Wendy Netter Epstein
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
Professor Epstein joined the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in fall 2011 from the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she was a partner in the commercial litigation practice group. While in private practice, she focused primarily on commercial and class action litigation. She also successfully represented pro bono immigration clients before federal appellate courts. In 2011, Super Lawyers magazine named her an Illinois Rising Star.
Professor Epstein's teaching and research interests focus on commercial law and civil procedure. She is particularly interested in studying the myriad legal issues that arise in contracts for the provision of public services and, more generally, in the intersection between commercial and public law. Professor Epstein has published articles in the Cardozo Law Review, Administrative Law Review and Jurimetrics Journal. She also co-authored an Internet privacy course for Harvard Law School's Berkman Center for Internet & Society. Professor Epstein teaches Legal Writing at Chicago-Kent.
Before entering practice, Professor Epstein clerked for the Honorable Michael Daly Hawkins of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Professor Epstein obtained her law degree cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she served as executive editor of the Women's Law Journal. She obtained her undergraduate degree summa cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.