Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar
Class of 2018
Alida Pecanin received a B.A. in Politics from New York University. She graduated cum laude as a member of the NYU Politics Honors Program, where she wrote an undergraduate thesis quantitatively exploring the relationship between democratization and human rights protections. She presented this thesis at three different conferences: the NYU Politics Honors Conference, the NYU College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference, and the NYU Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy Undergraduate Student Conference. Alida additionally graduated as a scholar with the NYU Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy.
At Chicago-Kent, Alida serves as both the wine event co-chair and 2L representative for the Kent Justice Foundation. She is also Social Chair of the Corporate Law Society.
After her first year as a law student, Alida externed in the Domestic Relations Division in the Circuit Court of Cook County with the Honorable William S. Boyd. As an extern, Alida drafted two opinions and sat in on pre-trial hearings. As a 2L, Alida is externing with Segal, McCambridge, Singer & Mahoney where she works in both general corporate litigation and toxic tort litigation. In her free time, Alida enjoys browsing celebrity gossip, reading mystery novels, and catching up on some of the numerous television shows she follows.