Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar
Class of 2020
Jack Etchingham received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he graduated with High Honors. Before law school, Jack worked as a technology risk consultant at KPMG LLP in Chicago, helping clients manage technology and business risks related to the implementation or sale of emerging technologies.
During his time at Chicago-Kent, he has externed for a federal court judge, clerked for the United States Attorney's Office and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, and served as a teaching assistant for a 1L Torts section and an Appellate Advocacy class. Jack also contributes to a variety of student organizations, including Chicago-Kent Law Review, Moot Court Honor Society, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Society, and Kent Justice Foundation. As a member of the Moot Court Honor Society, he won the 2018 Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition, and his team received the award for Second Best Brief in the Brooklyn Region at the 2019 American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition.
After law school, Jack will serve as a PILI Graduate Fellow at Illinois Legal Aid Online before joining Sidley Austin LLP as a full-time Litigation associate. Outside of law school, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and staying active.