Chicago-Kent News

Oct 13, 2011
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin G. Scalia will speak at Chicago-Kent on October 18, 2011. Photo courtesy of the Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States. Antonin G. Scalia, associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, will deliver the keynote address at an October 18...
Oct 12, 2011
Thomas A. Demetrio '73, a nationally acclaimed trial lawyer, has been appointed chairman of the Board of Overseers of IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Demetrio succeeds John R. Schmidt of Mayer Brown. Thomas A. Demetrio '73, a nationally acclaimed trial lawyer, has been appointed chairman of the...
Oct 4, 2011
Outsourcing War and Peace: Preserving Public Values in a World of Privatized Foreign Affairs , by George Washington University Law School professor Laura A. Dickinson, has won the 2011 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize. The prize was established in 2007 by IIT...
Oct 3, 2011
Chicago-Kent's 2011 Tournament of Champions team, from left: Brandi Archer, Lindsay Gephardt, Rachel Remke and Joseph Carlasare IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law will defend its national title at the 2011 National Institute for Trial Advocacy's Tournament of Champions taking place October 27 to 30 at...
Oct 3, 2011
Chicago-Kent's 2011 National Pretrial Advocacy Competition team, from left: Jordan Lebovitz, Tara Korthals, Justin Haber and Edwin Johnson IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has been invited to compete in the fourth annual National Pretrial Advocacy Competition October 13 to 16 at Stetson University...
Oct 3, 2011
Chicago-Kent's 2011 Lone Star Classic team, from left: Carlos Vera, Daniel Crone, Candace Hansford, and Nicholas Economakos IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law is one of 16 ABA-accredited law schools invited to compete in the 2011 Lone Star Classic held October 13 to 15 at St. Mary's University School...
Sep 23, 2011
From left: Larry Schechtman '83, managing partner of SmithAmundsen LLC; student Anne Marfisi '13; and Dean Harold J. Krent. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law student Anne Marfisi is the recipient of the 2011 SmithAmundsen Excellence in Legal Writing Award. The award is given annually to an IIT...
Sep 19, 2011
The IIT Chicago-Kent community mourns the recent death of former United States senator Charles H. Percy, who attended Chicago-Kent earlier in his career and received an honorary degree from our law school in 2001. Born in 1919, Mr. Percy studied law at Chicago-Kent after graduating from the...
Sep 12, 2011
United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer will speak at the inaugural program of IIT Chicago-Kent's Institute on the Supreme Court of the United States (ISCOTUS). Justice Breyer will address an invitation-only audience on September 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the law school's Governor Richard B...
Sep 8, 2011
Chicago-Kent student Damon Gupta '12 is a recipient of a 2011 Mark T. Banner Scholarship from the Richard Linn American Inn of Court. IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law student Damon Gupta '12 has been awarded a 2011 Mark T. Banner scholarship from the Richard Linn American Inn of Court. The...
Sep 6, 2011
September 6, 2011 Watch the live webcast starting at 3 p.m. AFL-CIO president Richard L. Trumka will deliver Chicago-Kent's 2011 Distinguished Labor Leader Lecture on October 6. Download the free RealPlayer to view the webcast. Richard L. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, will deliver the ninth IIT...
Sep 1, 2011
CSheldon Goldfarb, general counsel at RBS Americas and chief legal officer at Citizens Financial Group, will speak on "Lawyers' Roles in the Financial Crisis" on September 19. Sheldon Goldfarb, general counsel at RBS Americas and chief legal officer at Citizens Financial Group, will be the...
Aug 31, 2011
Nina Burleigh will discuss her new book, The Fatal Gift of Beauty: The Trials of Amanda Knox (Broadway Books 2011), on September 7. The program will begin at 3 p.m. in Room 590 at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, 565 West Adams Street (between Clinton and Jefferson streets), in Chicago. The Fatal...
Aug 30, 2011
The Honorable Kathleen O'Malley, judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; the Honorable James F. Holderman, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; and the Honorable David Kappos, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and...
Aug 26, 2011
Professor Adrian Walters joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in fall 2011 and holds the law school's first endowed faculty chair. Professor Adrian James Walters of England's Nottingham Trent University has been named IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's first Ralph Brill Endowed Chair. Professor Walters...
Aug 10, 2011
The IIT Chicago-Kent community is saddened by the recent death of John A. (Jack) Wing, a national leader in the financial services industry, a former IIT trustee, and for many years the executive director of IIT's Center for Law and Financial Markets. The former board chairman and chief executive...
Jul 22, 2011
Harvard Law School professors Gabriella Blum and Philip B. Heymann will discuss their award-winning book, Laws, Outlaws, and Terrorists: Lessons from the War on Terrorism (MIT Press 2010), at the 2010 IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law/Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize Lecture. The program will...
Jul 8, 2011
Professor Ralph Brill has taught at Chicago-Kent for 50 years. Members of the larger legal community will join IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law faculty, students and alumni as they celebrate the 50-year teaching career of Ralph L. Brill at the law school and his lasting contributions to the legal...
Jun 30, 2011
Professor Sarah Barringer Gordon of the University of Pennsylvania will deliver the keynote address on "Holy War: Women, Courts and Religion in the 1980s" at IIT Chicago-Kent's Symposium on Women's Legal History. Sarah Barringer Gordon, the Arlin M. Adams Professor of Constitutional Law and...
Jun 29, 2011
IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and Sejong University recently signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a graduate study program for Korean lawyers. The agreement was signed June 14 in Chicago by Dean Yul Lee of the Graduate School of Business at Sejong University and Chicago-Kent Dean...