Press Releases

Jun 10, 2020
Global protests against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death have sparked a discussion on police accountability including a reexamination of qualified immunity protections. Qualified immunity shields all government officials from personal liability for constitutional violations...
Jun 3, 2020
Amy Cortez ’20 is the recipient of the 2020 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. The prize was established in 2009 at Chicago-Kent College of Law by the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP to honor the memory of Sandra P. Zemm, who died in September 2008 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Zemm Prize winners...
Jun 1, 2020
Dear Chicago-Kent Community, The protests and rioting in Chicago and elsewhere over the past few days have forced everyone to confront the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of police. However, I am all too aware that so many within and outside our community - including many of you - must...
May 26, 2020
Chicago-Kent College of Law Global Professor of Intellectual Property Law Graeme Dinwoodie has been named as a 2020 inductee into the IP Hall of Fame. The IP Hall of Fame honors outstanding individuals who have made a game-changing, positive impact on the global IP landscape. “I am honored to have...
May 18, 2020
Noah Smith-Drelich, a civil rights litigator and scholar in tort law, is joining Chicago-Kent College of Law as an assistant professor of law in the fall. Smith-Drelich’s research lies on the intersection of tort law, civil procedure, and health policy, focusing on the ways in which substantive and...
May 13, 2020
Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne M. Burke Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Anne M. Burke is delivering the keynote address for Chicago-Kent College of Law’s 2020 Commencement. The virtual commencement will be streamed on the law school’s website beginning at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 17...
May 11, 2020
Chicago-Kent Professor Bernadette Atuahene is the recipient of the 2020 John Hope Franklin Award from the Law and Society Association for her article “ Predatory Cities .” The annual award recognizes exceptional scholarship in the field of race, racism, and the law. Professor Bernadette Atuahene...
May 5, 2020
Programs will be geared toward middle school and high school students, and their teachers CHICAGO, May 5, 2020— Chicago-Kent College of Law is launching the Constitutional Democracy Project (CDP), which will prepare middle school and high school students for active civic participation by providing...
May 4, 2020
Bryant Roby Bryant Roby ’20 was named among six finalists for Law Student of the Year by National Jurist Magazine. The announcement was made in the Spring 2020 issue. Roby has been actively involved in extracurricular activities at Chicago-Kent, including serving as president of Chicago-Kent...
Apr 23, 2020
The Chicago-Kent College of Law trial advocacy team of Annisha Arnold ’20, Shawn-Anthony Meyer ’20, Michael McGee ’20, and Cristina Alma McNeiley ’20 finished among the top four teams in the country in the National Black Law Students Association’s 2020 Constance Baker Motley Mock Trial Competition...