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IIT Chicago-Kent students Anthony Bonagura '16, Steve Gross '16 and Mark Reel '17 will represent the law school in the 2015 National Baseball Arbitration Competition January 28 to 30 at Tulane University in New Orleans. The competition, sponsored by Tulane Law School's Sports Law Society, is a simulated salary arbitration competition modeled closely on the procedures used by Major League Baseball (MLB).
Third-year students Matthew Jarka and Jerome Urbik will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2015 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship January 21 to 24 at the University of Houston Law Center. The tournament is an annual "best of the best" competition that recognizes a law school's sustained excellence in the art of written and oral advocacy, and only the sixteen top-scoring schools in the country are invited to compete.
IIT Chicago-Kent and Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission create scholarship program for Polish LL.M. students
Chicago-Kent College of Law and the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission recently signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a scholarship program to assist Polish students pursuing an LL.M. degree at IIT Chicago-Kent. The Fulbright Commission will select one student a year to attend IIT Chicago-Kent. The commission and the law school together will cover full tuition and expenses.
Stephen Gee '14 has been awarded a Medal of Excellence from the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI) for outstanding performance in his bankruptcy course work. In addition to the medal, Gee received a Certificate of Excellence in Bankruptcy and a complimentary one-year ABI membership. The Medal of Excellence program was developed by Christopher F. Graham of the New York law firm of Thatcher Proffitt & Wood and inaugurated by ABI in 1997.
The results of IIT Chicago-Kent's "Digital Peepholes" report may surprise you
Webcams have transformed entertainment, medicine, home security, and many other fields. But they have also been used to spy on people in shocking ways. Hundreds of thousands of people have been the targets of surreptitious remote webcam activation, yet there has been no meaningful legislative response to the problem. In "Digital Peepholes," a new report from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, Distinguished Professor Lori Andrews and attorneys Michael Holloway and Dan Massoglia document the risk and propose policy solutions to protect people's rights on the web.
"Day of Giving" raises more than $177,000
IIT Chicago-Kent's first-ever Day of Giving began in the pre-dawn hours of October 29 with an email from Dean Krent announcing the first challenge: Steve Jambois '82 and Al Schwartz '84 of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz would donate $50,000 if the law school could match that amount in a single day. By midnight, the law school had raised $177,640.21 from nearly 400 donors, including 92 first-time contributors and alumni as far away as China, Egypt and Georgia.
IIT Chicago-Kent alumna Rachel Brady is the recipient of a 2015 Skadden Fellowship. Established in 1988 by Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the prestigious two-year fellowship supports graduating law students and judicial clerks who wish to pursue public interest work. During her fellowship period, Brady will work at Equip for Equality, a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities in Illinois.