Press Releases

Aug 21, 2013
Justices Maureen E. Connors and Terrence J. Lavin of the Illinois Appellate Court's First District will address the incoming class of approximately 285 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law students on August 21 during orientation week. Justice Connors will address day division students at 3:30 p.m...
Jul 31, 2013
The Honorable Diane P. Wood, a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, will deliver the keynote address at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's fourth annual U.S. Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review (SCIPR) on September 26. The one-day conference will be...
Jul 8, 2013
The Solo & Small Practice Incubator (SSPI) is a one-year program designed to offer a select group of entrepreneurial-minded recent IIT Chicago-Kent graduates with valuable experience and ongoing training to help build their professional careers as solo or small firm legal practitioners. The...
Jul 3, 2013
The University of Zurich in Switzerland has conferred an honorary doctor of laws degree on IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Distinguished Professor David J. Gerber in recognition of "his path-breaking contributions to comparative law and economic law." The degree was conferred during ceremonies held...
Jun 24, 2013
The public will soon be able to explore and understand the work of the supreme courts of America's five largest states as never before, with support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Oyez Project was one of eight projects chosen as a winner of the Knight News Challenge on Open...
Jun 13, 2013
Today the U.S. Supreme Court held in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. , that human genes are not patentable since they are products of nature and not inventions. "The Supreme Court has liberated human genes," says Distinguished Professor Lori Andrews , IIT Chicago-Kent...
Jun 7, 2013
Daniel Zapata has been awarded the 2013 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. The prize was established in 2009 at IIT 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. Daniel Zapata...
Jun 6, 2013
IIT Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar Valerie R. Raedy will represent the law school in the 2013 National Top Gun Mock Trial Competition held June 6 to 9 at Baylor Law School in Waco, Texas. Raedy is one of only 16 law students nationwide to compete in this unique tournament. Honors Scholar Valerie R...
Jun 4, 2013
"Justice, Lawyering and Legal Education in the Digital Age" is the theme of a symposium hosted by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Center for Access to Justice and Technology and the Chicago-Kent Law Review on June 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The half-day program will be held at the law school, 565...
Jun 3, 2013
A diverse group of 17 undergraduate students from 12 states will participate in a special four-week summer session at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. The Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program is designed to provide current college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who are interested in...