Press Releases

Jun 14, 2021
Read the cover story from Chicago-Kent’s Spring 2021 Alumni Magazine. Before “environmental justice” was a term, Keith Harley was its champion, fighting for small community groups on Chicago’s South Side.
Jun 9, 2021
It’s the trial competition to end all trial competitions—a one-on-one virtual courtroom battle to determine the best of the best student advocates in the country.
Jun 8, 2021
“This book revolves around a deceptively simple question: What do we mean when we say that something is an issue of civil rights?” That’s how Christopher Schmidt, professor and associate dean at Chicago-Kent College of Law, begins his recently published book, Civil Rights in America: A History ...
May 28, 2021
In its effort to teach teenagers constructive discussion about contentious topics, the Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Constitutional Democracy Project recently hosted a youth summit on “defunding the police,” putting social justice advocates on a panel alongside the president of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.
May 26, 2021
Two Chicago-Kent College of Law students were hailed by their classmates for their dedication to and mentorship within the school’s Moot Court Honor Society, enabling them to receive the organization’s highest annual honor.
May 19, 2021
Four Chicago-Kent College of Law students have been honored for helping to successfully petition for the compassionate release of an elderly inmate who was afraid of contracting COVID-19 while in federal custody.
May 12, 2021
A progressive nonprofit dedicated to building a diverse legal community in defense of democracy and the United States Constitution has identified a Chicago-Kent College of Law student as one of a limited number of up-and-coming scholars this year. Jaylin D. McClinton ’22, was chosen by the American...
May 4, 2021
It was during his previous three internships at Legal Aid Chicago that Joey Carrillo ’21 found his passion for helping domestic violence victims find some safety. “I never in my wildest dreams envisioned myself doing that type of work. It was hard, but it was so rewarding and it’s such good work,”...
May 3, 2021
There was a time, between going to school and working three jobs, when Natasha Crespo had to take a hard look at her priorities. The first in her family to get a college degree, she was working overtime as a security screener at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. It was an OK job, but she was...
Apr 30, 2021
With the desire to advocate for those who have a hard time advocating for themselves, three Chicago-Kent College of Law students have been awarded Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships in 2021. Katherine Hanson Lorianna Anderson, Katherine Hanson, and Alex White, all of whom are...