News - 2018

May 10, 2018
Kara Angeletti ’18
Kara Angeletti, a May 2018 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, is the recipient of the 2018 Marc Grinker Student Commitment Award. Kara Angeletti '18 is the recipient of Chicago-Kent's 2018 Marc Grinker Student Commitment Award. The award was created in memory of Professor...
May 9, 2018
The Chicago-Kent community is saddened by the recent death of alumnus and former Chicago Alderman Wilson Frost ’58, a leading Chicago politician for more than 30 years, but there is much to commemorate. In a career defined by an extraordinary commitment to public service, Alderman Frost was...
May 9, 2018
New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi ’92 will deliver the keynote address at Chicago-Kent's 2018 Commencement.
New Hampshire Supreme Court Justice Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi ’92 will deliver the keynote address at Chicago-Kent's 2018 Commencement. The Honorable Anna Barbara Hantz Marconi ’92 of the New Hampshire Supreme Court will deliver the keynote address at Chicago-Kent College of Law's 2018...
May 4, 2018
Glass cases with trophies from appellate advocacy competitions
For the second time in three years, Chicago-Kent's appellate advocacy program has been ranked second in the country by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. Trophy cases for Chicago-Kent's formidable advocacy programs are on display on the first floor of the law...
Apr 30, 2018
New rules established by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to govern procedures followed when unions seek to represent units of unrepresented employees have had no significant effect on the outcomes of representation elections. Those are the findings of a new empirical analysis by Chicago-...
Apr 26, 2018
Alexandra Franco '16 was selected for a 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellowship.
Alexandra Franco, a 2016 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has been selected as a 2018 Equal Justice Works Fellow. Starting in September, Franco will be the director of the new Housing Opportunity Project for Equity (HOPE), hosted by Cabrini Green Legal Aid in Chicago, where...
Apr 18, 2018
The law firm of Jackson Lewis PC and the Institute for Law and the Workplace at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech have announced the winners of the 2017–18 Louis Jackson National Student Writing Competition in Employment and Labor Law . Awards were presented to the top three entries...
Apr 3, 2018
Chicago-Kent College of Law ranks #37 in a just-published list of American law schools with the most alumni promoted last year from associate to partner at the nation’s 100 largest law firms. In the National Law Journal article Go-To Law Schools: Associates to Partner , Chicago-Kent ties at #37...
Apr 2, 2018
LSAT-GRE concept image
Effective immediately, Chicago-Kent College of Law will accept scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), as well as from the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), from applicants seeking admission for the upcoming academic year. The GRE is a holistic exam that measures verbal and quantitative...
Mar 23, 2018
Meaghan Fontein '18 won the International Trademark Association's 2018 Ladas Memorial Award for her article “Digital Resurrections Necessitate Federal Post-Mortem Publicity Rights.”
Meaghan Fontein, a third-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has won the International Trademark Association's 2018 Ladas Memorial Award for her article “Digital Resurrections Necessitate Federal Post-Mortem Publicity Rights.” Each year, two law or graduate student authors...
Mar 20, 2018
Professor Adrian Walters, pictured here with attorney Richard Mikels (right), was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy at a ceremony on March 16.  | Photo courtesy of the American College of Bankruptcy
Adrian Walters , the Ralph L. Brill Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, was inducted as a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy on March 16, 2018, in Washington, D.C. The ceremony took place at the Smithsonian Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture, and was...
Mar 20, 2018
Brittany Kaplan ’19 (left) and Evan Kline-Wedeen ’18, pictured here with their coach Ashly Boesche '04 (center), won the 2018 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the International Trademark Association.
The Chicago-Kent team of Brittany Kaplan ’19 and Evan Kline-Wedeen ’18 won first place in the national finals of the International Trademark Association's 2018 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, held March 17 at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. Brittany...
