Chicago-Kent News

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...
Apr 2, 2018
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Effective immediately, Chicago-Kent College of Law will accept scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), as well as from the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), from applicants seeking admission for the upcoming academic year. The GRE is a holistic exam that measures verbal and quantitative...
Mar 23, 2018
Meaghan Fontein '18 won the International Trademark Association's 2018 Ladas Memorial Award for her article “Digital Resurrections Necessitate Federal Post-Mortem Publicity Rights.”
Meaghan Fontein, a third-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has won the International Trademark Association's 2018 Ladas Memorial Award for her article “Digital Resurrections Necessitate Federal Post-Mortem Publicity Rights.” Each year, two law or graduate student authors...
Mar 20, 2018
Professor Adrian Walters, pictured here with attorney Richard Mikels (right), was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy at a ceremony on March 16.  | Photo courtesy of the American College of Bankruptcy
Adrian Walters , the Ralph L. Brill Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy on March 16, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The ceremony took place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, and was...
Mar 20, 2018
Brittany Kaplan ’19 (left) and Evan Kline-Wedeen ’18, pictured here with their coach Ashly Boesche '04 (center), won the 2018 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the International Trademark Association.
The Chicago-Kent team of Brittany Kaplan ’19 and Evan Kline-Wedeen ’18 won first place in the national finals of the International Trademark Association's 2018 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, held March 17 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. Brittany...
Mar 13, 2018
From left: Rebecca Quade '19, Alida Pecanin '18 and Javier Ortega Alvarez '19 placed second in the 2018 Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Competition, with Rebecca Quade earning the competition's best oral advocate award. Taylor Brewer '19, who competed on another Chicago-Kent, was named the competition's second-place best oral advocate.
From left: Rebecca Quade '19, Alida Pecanin '18 and Javier Ortega Alvarez '19 placed second in the 2018 Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition, with Rebecca Quade earning individual honors as the competition's best oral advocate. The Chicago-Kent appellate advocacy team of Javier Ortega...
Mar 7, 2018
Photo of Professor Christopher Schmidt and the cover image for his new book "The Sit-Ins" (2018)
One of the most significant protest campaigns of the civil rights era, the lunch counter sit-in movement began on February 1, 1960, when four African-American college students sat down at the whites-only lunch counter of the Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina. Refused service, they sat...
Mar 5, 2018
From left: The team of Jesse Pollans ’18, Alexis Halsell ’18, Shahina Khan ’18 and Kristen Farr Capizzi ’18 won the Chicago regional championship of the 2018 American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition. The team will advance to the national finals.
The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of Kristen Farr Capizzi ’18, Alexis Halsell ’18, Shahina Khan ’18 and Jesse Pollans ’18 has won the Chicago regional championship of the 2018 American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition. The students will compete in the national finals...
Mar 2, 2018
Jeffrey Michalik and Jenna Kim received the 2017 Marc Grinker Student Commitment Award.
Jenna Kim and Jeffrey Michalik, both May 2017 graduates of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, are the recipients of the 2017 Marc Grinker Student Commitment Award. The award was created in memory of Professor Marc A. Grinker, a member of the Chicago-Kent faculty from 1990 until his death...
Feb 22, 2018
Professor Edward Lee speaks at the launch celebration for Chicago-Kent's new Center for Design, Law & Technology.
Chicago-Kent's new Center for Design, Law & Technology (cDELTA or c∆) celebrated its launch on Feb. 21 with a public lecture by Chicago-Kent professor Graeme Dinwoodie on “The Future of Design Copyright after Star Athletica?,” followed by a reply from Notre Dame law professor Mark McKenna, a...
Feb 12, 2018
Brittany Kaplan ’19 and Evan Kline-Wedeen ’18 placed second overall and won the first-place best brief award at the 2018 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition's Midwest regional tournament. The team will advance to the national finals in March.
The Chicago-Kent team of Brittany Kaplan ’19 and Evan Kline-Wedeen ’18 will advance to the national finals of the 27th annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the International Trademark Association. The team placed second overall and won the first-place best brief award at the...
Feb 5, 2018
The Chicago-Kent team of Annisha Arnold '20 (front row, left), Qi Niu '18 (front row, right), Ashley Davidson '19 (center row, left) and India Burton '18 (center row, right) placed second at the 2018 Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition's Midwest regional tournament. They are pictured here with their coaches Katrice Matthews '10 (back row, left) and Adella Deacon '11 (back row, right). Not pictured: Coach Janelle Dixon '11
Chicago-Kent team of Annisha Arnold '20, Ashley Davidson '19, India Burton '18 and Qi Niu '18 finished in second place at the Midwest regional tournament of the 2018 Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, held January 31 to February 2 at Saint Louis University School of Law. The team will...
Feb 2, 2018
From left: Ben Mahon, Alanna Elinoff, Matthew Griffin and Cody Lipke will compete in the final rounds of the 2018 Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot in Vancouver, Canada.
For the second year in a row, a team from Chicago-Kent College of Law has advanced to the final rounds of the Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot. To qualify for the 2018 competition, the Chicago-Kent team of Alanna Elinoff '18, Matthew Griffin '18, Cody Lipke '18 and Ben Mahon '18...
Jan 29, 2018
Christopher Gerardi ’18 (left) and Anthony Joseph ’18 won the first-place best brief award and finished in the final four in the 2017-18 Moot Court National Championship in Houston, Texas.
The Chicago-Kent appellate advocacy team of Christopher Gerardi ’18 and Anthony Joseph ’18 won the first-place best brief award and finished as semifinalists in the 2017–18 Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship. Only 16 law schools from around the country were invited to participate...
Jan 22, 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 spring 2018 course will meet May 18 to 20.
Jan 17, 2018
Dolores K. Hanna, Class of 1952
The Chicago-Kent community mourns the death of distinguished alumna Dolores K. Hanna ’52, an influential trademark attorney who worked tirelessly to promote the role of women in the legal profession. Ms. Hanna died January 15, 2018, in Chicago, at age 90. Dolores K. Hanna, Class of 1952. Photo ©...
Jan 9, 2018
Entries will be accepted through July 1, 2018, for the Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize . Established in 2007 at Chicago-Kent College of Law by the late Roy C. Palmer ’62 and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, the prize honors a work of scholarship that explores the tension...
Jan 5, 2018
George Suh '18 (left) won a Diversity Scholarship from the Korean American Bar Association. He's pictured at the awards ceremony with Peter Huh, a member of organization's board of directors.
George Suh, a third-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law, is the recipient of a 2017 Korean American Bar Association Diversity Scholarship. The award recognizes service to the Korean community and commitment to public interest work. George Suh '18 (left) won a Diversity Scholarship from the...
Dec 14, 2017
George Washington University Professor Hugh Gusterson won the 2017 Palmer Prize for his book Drone: Remote Control Warfare (MIT Press).
The 2017 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize has been awarded to Professor Hugh Gusterson of George Washington University for his book Drone: Remote Control Warfare (MIT Press 2016, paperback 2017). George Washington University Professor Hugh Gusterson won the 2017...