Paul Forster

Paul Forster, Honors Scholar, Class of 2010

Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2010

Before law school, Paul attended college at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, and studied abroad at New College, Oxford University. He graduated summa cum laude from Gonzaga's Honors Program in 2006, with majors in mathematics and history. Between college and law school, he worked briefly as a logic analyst for a software testing firm.

While at IIT Chicago-Kent, Paul externed for two federal judges, the Honorable Richard Cudahy of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Rebecca Pallmeyer of the Northern District of Illinois. He also interned for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois. Paul served as the Executive Editor of the Seventh Circuit Review and as a Notes and Comments Editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review.

After graduation, Paul completed a one-year clerkship for the Honorable Morton Denlow of the Northern District of Illinois and then practiced as a litigation associate with the Chicago office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. He now works for Crowley Fleck PLLP in Bismarck, North Dakota, his hometown.

Writings

Teaching in a Democracy: Why the Garcetti Rule Should Apply to Teaching in Public Schools, 46 Gonz. Univ. L. Rev. 687 (2011).

Separating Church and State: Transferring Government Land to Cure Establishment Clause Violations, Note, 85 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 401 (2010).