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Recent News Items from the Law School


  • A2J Author® software is a finalist for the 2014 International Innovating Justice Award

    A2J Author® software—developed by IIT Chicago-Kent and CALI®, the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction—has advanced to the final round of the international Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HiiL) 2014 Innovating Justice Awards. A2J Author finished in the top three among 14 other global innovations in the "Successful Innovations" category, which recognizes initiatives that are already making a difference.

  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law receives Diversity Champion Award

    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is one of 10 law schools—and the only Illinois law school—recognized for its ongoing support of the National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair. The Diversity Champion Award was presented during the 10th anniversary of the conference October 24 to 25, 2014, in Houston, Texas. Marsha Ross-Jackson, assistant dean for student professional development at IIT Chicago-Kent, accepted on behalf of the law school.

  • IIT Chicago-Kent Order of the Coif chapter to induct 30 new members

    Spring 2014 graduates selected were among the top 10 percent of their class

    The IIT Chicago-Kent chapter of the Order of the Coif will induct 30 new members October 31 during award ceremonies in the Walnut Room of the Hotel Allegro in Chicago. The Order of the Coif is a national legal honor society that recognizes superior scholarship and promotes the ethical standards of the legal profession. The most recent honorees earned their Juris Doctor degrees from IIT Chicago-Kent on May 18, 2014.

  • October 23 conference at IIT Chicago-Kent explores "The Pioneering Role of Flight Attendants in Fighting Sex Discrimination"

    Multimedia program commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    "The Civil Rights Act @ 50: The Pioneering Role of Flight Attendants in Fighting Sex Discrimination," a multimedia exploration of the critical role flight attendants played in the enforcement of Title VII's prohibition against sex discrimination in the workplace, will be held October 23, 2014, at IIT Chicago-Kent. The half-day program is co-sponsored by IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law.

  • IIT Chicago-Kent returns to the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions for the eighth consecutive year

    IIT Chicago-Kent students Matthew McCarter, Lucas Peters, Emily Schroeder and Judy Shammo will compete October 14 to 20, 2014, in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions, one of the most prestigious law school trial competitions in the country. Each year, only 16 schools from the nation's nearly 200 law schools are invited to participate. This is the eighth consecutive year and the thirteenth time overall that IIT Chicago-Kent has competed.