Press Releases

Aug 17, 2018
Photo of library stacks with text overlay of @ckscholarship Twitter handle
The faculty of Chicago-Kent College of Law has been ranked 44th among American law school faculties for the scholarly impact of their published work. In a study published this week on the Social Science Research Network, U.S. law school faculties were ranked for the frequency with which their...
Aug 13, 2018
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 of the nation's legal system and its role in shaping American culture. The winter 2018 course will meet December 7 to 9.
Jul 30, 2018
Distinguished Professor Sheldon Nahmod (left) accepts a 2018 Abner J. Mikva Award, presented by Geoffrey Stone, co-chair of the ACS Chicago Lawyer Chapter Board of Advisors.  Photo: Andrew Collings | Chicago Lawyer Chapter, American Constitution Society
Distinguished Professor Sheldon Nahmod received a 2018 Abner J. Mikva Award from the Chicago Lawyer Chapter of the American Constitution Society at a luncheon July 24 at the Union League Club in Chicago. The award, renamed in 2016 in honor of the late Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for...
Jul 26, 2018
Professor Lori Andrews receives the 2018 AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award
Distinguished Professor Lori Andrews won the 2018 AALL Spectrum Article of the Year Award from the American Association of Law Libraries for her article iSpy: Threats to Individual and Institutional Privacy in the Digital World . She accepted the award July 17 at the association’s national meeting...
Jul 12, 2018
Dean Harold Krent accepted the 2018 Leonard Jay Schrager Award for Excellence on July 12 at the Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation's Pro Bono & Public Service Awards Luncheon. | Photo: Bill Richert for the Chicago Bar Foundation
Harold J. Krent , dean of Chicago-Kent College of Law, is the recipient of the 2018 Leonard Jay Schrager Award for Excellence, conferred July 12 by the Chicago Bar Foundation. The award recognizes attorneys in academia who have made significant contributions to improving access to justice for the...
Jul 2, 2018
Law Library Director Jean Wenger
Chicago-Kent Law Library Director Jean Wenger Jean M. Wenger has been appointed Director of the Law Library and Senior Lecturer at Chicago-Kent College of Law. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2018. Ms. Wenger earned her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, her master’s degree...
Jun 27, 2018
Block(Legal)Tech, a one-day conference on the legal aspects of blockchain technology, sponsored by Chicago-Kent College of Law, Jenner & Block LLP and FinTEx, will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018, at Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams Street in Chicago. This first-of-its-kind event...
Jun 22, 2018
Alanna Elinoff '18 (left) and Stefanie Ferrari '18 received the 2018 Gary Laser Professionalism Award. 
Alanna Elinoff and Stefanie Ferrari, both May 2018 graduates of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, have been selected to receive the 2018 Gary Laser Professionalism Award. Alanna Elinoff '18 was selected to receive the 2018 Gary Laser Professionalism Award. Created in 2017, the endowed...
Jun 19, 2018
Julian Cagadas '19 has been selected to receive a 2018‒19 scholarship from the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium. 
Julian Cagadas, a third-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has been selected to receive a 2018‒19 scholarship from the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students who have a business/metrics-driven focus related to the practice...
Jun 6, 2018
Professor Kari Johnson teaches Legal Writing to undergraduates in the PLUS program.
A diverse group of 21 undergraduate students is participating this June in Chicago-Kent's 17th annual Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, designed to introduce undergraduates who are interested in legal careers to the rigors of law school and to successful legal professionals. The PLUS...