Press Releases

Jul 29, 2022
Chicago-Kent Professor Carolyn Shapiro testified at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C., this week about the history and future ramifications of a theory giving state legislatures exclusive authority over federal elections. On July 28, Shapiro, who is Chicago-Kent’s associate dean for...
Jul 27, 2022
Chicago-Kent College of Law has been awarded a $300,000 grant to study how to best support alumni in preparing for the bar exam. The grant, entitled “One and Done: A Chicago-Kent Bar Study Support Program,” was awarded by AccessLex Institute, nonprofit based in West Chester, Pennsylvania, dedicated...
Jul 27, 2022
A paper exploring the constitutionality of a slate of recent state laws banning critical race theory in elementary and high school classrooms has won Chicago-Kent College of Law’s second annual racial justice writing competition. Xavier Harris’s paper, “The Miseducation of a Divided Nation: An...
Jul 13, 2022
A paper exploring easier ways to attain legal remedies against employers who improperly disclose medical information won Chicago-Kent College of Law’s premier labor and employment law writing competition. Ricardo Santiago ‘22 won the $5,000 Mary Rose Strubbe Labor & Employment Law Writing Prize...
Jul 11, 2022
A Chicago-Kent College of Law student was one of a select few to receive a prestigious national fellowship to conduct legal work for a national labor union this summer. Grace Quigley ’24 was awarded a 2022 Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship, an award designed to educate and inspire students considering...
Jul 8, 2022
The second time his attorney missed filing for his appeal, Marshan Allen asked his family for one thing. “Just get me a typewriter,” Allen said.
Jun 16, 2022
As laws governing privacy get more complex and sophisticated, working professionals—including those working in information technology—can often feel behind the ever-heightening curve. That’s why Chicago-Kent College of Law is offering a new online certification in privacy law for those working in...
Jun 3, 2022
Nicole Buonocore Porter, Chicago-Kent College of Law’s new director of the renowned Martin H. Malin Institute for Law and the Workplace , jokes that some might think her scholarship’s radical. Yes, she believes that the era of COVID-19 has transformed the workplace in dramatic ways by disproving...
May 19, 2022
How good of a lawyer should an artificial intelligence system be? More importantly, how good do you want one to be? When it comes to teaching machines how to understand and utilize language, it turns out that the more legalese that they know, the better, according to a new paper co-authored by...
May 2, 2022
Jessica Kimbrough, the chief diversity, equity, and inclusion officer at United Airlines and a 2004 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, will deliver the keynote address at the law school’s 2022 Commencement.