Press Releases

Mar 13, 2017
Regional champions (from left) Connor Greene, Stephanie Gerstetter, Erin Kuhfuss and Kristen Farr Capizzi will advance to the 2017 AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition national finals in Cleveland. The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of Kristen Farr Capizzi '18, Stephanie Gerstetter '18, Connor...
Mar 9, 2017
Meaghan Sweeney '17
Meaghan Sweeney '17 is the winner of the 2017 Hirsh Award of the American College of Legal Medicine for her paper proposing a health-based approach to legislation aimed at reducing gun violence. Sweeney, who won first place in the college's Student Writing Competition in Law, Medicine & Bioethics, presented her paper in February at the college's annual conference in Las Vegas.
Mar 3, 2017
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...
Mar 2, 2017
Roy Palmer '62 (left) accepts the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from Dean Harold Krent. Mr. Palmer passed away on February 27, 2017. The Chicago-Kent community is saddened to learn of the recent death of attorney and philanthropist Roy C. Palmer '62, a generous benefactor of the law school and...
Feb 27, 2017
From left: The Chicago-Kent team of Maxwell Eichenberger '17, Jeffrey Goldberg '17, Jeffrey Michalik '17 and Stephanie Wolf '17 are the only team in the United States to qualify for the final rounds of the 2017 Ian Fletcher International Insolvency Law Moot. A team from Chicago-Kent College of Law...
Feb 20, 2017
From left: Erika Rodger '18, Anthony Joseph '18 and Christopher Gerardi '18 finished in second place and won the best brief award at the 2017 McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition. The Chicago-Kent appellate advocacy team of Christopher Gerardi '18, Anthony Joseph '18 and Erika Rodger...
Feb 14, 2017
From left: Catherine Larson, Meaghan Fontein and Francyn Brown will advance to the national finals of the 2017 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. 
From left: Catherine Larson, Meaghan Fontein and Francyn Brown will advance to the national finals of the 2017 Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. (Photo by Stephanie Crigler) The Chicago-Kent team of Francyn Brown, Meaghan Fontein and Catherine Larson will advance to the national finals of the...
Feb 3, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Chicago-Kent will participate in the CourtCall Law School Awards program for 2016–17. CourtCall will present two graduating students with an award of $250 each for excellence in advocacy. The winning students will be selected by the directors of the trial and...
Jan 31, 2017
From left: Kathleen Karnig '17, Maxwell Eichenberger '17 and Jenna Kim '17
From left: Kathleen Karnig '17, Maxwell Eichenberger '17 and Jenna Kim '17 finished in second place at the 2017 Andrews Kurth Kenyon Moot Court National Championship. The Chicago-Kent appellate advocacy team of Maxwell Eichenberger '17, Kathleen Karnig '17 and Jenna Kim '17 finished in second place...
Jan 31, 2017
The Chicago-Kent trial advocacy team of Jon Emmanuel '18 and Tyler Mikan '17 won the 2017 National Trial Competition's Midwest regional tournament, held January 26 to 28 in Valparaiso, Indiana. This is the 25th time in the last 35 years that a team from Chicago-Kent has won the regional...
Jan 23, 2017
From left: The team of Sean Fitzgerald '19, Mark Reel '17 and Daniel Haze '18 won the Best Written Materials Award at the 2017 National Baseball Arbitration Competition. (Photo courtesy of Tulane Law School)
The Chicago-Kent team of Sean Fitzgerald '19, Daniel Haze '18 and Mark Reel '17 won the Best Written Materials Award at the 2017 National Baseball Arbitration Competition, held January 18 to 20 in New Orleans. From left: The team of Sean Fitzgerald '19, Mark Reel '17 and Daniel Haze '18 won the...
Jan 5, 2017
Illinois Institute of Technology has appointed Mark D. Rosen to the rank of Distinguished Professor. Illinois Institute of Technology has appointed Mark D. Rosen to the rank of Distinguished Professor. Distinguished Professor, the highest rank awarded to faculty, recognizes preeminent achievement...
Jan 4, 2017
Entries will be accepted through July 1, 2017, for the Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize . Established in 2007 at Chicago-Kent College of Law by alumnus Roy C. Palmer and his wife, Susan M. Palmer, the prize honors a work of scholarship that explores the tension...
Dec 12, 2016
Laura K. Donohue won the 2016 Palmer Prize for her book The Future of Foreign Intelligence: Privacy and Surveillance in the Digital Age (Oxford University Press 2016). The 2016 Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize has been awarded to Laura K. Donohue for her book The...
Dec 1, 2016
Professor Christopher Schmidt won the American Society for Legal History's 2016 Surrency Prize. The American Society for Legal History has awarded Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Christopher Schmidt the 2016 Surrency Prize for the best article published in the society's 2015 edition of its...
Nov 29, 2016
The Chicago-Kent College of Law chapter of the Order of the Coif inducted 25 new members November 28 during award ceremonies at the law school. The Order of the Coif is a national legal honor society that recognizes superior scholarship and promotes the ethical standards of the legal profession...
Nov 21, 2016
Third-year students Tracey Starck and Alex Halaska will represent Chicago-Kent in the 2017 National Moot Court Competition national finals. Third-year students Alex Halaska and Tracey Starck will represent Chicago-Kent College of Law in the National Moot Court Competition national finals in New...
Nov 17, 2016
Chief Judge Diane Wood (right) presented third-year student Symone Shinton with the 2016 Ilana Diamond Rovner Award for Outstanding Appellate Advocate. Symone Shinton, a third-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has won the 25th annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate...
Nov 16, 2016
Chicago-Kent College of Law has received a $102,000 grant from the Access Group Center for Research & Policy Analysis to support a summer program for college students that promotes diversity in the legal profession. The law school's PreLaw Undergraduate Scholars Program , begun in 2002, seeks...
Nov 14, 2016
From left: The Chicago-Kent team of Bryce Hensley, Connor Greene, Kristen Farr Capizzi and Tyler Mikan placed second in the 2016 White Collar Crime Mock Trial Invitational. Connor Greene, a second-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has won the best advocate award at the...