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Nov 29, 2021
A team of Chicago-Kent College of Law students reached the finals of the most renowned civil trial competition in the country this month.
Nov 18, 2021
Heightened student demand for an immigration clinic at Chicago-Kent led to immediate action by the college. New clinic director Victoria Carmona has earned high marks from students, outside agencies, and clients for her passion and knowledge of the law.
Nov 15, 2021
In her first law school competition, Kaitlyn Kloss ’23 successfully argued her way past five opponents to win Chicago-Kent College of Law’s 30th annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition. “It’s a huge honor to argue with such great advocates,” says Kloss of the competition, which...
Nov 15, 2021
A renowned commercial and bankruptcy professor who contributed to national law reform while teaching for a quarter-century at Chicago-Kent College of Law, Steven L. Harris was known to employ earnestness, efficiency, and near-boundless curiosity in his numerous endeavors. Harris, 72, passed away...
Nov 11, 2021
Read Chicago-Kent Magazine's Fall 2021 cover story, which focuses on immigration law.
Oct 29, 2021
CHICAGO, October 29, 2021 —Raff Donelson, a legal philosophy and criminal law scholar, is joining Chicago-Kent College of Law as an associate professor of law in fall 2022. Donelson’s research interests include moral philosophy, criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, and race and law. In...
Oct 27, 2021
With his career and scholarship deeply rooted in the twin fields of philosophy and criminal law, Raff Donelson has dedicated himself to “unexplored questions” about the fundamental concepts of law, punishment, and policing. And come August 2022, Donelson will start teaching those concepts as an...
Oct 14, 2021
Though it was their first competition and only the second appellate brief they had ever written, a pair of Chicago-Kent College of Law students secured the best brief award at a national moot court competition this month. Teammates Esteban Valtierra ’23 and Ben Levine ’23 advanced to the semifinals and won best brief in the University of Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition over the weekend of October 10, 2021.
Oct 6, 2021
A paper exploring the lasting impact of federal redlining in Chicago neighborhoods, from before the Great Depression to today, has won Chicago-Kent College of Law’s first-ever racial justice writing competition.
Oct 4, 2021
CHICAGO, October 4, 2021 —Chicago-Kent College of Law professor and co-director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States Carolyn Shapiro has been appointed to the Illinois Task Force on Constitutional Rights and Remedies by Illinois Senate President Don Harmon. The 19-member task...