Press Releases

Jun 29, 2016
A single generation ago, many Americans enjoyed the prospects of paying for their golden years with a steady stream of income from their pension plans. Today, only 3 percent of U.S. private-sector workers are covered solely by pensions, while one-third of American households have no retirement...
Jun 27, 2016
Forming an alliance to promote legal scholarship and education among OAS member states were, left to right, Emilio Rabasa, former ambassador from Mexico to the Organization of American States; Thomas Kellenberg, executive director of the University of Notre Dame Washington Program; Pedro Elizalde...
Jun 16, 2016
Chicago-Kent student Molly Kordas (left), pictured here with faculty adviser Professor Nancy Marder, received a 2016 Stevens Fellowship to support her public interest work summer. Molly Kordas, a rising second-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has been awarded a 2016...
Jun 16, 2016
Six recent graduates of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech have been selected for 2016 Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Fellowships. Through the PILI Graduate Fellowship Program, new associates at Chicago law firms spend 300 hours between graduation and joining their firms working at...
Jun 16, 2016
Professor Nancy S. Marder has been selected as an Academic Fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Institute based on her expertise on juries, judges, courts and trials. Professor Nancy S. Marder , director of the Justice John Paul Stevens Jury Center at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has...
Jun 8, 2016
For her research project on property rights and dignity, Professor Bernadette Atuahene will do on-the-ground research in Detroit, interviewing squatters, homeless people who have chosen not to squat, and homeowners and renters who live near squatters. Bernadette Atuahene , a professor at Chicago-...
Jun 3, 2016
A diverse group of 19 undergraduate students from 12 states will participate this month in Chicago-Kent's 15th annual Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, designed to introduce undergraduates who are interested in legal careers to the rigors of law school and to successful legal...
May 26, 2016
Professor Daniel Martin Katz has been named to the board of advisors of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System. Professor Daniel Martin Katz , director of The Law Lab at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has been named to the board of advisors of the Institute...
May 11, 2016
Geoffrey Curley '17 and Rebecca Charles '17 will represent Chicago-Kent in the 2016 Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition. Rebecca Charles '17 and Geoffrey Curley '17 will represent Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech in the 2016 Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court...
May 10, 2016
Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli '87 will deliver the keynote address at Commencement 2016. Cook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli, a 1987 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, will deliver the keynote address at the law school's 2016 Commencement on Sunday, May 15...
Apr 29, 2016
Andrew Hemmer, a third-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has been selected as a 2016 Equal Justice Works Fellow. During his two-year fellowship period, Hemmer will work for Cabrini Green Legal Aid in Chicago, where he will establish a program that represents individuals...
Apr 29, 2016
Trophy cases for Chicago-Kent's formidable advocacy programs are on display on the first floor of the law school building. Chicago-Kent's appellate advocacy program has been ranked second in the country by the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center. The annual rankings...
Apr 29, 2016
Holly Pope '16 is the recipient of the 2016 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. Holly Pope '16 is the recipient of the 2016 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. The prize was established in 2009 at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech by the law firm of Seyfarth Shaw LLP to honor the memory of...
Apr 26, 2016
2016 Bar and Gavel inductees Front row, from left: Lindsay Hicks, Ann Motto, Briana Mayes and Amber Lukowicz Back row, from left: Huy Nguyen, Lydia Ness, Matthew Smart, Tracey Harkins, Matthew McElwee, Andrew Sharp, Alexandra Brinkmeier and Peter Cheun Twelve members of the Class of 2016 at Chicago...
Apr 20, 2016
Professor Felice Batlan won the 2016 J. Willard Hurst Prize for her book Women and Justice for the Poor: A History of Legal Aid, 1863–1945 (Cambridge University Press 2015). Professor Felice Batlan , professor of law and associate dean for faculty at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech,...
Apr 14, 2016
The Chicago-Kent community is saddened by the recent death of Bernard B. "BB" Wolfe '37, a former prosecutor, judge and legislator who earlier this year celebrated his 101st birthday. In 2013, BB was named one of Chicago-Kent's 125 Alumni of Distinction . BB's remarkable career spanned 79 years. A...
Apr 12, 2016
Matthew McElwee and Caitlin Ajax swept the two national best oral advocate awards at the 2016 ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition. Chicago-Kent students won the two top advocacy awards at the final rounds of the American Bar Association's 2016 National Appellate Advocacy Competition, held...
Apr 6, 2016
Professors Lori Andrews and Sheldon Nahmod
Professor Lori Andrews Professors Lori Andrews and Sheldon Nahmod have been listed in the 2016 edition of The Best Lawyers in America , a peer-review publication that names leading lawyers in all 50 states and the District of Columbia plus more than 60 additional countries. ne of six leading...
Apr 1, 2016
Kenneth Matuszewski '16 won the 2016 Ladas Memorial Award for his paper Casting Out Confusion: How Exclusive Appellate Jurisdiction in the Federal Circuit Would Clarify Trademark Law . Kenneth Matuszewski, a third-year student at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, has won the...
Mar 31, 2016
Nicolette Ward '16 (left) and Emily Schroeder '15 defeated six nationally ranked trial teams to win the 2015 National Trial Competition, the premier trial advocacy tournament in the United States. The Trial Advocacy Program at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology has been...