Chicago-Kent News

Oct 3, 2012
The Jury Center at IIT Chicago-Kent has been renamed in honor of retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. The announcement was made today at "An Afternoon with Justice John Paul Stevens," a program during which the retired justice addressed an invitation-only audience at the law school...
Oct 2, 2012
Laura LaRue, through her attorney, Professor Edward Kraus of the IIT Chicago-Kent Law Offices, has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding her petition for compensation for the life-threatening neurological illness she experienced after receiving a...
Oct 1, 2012
Bernadett Guy '13, Tara Korthals '13, Erin Mayer '13 and Valerie Raedy '14 will represent IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in the 2012 National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions October 24 to 28 in Chicago. IIT Chicago-Kent will also host the competition, which will be held at...
Sep 25, 2012
"Location, location, location…" It's not just the first rule of real estate. Businesses and governments can use smartphones and other location tracking technologies to follow individuals' activities and whereabouts—at home, at work and beyond. As one data analyst remarked, "We can determine where...
Sep 21, 2012
The Honorable John Paul Stevens, retired justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will address an invitation-only audience at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law on October 3 at 1:30 p.m. in the Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium, 565 West Adams (between Clinton and Jefferson streets) in...
Sep 18, 2012
"Good Derivatives: A Story of Financial and Environmental Innovation" is the topic of a lecture by Richard L. Sandor, chairman and chief executive officer of Environmental Financial Products LLC (EFP), on September 20 at 4:30 p.m. in room 590 on the Downtown Campus of Illinois Institute of...
Sep 14, 2012
The IIT Chicago-Kent community celebrates the life of Chicago attorney Etha Beatrice Fox '39, known as "Bea" to her legion of friends and colleagues in the legal profession, who died September 8. Possessed of a keen legal mind and a trailblazing spirit, Bea championed the cause of women lawyers in...
Sep 10, 2012
IIT Chicago-Kent is pleased to announce the launch of the Solo & Small Practice Incubator (SSPI), a one-year program starting November 5, 2012, designed to assist newly admitted attorneys in an "incubator" environment. SSPI will provide recent Chicago-Kent graduates valuable training, ongoing...
Sep 10, 2012
"The Death Penalty in America" is the topic of a program hosted by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law on September 12 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the law school's Governor Richard B. Ogilvie Auditorium, 565 West Adams (between Clinton and Jefferson streets) in Chicago. The program will focus on the future of...
Sep 4, 2012
The Honorable Maria Pallante, U.S. Register of Copyrights and director of the Copyright Office, will speak at IIT Chicago-Kent's third annual U.S. Supreme Court Intellectual Property Review (SCIPR) addressing the topic "New Initiatives of the Copyright Office." Register Pallante will also...
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...