Cherish M. Keller

Professor Cherish M. Keller-Schick
Director of the Ilana Diamond Rovner Program in Appellate Advocacy
Professor of Legal Research and Writing
565 W. Adams St., Room 821
Chicago, IL 60661


  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • B.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Since the fall of 2019, Professor Keller has served as the Director of the Ilana Diamond Rovner Program in Appellate Advocacy. She teaches Appellate Advocacy each fall as part of that program, and she has also taught remedies. Before becoming the Director of Appellate Advocacy, she spent about a decade teaching Legal Writing to International LL.M. students. Professor Keller originally joined IIT Chicago-Kent's full-time faculty in 2011 after teaching as an adjunct professor for two years in Chicago-Kent's Legal Research and Writing Program.


From 2006 to 2010, Professor Keller was an attorney in the litigation practice group at Winston & Strawn LLP in Chicago. She represented clients in a variety of areas, including various patent matters, the Lanham Act, defamation, and on a pro bono basis, inmate grievances.

Professor Keller graduated from Chicago-Kent in 2006 with high honors and is a member of the Order of the Coif. While a student at Chicago-Kent, she won first place in the Institute for Law and the Humanities Paper Prize Competition, served as a notes and comments editor for the Chicago-Kent Law Review, interned in the U.S. Attorney's Office, won three moot court competitions, and was a vice president of the Moot Court Honor Society. In 1998, she earned a B.S. degree with high honors in elementary education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.