Chicago-Kent News

Aug 13, 2018
The American Legal System in Popular Culture is a six-credit course offered to students seeking an introduction to the American legal system and how it is portrayed in modern media. The course is targeted at au pairs and others visiting the United States who are interested in a broad understanding of the nation's legal system and its role in shaping American culture. The winter 2018 course will meet December 7 to 9.
Jul 30, 2018
Distinguished Professor Sheldon Nahmod (left) accepts a 2018 Abner J. Mikva Award, presented by Geoffrey Stone, co-chair of the ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors.  Photo: Andrew Collings | Chicago Lawyer Chapter, American Constitution Society
Distinguished Professor Sheldon Nahmod received a 2018 Abner J. Mikva Award from the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society at a luncheon July 24 at the Union League Club in Chicago. The award, renamed in 2016 in honor of the late Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for...
Jul 26, 2018
Professor Lori Andrews receives the 2018 AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award
Distinguished Professor Lori Andrews won the 2018 AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award from the American Association of Law Libraries for her article iSpy: Threats to Individual and Institutional Privacy in the Digital World . She accepted the award July 17 at the association’s national meeting...
Jul 12, 2018
Dean Harold Krent accepted the 2018 Leonard Jay Schrager Award for Excellence on July 12 at the Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation's Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon. | Photo: Bill Richert for the Chicago Bar Foundation
Harold J. Krent , dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law, is the recipient of the 2018 Leonard Jay Schrager Award for Excellence, conferred July 12 by the Chicago Bar Foundation. The award recognizes attorneys in academia who have made significant contributions to improving access to justice for the...
Jul 2, 2018
Law Library Director Jean Wenger
Chicago-Kent Law Library Director Jean Wenger Jean M. Wenger has been appointed Director of the Law Library and Senior Lecturer at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2018. Ms. Wenger earned her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, her master’s degree...
Jun 27, 2018
Block(Legal)Tech, a one-day conference on the legal aspects of blockchain technology, sponsored by Chicago-Kent College of Law, Jenner & Block LLP and FinTEx, will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams Street in Chicago. This first-of-its-kind event...
Jun 26, 2018
Professor Emeritus Margaret Stewart
The Chicago-Kent community mourns the death of Professor Emeritus Margaret Stewart , an astute legal scholar who taught civil procedure, federal courts and constitutional law to generations of future lawyers during her 35 years on Chicago-Kent’s faculty. Professor Emeritus Margaret Stewart “All of...
Jun 22, 2018
Alanna Elinoff '18 (left) and Stefanie Ferrari '18 received the 2018 Gary Laser Professionalism Award. 
Alanna Elinoff and Stefanie Ferrari, both May 2018 graduates of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, have been selected to receive the 2018 Gary Laser Professionalism Award. Alanna Elinoff '18 was selected to receive the 2018 Gary Laser Professionalism Award. Created in 2017, the endowed...
Jun 21, 2018
Volume 13 of the Seventh Circuit Review is available at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/7cr . Articles in this volume analyze recent decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dealing with constitutional law, civil procedure, civil rights, class action litigation, and employment law. Each...
Jun 19, 2018
Julian Cagadas '19 has been selected to receive a 2018‒19 scholarship from the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium. 
Julian Cagadas, a third-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has been selected to receive a 2018‒19 scholarship from the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students who have a business/metrics-driven focus related to the practice...
Jun 6, 2018
Professor Kari Johnson teaches Legal Writing to undergraduates in the PLUS program.
A diverse group of 21 undergraduate students is participating this June in Chicago-Kent's 17th annual Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, designed to introduce undergraduates who are interested in legal careers to the rigors of law school and to successful legal professionals. The PLUS...
Jun 5, 2018
Chicago-Kent students Carl Sessions '19, Joanna Martin '19 and Rebecca Spira '19 (far right), pictured here with faculty adviser Professor Nancy Marder, received 2018 Stevens Fellowships to support their public interest work this summer.
Chicago-Kent students Joanna Martin '19, Carl Sessions '19 and Rebecca Spira '19 have been awarded 2018 Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowships. The students have received $7,000 each to support their public interest work this summer. Chicago-Kent students Carl Sessions '19,...
May 10, 2018
Kara Angeletti ’18
Kara Angeletti, a May 2018 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, is the recipient of the 2018 Marc Grinker Student Commitment Award. Kara Angeletti '18 is the recipient of Chicago-Kent's 2018 Marc Grinker Student Commitment Award. The award was created in memory of Professor...
May 9, 2018
The Chicago-Kent community is saddened by the recent death of alumnus and former Chicago Alderman Wilson Frost ’58, a leading Chicago politician for more than 30 years, but there is much to commemorate. In a career defined by an extraordinary commitment to public service, Alderman Frost was...
May 9, 2018
New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi ’92 will deliver the keynote address at Chicago-Kent's 2018 Commencement.
New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi ’92 will deliver the keynote address at Chicago-Kent's 2018 Commencement. The Honorable Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi ’92 of the New Hampshire Supreme Court will deliver the keynote address at Chicago-Kent College of Law's 2018...
May 4, 2018
Glass cases with trophies from appellate advocacy competitions
For the second time in three years, Chicago-Kent's appellate advocacy program has been ranked second in the country by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. Trophy cases for Chicago-Kent's formidable advocacy programs are on display on the first floor of the law...
Apr 30, 2018
New rules established by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to govern procedures followed when unions seek to represent units of unrepresented employees have had no significant effect on the outcomes of representation elections. Those are the findings of a new empirical analysis by Chicago-...
Apr 26, 2018
Alexandra Franco '16 was selected for a 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellowship.
Alexandra Franco, a 2016 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has been selected as a 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellow. Starting in September, Franco will implement the new Housing Opportunity Project for Equity (HOPE), hosted by Cabrini Green Legal Aid in Chicago, where she will...
Apr 18, 2018
The law firm of Jackson Lewis PC and the Institute for Law and the Workplace at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech have announced the winners of the 2017–18 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law . Awards were presented to the top three entries...
Apr 3, 2018
Chicago-Kent College of Law ranks #37 in a just-published list of American law schools with the most alumni promoted last year from associate to partner at the nation’s 100 largest law firms. In the National Law Journal article Go-To Law Schools: Associates to Partner , Chicago-Kent ties at #37...