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Feb 25, 2021
One client, recently let go from a job due to COVID-19, was besieged by hospital bills. His dire medical situation didn’t help. Another lived in a household with no income or savings—and little hope on the horizon due to the pandemic. But over winter break, a group of Chicago-Kent College of Law...
Feb 23, 2021
Chicago-Kent National Trial Competeition 2021
In the decades-old history of the National Trial Competition—the most prestigious trial advocacy contest of the year—only three times have a pair of teams advanced from a single school in Chicago’s region to earn their place in nationals. That third time happened this weekend, when a pair of two-...
Feb 22, 2021
In an increasingly technological and virtual world, how will the law be practiced? Who will have access? Which processes will become automated, and which will require more than a simple e-signature? “The law in reality is often mediated through an information system somehow,” says Illinois Tech...
Feb 19, 2021
A trio of Chicago-Kent College of Law students wanting to serve the underserved have been awarded internships at local nonprofits under the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) this spring. The awardees—Jaylin D. McClinton, Erin Shiel, and Joseph Crawford, all second-year law students—will be...
Feb 9, 2021
Like many of their teammates, Hayden Dinges and Daniel Kfoury didn’t see moot court as a possibility when they enrolled in law school. “I didn’t want to do it. I hate public speaking. I’ve always been a somewhat insecure person when I’m speaking,” says Dinges. But the third-year Chicago-Kent...
Feb 1, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic altered education across the world this year, four veteran Chicago-Kent College of Law staff members— Emily Barney , technology training and marketing librarian; Debbie Ginsberg , educational technology librarian; Sue Jadin, assistant director of administration and finance...
Jan 29, 2021
CHICAGO, January 29, 2021—Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor William A. Birdthistle says he anticipates that the class action lawsuit filed against the Robinhood app related to Gamestop stock sales will end in arbitration and it’s questionable whether the SEC will initiate a separate...
Jan 25, 2021
As a Chicago union organizer, Martin Stainthorp learned firsthand how important paid sick leave is. And when the COVID-19 pandemic spread, he knew the need would only grow. His winning entry for Chicago-Kent College of Law’s Mary Rose Strubbe Labor and Employment Writing Prize —which outlined...
Jan 20, 2021
Chicago-Kent Law Lab Director Daniel Katz
The director of the Law Lab at Illinois Tech’s Chicago-Kent College of Law has won recognition as a top leader in the field of data and analytics from a national publication dedicated to the topic. Professor Daniel Martin Katz made Chief Data Officer Magazine ’s 2021 list of “Leading Academic Data...
Jan 12, 2021
Chicago-Kent College of Law Dean Anita K. Krug joined more than 150 law school deans in a public statement calling the attack on the U.S. Capitol “an assault on our democracy and the rule of law.” “The violent attack on the Capitol was an assault on our democracy and the rule of law,” the statement...