Press Releases

Jan 6, 2020
Entries will be accepted through July 1, 2020, for the Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize . Established in 2007 at Chicago-Kent College of Law by the late Roy C. Palmer ’62 and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, the prize honors a work of scholarship that explores the tension...
Dec 17, 2019
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...
Dec 9, 2019
Abraham L. Newman Henry Farrell The 2019 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize has been awarded to Henry Farrell and Abraham L. Newman for their book, Of Privacy and Power- The Transatlantic Struggle over Freedom and Security (Princeton University Press 2019). The annual...
Nov 21, 2019
Kevin LaBarge ’21 (left) and Micah Fishman ’21 won the Runner-Up Best Brief Award and finished as quarterfinalists at the national finals of the 2019 Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition.
The Chicago-Kent team of Micah Fishman ’21 and Kevin LaBarge ’21 won the Runner-Up Best Brief Award and finished as quarterfinalists at the national finals of the 2019 Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Kevin LaBarge ’21 (...
Nov 20, 2019
Outstanding Law School Diversity Outreach Award
Chicago-Kent College of Law was honored with an Outstanding Law School Diversity Outreach Award at the 15th annual National Black Pre-Law Conference and Law Fair, held November 8 and 9 at Columbia Law School in New York. Assistant Dean for Student Professional Development & Diversity Marsha...
Nov 15, 2019
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit Judge Ilana Diamond Rovner (left) presented Kristen Merritt ’21 with the 2019 Ilana Diamond Rovner Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocate.
Kristen Merritt, a second-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law, has won the 28th 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, the first woman to...
Nov 14, 2019
Betül Serbest '19 Betül Serbest ’19 recently received the American Intellectual Property Law Education Foundation's Past President's Award at the American Intellectual Property Law Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C. The award is given to a law student who best exemplifies excellence in...
Nov 7, 2019
From left: The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of Emin Drnovsek ’21, Breana Brill ’21, and Myles Carroll ’20  placed second in the 2019 National Medical-Legal Trial Competition.
The Chicago-Kent College of Law trial advocacy team of Breana Brill ’21, Myles Carroll ’20, and Emin Drnovsek ’21 placed second in the 2019 National Medical-Legal Trial Competition, held November 1–3 in Hempstead, N.Y. From left: The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of Emin Drnovsek ’21, Breana...
Nov 5, 2019
CHICAGO, Nov. 5, 2019—With the Fight for $15 minimum-wage movement, and nationwide strikes by Google employees and Uber and Lyft drivers, groups of nonunionized workers organizing to advocate for their rights have become part of a growing trend in what’s being called the alt-labor movement. Chicago...
Oct 28, 2019
Kevin LaBarge ’21 (left) and Micah Fishman ’21 (second from left) will advance to the finals of the 2019 Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition. Their teammates Michelle Locascio ’21 (second from right) and Chris Tuinenga ’21 (right) performed well in the regional tournament but didn't advance.
The Chicago-Kent team of Micah Fishman ’21 and Kevin LaBarge ’21 will advance to the national finals of the 2019 Thomas Tang National Moot Court Competition, sponsored by the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association. Kevin LaBarge ’21 (left) and Micah Fishman ’21 (second from left) will...