Institute for Compliance in Financial Markets

Contact Information

Institute for Compliance

Felice Batlan, Director
565 W. Adams St., Room 765
Chicago, IL 60661
fbatlan@kentlaw.iit.edu
P: (312) 906-5341

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Institute for Compliance

Mission

The Institute for Compliance promotes careers in financial compliance, trains and prepares students for such careers, increases knowledge of the importance of compliance, and provides various events for the Chicago-based compliance and legal community. It is the first institute of its kind located in a law school.

Spring 2015 Classes

Course information for Compliance-related classes is now available. Click here to learn more about recommended classes.

Events

>> Learn more about the Institute of Compliance's past events.

Elements of the Institute

Lecture Series

The Institute for Compliance holds a number of lectures and conferences related to current issues involving compliance. These events provide free CLE credit and are open to the public. 

Compliance Career Conversations

Chicago-Kent has numerous alumni who work in compliance—some in very senior positions. Using these connections, the Institute hosts a series of relatively informal discussions about careers in compliance for students and alumni.

Traders at the American Stock Exchange in New YorkClasses

The Institute for Compliance has created a curriculum for those students interested in compliance. The Institute arranges for a number of semester-long courses that are offered to IIT Chicago-Kent students. Chicago-Kent course offerings include Introduction to Compliance, Futures and Derivatives Regulation, Securities Regulation, Banking Regulation and Business Ethics.

Internships and Externship Opportunities

Internships and externships in compliance departments are crucial for training students so they acquire real-word, everyday experience regarding how compliance departments function and the types of issues those departments handle. The Institute for Compliance seeks to foster and find compliance-related internship and externship opportunities for Chicago-Kent students. 

Board of Advisors

The Institute's Board of Advisors consists of leading practitioners in the compliance field, including general counsels at major investment banks, numerous chief compliance officers, partners at law firms, and former regulators.

Leadership

Professor Felice Batlan is director of the Institute for Compliance. She can be reached at fbatlan@kentlaw.iit.edu.

Abby Schwartz Eisenberg is assistant director for the Institute for Compliance. She can be reached at aeisenb3@kentlaw.iit.edu.