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The law firm of Jackson Lewis PC and Chicago-Kent's Institute for Law and the Workplace have announced the winners of the 2015-16 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law. Chris Schmidt, a student at the University of Nebraska College of Law, won top honors. Clare Horan of the University of Iowa College of Law and Nicholas J. Caplin of Pepperdine University School of Law won second and third place, respectively.
Twelve members of Chicago-Kent's Class of 2016 were inducted for membership at the Student Bar Association award ceremonies April 25 at the law school. Chicago-Kent's new Bar & Gavel members include Alexandra Brinkmeier, Peter Cheun, Tracey Harkins, Lindsay Hicks, Amber Lukowicz, Briana Mayes, Matthew McElwee, Ann Motto, Lydia Ness, Huy Nguyen, Andrew Sharp and Matthew Smart.
Professor Felice Batlan has won the Law and Society Association's 2016 J. Willard Hurst Award for her book "Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, 1863–1945" (Cambridge University Press 2015). Awarded annually, the prestigious Hurst Prize honors the best work in socio-legal history published in the past year.
The Chicago-Kent community is saddened by the recent death of Bernard B. "BB" Wolfe '37, a former prosecutor, judge and legislator who earlier this year celebrated his 101st birthday. BB's remarkable career spanned 79 years. In 2013, he was named one of Chicago-Kent's 125 Alumni of Distinction.
Chicago-Kent students won the two top advocacy awards at the final rounds of the American Bar Association’s 2016 National Appellate Advocacy Competition, held April 7 to 9 in Chicago. Caitlin Ajax ’17 won the award for national best oral advocate, and Matthew McElwee ’16 won the award for national second-best oral advocate.
Professors Lori Andrews and Sheldon Nahmod are listed in the 2016 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America," a peer-review publication that names leading lawyers in all 50 states,the District of Columbia, and more than 60 additional countries. Professor Andrews is named as a leading Illinois lawyers in the area of biotechnology law, and Professor Nahmod is named as a leading Illinois lawyers in the area of municipal law.
Third-year student Kenneth Matuszewski has won the International Trademark Association's 2016 Ladas Memorial Award and a $2,500 cash prize for his paper Casting Out Confusion: How Exclusive Appellate Jurisdiction in the Federal Circuit Would Clarify Trademark Law. Each year, two law or graduate student authors worldwide are selected for the award, which honors the best papers on trademark law or related matters.