Chicago-Kent News

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
From left: The team of Lucas Peters '15, Molly Condon '15, Matthew McCarter '15 and Michael Zhang '15 has won the Midwest regional tournament of the 2015 AAJ Student Trial Advocacy Competition and will advance to the national finals April 16 to 19 in Pittsburgh. The IIT Chicago-Kent team of Molly...
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...
Mar 19, 2015
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law students Evelyn Hernandez '16, Lindsay Hicks '16, Bobbie Irvin '15 and Michael Sherer '16 will participate in the National Criminal Justice Trial Competition March 19 to 21 in Chicago. Twenty law school teams from the United States and Puerto Rico will compete in the...
Mar 16, 2015
The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law team of Emily Schroeder '15 and Nicolette Ward '16 is the winner of the 40th annual National Trial Competition, the premier trial advocacy tournament in the United States, after defeating six nationally ranked trial teams March 11 to 15 in Houston. Schroeder, a...
Mar 13, 2015
Two teams from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will compete in the regional tournament of the American Association for Justice's 2015 Student Trial Advocacy Competition March 19 to 22 in Chicago. The winning team will join the first-place teams from 13 other regions at the national finals April 16...
Mar 12, 2015
From left: Samantha Gaul, David Welch and Miranda Crowell will participate in the 30th annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition. Miranda Crowell, Samantha Gaul and David Welch, second-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, will participate in the 30th annual Dean Jerome...
Mar 12, 2015
Kendra Spearman '15, Ann Motto '16, Gabrielle Romano '16, and Tracey Harkins '16 will represent the law school at the National Ethics Trial Competition championship. The IIT Chicago-Kent team of Tracey Harkins '16, Ann Motto '16, Gabrielle Romano '16 and Kendra Spearman '15 will represent the law...
Mar 12, 2015
Militza Pagán ’17 (left) and Dion Beatty ’16 will represent the law school in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition. IIT Chicago-Kent team of Dion Beatty '16 and Militza Pagán '17 will represent the law school in the Robert F. Wagner National Labor and...
Mar 9, 2015
Clinical Professor Richard Gonzalez has been named director of clinical education at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Clinical Professor Richard Gonzalez has been named director of clinical education at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. In his new position, Professor Gonzalez will oversee one of the...
Mar 3, 2015
Kevin Doran ’15 (left) and Jennie Balkas ’16 won the American Bar Association's (ABA) Law Student National Representation in Mediation Regional Competition. The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law team of Jennie Balkas '16 and Kevin Doran '15 has won the American Bar Association's (ABA) Law Student...
Mar 3, 2015
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Distinguished Professor Joan E. Steinman has been named an Honorary Fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. Members are elected by the Academy's board of directors. Professor Steinman will be inducted during the organization's spring meeting April 16 to...
Mar 2, 2015
Professor Daniel Martin Katz, a leader in using technology to advance the study and practice of law, will join the faculty of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in fall 2015. Professor Daniel Martin Katz will join the Chicago-Kent faculty in fall 2015 and assume a key leadership role in the law school...
Mar 2, 2015
Justin Joffe (left) and Matthew Smart will compete on one of two teams representing IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2015 Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition. Two teams from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will participate in the Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition...