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  • Chicago-Kent welcomes 21 students to the 2017 Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program

    A diverse group of 21 undergraduate students from across the country is participating this June in Chicago-Kent's 2017 Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, designed to introduce undergraduates who are interested in legal careers to the rigors of law school and to successful legal professionals. Students began their first week of classes June 5, 2017, at the law school.

  • Professors Andrews and Nahmod once again listed in Best Lawyers in America

    For the second consecutive year, Professors Lori Andrews and Sheldon Nahmod have been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, an annual peer-review publication that names leading lawyers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia plus more than 60 additional countries. Professor Andrews is named as a leading Illinois lawyer in the area of biotechnology law, and Professor Nahmod is named as a leading Illinois lawyer in the area of municipal law.

  • 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.