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IIT Chicago-Kent receives Illinois State Bar Association’s first Excellence in Legal Education Award for its Praxis Program
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has received the Illinois State Bar Association's (ISBA) first Excellence in Legal Education Award for its innovative Praxis program. IIT Chicago-Kent Dean Harold J. Krent accepted the award on behalf of the law school at the ISBA's annual meeting June 19.
Chicago-Kent Professor Sarah K. Harding receives IIT's 2015 John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Sarah K. Harding is the recipient of the Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) 2015 John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was announced by Provost Alan Cramb at a faculty recognition and awards reception in April and was presented May 21 during the IIT Board of Directors' dinner.
A diverse group of 19 undergraduate students from 13 states will participate in a special three-week summer session at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. The Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program is designed to provide current college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are interested in legal careers with exposure to the rigors of law school and contact with legal professionals. The PLUS program is also aimed at promoting diversity in the legal profession. This is the fourteenth consecutive summer IIT Chicago-Kent has offered the program, which will run from May 31 through June 20, 2015.
Chicago City Council appoints IIT Chicago-Kent Professor Daniel T. Coyne to assess Burge Reparations claims
Daniel T. Coyne, clinical professor of law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been appointed by the Chicago City Council to serve as the Independent Third Party for the Burge Reparations Ordinance. Professor Coyne will work under the terms of the new city ordinance that provides reparations for people allegedly tortured by former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge and his subordinates between 1972 and 1991.
David A. Erickson to receive Stetson University's Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy
Retired Illinois Appellate Justice David A. Erickson, director of IIT Chicago-Kent's Trial Advocacy Program, will receive Stetson University College of Law's Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy. Erickson will receive the award, which recognizes individuals "who have fundamentally changed the way in which the world approaches the teaching of advocacy," May 19, 2015, during Stetson's Educating Advocates: Teaching Advocacy Skills conference in Gulfport, Florida.
1997 alumnus will speak at May 17 commencement ceremonies
Jorge Ramirez '97, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor, will deliver the keynote address at the law school’s 2015 Commencement on Sunday, May 17. The son of Mexican immigrants, Ramirez was elected the Chicago Federation of Labor's first Latino president in July 2010. He was elected to the AFL-CIO Executive Council as a vice president in February of this year.