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Austin Ferguson, Anna Jirschele, Matt Kasl, Katherine Ann LaRosa, Ryan Mark-Griffin and Terrance L. Scotton, first-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, have been selected as 2015 Oyez Scholars. The students will spend the school year as paid researchers working under the direction of Oyez founder and IIT Chicago-Kent research professor Jerry Goldman to create content for Oyez.org.
IIT Chicago-Kent student Jessica Mendoza received a 2015 summer fellowship from the Peggy Browning Fund. The program is designed to increase students' understanding of the current issues workers face and encourage students to consider careers in public interest labor law. Mendoza, a 2016 candidate for a J.D., has spent her fellowship period working at the Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) in Chicago.
Keith Ann Stiverson, director of the IIT Chicago-Kent law library, is president of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). Stiverson's one-year term as president began July 22, 2015, at the organization's 108th annual meeting in Philadelphia.
Cole Garrett is the 2015 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize recipient. The prize was established at the law school in 2006 by the law firm of K & L Gates LLP (formerly Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC) to honor Dolores K. Hanna, a 1952 IIT Chicago-Kent graduate who served as the firm's special trademark counsel.
Ana Montelongo and Lydia Ness receive 2015 Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowships
Ana Montelongo and Lydia Ness, second-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, have been awarded 2015 Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowships. Montelongo and Ness each received $5,000 to support their work in summer public interest law positions.
IIT Chicago-Kent alumna Meron Kebede has received a one-year fellowship from the Communications Workers of America (CWA). Kebede, a May 2015 J.D. graduate with a certificate in labor and employment law, will begin her fellowship in September in the office of the union's general counsel in Washington, D.C.
Samantha Dudzinski '15 is the recipient of the 2015 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. The prize was established in 2009 at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law by the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP to honor the memory of Sandra P. Zemm, who died in September 2008 after a lengthy battle with cancer.