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Recent News Items from the Law School


  • IIT Chicago-Kent's 2014 Constitution Day celebration to focus on "The Press, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution"

    Support is provided by the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History

    IIT Chicago-Kent will celebrate Constitution Day on September 15 with a panel discussion on "The Press, the Supreme Court, and the Constitution." Panelists include Professor Sonja West of the University of Georgia School of Law, Professor RonNell Andersen Jones of Brigham Young University Law School, and Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor and legal affairs correspondent for "Slate" magazine. Professor Carolyn Shapiro of IIT Chicago-Kent, who is currently on leave to as Illinois solicitor general, will moderate the discussion.

  • IIT Chicago-Kent names Maureen R. Aidasani director of experiential learning

    Maureen R. Aidasani has been named director of experiential learning at IIT Chicago-Kent. Professor Aidasani, who joined the faculty on July 1, will coordinate the upper-year legal writing curriculum and the Praxis Program. In her new position, She will also work closely with Professor Elizabeth De Armond, who oversees the law school's Legal Research and Writing Program, and coordinate with IIT Chicago-Kent's skills initiatives such as its clinical and advocacy programs.

  • Intellectual property in Africa is the focus of first talk in BookIt IP Series at IIT Chicago-Kent

    Two groundbreaking books on innovation and intellectual property will be discussed September 8

    IIT Chicago-Kent's Program in Intellectual Property Law will launch its 2014–15 BookIT intellectual property book talk series on September 8 with a discussion of two groundbreaking books on innovation and intellectual property in Africa. University of Ottawa Professor Jeremy de Beer will discuss "Innovation & Intellectual Property: Collaborative Dynamics in Africa" and "Knowledge & Innovation in Africa: Scenarios for the Future," both published in 2013 by the Open African Innovation Research and Training Project. Programs in the BookIT series are free and open to the public.

  • IIT Chicago-Kent's annual U.S. Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review (SCIPR) Is September 12

    David J. Kappos, former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office director, is the keynote speaker

    David J. Kappos, former undersecretary of commerce and former director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, will deliver the keynote address at IIT Chicago-Kent's 2014 U.S. Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review (SCIPR) on September 12. SCIPR is the only conference in the country focused exclusively on IP cases before the Supreme Court. This past term, the court heard a record 10 IP–related cases, the most in its history, including important cases concerning software patents and TV broadcasts over the Internet.