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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...
Sep 26, 2019
Professor Bernadette Atuahene Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Bernadette Atuahene has been named a 2019 Soros Equality Fellow. The Soros Equality Fellowship program supports innovators and risk-takers striving to create and develop new ways of tackling the systemic causes and symptoms of...
Sep 12, 2019
Elisabeth Hieber '19 (left) and Tobias Rodriguez '19 advocated for gender-neutral restrooms at Chicago-Kent. They're pictured here holding the awards they received at the annual diversity graduation celebration.
Chicago-Kent College of Law has won the 2019 Henry J. Ramsey, Jr. Diversity Award from the Law Student Division of the American Bar Association. The award—named in honor of Henry J. Ramsey Jr., who served as dean of the Howard University School of Law from 1990 to 1996—recognizes Chicago-Kent’s...
Sep 10, 2019
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...
Sep 8, 2019
Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Felice Batlan has been appointed co-editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Legal History . The American Jour nal of Legal History is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal that publishes outstanding scholarship on all facets and periods of legal history, with a...
Sep 5, 2019
Evan McLaughlin, a second-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology, is the recipient of the law school’s 2019 Harold J. and Nancy F. Krent Excellence Award. Evan McLaughlin ’21 is the recipient of the law school’s 2019 Harold J. and Nancy F. Krent Excellence...
Aug 21, 2019
Bryant Roby ’20 was one of only two law students selected for a 2019 Hinshaw Diversity Scholarship from the law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. 
Bryant Roby, a third-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law, was one of only two law students selected for a 2019 Hinshaw Diversity Scholarship from the law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Bryant Roby ’20 was one of only two law students selected for a 2019 Hinshaw Diversity Scholarship...