Honors Scholars Program: Full-Tuition Scholarships
Bringing Together the Best Minds
JOHN ABRAMIC '01
“Beyond financial support, the program offers plenty of academic rigor: Honors Scholars work together on challenging research projects and collaborate with their faculty mentors and the dean on a range of legal scholarship.”biographical informationX CLOSEPartner, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP
Honors paper: Thomson and Finnigan: Requiring the Corroboration of a Disinterested Witness' Testimony That Is Offered to Invalidate a Patent?
Member, Chicago-Kent Law Review.
B.S. with honors, chemical engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology.
Collegiate baseball player; graduated second in law school class.quoteX CLOSE
RACHEL MORAN '08
“During law school, I had challenging opportunities outside the classroom, from interning with the Department of Justice, to working with self-represented litigants at the county courthouse, to researching privacy issues relating to New York's mandatory diabetes registry with Dean Krent.”biographical informationX CLOSEAssistant appellate defender, Office of the Illinois State Appellate Defender.
Co-champion and Best Oral Advocate, 2008 National Moot Court Competition and 2008 National Ethics Trial Competition.
Member, Chicago-Kent Law review.
B.A.,summa cum laude, political science, Houghton College.
Summer internships: U.S. Army JAG Corps and U.S. Department of Justice.quoteX CLOSE
DARRIN HALCOMB '07
“I was in a Ph.D. program in economics before I worked for the Fed, so academics were important to me. Chicago-Kent's reputation convinced me it would be a good fit for law school.”biographical informationX CLOSECounsel (banking), Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
Honors paper: Defamation and Anonymity on the Web.
Member, Chicago-Kent Law Review.
B.A., economics, Northwestern University; M.A., economics, Indiana University Bloomington.
Former associate economist and speechwriter,
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MARJORIE BALTAZAR '05
“Through the Honors Scholars program, I have built an outstanding network of Chicago Kent Faculty and Honors Scholars alumni. Their scholarly input and perspectives have been a tremendous resource throughout my career.”biographical informationX CLOSEAssociate (immigration and nationality law), Sidley Austin LLP; practice centers on business immigration.
Honors paper analyzed the effect of the retroactive application of federal legislation on immigrants' rights.
B.S., cum laude, psychology, University of California, San Diego.
Took Comparative Constitutional Law, taught by Justice Antonin Scalia, while studying abroad at the University of Nice, France. quoteX CLOSE
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Great minds think ahead.
At Chicago-Kent, thinking ahead means teaming top-tier students with innovative legal scholars and practitioners to shape the law's future.
Full-tuition scholarships for law school
The Honors Scholars Program at Chicago-Kent provides full-tuition law school scholarships for extraordinarily talented and motivated students with the potential to influence the profession's direction. This support adds financial freedom to the intellectual freedom all Chicago-Kent students enjoy.
Honors Scholars push the boundaries in every area of legal practice and public policy through close collaboration with Chicago-Kent faculty members. In their first year of law school, they attend an honors seminar that explores emerging legal issues in diverse areas, including biotechnology, human rights, Internet privacy, environmental regulation, and international relations. In their second year, Honors Scholars work one-on-one with the dean on a law and public policy project. In their final year, they collaborate with the dean to produce a publishable paper on a topic of particular interest.
Chicago-Kent Honors Scholars graduate from law school with incomparable experience and influential contacts in the legal world—crucial capital for students seeking to influence the shape and substance of the law.
Honors alumni can be found in a wide variety of legal, business and entrepreneurial settings, including small and large law firms, major pharmaceutical companies and other corporations, start-up companies, public interest organizations, academia, government agencies and state courts. Since the inception of the Honors Scholars Program in 1998, Chicago-Kent has graduated 107 Honors Scholars who live and work in 27 states and abroad.