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Nov 15, 2019
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner (left) presented Kristen Merritt ’21 with the 2019 Ilana Diamond Rovner Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocate.
Kristen Merritt, a second-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law, has won the 28th annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the law school's Moot Court Honor Society. The competition is named for Chicago-Kent graduate Ilana Diamond Rovner, the first woman to...
Nov 14, 2019
Betul Serbest '19 Betul Serbest ’19 recently received the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Jan Jancin Award at the organization’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The award is named after Jan Jancin, a past president of AIPLA, and is given to a law student who best exemplifies...
Nov 7, 2019
From left: The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of Emin Drnovsek ’21, Breana Brill ’21, and Myles Carroll ’20  placed second in the 2019 National Medical-Legal Trial Competition.
The Chicago-Kent College of Law trial advocacy team of Breana Brill ’21, Myles Carroll ’20, and Emin Drnovsek ’21 placed second in the 2019 National Medical-Legal Trial Competition, held November 1–3 in Hempstead, N.Y. From left: The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of Emin Drnovsek ’21, Breana...
Nov 5, 2019
CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2019—With the Fight for $15 minimum-wage movement, and nationwide strikes by Google employees and Uber and Lyft drivers, groups of nonunionized workers organizing to advocate for their rights have become part of a growing trend in what’s being called the alt-labor movement. Chicago...
Oct 28, 2019
Kevin LaBarge ’21 (left) and Micah Fishman ’21 (second from left) will advance to the finals of the 2019 Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition. Their teammates Michelle Locascio ’21 (second from right) and Chris Tuinenga ’21 (right) performed well in the regional tournament but didn't advance.
The Chicago-Kent team of Micah Fishman ’21 and Kevin LaBarge ’21 will advance to the national finals of the 2019 Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Kevin LaBarge ’21 (left) and Micah Fishman ’21 (second from left) will...
Oct 21, 2019
Members of the Immigration Law Society, pictured with Director of Institutional Projects Dawn Young (third from left), display their 2019 Outstanding Student Organization Award.
Members of the Immigration Law Society, pictured with Director of Institutional Projects Dawn Young (third from left), display their 2019 Outstanding Student Organization Award. Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Immigration Law Society received the 2019 Outstanding Student Organization Award at...
Oct 8, 2019
Johnny Derogene ’19 recently received the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel’s Alvin D. Lurie Memorial Award. The award is one of two prizes in the ACEBC’s annual writing competition for law students to encourage them to learn about employee benefits.
Oct 1, 2019
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.
Oct 1, 2019
Five May 2019 graduates of Chicago-Kent College of Law’s LL.M. degree program in international intellectual property law have received offers from law journals to publish their papers. The alumni originally wrote the articles as students in Chicago-Kent’s year-long Legal Writing Seminar for...
Sep 26, 2019
Elisabeth Hieber ’19 drafted a new amendment to the Cook County Code that was unanimously voted into law by the Cook County Commission.
When Elisabeth Hieber ’19 returned from a field trip to the Illinois State Capitol for Chicago-Kent College of Law Adjunct Professor William C. Kling’s Advanced Legislative Advocacy course in spring 2019, the student faced an uncomfortable position when trying to use the restroom. Elisabeth Hieber...