Praxis Program (J.D. Certificate)

The Praxis Program is designed for law students who are interested in fully embracing a practice- or experience-based course of study.

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Chicago-Kent has always prided itself on providing a wide variety of hands-on learning options. The Praxis Program capitalizes on these robust skills offerings to guide participants through an individualized course of study designed to provide exposure to the core competencies required of successful lawyers.

With this program, the law school responds to calls from the legal community for new graduates who are thoroughly trained in both the skills and the art of legal practice. Participants will learn to think and talk about their education in new ways, explore issues of law practice management, and learn how to build and market their own portfolios.

Program Overview

Participants will learn to think and talk about their education in new ways, explore issues of law practice management, and learn how to build and market their own portfolios.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Praxis Program could work as any type of attorney, including:

  • Law firm associate or partner
  • Litigator
  • Prosecutor
  • Public defender
  • Public interest attorney
  • Solo practitioner

Students in the Praxis Program complete 24 credits of experiential or skills-based course work, including at least one “live client” clinic or externship and Practice and Professionalism, and create an online portfolio.

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This program is open only to J.D. students at Chicago-Kent College of Law.