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Recent News Items from the Law School


  • Chicago-Kent grad Militza Pagán awarded 2017 Skadden Fellowship

    Chicago-Kent alumna Militza Pagán is the recipient of a 2017 Skadden Fellowship. Established in 1988 by the law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, the prestigious two-year fellowship supports graduating law students and judicial clerks who are pursuing careers in public interest law. During her fellowship period, Pagán will work at the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, where she'll focus on enforcing new legal rights for domestic workers under the Illinois Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights.

  • Chicago-Kent finishes as the top U.S. team and in the top four worldwide at the 2017 Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot

    The Chicago-Kent team of Maxwell Eichenberger '17 and Jeffrey Michalik '17 placed in the top four at the final rounds of the inaugural Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot in Sydney, Australia. Chicago-Kent was one of only eight teams—and the only team from a U.S. law school—selected to compete in the international finals March 15 to 17, 2017, at the University of Sydney Law School.

  • Chicago-Kent and SeyfarthLean Consulting bring innovative new course to law students

    Continuing its legacy as an innovator in legal education, Chicago-Kent is offering a new course in spring 2017, titled Legal Project Management and Legal Process Improvement, in collaboration with Seyfarth Shaw LLP. The course provides students with practical skills that address the demands of various segments of the legal market. Students in the course receive focused training in legal project management and process improvement complemented by actual industry use cases.

  • Chicago-Kent wins the Chicago regional championship of the 2017 AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition

    The team will advance to the national finals March 30 to April 2

    The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of Kristen Farr Capizzi '18, Stephanie Gerstetter '18, Connor Greene '18 and Erin Kuhfuss '17 has won the Chicago regional championship of the 2017 American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition. Chicago-Kent will compete against the top teams from 13 other regions in the national finals March 30 to April 2 in Cleveland, Ohio.

  • Chicago-Kent student Meaghan Sweeney '17 wins national health law writing award

    Meaghan Sweeney '17 is the winner of the 2017 Hirsh Award of the American College of Legal Medicine for her paper proposing a health-based approach to legislation aimed at reducing gun violence. Sweeney, who won first place in the college's Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine & Bioethics, presented her paper in February at the college's annual conference in Las Vegas.

  • Chicago-Kent advances to the final rounds of the 2017 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition

    The team will compete in the national finals April 6 to 8 in Chicago

    The Chicago-Kent team of Stephanie Flowers '18 and Quinn Ford '18 won a regional championship at the 2017 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition regional tournament, held March 2 to 4 in Boston. They will join the other three top teams from the Boston regional tournament and 20 championship teams from five additional regions at the national tournament April 6 to 8 in Chicago.

  • In Memoriam: Roy C. Palmer, Class of 1962

    The Chicago-Kent community is saddened to learn of the recent death of attorney and philanthropist Roy C. Palmer '62, a generous benefactor of the law school and founder and namesake of the Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. Mr. Palmer passed away on February 27, at age 81, in Franklin, North Carolina.