litigation and a desire to gain invaluable courtroom experience. The position requires the clinical fellow to handle his or her own caseload under the supervision of the clinic’s director, Theresa Ceko. Cases handled by the clinic include but are not limited to clients petitioning for guardianship of a disabled adults, representing minors as the Guardian ad Litem and a myriad of family law related matters.
The fellow will also be representing Chicagoland veterans and their families in family law matters as part of our Veterans Practicum in partnership with the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network under the supervision of the project’s director, Emily E. Vaughan. The fellow will be expected to appear on all court dates under the authority of a 711 license prior to being admitted to practice law in the state of Illinois pending the results of the September of 2020 bar examination. Once admitted to the Illinois Bar, the fellow will also assist in the supervision of student work and classroom exercises. Only law students who graduated in December of 2019 or May of 2020 will be considered for this position.
Only law students who graduated in December of 2019 or May of 2020 will be considered for this position.