Press Releases

Sep 21, 2015
IIT Chicago-Kent students Bryce Hensley '17, Elizabeth Romano '16, Gabrielle Romano '16 and Aniuska Rovaina '16 will represent the law school in the National Civil Trial Competition (NCTC). The tournament, sponsored by Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, will be held November 13 to 15 at the Santa...
Sep 18, 2015
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will compete in the 2015 National Board of Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions October 28 to 31 at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. From left: Third-year students Ana Montelongo, Evelyn Hernandez, Nicolette Ward and Natalie Adeeyo will...
Sep 17, 2015
From left: The team of Annie Motto, Symone Shinton, Sona Arora and Daniel Sanders will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2015 National Pretrial Competition. Annie Motto, Sona Arora, Daniel Sanders and Symone Shinton will represent IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in the eighth annual National...
Sep 16, 2015
The latest issue of the Seventh Circuit Review is available online at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/7cr . Articles in this issue analyze recent decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dealing with civil rights law, constitutional law, employment law, First Amendment law, and voter ID...
Sep 15, 2015
IIT Chicago-Kent Professor Sarah Harding will deliver the 2015 Constitution Day lecture at the law school at 3:30 p.m. on September 17. Professor Harding will address the topic "Categorical Confusion and the Supreme Court's ‘Takings' Cases: A Discussion of Horne v. Department of Agriculture ."...
Sep 10, 2015
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has launched a seven-month online certificate program in Financial Markets Compliance (FMC) . This is among the first programs in the country to provide prospective and entry-level compliance professionals with a deep understanding of the field as it applies across...
Sep 4, 2015
The Honorable M. Margaret McKeown, a circuit judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, will deliver the keynote address at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's sixth annual Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review (SCIPR) on September 25. The one-day conference will be held...
Aug 26, 2015
Clockwise from top: Austin Ferguson, Matt Kasl, Terrance Scotton, Anna Jirschele, and Katherine Ann LaRosa have been named 2015 Oyez Scholars. Ryan Mark-Griffin (not pictured) has also been selected as an Oyez Scholar. Austin Ferguson, Anna Jirschele, Matt Kasl, Katherine Ann LaRosa, Ryan Mark-...
Aug 13, 2015
Keith Ann Stiverson, director of the Chicago-Kent law library, spoke on "Make It New: Create the Future" at the 2015 AALL conference, where she was installed as the organization's president. Keith Ann Stiverson , director of the IIT Chicago-Kent law library , is president of the American...
Aug 13, 2015
Cole Garrett is the 2015 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize recipient. Cole Garrett is the 2015 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize recipient. The prize was established at the law school in 2006 by the law firm of K & L Gates LLP (formerly Bell, Boyd & Lloyd LLC) to honor Dolores K. Hanna, a...
Jul 15, 2015
IIT Chicago-Kent students Lydia Ness (left) and Ana Montelongo (right), pictured here with faculty adviser Professor Nancy Marder, received 2015 Stevens Fellowships to support their public interest work this summer. Ana Montelongo and Lydia Ness, second-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of...
Jul 13, 2015
Meron Kebede '15 will begin a yearlong fellowship with the Communications Workers of America in September. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law graduate Meron Kebede has received a one-year fellowship from the Communications Workers of America (CWA). The union represents 700,000 workers in private and...
Jul 13, 2015
Samantha Dudzinski ’15 is the recipient of the 2015 Sandra P. Zemm Labor Law Prize. Samantha Dudzinski '15 is the recipient of the 2015 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...
Jun 24, 2015
Dean Harold J. Krent (left) and ISBA president-elect Umberto S. Davi. (Photo courtesy of ISBA.) IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has received the Illinois State Bar Association's (ISBA) first Excellence in Legal Education Award for its innovative Praxis program. Dean Harold J. Krent accepted the...
Jun 17, 2015
Due to the Blackhawks parade on Thursday, June 18, West Loop traffic patterns and street parking will be disrupted during the morning hours. Street closures, including Monroe Street from Halsted to Lake Shore Drive, are currently scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. The city has revised information about...
Jun 1, 2015
Daniel T. Coyne , clinical professor of law at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been appointed by the Chicago City Council to serve as the Independent Third Party for the Burge Reparations Ordinance. Professor Coyne will work under the terms of the new city ordinance that provides reparations...
May 13, 2015
Retired Illinois Appellate Justice David A. Erickson , director of IIT Chicago-Kent's Trial Advocacy Program, will receive Stetson University College of Law's Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy. Erickson will receive the award, which recognizes individuals "who have...
May 1, 2015
The latest issue of the Seventh Circuit Review is available online at www.kentlaw.iit.edu/7cr . Articles in the current issue analyze recent decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dealing with bankruptcy law, constitutional law, criminal procedure, and intellectual property...
Apr 30, 2015
Jorge Ramirez, president of the Chicago Federation of Labor and a 1997 graduate of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, will deliver the keynote address at the law school's 2015 Commencement on Sunday, May 17, at 2:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held at the UIC Forum, 725 W. Roosevelt Rd., in Chicago...
Apr 29, 2015
2015 Bar and Gavel inductees Front row, from left: Emily Schroeder, Laurel Martinez, Iman Boundaoui, Hanna Kaufman, Meghan McDonald and Casey Brown Back row, from left: Kyle Swanson, Odell Mitchell III, Dana Pownall, Rebecca Sundin, Jacob Radecki and Kurt Wakefield Twelve members of the Class of...