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Recent News Items from the Law School


  • Three Chicago-Kent students awarded prestigious Peggy Browning Fellowships

    Chicago-Kent students Nicolas Coronado '18, Miranda Huber '19 and Jeremiah Shavers '18 have been awarded 2017 Peggy Browning Fellowships focusing on public interest labor law. Supported by the Peggy Browning Fund, fellows are chosen on the basis of academic achievement in law school as well as a demonstrated commitment to workers' rights through previous educational, work, volunteer and personal experiences.

  • Three Chicago-Kent students named 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellows

    Chicago-Kent students Aima E. Mori '19, Stephen I. Spector '19 and David Zumba '19 have been awarded 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowships. Stevens Fellows are selected based on their commitment to public service and their potential for excellence throughout their legal careers. Since 2011, 14 Chicago-Kent students have been selected as Stevens Fellows.

  • Aisha Shotande '17 wins "National Law Review" student writing contest

    Third-year student Aisha Shotande is a winner of the National Law Review Student Writing Competition for her paper "Delivering New Parental Leave in the Trump Era: Can It Be Born?" Her winning paper discusses the Trump administration's proposal for six weeks of paid maternity leave for new mothers, compares the proposal to existing paid parental leave programs in U.S. states and abroad, and concludes that New York's recently enacted parental leave policy is the best model for a bill that can pass the Republican-controlled Congress.

  • OneWeb founder Greg Wyler to address 2017 Chicago-Kent graduates

    The 1996 alumnus will speak at the May 14 commencement ceremonies

    Greg Wyler '96, founder and executive chairman of OneWeb, will deliver the keynote address at Chicago-Kent College of Law's 2017 Commencement on Sunday, May 14. Mr. Wyler will be joined by two student speakers. Valedictorian Symone Shinton will deliver the J.D. Commencement address, and Artur Shatiryan, a candidate for an LL.M. in U.S., Transnational and International Law, will deliver the graduate address. Graduates, their guests and members of the Chicago-Kent community are encouraged to share well wishes and photos on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ckgrad.

  • Stephanie Wolf '17 receives an American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence

    Stephanie Wolf '17 has been awarded a Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy Institute for outstanding performance in her bankruptcy coursework and for her membership in the Chicago-Kent team that submitted the highest-ranked U.S. brief at the 2017 Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot. The Medal of Excellence program was developed by Christopher F. Graham of the New York law firm of Thatcher Proffitt & Wood and inaugurated by the ABI in 1997.

  • Researchers predict SCOTUS decisions with improved accuracy

    In a paper in the peer-reviewed science journal PLOS ONE, Chicago-Kent professor Daniel Martin Katz, Chicago-Kent researcher Michael J. Bommarito II, and Professor Josh Blackman of South Texas College of Law Houston construct a model that predicts with more than 70 percent accuracy the votes and case outcomes of the United States Supreme Court. The article, titled "A General Approach for Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States," was published April 12, 2017.