Dorislee Jackson

Dorislee Jackson, Honors Scholar, Class of 2002

Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2002

Dorislee Jackson is a Felony Prosecutor with the Louisville Prosecutor's Office. Prior to returning to Kentucky, Ms. Jackson clerked for the Honorable Margaret Stanton McBride of the Illinois Appellate Court and worked as a bankruptcy and litigation associate at Arnstein & Lehr. She also previously clerked for the Honorable James Keller of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Ms. Jackson received her Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies from the Whitney Young Honors College at Kentucky State University, where she received such honors as Student Government Association Volunteer of the Year and Outstanding Senior Thesis. At IIT Chicago-Kent, she was a member of the national trial advocacy team, which she now coaches. She was also actively involved with the Student Bar Association, the Kent Justice Foundation, and the Chicago-Kent Advocates.

While in Chicago Ms. Jackson served as co-chair to the Chicago Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section Creative Arts Committee, was a member of the editorial staff of the Illinois State Bar Journal, and volunteered with Recordings for the Blind & Dyslexic. She was also a member of the New Millennium Theatre Company and appeared in local theatre performances.

Writings

2002 Honors Scholars Seminar Paper

When Children Act Out in Violence, They are Still Children: An Evaluation and Proposed Reform of Florida's "Adult Crime, Adult Time" Brand of Justice