Press Releases

Jun 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 intended for au pairs and others visiting the United States who are interested in a broad understanding...
Jun 11, 2019
The 2019 PLUS Program scholars visited the Dirksen Federal Building to tour the courthouse and observe court proceedings.
A diverse group of 24 undergraduate students is participating this June in Chicago-Kent College of Law's 18th annual Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars Program , which is designed to introduce undergraduates who are interested in legal careers to the rigors of law school and to become successful legal...
Jun 5, 2019
Tyler Sprague and Patrick Foote
Patrick Foote ‘20 and Tyler Sprague ‘21 have been selected for Peggy Browning Fellowships, which are awarded to law students with a demonstrated commitment to workers’ rights. In 2019, the 10-week summer fellowship will support more than 80 public interest labor law fellowships nationwide. Patrick...
Jun 4, 2019
Professor Sergio Gamonal C. (left) of Adolfo Ibáñez University in Chile and Associate Professor César Rosado Marzán of Chicago-Kent College of Law and co-authored Principled Labor Law: U.S. Labor Law through a Latin American Method (Oxford University Press 2019).
Across Latin America a common set of principles governs the relationship between employers and employees. With the rise of the so-called gig economy in the United States and the decline of unions, among other developments affecting the quality of jobs and life of U.S. workers, Associate Professor...
Jun 3, 2019
Seven Chicago-Kent College of Law students were selected for the 2019 Institute for the Future of Law Practice (IFLP) program, which is the most students of any participating United States law school. IFLP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing entrepreneurial and technology-based...
Jun 3, 2019
William Birdthistle
Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor William A. Birdthistle Receives Teaching Award from University of Chicago Law School Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor William A. Birdthistle was honored with the 2019 Teaching Award from the University of Chicago Law School on May 23. It is the first time...
May 30, 2019
Elisabeth Hieber ’19 has been selected as a 2019 Equal Justice Works fellow.
Elisabeth Hieber, a May 2019 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been selected as a 2019 Equal Justice Works fellow. During their two-year fellowship, Hieber will establish mobile legal clinics to provide LGBT elders legal assistance with housing and estate planning. Hieber’s fellowship is...
May 30, 2019
Susana Sandoval Vargas ’19 has been selected as a 2019 Equal Justice Works fellow.
Susana Sandoval Vargas, a May 2019 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been selected as a 2019 Equal Justice Works fellow. During her two-year fellowship, Sandoval Vargas will defend low-wage immigrant women workers against wage theft and other abuses by advocating for them in court and by...
May 30, 2019
Carl Sessions ’19 has been selected as a 2019 Equal Justice Works fellow.
Carl Sessions, a May 2019 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been selected as a 2019 Equal Justice Works fellow. During his two-year fellowship, Sessions will represent tenants in eviction court and secure relief for tenants who have viable claims related to the substandard conditions in...
May 30, 2019
Tobias Rodriguez ’19 has been selected as a 2019 Equal Justice Works fellow.
Tobias Rodriguez, a May 2019 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been selected as a 2019 Equal Justice Works fellow. During his two-year fellowship period, Rodriguez will work at Cabrini Green Legal Aid in Chicago, providing legal services for incarcerated and recently released fathers who...