Press Releases

Feb 10, 2022
A team of two Chicago-Kent College of Law students earned top awards in one of the nation’s most prestigious moot court contests: the 2022 New York City Bar Association National Moot Court Competition.
Feb 4, 2022
Kelby Roth Two Chicago-Kent College of Law students and a Chicago-Kent alumna earned top honors in the Illinois Local Government Lawyers (ILGL) Association’s 2022 writing competitions, with research and analysis on such timely issues as noncitizens voting in school board elections and the...
Feb 3, 2022
Arguing on the last, and most nuanced, topic of their academic experience, a pair of Chicago-Kent College of Law students advanced to the finals in a high-ranking 2022 moot court championship. Hannah Bucher ’22 and Mia Hayes ’22 made it to the seventh and final round of the 2022 Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship, a late-January competition that pits the nation’s top 16 moot court teams against each other.
Feb 1, 2022
CHICAGO, February 1, 2022—Taxpayers who wish to access personal Internal Revenue Service tax accounts, including details about child tax credits, payment plans or tax transcripts, will soon be required to record a video of their face with other personal information to use the IRS website. The...
Jan 25, 2022
When Enrique Espinoza ’22 first enrolled at Chicago-Kent College of Law years ago, he was just hoping to get a job helping immigrants like himself. After working for decades in the hospitality industry to support his large family, he knew it was a risk. Since then, Espinoza has received numerous...
Jan 25, 2022
The national Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) program was created at a time when questions about race permeated law school admissions offices across the country. And of the dozens of PLUS programs across the country, Chicago-Kent’s is the oldest.
Jan 19, 2022
While discussing the consequences of foreign interference in United States elections with colleagues, Jens David Ohlin often fielded a seemingly simple question: whether it was illegal. Yes, he believed it was. But not for the reasons everyone seemed to think: Rather than an attack on U.S...
Jan 12, 2022
CHICAGO, January 12, 2022—Chicago-Kent Professor Carolyn Shapiro says that eliminating the filibuster for voting rights and related legislation is not only allowed but constitutionally required under the Guarantee Clause, given current threats to democracy. President Joseph Biden delivered a speech...
Dec 21, 2021
CHICAGO, December 21, 2021 —Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor William A. Birdthistle has been appointed director of the Division of Investment Management for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. William A. Birdthistle “The SEC’s Division of...
Dec 13, 2021
One has a flair for the dramatic; the other, an unwavering adherence to case law and cold, hard fact. Together, the two Chicago-Kent College of Law students were able to integrate their complimentary styles well enough to take home the regional championship title of the most prestigious moot court competition of the year.