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Empirical research from Professor Anthony Michael Kreis was included in a report released September 28, 2016, from Lambda Legal that examines the influence of judicial elections on the rights of LGBT people. The report, available on Lambda's website, shows that judges elected to state supreme courts are often less supportive of LGBT rights than judges who are appointed.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Linda Greenhouse to deliver Chicago-Kent's 2016 Centennial Lecture on October 10
Linda Greenhouse, Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence and Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, will deliver Chicago-Kent's 2016 Centennial Lecture on October 10. Ms. Greenhouse will address the topic "Telling It Like It Is: When Courts Call Out Legislatures," inspired by a recent column she wrote for the New York Times and the response it received. The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Professor Sheldon Nahmod recently filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the City of Joliet in the case Manuel v. City of Joliet, arguing that "the common law elements of malicious prosecution should play no independent role in determining the scope of claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983."
At the invitation of Chancellor Gerónimo Laviosa González of the National University of the East in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Dean Harold Krent visited the university and gave a speech to university students, faculty and administrators about the importance of an independent judiciary. After the speech, Dean Krent, the first U.S. law dean to visit the university, was presented with a special resolution declaring him an honorary guest of the university.
Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech has graduated its first class in its seven-month, online certificate program in Financial Markets Compliance (FMC) — a program among the first in the country to provide prospective and entry-level compliance professionals with a deep understanding of the field as it applies across different types of financial institutions.
Chicago-Kent student Karen Vaysman '17, in collaboration with Distinguished Professor Richard Wright, presented a scholarly paper to leading private law scholars from around the world at a major international conference held July 19 to 22, 2016, at Downing College at the University of Cambridge in England.
Center for Open Government succeeds in taxpayer action to enforce school district anti-nepotism policies
In Veazey v. Rich Township School District 227, decided July 20, 2016, the Illinois Appellate Court upheld Frederick Veazey's taxpayer standing to enforce the school district's anti-nepotism policy and paved the way to invalidate the Rich Township High School District's vote to approve reinstatement of a teacher, with back pay and fees, where the teacher's spouse cast the deciding favorable vote, defying the district's anti-nepotism policy.