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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.
IIT Chicago-Kent receives Illinois State Bar Association’s first Excellence in Legal Education Award for its Praxis Program
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has received the Illinois State Bar Association's (ISBA) first Excellence in Legal Education Award for its innovative Praxis program. IIT Chicago-Kent Dean Harold J. Krent accepted the award on behalf of the law school at the ISBA's annual meeting June 19.
Chicago-Kent Professor Sarah K. Harding receives IIT's 2015 John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Sarah K. Harding is the recipient of the Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) 2015 John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was announced by Provost Alan Cramb at a faculty recognition and awards reception in April and was presented May 21 during the IIT Board of Directors' dinner.
A diverse group of 19 undergraduate students from 13 states will participate in a special three-week summer session at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. The Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program is designed to provide current college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are interested in legal careers with exposure to the rigors of law school and contact with legal professionals. The PLUS program is also aimed at promoting diversity in the legal profession. This is the fourteenth consecutive summer IIT Chicago-Kent has offered the program, which will run from May 31 through June 20, 2015.