Press Releases

Oct 29, 2021
CHICAGO, October 29, 2021 —Raff Donelson, a legal philosophy and criminal law scholar, is joining Chicago-Kent College of Law as an associate professor of law in fall 2022. Donelson’s research interests include moral philosophy, criminal law and procedure, constitutional law, and race and law. In...
Oct 27, 2021
With his career and scholarship deeply rooted in the twin fields of philosophy and criminal law, Raff Donelson has dedicated himself to “unexplored questions” about the fundamental concepts of law, punishment, and policing. And come August 2022, Donelson will start teaching those concepts as an...
Oct 14, 2021
Though it was their first competition and only the second appellate brief they had ever written, a pair of Chicago-Kent College of Law students secured the best brief award at a national moot court competition this month. Teammates Esteban Valtierra ’23 and Ben Levine ’23 advanced to the semifinals and won best brief in the University of Notre Dame Law School’s Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition over the weekend of October 10, 2021.
Oct 6, 2021
A paper exploring the lasting impact of federal redlining in Chicago neighborhoods, from before the Great Depression to today, has won Chicago-Kent College of Law’s first-ever racial justice writing competition.
Oct 4, 2021
CHICAGO, October 4, 2021 —Chicago-Kent College of Law professor and co-director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States Carolyn Shapiro has been appointed to the Illinois Task Force on Constitutional Rights and Remedies by Illinois Senate President Don Harmon. The 19-member task...
Oct 1, 2021
Two Chicago-Kent College of Law students who ranked at the top of their class have been recognized for their academic excellence with one of the college’s top awards. Elizabeth Horwitz ’23 and Evan Turcotte ’23 both received the Harold J. and Nancy F. Krent Excellence Award for their achievements...
Sep 13, 2021
After running Chicago-Kent College of Law’s tax clinic for decades, Clinical Professor Jonathan Decatorsmith has been appointed as the school’s clinical education director, putting him in charge of the C-K Law Group and its 11 individual practices. Decatorsmith, who had been interim director since...
Aug 27, 2021
A Chicago-Kent College of Law student has won a pair of notable writing awards for her paper on how a recent United States Supreme Court case could weaken a peculiar sexual harassment defense made by “equal opportunity harassers.” Katherine Hanson ’22 was named as the 2021 winner of the Mary Rose...
Aug 24, 2021
CHICAGO, August 24, 2021 —Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Emeritus Martin H. Malin has been appointed as chair of the Federal Labor Relations Authority Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) by President Joseph R. Biden. The announcement was made by the White House on Monday. Malin, who...
Aug 17, 2021
CHICAGO, August 17, 2021 – Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor William A. Birdthistle says that a new federal lawsuit against billionaire hedge-fund investor Bill Ackman's SPAC could completely upend the SPAC industry and send a chilling effect through the booming, billion-dollar industry...