Chicago-Kent News

Aug 31, 2012
Andrew Koppelman, the John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and professor of political science at Northwestern University, will deliver the 2012 Constitution Day lecture at IIT Chicago-Kent at 5 p.m. on September 24. Professor Koppelman will address the topic "The Tough Luck Constitution and the Fight...
Aug 29, 2012
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will host the 2012 Tournament of Champions October 24 to 28. The tournament will be held at the Circuit Court of Cook County in the Richard J. Daley Center and in IIT Chicago-Kent’s Abraham Lincoln Marovitz Courtroom. Established in 1989, the Tournament of Champions...
Jul 27, 2012
Jerry Goldman, research professor of law and director of the Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been named to receive a 2012 Fastcase 50 award. Fastcase, a legal research service based in Washington, D.C., established the awards in 2011 to showcase "the fifty most interesting,...
Jul 26, 2012
The Center for Law and Computers will be conducting maintenance on the Internet connection for the IIT Downtown Campus from 10:15 p.m. on Friday, July 27, to 8:00 a.m. Saturday, July 28, 2012. Beginning at 10:15 p.m. on Friday, all services located within the Downtown Campus will experience...
Jul 6, 2012
Aaron Davis and Michael Johnson have been named to receive the 2012 Fleischman Family Awards for Excellence in Criminal Clinic at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Michael Johnson (left) and Aaron Davis have been named to receive the 2012 Fleischman Family Awards for Excellence in Criminal Clinic...
Jul 4, 2012
Professor Carolyn Shapiro named "Appellate Lawyer of the Week" by National Law Journal Professor Carolyn Shapiro , director of IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS), has been designated "Appellate Lawyer of the Week" by the National Law Journal. "Shapiro...
Jun 21, 2012
Patrick Milott '12 has been awarded the 2012 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 Sandra P. Zemm, who died in September 2008 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Patrick Milott...
Jun 18, 2012
Benjamin Coate and Julio Costa, second-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, have been awarded ten-week Peggy Browning Fellowships for the 2012-13 school year. From left, second-year IIT Chicago-Kent students Benjamin Coate and Julio Costa have been awarded ten-week Peggy Browning...
Jun 7, 2012
A diverse group of 25 undergraduate students, all interested in legal careers, is participating in a special four-week summer session at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. The law school is hosting the Pre-Law Undergraduate Scholars (PLUS) Program, which is designed to provide current college...
May 16, 2012
As Chicago hosts the NATO Summit May 20 to 21, 2012, there is the possibility of disruptions to "business as usual," including transportation to and from the city. Please note that the IIT Downtown Campus building will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20. Update 1: Friday, May 18 (8:30...
May 14, 2012
Bernadett Guy, a second-year student at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, has been named the 2012 Michael J. Angarola Scholar. The scholarship was established by the family, friends and colleagues of Michael J. Angarola, a 1972 IIT Chicago-Kent graduate. At the time of his death in 1987, Angarola...
May 14, 2012
Imagine answering a few short questions on your cell phone and being directed to a form on the Internet, which you will be able print out and file in court. What sounds like science fiction will soon be a reality. A redesigned A2J Author® will allow pro se litigants greater access to A2J Guided...
May 11, 2012
2012 Bar and Gavel Society inductees: (back row, from left) Jack Bentley, John Auchter, James Vergara, Joseph Janas, Candace Hansford; (front row, from left) Kirtana Kalavapudi, Rachel Remke, Elizabeth Camille, Katherine (Katsie) Calhoun, Nazanin Tondravi. Not pictured: Richard Madison and Umar...
May 11, 2012
Meganne Britton-Trela and Helena Gonzalez, third-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent, have been named the recipients of the 2012 Marc Grinker Student Commitment Award. The award was created in memory of Professor Marc A. Grinker, a member of the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty from 1990 until his death in...
May 11, 2012
IIT Chicago-Kent students Caroline Teichner and Bernhard Akwasi Müller will address their fellow graduates at the law school's 2012 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 13, at 2:30 p.m at the UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Rd., in Chicago. Bernhard Akwasi Müller (left), a candidate for an LL.M. in...
May 11, 2012
Legal education changed forever in the 1960s with the development of clinical education, which allowed law students to simultaneously use the skills developed in their substantive classes while gaining hands-on experience by working with clients before graduation. IIT Chicago-Kent's Center for...
May 9, 2012
William J. Wilkins, chief counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, will deliver the keynote address on the first day of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's 31st annual Federal Tax Institute. The two-day program will be held May 17 and 18 at the law school, 565 West Adams St. (between Clinton and...
May 9, 2012
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law students Patrick Ferrell and Kylin Fisher have been awarded Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Summer Fellowships. Ferrell and Fisher will each receive $5,000 to support their work in summer public interest law positions. Second-year students Kylin Fisher (...
May 8, 2012
Her Royal Highness Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol of Thailand and Laurel G. Bellows, president-elect of the American Bar Association, will address graduates at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's 2012 Commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 13, at 2:30 p.m at the UIC Forum, 725 West Roosevelt Rd., in...
Apr 25, 2012
"Giving Ground," a play by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law professor and playwright Henry H. Perritt, Jr., is more than a whodunit full of murder, mayhem, political corruption and shady corporate dealings. Premiering May 3 at the James R. Thompson Center Auditorium in Chicago, the play is also a...