Chicago-Kent News

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...
Apr 17, 2012
Austin D. Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science and chair of the Political Science Department at Amherst College, has been named IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Centennial Visitor for 2012. Professor Sarat will deliver the 2012 Centennial Lecture, "...
Apr 12, 2012
George Washington University law professor Laura Dickinson will discuss her award-winning book, Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs (Yale University Press 2011), at the 2011 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize...
Mar 28, 2012
Ashley Brody and Matt Fitterer, second-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, will participate in the 27th annual Dean Jerome Prince Memorial Evidence Competition March 29 to 31 at Brooklyn Law School. Second-year students Ashley Brody and Matt Fitterer will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in...
Mar 28, 2012
The IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law team of Kaitlyn Connelly, John Darragh and Jeffrey Grimyser will compete in the second annual Billings, Exum and Frye National Moot Court Competition March 29 to 31 at the Elon University School of Law in Greensboro, North Carolina. From left, second-year...
Mar 26, 2012
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is one of 42 ABA-accredited law schools invited to compete in the first South Texas Mock Trial Challenge held March 28 to April 1 at the Harris County Civil Courthouse, the Harris County Criminal Courthouse, and the Harris County 1910 Courthouse, all located in...
Mar 20, 2012
IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute for the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS) has produced materials related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to coincide with the U.S. Supreme Court's unprecedented six-hour hearing of challenges to the health care reform law on March 26 to 28...
Mar 19, 2012
Caroline Teichner '12 and Anne Schmidlin '13 will represent IIT Chicago-Kent in the 2012 Evan A. Evans Constitutional Law Moot Court Competition March 23 to 25 at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison. Anne Schmidlin '13 (left) and Caroline Teichner '12 will represent IIT Chicago-Kent...
Mar 19, 2012
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law second-year students Bernadett Guy, Jordan Lebovitz, Tara Korthals and Erin Mayer are the winners of the seventh annual National Ethics Trial Competition, held March 15 to 17 at the Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse in Sacramento, Calif. Left to right: Second-year...
Mar 16, 2012
The names of 21 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law alumni have been added to Iustitiam Servaverunt, an artistic tribute to the law school's century-old tradition of educating judges and to the many law school alumni who have served on state and federal courts. Nicknamed the "Judges Wall," Iustitiam...
Mar 15, 2012
John Lawlis and Kyle Wallenberg, second-year IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law students, will represent the law school in the 39 th annual Giles Sutherland Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition's Midwest regional tournament March 16 to 18 in Chicago. Sponsored by the American Intellectual Property Law...
Mar 12, 2012
Bernadett Guy, Jordan Lebovitz, Tara Korthals and Erin Mayer, second-year students at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, will represent the law school in the seventh annual National Ethics Trial Competition, held March 15 to 17 at the Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse in Sacramento, Calif. Left to...