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Illinois Institute of Technology has appointed Mark D. Rosen to the rank of Distinguished Professor. Distinguished Professor, the highest rank awarded to faculty, recognizes preeminent achievement in scholarship and teaching. A member of the Chicago-Kent faculty since 1999, Professor Rosen is one of the leading constitutional law scholars in the United States.
Entries are being accepted for the 2017 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize
Eligible books and articles should focus on the tension between civil liberties and national security
Entries will be accepted through July 1, 2017, for the Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. Established in 2007, the prize honors a work of scholarship that explores the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society.
The 2016 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize has been awarded to Laura K. Donohue for her book "The Future of Foreign Intelligence: Privacy and Surveillance in the Digital Age" (Oxford University Press 2016) and to Jennifer Stisa Granick for her book "American Spies: Modern Surveillance, Why You Should Care, and What to Do About It" (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2017). Established in 2007 by Chicago-Kent alumnus Roy C. Palmer and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, the Palmer Prize honors exemplary works of scholarship exploring the tension between civil liberties and national security in contemporary American society. The winners will present their books at Chicago-Kent.
The American Society for Legal History has awarded Professor Christopher Schmidt the 2016 Surrency Prize for the best article published in the 2015 edition of the society's journal "Law and History Review." Professor Schmidt's article previously won the Association of American Law School Scholarly Paper Prize and had been selected for the prestigious Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum.
Spring 2016 graduates selected were among the top 10 percent of their class
The Chicago-Kent College of Law chapter of the Order of the Coif inducted 25 new members November 28, 2016, during award ceremonies at the law school. The Order of the Coif is a national legal honor society that recognizes superior scholarship and promotes the ethical standards of the legal profession. The most recent honorees earned their Juris Doctor degrees from Chicago-Kent College of Law on May 15, 2016.
Third-year students Alex Halaska and Tracey Starck will represent Chicago-Kent College of Law in the National Moot Court Competition national finals in New York January 30 to February 2, 2017. The Chicago-Kent team placed second in the Region VIII tournament, held November 19 and 20, 2016, at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee.
Symone Shinton, a third-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law, has won the 25th annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the law school's Moot Court Honor Society. This year, students argued Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a First Amendment case out of Colorado. The competition is named for Chicago-Kent graduate Ilana Diamond Rovner, judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.