News - 2013

Dec 19, 2013
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has established a new LL.M. program designed to provide training in the adversarial system for both practicing international attorneys and foreign law students.* The program, which is scheduled to begin in 2014, is the first program of its kind developed exclusively...
Dec 13, 2013
Keith Ann Stiverson , director of the IIT Chicago-Kent law library, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). Stiverson will serve a one-year term as vice president that begins at the association's July 2014 meeting in San Antonio. Her term...
Nov 27, 2013
IIT Chicago-Kent Assistant Professor Christopher W. Schmidt has won the Association of American Law Schools' (AALS) Scholarly Papers Competition for his paper Divided by Law: The Sit-Ins and the Role of the Courts in the Civil Rights Movement . Professor Schmidt, whose paper was selected from among...
Nov 27, 2013
IIT Chicago-Kent staff attorney Matthew Daniels was honored by the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice in recognition of his pro bono service to the organization. IIT Chicago-Kent staff attorney Matthew M. Daniels was honored by the Chicago Appleseed Fund for Justice in recognition of his pro bono...
Nov 26, 2013
Claudia Cortes, a second-year student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has received one of two 2013 Diverse Scholars Awards from Reed Smith LLP. Second-year student Claudia Cortes has received one of two 2013 Diverse Scholars Awards from Reed Smith LLP. Reed Smith annually provides $15,000 each...
Nov 25, 2013
Third-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Ryan Moore and David Starshak will represent the law school in the National Moot Court Competition national finals in New York February 10 to 13, 2014. IIT Chicago-Kent finished second in the regional tournament held November 9 and 10 at Marquette University Law...
Nov 21, 2013
The IIT Chicago-Kent team of Kate Kosartes '13 and David McKenzie '14 is the winner of the American Bar Association's (ABA) Regional Negotiation Competition November 9 to 10 at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Kosartes and McKenzie will join teams from nine other regions at the national...
Nov 19, 2013
The IIT Chicago-Kent team of Devin Bos '15, Bobbie Irvin III '15, Grant Miller '14 and Dana Raymond '14 will represent the law school in the ABA's Section of Labor and Employment Law's 10th annual Law Student Trial Advocacy regional competition November 23 and 24 in Chicago. From left, students...
Nov 19, 2013
Dustin Karrison and Alex Stephens, third-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, won individual awards and finished as semifinalists in the 5th annual National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition held November 15 to 16 at George Washington University Law School and the U.S. Court of...
Nov 13, 2013
Koplan Nwabuoku, a third-year student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has won the 22nd annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the law school's Moot Court Honor Society. The competition is named for IIT Chicago-Kent graduate Ilana Diamond Rovner, judge of the...
Nov 11, 2013
Illinois Solicitor General Michael A. Scodro has been named the first Appellate Lawyer-in-Residence at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS). Scodro will be introduced on November 11 at the semi-final round of the Ilana Diamond Rovner...
Nov 11, 2013
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is hosting a series of Wednesday afternoon gallery talks during the month of November in conjunction with The Art of Influence: Breaking Criminal Traditions exhibit on display at the law school, 565 West Adams Street (between Clinton and Jefferson streets), in...
Nov 7, 2013
Third-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Colette Kopon, Esther Mignanelli, Ryan Moore and David Starshak will represent the law school in the National Moot Court Competition Region 8 tournament November 9 and 10 at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. Third-year students Colette Kopon (left)...
Nov 6, 2013
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law students Molly Condon '15, Robby Fakhouri '14, Gintare Radvila '14 and Valerie Raedy '14 will represent the law school in the tenth annual Buffalo-Niagara National Mock Trial Competition November 8 to 11. The prestigious invitational tournament, featuring several of...
Nov 6, 2013
IIT Chicago-Kent students Casey Brown ‘15, Fariz Burhanuddin ‘14, John DiFrancesco ‘14 and Michael Glink ‘14 will represent the law school in the National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC), which will be held November 8 to 10 at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. From left, students Michael Glink '14,...
Nov 5, 2013
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Nancy S. Marder will be inducted into the National Center for State Courts' (NCSC) Warren E. Burger Society in ceremonies to be held November 21 in Washington, D.C. Professor Nancy S. Marder is being inducted into the Warren E. Burger Society for her work...
Nov 5, 2013
IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) and its Oyez® Project have produced materials related to Town of Greece v. Galloway to coincide with the U.S. Supreme Court's November 6 hearing of oral arguments in the case. The case is a First Amendment case that...
Nov 4, 2013
Dustin Karrison and Alex Stephens, third-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, will represent the law school in the 5th annual National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition November 15 to 16 at George Washington University Law School and the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in...
Nov 4, 2013
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Clinical Professor Edward Kraus has been named the recipient of a Stop Diabetes Award from the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The award will be presented on November 15 at the ADA's 2013 Community Volunteer Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. IIT...
Nov 1, 2013
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Institute for Law and the Humanities will host a performance of "Truth from Youth" by the Albany Park Theater Project (APTP) on November 11 in the law school's Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium, 565 West Adams Street (between Clinton and Jefferson streets) in...