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April 16 Awards Night program also honors alumni and student commitment to public service
The Illinois Attorney General's Office will receive IIT Chicago-Kent's Public Interest Partner Award during the law school's seventh annual Public Interest Awards Night on April 16, 2014. The program will also honor alumni and students who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to public service. Dina Nikitaides '08 and Angelic Young '01 will each receive a 2014 Honorable Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Public Interest Law Award, and Max Stein '01 will receive the Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award.
Panelists will discuss political, social and economic issues at April 14 program
A panel of experts will discuss a wide range of political, social, economic and legal issues related to creating a so-called pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants at "A Debate on the Pathway for Legalization for the Undocumented" April 14 at IIT Chicago-Kent. The event is free and open to the public.
The law firm of Jackson Lewis PC and the Institute for Law and the Workplace at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law have announced the winners of the 2013–14 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law. Christopher J. Bryant, a third-year student at Duke University School of Law, won top honors. M. Caroline Hyatt of the University of Cincinnati Law School and Amy Berenbaum of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law won second and third place, respectively.
Author Amity Shlaes will deliver a lecture April 22, 2014, at IIT Chicago-Kent titled "The Great Chicken Flap: How the Schechter Poultry Case Changed America and Showed Its Possibilities," the first in the Liberty Lecture Series sponsored by the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America's Founding Principles and History. Shlaes' topic, A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, is a landmark 1935 U.S. Supreme Court case that declared unconstitutional a central piece of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal legislation. The lecture is free and open to the public.
"Can Government Fix What’s Wrong with the Economy?" is the topic of the April 16 lecture
William A. Galston of the Brookings Institution will deliver IIT Chicago-Kent's 2014 Centennial Lecture, "Can Government Fix What's Wrong with the Economy?," on April 16 in the Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. A reception will follow the lecture.