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Illinois Institute of Technology Center for Diabetes Research and Policy

The Health & Disability Legal Clinic of Chicago-Kent College of Law is the part of the multi-disciplinary Center for Diabetes Research and Policy at IIT that engages in legal advocacy and representation to protect the rights of people with diabetes.

The Health & Disability Legal Clinic, part of the Law Offices of Chicago-Kent College of Law, is working to fight discrimination and protect the rights of children and adults with diabetes throughout the state of Illinois. In the Health & Disability Legal Clinic, attorneys and law students provide free legal advice and representation in matters that include children with diabetes who face discrimination in schools, discrimination in employment, unfair treatment by social institutions and the criminal justice system, denials of public and private disability benefits, and other issues which involve the violation of the rights of people with diabetes. The Health & Disability Law clinic works closely with the Legal Advocacy arm of the American Diabetes Association and other disability rights groups in its efforts to promote the legal rights of people with diabetes. If you have a legal issue which involves diabetes and discrimination or unfair treatment in any of the areas mentioned above and would like to contact us, please send an email to Professor Ed Kraus at

Edward Kraus Professor Edward Kraus involves Chicago-Kent students in all aspects of his wide-ranging health and disability law practice in the Chicago-Kent Law Offices.

Cases Law Offices Have Handled

Amir- When Amir asserted his legal rights, his school retaliated against him by attempting to transfer him to another school mid-year. Click here to read more.

Clara- Clara’s school claimed the Illinois Nurse Practice Act prevents it from training lay persons to provide her with diabetes related care. Click here to read more.

Max- Max’s school made serious errors in his care stemming from their failure to properly train staff, refused to follow his physician’s orders in the event of an emergency, and refused to communicate with his parents. Click here to read more.

(The names and identifying information in these cases have been changed to protect the privacy of the parties involved.)

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