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Jul 23, 2021
[Update] Register for Palmer Civil Liberties Prize Lecture by Thomas Crocker on Tuesday, October 5 at 3:00 p.m. here . Following a national emergency, there is frequently a test of the United States Constitution. And when that test comes from the country’s president, either through executive orders...
Jul 20, 2021
Legally speaking, how should one define their age? The number of years from your date of birth? The strength of your heart? Or even how you feel? In his latest upcoming publication, Chicago-Kent College of Law Associate Professor and Associate Dean Alexander Boni-Saenz explores several ways the law...
Jul 19, 2021
First professional development workshops for teachers will take place in August. CHICAGO, July 19, 2021 —The Constitutional Democracy Project (CDP) has received a $19,000 grant from the Library of Congress to develop teaching resources on the court cases and the political movement that secured...
Jul 7, 2021
When applying for the American Association of Law Libraries award for minority leadership, Chicago-Kent College of Law librarian Mandy Lee started off by relating a painful and embarrassing attempt to buy wood-fired pizza from a small restaurant in Nebraska. She’d heard great things about the pizza...
Jul 7, 2021
Noah Smith-Drelich
Recent research by Chicago-Kent Assistant Professor Noah Smith-Drelich explores how an underutilized tenet of the Constitution—the right to travel—could provide a more fruitful basis for scrutinizing quarantine regulations.
Jul 6, 2021
As the world grows more complex and diverse, how does the law change? The short answer: It gets bigger. Quantifiably bigger. Daniel Katz , director of The Law Lab at Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law, is part of a large international research project that studies the...
Jul 2, 2021
Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Carolyn Shapiro, co-director of the Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States, says that the Supreme Court decision in the Arizona voting rights case has eviscerated the Voting Rights Act and will further embolden voting restrictions. “The Supreme...
Jun 29, 2021
Enrique Espinoza was making a decent living but yearned for a purpose. He’d been working in the hospitality industry since he arrived in the United States in 2007 and made enough to support his family. But what Espinoza experienced over those years—labor abuses, he says, where employees were often...
Jun 29, 2021
Access to fresh, healthy, culturally relevant food can be severely limited on the South Side of Chicago, something Ashley-Marie and Gyasi Sutherland found out firsthand when the couple moved to one of its neighborhoods.
Jun 23, 2021
“The important thing is, for attorneys, information is really the stock and trade,” says Jean Wenger , the director of the Chicago-Kent College of Law Library. “Being able to understand how it’s organized, good starting points, strategies—these are things I’ve helped attorneys with for many years...