"U.S. Immigration Law: History, Theory and Political Implications" is the topic of the March 11 lecture
Professor Mark D. Rosen will discuss "U.S. Immigration Law: History, Theory and Political Implications" March 11, 2014, at the sixth Presidential Lecture, hosted by IIT President John Anderson. Drawing on history, political theory and law, Professor Rosen will consider the connections between immigration and citizenship in liberal democracies.
IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the third annual National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition
Second-year students Lyal Fox III, Emily Herbick and Jared Reynolds will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2014 National Professional Responsibility Moot Court Competition. The tournament, sponsored by Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law, will be held March 14 to 15 in Indianapolis.
IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the 2014 National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law
Second-year students Franchesca Mateo, Joaquin Sena and Abrahem Wehbi will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2014 National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law, March 7 to 8 in Columbus, Ohio. The competition is designed to give law students an opportunity to develop oral advocacy and writing skills as they argue current issues related to state child welfare and adoption law. This year's topic is "Balancing Rights Under the Indian Child Welfare Act."
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, president Randi Weingarten to deliver IIT Chicago-Kent's tenth Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, will deliver the tenth IIT Chicago-Kent Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture on March 24. The program is free and open to the public. The Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture Series was inaugurated in 1998 by IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace and the Chicago Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, as a public service to offer forums on critical workplace issues.
The latest issue of the Seventh Circuit Review is now available available online. Student authors in the Seventh Circuit Review Honors Seminar have written articles analyzing recent decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dealing with antitrust, constitutional law, consumer law, criminal law, employment law, immigration and asylum, and privacy law. Each article is available for download in PDF format and has an audio synopsis recorded by the student author.
IIT Chicago-Kent is sending two teams to the 2014 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition
Two teams from IIT Chicago-Kent will participate in the 2014 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Regional Competition February 27 to March 1 at the Lloyd D. George U.S. Courthouse in Las Vegas. Second-year students Iman Boundaoui, John Jefferson and Teri McClerklin will compete on one team. The other team will comprise third-year students Koplan Nwabuoku and Valerie Raedy.
Professor Elizabeth De Armond has been named director of IIT Chicago-Kent's Legal Research and Writing Program, effective July 1. In her new position, she will have primary responsibility for the first year of the law school's multi-year Legal Research and Writing Program.
IIT Chicago-Kent students Lindon Bluth, Stephen Brown, Margaret Livingston and Nicole Wilmet will represent the law school in the Niagara International Moot Court Competition. The tournament, sponsored by the Canada-United States Law Institute, will be held February 20 to 22, 2014, in Washington, D.C.
IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the 26th annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition
IIT Chicago-Kent students Alexander Passo '14, Gregory Sussman '14 and Acacia Thornton '14 will represent the law school in the 26th annual National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. The tournament, sponsored by Pace Law School, will be held February 20 to 22, 2014, in White Plains, New York.
IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition
IIT Chicago-Kent will send two teams to the William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition February 20 to 22, 2014, at the University of Minnesota Law School. Second-year students Nicholas Bartzen, Melody Gaal and Eric Shinabarger will compete on one team. Second-year students Matthew Jarka, Jacob Radecki and Jerome Urbik comprise the other team.
IIT Chicago-Kent to participate in the 2014 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Regional Competition
IIT Chicago-Kent will compete in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Regional Competition February 20 to 23, 2014, at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Kathleen Mallon, Jeffrey Martensen, David McKenzie, Nickolas Spencer and McKenna Wigfield will compete against teams from 21 law schools in a simulation of a fictional dispute between countries before the International Court of Justice, the judicial organ of the United Nations.
IIT Chicago-Kent will send two teams to the 2014 National Trial Competition (NTC) Region 8 tournament February 20 to 23 in Chicago. Lauren Elliott '14, Emily Schroeder '15 and Judy Shammo '15 will compete on one team. The second team will comprise John DiFrancesco '14, Holli Dobler '14 and Lauren Zabrin '14.
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Two teams from IIT Chicago-Kent will represent the law school in the fifth annual National Cultural Heritage Law Moot Court Competition February 21 and 22, 2014, at the Everett McKinley Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago. Greg Dierdorf '14, Malinda Pileggi '15 and Arlo Walsman '15 will compete on one team. The other team will comprise Paulina Lopez Caballero '14, Kelly O'Neill '15 and Hannah Tuber '15.
IIT Chicago-Kent announces its 2014 ABA Law Student National Representation in Mediation Regional Competition teams
IIT Chicago-Kent will send two teams to compete in the 2014 ABA Law Student National Representation in Mediation Regional Competition February 15 and 16 at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Michael Barnes '14 and Martha Drouet '14 are the members of one team. Dana Pownall '14 and Maria Zyskind '16 comprise the other team.
The IIT Chicago-Kent team of Steve Bertholomey '15, Jaret Glazer '15 and Steve Gross '16 finished second in the 2014 National Baseball Arbitration Competition January 22 to 24 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.
IIT Chicago-Kent wins championship and best brief award in the 2014 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Regional Competition
Third-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Sarah Aagaard and Benjamin Boroughf have advanced to the national finals of the 2014 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition after winning the Midwest regional tournament February 8 in Chicago. IIT Chicago-Kent, which competed against teams from nine states in the region, also won the award for the best brief.
IIT Chicago-Kent announces its NBLSA's 2014 Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Midwest Regional Competition team
Henderson Banks '15, Zachary Jordan '16, Kendra L. Lee '15 and Kendra D. Spearman '15 will represent IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in the 2014 Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Midwest Regional Competition in Minneapolis. Sponsored by the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), the tournament will be held during the organization's regional convention January 29 to February 2.
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Professor Christopher W. Schmidt has been named director of IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS), succeeding founding director Carolyn E. Shapiro, who was recently appointed Illinois Solicitor General. Established in 2011, ISCOTUS provides information, educational resources, and scholarship on the nation's highest court.
IIT Chicago-Kent students Steve Bertholomey '15, Jaret Glazer '15 and Steve Gross '16 will compete in the 2014 National Baseball Arbitration Competition January 22 to 24 in New Orleans. Sponsored by Tulane Law School's Sports Law Society, the competition is modeled closely on the salary arbitration procedures used by Major League Baseball.
Third-year students Jake Berger and Colleen Nickel will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2014 Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship, January 22 to 25 at the University of Houston Law Center. Only the sixteen law are invited to compete in this annual "best of the best" tournament that recognizes a school's sustained excellence in the art of written and oral advocacy.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced on January 14, 2014, that she has appointed IIT Chicago-Kent Professor Carolyn Shapiro to serve as Solicitor General in the Office of the Attorney General. In her new role, Professor Shapiro will oversee more than 40 attorneys in the Attorney General's Appellate Division who work on behalf of the state, its officers and agencies.
Professor Martin H. Malin, director of IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace, has been reappointed by President Barack Obama as a member of the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP). Professor Malin was first appointed to the FSIP in 2009.