Alec Kraus

Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2020

Alec grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago and graduated summa cum laude from Western Michigan University, where he majored in economics and criminal justice. While at WMU, Alec was the Presidential Scholar of Economics and won the Criminal Justice Scholar Award.

In law school, Alec has interned with Schiff Hardin and Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy. He also was a judicial extern with the Honorable Justice Lampkin in the Illinois Appellate Court. Alec is an Executive Articles Editor with the Chicago-Kent Law Review, a Vice President of the Moot Court Honors Society, and Vice President of the Bankruptcy, Insolvency & Restructuring Association. He has also been a Teaching Assistant for Constitutional Law and Legislation: Process & Interpretation. During his first year of law school, Alec volunteered at the Self-Help Web Center at the Richard J. Daley Center and now serves as a shift manager.

In his third year of law school, Alec will have articles published in the Chicago-Kent Law Review and the Buffalo Law Review. When he is not in class, he often volunteers at a suburban teen center and helps to coordinate volunteer events at a post-hospitalization care center for homeless individuals. In his free time, Alec enjoys playing guitar and driving his vintage Pontiac.