Press Releases

Sep 30, 2016
Empirical research from Professor Anthony Michael Kreis was included in a report released this week from Lambda Legal that examines the influence of judicial elections on the rights of LGBT people. The report, available on Lambda's website , shows that judges elected to state supreme courts are...
Sep 8, 2016
Professor Sheldon Nahmod recently filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the City of Joliet in the case Manuel v. City of Joliet . Professor Sheldon Nahmod recently filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of the City of Joliet in the case Manuel v. City of Joliet ,...
Sep 7, 2016
At the invitation of Chancellor Gerónimo Laviosa González of the National University of the East in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, Dean Harold Krent visited the university and gave a speech to university students, faculty and administrators about the importance of an independent judiciary. After the...
Aug 1, 2016
Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech has graduated its first class in its seven-month, online certificate program in Financial Markets Compliance (FMC) — a program among the first in the country to provide prospective and entry-level compliance professionals with a deep understanding of the...
Jul 27, 2016
3L Karen Vaysman recently presented research she conducted with Professor Wright to legal scholars from around the world who gathered at the University of Cambridge for the biennial Obligations Conference. Chicago-Kent student Karen Vaysman '17, in collaboration with Distinguished Professor Richard...
Jul 21, 2016
In Veazey v. Rich Township School District 227 (2016 IL App 1st 151795), decided July 20, 2016, the Illinois Appellate Court upheld Frederick Veazey's taxpayer standing to enforce the school district's anti-nepotism policy and paved the way to invalidate the Rich Township High School District's...
Jul 13, 2016
Dalia Labrador '17 (left) and Lydia Ness '16 are the recipients of Chicago-Kent's 2016 Fleischman Family Awards for Excellence in Criminal Clinic. Dalia Labrador '17 and Lydia Ness '16 are the recipients of the 2016 Fleischman Family Awards for Excellence in Criminal Clinic at Chicago-Kent College...
Jul 11, 2016
Kenneth Matuszewski '16 and Stephanie Crigler '16 are the winners of Chicago-Kent's 2016 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize. Stephanie Crigler and Kenneth Matuszewski, both 2016 graduates of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, have won the law school's 2016 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize...
Jul 8, 2016
Matthew Smart '16 and Katie DeBoer '16, members of the Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society, are the recipients of the 2016 Marc Grinker Student Commitment Award. Katie DeBoer and Matthew Smart, both May 2016 graduates of Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Tech, are the recipients of the 2016...
Jul 8, 2016
During her two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship, Lydia Ness '16 will advocate on behalf of people with disabilities who are victims of sexual abuse and sex trafficking and educate adults and children with disabilities about their legal rights. Lydia Ness, a 2016 graduate of Chicago-Kent College...
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...