Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar
Class of 2008
Ms. Sarah Suma graduated in 2002 from St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland with a B.A. in Liberal Arts. Before starting at IIT Chicago-Kent, Ms. Suma spent three years at National City Bank in Ohio as a Human Resources Assistant and transitioned to the role of Business Systems Analyst. In the latter role, Ms. Suma participated in reporting, system administration, and budget and contingency planning. She also represented the Columbus Literacy Council as an adult literacy tutor for one year.
While at Chicago-Kent, Ms. Suma volunteered for a semester in the Housing Law Project at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago. During her first summer, Ms. Suma externed for Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In her second summer, she joined Jones Day's Cleveland office as a summer associate.
Ms. Suma competed in the 2007 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition as a member of the Moot Court Honor Society and served as an Executive Articles Editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review. After graduating with high honors and serving as Valedictorian, she returned to Jones Day’s Cleveland office as an associate in fall 2008.
2008 Honors Scholars Seminar Paper