Chicago-Kent News

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 2, 2015
A diverse group of 19 undergraduate students from 13 states will participate in a special three-week summer session at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. The Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program is designed to provide current college freshmen, sophomores and juniors who are interested in...
Jun 2, 2015
Professor Sarah Harding is the recipient of IIT's 2015 John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Sarah K. Harding is the recipient of the Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) 2015 John W. Rowe University Excellence in Teaching Award. The...
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...
Apr 15, 2015
Third-year student Hanna Kaufman presented "Law Students + Technology = Closing the Justice Gap" at the White House Forum on Increasing Access to Justice. (Photo courtesy of Ashley Matthews, LSC, 2015.) Hanna Kaufman, a third-year Honors Scholar at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, addressed the...
Mar 31, 2015
From left: The team of Ann Motto '16, Kendra Spearman '15, Gabrielle Romano '16 and Tracey Harkins '16 won the 2015 National Ethics Trial Competition. For the third time in seven years, a team from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has won the National Ethics Trial Competition. Second-year students...
Mar 24, 2015
Patrick Grimaldi '16 (left) and Daniel Allard '15 won the Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition's 2015 Midwest regional tournament and will advance to the national finals April 15 to 17 in Washington, D.C. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law students Daniel Allard '15 and Patrick...