Mar 13, 2018
From left: Rebecca Quade '19, Alida Pecanin '18 and Javier Ortega Alvarez '19 placed second in the 2018 Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Competition, with Rebecca Quade earning the competition's best oral advocate award. Taylor Brewer '19, who competed on another Chicago-Kent, was named the competition's second-place best oral advocate.
From left: Rebecca Quade '19, Alida Pecanin '18 and Javier Ortega Alvarez '19 placed second in the 2018 Frank A. Schreck Gaming Law Moot Court Competition, with Rebecca Quade earning individual honors as the competition's best oral advocate. The Chicago-Kent appellate advocacy team of Javier Ortega...
Mar 7, 2018
Photo of Professor Christopher Schmidt and the cover image for his new book "The Sit-Ins" (2018)
One of the most significant protest campaigns of the civil rights era, the lunch counter sit-in movement began on February 1, 1960, when four African-American college students sat down at the whites-only lunch counter of the Woolworth store in Greensboro, North Carolina. Refused service, they sat...
Mar 5, 2018
From left: The team of Jesse Pollans ’18, Alexis Halsell ’18, Shahina Khan ’18 and Kristen Farr Capizzi ’18 won the Chicago regional championship of the 2018 American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition. The team will advance to the national finals.
The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of Kristen Farr Capizzi ’18, Alexis Halsell ’18, Shahina Khan ’18 and Jesse Pollans ’18 has won the Chicago regional championship of the 2018 American Association for Justice Student Trial Advocacy Competition. The students will compete in the national finals...
Mar 2, 2018
Jeffrey Michalik and Jenna Kim received the 2017 Marc Grinker Student Commitment Award.
Jenna Kim and Jeffrey Michalik, both May 2017 graduates of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, are the recipients of the 2017 Marc Grinker Student Commitment Award. The award was created in memory of Professor Marc A. Grinker, a member of the Chicago-Kent faculty from 1990 until his death...
Feb 22, 2018
Professor Edward Lee speaks at the launch celebration for Chicago-Kent's new Center for Design, Law & Technology.
Chicago-Kent's new Center for Design, Law & Technology (cDELTA or c∆) celebrated its launch on Feb. 21 with a public lecture by Chicago-Kent professor Graeme Dinwoodie on “The Future of Design Copyright after Star Athletica?,” followed by a reply from Notre Dame law professor Mark McKenna, a...
Feb 12, 2018
Brittany Kaplan ’19 and Evan Kline-Wedeen ’18 placed second overall and won the first-place best brief award at the 2018 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition's Midwest regional tournament. The team will advance to the national finals in March.
The Chicago-Kent team of Brittany Kaplan ’19 and Evan Kline-Wedeen ’18 will advance to the national finals of the 27th annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the International Trademark Association. The team placed second overall and won the first-place best brief award at the...
Feb 5, 2018
The Chicago-Kent team of Annisha Arnold '20 (front row, left), Qi Niu '18 (front row, right), Ashley Davidson '19 (center row, left) and India Burton '18 (center row, right) placed second at the 2018 Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition's Midwest regional tournament. They are pictured here with their coaches Katrice Matthews '10 (back row, left) and Adella Deacon '11 (back row, right). Not pictured: Coach Janelle Dixon '11
Chicago-Kent team of Annisha Arnold '20, Ashley Davidson '19, India Burton '18 and Qi Niu '18 finished in second place at the Midwest regional tournament of the 2018 Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial Competition, held January 31 to February 2 at Saint Louis University School of Law. The team will...
Feb 2, 2018
From left: Ben Mahon, Alanna Elinoff, Matthew Griffin and Cody Lipke will compete in the final rounds of the 2018 Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot in Vancouver, Canada.
For the second year in a row, a team from Chicago-Kent College of Law has advanced to the final rounds of the Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot. To qualify for the 2018 competition, the Chicago-Kent team of Alanna Elinoff '18, Matthew Griffin '18, Cody Lipke '18 and Ben Mahon '18...