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Institute for Science, Law & Technology

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661
P: (312) 906-5122

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ISLAT Professionals

Lori B. Andrews, Director

Professor Lori B. AndrewsLori Andrews is a Distinguished Professor of Law at IIT Chicago-Kent and Director of the Institute for Science, Law & Technology (ISLAT). Named one of National Law Journal's "100 Most Influential Lawyers in America," Professor Andrews has been involved in setting policies for genetic and reproductive technologies both in the U.S. and abroad. She also has written a series of genetic thrillers, Sequence, The Silent Assassin and Immunity. She earned a B.A. from Yale College and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Read more


Sarah Blenner, Director of the Center for Diabetes Research and Policy

Sarah Blenner, Legal Fellow/Research AssociateSarah Blenner is the Director of the Center for Diabetes Research and Policy at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.  Sarah advocates for individuals with diabetes in the school, day care, and prison settings and works to ensure appropriate diabetes-related policies are implemented.  She also helps facilitate interdisciplinary projects at IIT.  Sarah received her Juris Doctor from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and her Master of Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She received her Bachelor of Arts with high honors from Emory University.

ISLAT Research Assistants

ISLAT research assistant Helen Kim introducing Governor Pat Quinn at a bill signing and press conference held at IIT's Galvin Library. Undergraduate and law students play an integral role in ISLAT projects. Students have the opportunity to undertake research, draft memoranda and articles on a variety of topics, work on grant projects, and work closely with ISLAT faculty and staff. Students learn to critically evaluate sources, conduct sophisticated research to find additional resources, draft documents with accuracy and incorporate their legal analysis, and function in a fast paced professional atmosphere.