News - 2017

Dec 14, 2017
George Washington University Professor Hugh Gusterson won the 2017 Palmer Prize for his book Drone: Remote Control Warfare (MIT Press).
The 2017 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize has been awarded to Professor Hugh Gusterson of George Washington University for his book Drone: Remote Control Warfare (MIT Press 2016, paperback 2017). George Washington University Professor Hugh Gusterson won the 2017...
Dec 1, 2017
Erika Auger '18, winner of 2017 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize
Erika Auger, a third-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has won the law school's 2017 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize. The prize was established at the law school in 2006 by the law firm of K & L Gates LLP (formerly Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC) to honor Dolores K...
Nov 30, 2017
Chicago-Kent's chapter of the Order of the Coif inducted 23 new members in November 2017.
The Chicago-Kent College of Law chapter of the Order of the Coif inducted 23 new members November 27 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...
Nov 20, 2017
Quinn Ford '18 and Stephanie Flowers '18, winners of the National Moot Court Competition's Region VIII tournament, will advance to the national finals in New York.
Stephanie Flowers and Quinn Ford, third-year students at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, have won the National Moot Court Competition's Region VIII tournament, held November 18 and 19, 2017, at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee. The team also had the region's highest-...
Nov 17, 2017
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Seven Chicago-Kent alumni, more than those of any other law school, were listed and profiled in the 2017 edition of Forty Under 40 , a publication honoring the 40 most talented young attorneys practicing in Illinois. A supplement to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer , the annual...
Nov 15, 2017
From left: Ralph L. Brill Award winner Jack Amaro '19, second-place winner Pauline Panayi ’19, first-place winner Margaret Kamm '19 and Fay Clayton Award winner Blake Thompson '19 after the 2017 Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition
Margaret Kamm, a second-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has won the 26th annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the law school's Moot Court Honor Society . The competition is named for Chicago-Kent graduate Ilana Diamond Rovner, judge...
Nov 13, 2017
From left: Justin Taylor '19, Imani-Ari Asanté '19, Presley Valenzuela '18 and Michael Brew, Chicago-Kent's ABA Negotiation Competition regional teams
The Chicago-Kent team of Michael Brew '19 and Presley Valenzuela '18 won the ABA Negotiation Competition's Region 7 tournament, held November 10 and 11 at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis. Brew and Valenzuela will join teams from nine other regions at the national finals...
Nov 10, 2017
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Two reports published in recent weeks have declared Chicago-Kent preeminent in using innovative curricula and programming to prepare students for the future of legal practice. Following a survey of American law schools, the fall 2017 issue of National Jurist magazine names Chicago-Kent among 20...
Nov 10, 2017
Professor Daniel Martin Katz was inducted as a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management at the organization's 2017 annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Professor Daniel Martin Katz , director of the Law Lab at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, was inducted as a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management on October 27 at the organization's 2017 annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Professor Daniel Martin Katz was inducted as a...
Nov 9, 2017
From left: Marko Ilich and his teammate, Katherine LaRosa, finished in the top four at the 2017 ALA National Moot Court Competition, and Timothy Lavino and Alexandrina Shrove  placed second.
The Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society team of Timothy Lavino ’18 and Alexandrina Shrove ’18 placed second in the nation and won the second-place best brief award at the 2017 Appellate Lawyers Association National Moot Court Competition, held November 3 and 4 in Chicago. From left: Marko Ilich...
Oct 24, 2017
From left: Alexis Halsell ’18, Jesse Pollans ’18, Shahina Khan ’18 and Kristen Farr Capizzi ’18 finished in second place at the 2017 National Civil Trial Competition.
The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of Kristen Farr Capizzi ’18, Alexis Halsell ’18, Shahina Khan ’18 and Jesse Pollans ’18 finished in second place at the 2017 National Civil Trial Competition, held October 21 and 22 in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, Calif. The invitation-only tournament is...
Oct 18, 2017
From left: Jonathon Dotson '19, Hannah Nisson '19, Farishta Ahmadi '19 and Aima Mori '19 will represent Chicago-Kent in the national finals of the 2017 Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition.
Two teams from Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech earned wild-card invitations to the national finals of the 2017 Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition. The Chicago-Kent teams will face off against high-performing teams from three other regions during the National Asian Pacific...
Oct 16, 2017
From left: Mariam Chamilova, Carolina Solano, Dina Lupancu and Ashur Youash placed second in the 2017 Queens County District Attorney's Mock Trial Competition.
The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of Mariam Chamilova '19, Dina Lupancu '18, Carolina Solano '19 and Ashur Youash '19 finished in second place at the 2017 Queens County District Attorney's Mock Trial Competition, held October 14 and 15 at the Queens County Courthouse in Kew Gardens, New York...
Sep 27, 2017
Professor Suzanne Ehrenberg
The Chicago-Kent community mourns the death of Professor Suzanne Ehrenberg, a gifted lawyer and teacher and a cherished colleague and friend who mentored hundreds of Chicago-Kent students in the art of legal research and writing. Professor Ehrenberg died September 26 at her home in Evanston...
Sep 14, 2017
Professor Graeme Dinwoodie
International IP scholar Graeme B. Dinwoodie , the professor of intellectual property law and information technology law at the University of Oxford, will move full-time to Chicago-Kent College of Law as a Global Professor in Intellectual Property Law. Professor Dinwoodie, who currently holds the...
Sep 8, 2017
From left: Nicole Murphy '17, Nicholas Pangere '18 and Laura Reichel '18, 2017 Fleischman Family Awards recipients
Nicole Murphy '17, Nicholas Pangere '18 and Laura Reichel '18 are the recipients of the 2017 Fleischman Family Awards for Excellence in Criminal Clinic at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech. The awards, which include a cash stipend, are made at the end of the academic year to Chicago-Kent...
Aug 11, 2017
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...
Jul 11, 2017
Naomi Frisch
Naomi Frisch '18 is the recipient of the 2017 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. The prize was established in 2009 at Chicago-Kent College of Law by the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP to honor the memory of Sandra P. Zemm, who died in September 2008 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Zemm Prize...
Jul 10, 2017
Professor Carolyn Shapiro
Professor Carolyn Shapiro received a 2017 Abner Mikva Award from the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society at a luncheon June 19 at the Union League Club in Chicago. The award, renamed last year in honor of the late Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
Jul 6, 2017
IP Program ranked #1 in the U.S. by Law Street Media (2017)
Chicago-Kent's intellectual property law program has been ranked No. 1 in the United States by Law Street , a popular law and policy website published by Law Street Media and targeted to millennials. The new research, which identifies America's top ten IP programs, comprises the latest installment...