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Celebrating ONE YEAR of the First Amendment Clinic at the University of Illinois College of Law: Overview & CLE

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Other
Sponsor
First Amendment Clinic at the University of Illinois College of Law
Location
Illini Center (Orange & Blue Room), 200 S. Wacker Drive - 19th Floor, Chicago, Illinois
Date
Jun 27, 2024   12:00 - 1:30 pm  
Speaker
See below.
Cost
Free and open to the public, but registration is REQUIRED.
Registration
REGISTER HERE by June 21, 2024.
Contact
Lena Shapiro, First Amendment Clinic Director
E-Mail
shapiro7@illinois.edu
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Celebrating ONE YEAR of the First Amendment Clinic at the University of Illinois College of Law: Overview & CLE

Thursday, June 27, 2024
Illini Center (Orange & Blue Room)
200 S. Wacker Drive - 19th Floor
Chicago, Illinois

12-1:30 p.m.


FREE and open to the public and the media, but registration is required by June 21, 2024. REGISTER HERE.


The First Amendment Clinic is an experiential offering at the University of Illinois College of Law. Established in 2023, the clinic focuses on litigation involving freedom of speech, press, assembly and petition; and offers pro bono legal services to those who rely on the First Amendment to collect and publish information, freely criticize government policy and officials, and express differing viewpoints on matters of public concern. The First Amendment Clinic proudly protects its clients’ free expression and free speech rights.

The clinic offers its students the opportunity to take the lead in client interactions, negotiate with opposing counsel, and speak up in court—all under the supervision of licensed attorneys. The clinic allows students to gain practical lawyering skills and gives them first-hand insight into life as a civil litigator. Its goal is to train a new generation of free speech advocates, and serve as a resource for organizations, students, journalists and citizens defending and advancing First Amendment issues.

The clinic is supported by a grant from The Stanton Foundation. The Stanton Foundation was established by former television broadcasting executive Frank Stanton, a longtime president of CBS, creator of the Kennedy-Nixon debate and a staunch defender of the First Amendment. Protecting the First Amendment is a core mission of the foundation.

Learn MORE about the First Amendment Clinic

The event will include a 60 minute CLE (1.00 hour of Illinois General Credit) related to First Amendment issues. The CLE is free and open to the public, but registration is required by June 21. A light lunch will be provided to session attendees.

For Attendees:

Parking
Tower Self Park: entrance located on Adams Street between Franklin and Wells Streets. 
500 W Monroe Garage: entrance located on Monroe Street between Clinton and Canal Streets. 
322 W Van Buren Street Lot: entrance located on Van Buren between Wacker Drive and Franklin Street. 

Driving
Coming from the West: follow the Eisenhower Expressway (290) East into town where it becomes Congress Avenue. Exit Wacker Drive and follow the signs that read Upper Wacker Drive. You will be driving North. The Illini Center will be on your left just before Adams Street. 

Coming from the North: you can follow the Kennedy Expressway (90/94) North and exit on Jackson Street. Turn left (East) on Monroe and follow it on to Wacker Drive and turn right (South). The Illini Center will be on your right just after Adams Street. 

Coming from the South: you can follow the Kennedy Expressway (90/94) North and exit on Jackson Street. Turn right (East) on Jackson and follow it to Wacker Drive and turn left (North). The Illini Center will be on your left just before Adams Street. 

Walking
The Illini Center is about an eight minute walk from the Ogilvie and Union Metra Stations.

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