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Jul 9, 2020
Adrian Delgado ’21 and Dominica Puglise ’20 are the recipients of the 2020 Fleischman Family Awards for Excellence in Criminal Clinic at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology. Adrian Delgado The awards, which include a cash stipend, are made at the end of the academic year...
Jul 2, 2020
As human beings , we are appalled and horrified by the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police, and by the centuries-old, yet ongoing, official and semi-official violence visited on people of color, especially African-Americans. We affirm that Black lives matter. As lawyers , we are well-...
Jun 25, 2020
A panel of experts will discuss race, law, and policing issues in a virtual event on June 30, the first event in Chicago-Kent College of Law’s new Equity Talks Series. David A. Harris , a nationally recognized expert on police, race, and criminal justice, will discuss his recently released book, A...
Jun 19, 2020
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...
Jun 10, 2020
Global protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death have sparked a discussion on police accountability including a reexamination of qualified immunity protections. Qualified immunity shields all government officials from personal liability for constitutional violations...
Jun 3, 2020
Amy Cortez ’20 is the recipient of the 2020 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. The prize was established in 2009 at Chicago-Kent College of Law by the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP to honor the memory of Sandra P. Zemm, who died in September 2008 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Zemm Prize winners...
Jun 1, 2020
Dear Chicago-Kent Community, The protests and rioting in Chicago and elsewhere over the past few days have forced everyone to confront the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of police. However, I am all too aware that so many within and outside our community - including many of you - must...
May 26, 2020
Chicago-Kent College of Law Global Professor of Intellectual Property Law Graeme Dinwoodie has been named as a 2020 inductee into the IP Hall of Fame. The IP Hall of Fame honors outstanding individuals who have made a game-changing, positive impact on the global IP landscape. “I am honored to have...
May 18, 2020
Noah Smith-Drelich, a civil rights litigator and scholar in tort law, is joining Chicago-Kent College of Law as an assistant professor of law in the fall. Smith-Drelich’s research lies on the intersection of tort law, civil procedure, and health policy, focusing on the ways in which substantive and...
May 13, 2020
Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne M. Burke Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne M. Burke is delivering the keynote address for Chicago-Kent College of Law’s 2020 Commencement. The virtual commencement will be streamed on the law school’s website beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 17...