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Faculty News & Scholarship
Chicago-Kent Global Professor Graeme Dinwoodie to Be Inducted into IP Hall of Fame
Chicago-Kent College of Law Global Professor of Intellectual Property Law Graeme Dinwoodie has been named as a 2020 inductee into the IP Hall of Fame. The IP Hall of Fame honors outstanding individuals who have made a game-changing, positive impact on the global IP landscape.
Chicago-Kent Professor Bernadette Atuahene Wins the 2020 John Hope Franklin Award from the Law and Society Association
Chicago-Kent Professor Bernadette Atuahene is the recipient of the 2020 John Hope Franklin Award from the Law and Society Association for her article “Predatory Cities.” The annual award recognizes exceptional scholarship in the field of race, racism, and the law.
Chicago-Kent Assistant Professor Greg Reilly Honored with Illinois Tech’s 2020 John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award
Chicago-Kent College of Law Assistant Professor Greg Reilly is the recipient of Illinois Tech’s 2020 John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award. The award recognizes faculty who have made notable contributions to their profession and to the university.
University Distinguished Professor Richard W. Wright named a Pound Institute Academic Fellow
University Distinguished Professor Richard W. Wright has been selected as an academic fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Institute. The Pound Institute is a national legal think tank created by pioneering members of the trial bar and dedicated to ensuring access to justice for ordinary citizens.
Professor Bernadette Atuahene Named a 2019 Soros Equality Fellow
Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Bernadette Atuahene has been named a 2019 Soros Equality Fellow. The Soros Equality Fellowship program supports innovators and risk-takers striving to create and develop new ways of tackling the systemic causes and symptoms of racial disparity and discrimination.
Professor Christopher W. Schmidt Selected as an American Bar Foundation Research Professor
Christopher W. Schmidt, professor of law and associate dean for faculty development at Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been appointed as one of the American Bar Foundation’s three new research professors beginning in fall 2019. He will hold the position jointly with his professorship at Chicago-Kent.
New Book Proposes Better Risk Management For Data Breaches
Professor Richard Warner and Professor Robert Sloan, head of the computer science department at the University of Illinois at Chicago, combine issues of technology, business, risk management, and legal liability in their new book Why Don't We Defend Better?: Data Breaches, Risk Management, and Public Policy (2019).
Professor Felice Batlan named Co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Legal History
Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Felice Batlan has been appointed co-editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Legal History. The American Journal of Legal History is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that publishes outstanding scholarship on all facets and periods of legal history, with a focus on American legal history.
Wenger Joins the IALL Board of Directors
Jean M. Wenger, director of the Chicago-Kent law library and senior lecturer, has been elected as a member of the executive board of the International Association of Law Libraries. Her term, which runs from 2019 to 2022, begins in November at the IALL’s 38th annual course in Sydney.
Anita Krug Named Dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law
Anita K. Krug, D. Wayne and Anne Gittinger Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law, has been selected to lead the law school. The first woman to permanently hold the office of Chicago-Kent dean, she will begin her term on August 1.