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Stephanie J. Ridella, a third-year student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has won the "National Law Review" winter 2014 student writing contest for her paper "The Madwoman in the Attic: Mental Illness and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008." The paper discusses the limitations of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with regard to mental illness and employment discrimination, and how the 2008 amendments to the law might correct some of those limitations.
1993 Chicago-Kent alumnus will speak at May 18 Commencement ceremonies
Kwame Y. Raoul, Illinois State Senator and a 1993 IIT Chicago-Kent graduate, will deliver the keynote address at the law school's 2014 Commencement on Sunday, May 18. Senator Raoul was appointed to the Illinois State Senate in 2004 to fill the vacancy created by Barack Obama's election to the U.S. Senate. He was elected in his own right in 2006 and was re-elected in 2010 and 2012. Senator Raoul is also a partner in the Chicago office of Quarles & Brady LLP's Labor and Employment Law Group.
Twelve members of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Class of 2014 have been named to the Bar and Gavel Society. The 2014 inductees are Justin Cabuhat, Alexander "Sasha" Kakabadse, Helen Kim, Colette Kopon, David Liberty, Rebecca Lyon, Kathleen Mallon, Esther Mignanelli, Megan Morton, Megan Mulherin, Eun "Sunny" Nam and Megan Sippl.
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.