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May 3, 2021
There was a time, between going to school and working three jobs, when Natasha Crespo had to take a hard look at her priorities. The first in her family to get a college degree, she was working overtime as a security screener at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. It was an OK job, but she was...
Apr 30, 2021
With the desire to advocate for those who have a hard time advocating for themselves, three Chicago-Kent College of Law students have been awarded Justice John Paul Stevens Public Interest Fellowships in 2021. Katherine Hanson Lorianna Anderson, Katherine Hanson, and Alex White, all of whom are...
Apr 30, 2021
Kwame Raoul, the current Illinois Attorney General and a 1993 graduate of Chicago-Kent College of Law, will deliver the keynote address at the law school’s 2021 Commencement. The virtual event will be streamed on the law school’s website at 2:30 p.m. CDT on Sunday, May 16 at kentlaw.iit.edu/current-students/commencement .
Apr 29, 2021
Reinforcing the ideal of “equal justice for all,” the Chicago-Kent College of Law’s 2021 Public Interest Awards ceremony celebrated the achievements of dozens of Chicago-Kent students, recognized a long-standing relationship with a Chicago nonprofit, and honored two alumni who have dedicated their...
Apr 28, 2021
Jennifer Nacht When Jennifer Nacht received an email that she had won the 2021 Dolores K. Hanna Trademark Prize, she had to read it twice. Maybe even three times. “I was completely in shock. I did not apply for the award; it came as a complete surprise,” Nacht says. But that’s the way the Hanna...
Apr 28, 2021
Kelby Roth
A timely paper about how a potential increase in COVID-19-related civil actions against emergency medical personnel will face a high bar due to state regulation has won a prestigious writing award in continuing legal education. “It’s great to receive the recognition during such a difficult year—it...
Apr 23, 2021
With a personal essay highlighting her experiences working the packaging line of her family’s plant, Chicago-Kent College of Law student Samantha Buddig has been awarded the Sandra P. Zemm Prize in Labor and Employment Law for 2021. Buddig, who will graduate this year, spent much of her winning...
Apr 21, 2021
Chicago-Kent College of Law’s intellectual property, environmental law, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs received top ratings in the spring 2021 issue of preLaw Magazine . The intellectual property program received an A+ rating, and the ADR and environmental law programs both...
Apr 16, 2021
Adrian Walters
Because of his inspirational dedication to online instruction and student well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic, Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Adrian Walters has been awarded Illinois Institute of Technology’s Michael J. Graff Teaching and Advising Innovation Award this year. The award,...
Apr 15, 2021
CHICAGO, April 15, 2021 — Law and technology scholar Nancy S. Kim has been named the inaugural Michael Paul Galvin Chair in Entrepreneurship and Applied Legal Technology at Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology. “Preparing our students for the future of law requires a...